Our Team of Mental Training Experts
We provide mental training and injury recovery for Olympic Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist, and other Olympic Athletes and Olympic hopefuls. We see athletes and coaches from the NFL including NFL All Pro’s in many different positions, NBA players, NBA All Stars, MLB and minor league players, MLB All Stars, Olympic Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist in men’s and women’s gymnastics, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist in swimming. Olympic teams, World Champions, top sprinters and pole vault athletes from track & field. Our staff has worked with Heisman Trophy winners, Davey O’Brien Award winners and finalists, Ray Guy finalists, NCAA All Americans in football, baseball, basketball, track & field, fencing, golf, figure skating, tennis, and gymnastics. We have also work with Olympic hopefuls in gymnastics, trampoline, fencing, judo, swimming, wrestling, luge, and equestrian. We also see younger junior high, high school, and college athletes.
About Our Founder
In the 2016 Rio Olympics he worked with numerous Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist in swimming and gymnastics. Robert attended the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic games where he worked with U.S.A. and international athletes in gymnastics, trampoline, and track & field.
Locally he works with the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and local universities. His passion is working with athletes, teams, and sports cultures, as they strive to reach peak athletic potential, and create healthy and empowering sports cultures.
Robert is married and has two kids. His wife Gisele was a standout volleyball player. His son Galen plays college baseball, and his daughter Abby plays high school and club volleyball. Robert maintains an active and balanced lifestyle that promotes all around mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well being.
Ashley Eckermann, M.S., has been working with athletes for 14 years now. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science in Sports Psychology from Florida State University. Ashley belongs to several groups including: Association for Applied Sport Psychology, USAT, USA Fit, Cypress Triathlon Club, Sonic Endurance coaching, and Team Smashfest Queen. Throughout her career, she has been a recipient of multiple scholarships and grants. Ashley has conducted research in concussions, body image, and pre-performance routines.
Ashley uses her high energy and listens empathetically to counsel athletes of all ages. She has an uncanny ability to lead and motivate others to tap into their potential. She takes great pride in being able to connect to individuals of any level and build relationships through her teaching methods. She enjoys helping others ease the anxiety of competing, setting goals, teaching injury recovery, and educating athletes in emotional intelligence!
As a fellow athlete who is currently still competing, she understands the demands and pressures placed upon competitors. Ashley is an endurance athlete who truly appreciates the role mental toughness plays. As an Ironman finisher and ranked All World Athlete, she recognizes the power of self talk and coping with mental blocks. While competing, she has had her fair share of injuries and surgeries and understands how much an injury could damage our confidence, and how valuable it is to train the mind to prevent this. Coming from an athletic family, she was either competing or watching a family member’s event. Her dad played college football and golfed on the Senior PGA tour, while her mom is an avid golfer and tennis player. Her brother won a 6A HS State Championship in football and went on to play in the SEC. One of her sisters was an elite tennis player and her brother-in-law is a nationally ranked cyclist. Her husband raced BMX and participated in NHRA drag racing. While another sister runs marathons with Ashley as a perfect training buddy, so one can see how she has developed competitive roots.
She has had the honor of coaching a variety of age groupers, high schoolers, collegiate athletes, competitive club teams, and Olympians in swimming. Ashley has had several All-Americans, State Champions, and Coach of the Year Awards. While at Florida State, she worked closely with FSU’s Strength & Conditioning Department and multiple athletic teams who went on to win titles. She has a passion for developing workshops and has spoken at numerous conferences. She has taught courses in communications, interviewing, sports marketing, public speaking, and leadership to professionals.
Whether you’re a student looking to improve your grades, an athlete trying to make the team or become a star, a corporate executive with a fear of public speaking, or a person suffering from lack of confidence, you’re a candidate for the type of training taught through mental skills coaching. It’s a competitive world out there and she helps people discover their competitive edge and find their strengths!
Adam graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling and Depth Psychology. Adam was an adolescent therapist and worked at a residential treatment center in Malibu, CA. His clients consisted of individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety anddepression. His previous position was as a therapist for a local Los Angeles non-profit, where Adam worked with the underserved population and adolescents.
Playing high school varsity basketball as well as being a collegiate rugby player, Adam has first-hand knowledge of the demands put on student athletes not only in the classroom but beyond. Adam brings extensive experience around the issues that face adolescents today, whether it is the struggle to navigate the everyday burdens they face growing up, to performance anxiety. Adam understands that for a premier athlete to perform at their peak, often helping them find peace, acceptance and support working through the everyday, can build a foundation for the rest of their lives and training.
Adam is also a visual artist and has a studio in Los Angeles and shows his work in galleries around the country. As an artist Adam has a unique perspective into how the inner critic and judge can affect an individual’s talent, often to the point of stifling one’s true brilliance and ability. Adam has made this struggle a passion and point of focus in his practice and wrote his master’s thesis on the inner critic and its roll in success or failure. He often uses his artistic talent and passion in the therapeutic setting finding it to be an important, and useful tool in helping individuals express repressed emotions and trauma.
Adam has been married for 22 years and has a 15 year-old son who is a success child-actor, which has given Adam additional insight into performance anxiety and how to navigate success and failure. Adam continues to lead an active and healthy lifestyle and is an avid cyclist and enjoys hiking and attending sporting events. Before being a therapist, Adam owned a success sports marketing firm and worked with such teams and organizations as: the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Seattle Seahawks, New York Yankees, NBC Sports and the PGA Tour to name a few.
Other Services We Provide
Leaving Home And Moving On
We offer guidance for athletes and their families as they work their way through the sometimes difficult transition from high school to college, and college to professional sports. Teaching valuable life skills that assist the student/athlete as they face the social, academic, athletic, financial, and geographic changes help with the transition of leaving home and heading off to college or entering the complex world of professional sports. Athletes learn to live authentically and show up empowered. We also help family members process the changes their family is going through as their athletes prepares to leave home or enter professional sports.
Getting Ready for the NFL, MLB or the NBA?
Robert Andrews helps college football and basketball players prepare for the rigorous NFL and NBA Combines and draft by teaching them how to maximize their results across the board, interview with key NFL and NBA personnel, show up authentically and perform at their best.
Robert also works with athletes new to minor league baseball as they leave home or college. For many the transitions that professional baseball players face are difficult. Learning how to balance time, the demands of the game, pressure to perform, learning how to live on their own, and manage new relationships are keys to performing at a high level.