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jungle tiger ready to pounce

I help athletes make sense of what's going on in their head, cut through the noise, and unleash their inner tiger.

I teach them WHAT to do with HOW they FEEL, so they show up with confidence and courage when it matters most.

And because it takes a village, I also work with their parents and coaches.


Show up with courage and confidence when it matters most.

I'm a Mental Toughness Coach for athletes.  I help them solve these problems:  

  • Lack of confidence

  • Feeling overwhelmed with nerves

  • Full of negative self-talk

  • Focused on excuses

  • Unable to take feedback

  • Not living up to their potential

  • Not being aggressive

  • Easily discouraged

  • Shying away from big moments

  • Feeling sorry for themselves and giving up

I help athletes build a toolkit so they understand what's going on in their head and heart, and what to do about it.   

In other words, Mental Toughness is actually the incorrect phrase.

  • I don't teach them to be "tough"

  • don't teach them to "suck it up buttercup"

  • I don't teach them to "get out there and be confident"

I teach grit, resilience, and mistake response.  Even better, I teach courage.


These are the "tough" skills your athlete needs to handle the storms.  And most of the storms are emotional, not physical.

When your athletes' toolkit is full of emotional intelligence and self-awareness, they learn to save themselves from the storm.  They know what to do with how they feel.

These are the soft skills that are really hard. And they aren't just sport skills; they are life skills.

Shawnee Harle photo at the Olympics

I’m Shawnee Harle, and I have 27 years of elite coaching and leadership experience to help your athlete build confidence and courage. 

It's time for them to STOP playing it safe and START showing up as their Greatest Self.

Mental Toughness Training for
athletes, parents, and coaches.