Certified Instructors

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It has been our dream to extend the teaching of Mental Management principles beyond the Master Instructors that are employed at the company.  In the summer of 2013, that dream became a reality with the addition of our first Certified Instructors.  Initially, we are certifying Level I and Level II Instructors.  The following instructors are the only people outside the company licensed to teach Mental Management.  They have been personally trained by Lanny Bassham and the Mental Management Team and they are using approved materials.  … more

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Craig Forney – Certified Level III – Golf

Craig Forney has been a member of the PGA of America since 1992.  In his over 20 years being a member of the PGA he has owned and operated several golf facilities in the Southeast United States.  Currently, Craig is based in Suwanee, Georgia, a northeastern suburb of Atlanta.  He is the golf instructor at The River Club, a private facility, in Suwanee, as well as the Director of Instruction for Square One for Children and The Square One Performance Center also in Suwanee.

As an instructor at The River Club, Craig works with a variety of skill levels and ages.   Junior golfers as young as 4 and senior up 86 years old all find a place within his programs to develop their skills and enjoy the game of golf.  Programs at the River Club include swing fundamentals, TPI fitness, and Mental Management Systems training.

Square One For Children is a 501c3, Non-Profit Corporation.  The program teaches life skills learned through golf to introduce young people to the game and the opportunities it offers.  In the Spring of 2016, the Square One Performance Center will open with a 4400 square foot indoor facility that will offer area golfers the opportunity to work on all aspects of the game of golf.  Physical, Technical and Mental training will bring the North Atlanta area its first full performance facility.  Although the facility will be open to the public, it will also offer the Square One For Children Program a home where participants can grow their golf skill no matter the weather conditions.

In 2008, Craig along with his business partner, Bill Evans, created and completed The 50 in 50.  The 50 in 50 was a cancer awareness and fundraiser for breast, prostate and melanoma cancers.  Craig and Bill played 50 golf courses in 50 states in 50 days.  Along the way, they played with and met with cancer survivors, families of individuals lost to cancer and researchers looking for cures to these devastating diseases.

Craig is a Level 3 Mental Management Systems Certified Instructor.
Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Certified Instructor for Golf and Junior Golf.
K-Vest Level One Certified Instructor
US Kids Certified Instructor
Positive Coaches Alliance Member
PGA of America Member since 1992
Georgia Section PGA  Junior Leader Award 1999

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Dimas Nunez – Certified Level III – Business

Nunez photo200Dimas Nunez is an attorney, a certified sporting clays instructor (NSCA and Paragon) and a business consultant with one of the largest Life Insurance Companies in the United States.  Dimas works closely with his company’s Elite Producers and those that wish to achieve the coveted Elite position within the company.  Dimas utilizes the techniques he has learned through the Mental Management Program to assist all levels of producers reach the pinnacle of their profession.
When Dimas is not working with his business clients, you will find him either on the Sporting Clays course working with shooters of all levels, or on a tennis court instructing and/or coaching tennis players with their A games, or perhaps leading a cadre of hunters to the African bush in search of dangerous game. Dimas utilizes Mental Management techniques to assist all of his students in learning the proper development and balance of the three mental components that are so critical in building a fierce competitor.

Given Dimas’ many performance enhancing opportunities, we asked him where he sees the greatest need for the principals of Mental Management. “Without a doubt, in my opinion, the greatest use of these very powerful techniques and principals is with those that affect the athlete on a daily basis. I can hardly wait to present these ideas and techniques to the parents of the athletes in order to facilitate an environment that nurtures and protects the self-image of the young athlete.” Indeed. When the athlete believes he can do it, he certainly improves his/her probability of success.  Check out his website at osksportingclays.com

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Teah Anders – Certified Level III – Dog Sports

Teah with HallyTeah Anders founded Gentle Touch Pet Training in 1999 and has enjoyed teaching thousands of people how to live happier lives with their canine companions.  Through training, mutual communication and respect, it is amazing the bond and joy you can foster with your dog.  In 2008, Teah published a comprehensive dog training book entitled, “Click ‘n Connect: Training Your Dog a Lifelong Journey.”

Teah combines knowledge that she’s gained as a Certified Mental Management Instructor, a Certified Nose Work Instructor and frequent NACSW™ trial host to open up new possibilities for success in competition and life. “Once the handler is performing at their optimum level, under pressure consistently, it’s amazing how the dog responds – especially in competition. Many dog sport enthusiasts realize if they can just get out of their dog’s way, the dog will shine!  I’m excited to help handlers learn more about the mental game as it applies to K9 Nose Work® and other dog sports”

Teah is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She is a Certified Nose Work Instructor through the National Association of K9 Scent Work™. Teah has also earned a CAP2 (Competency Assessment Program – Level 2) certification through Kay Laurence’s Learning About Dogs organization in the UK. She has been a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator through the American Kennel Club since 2004. Teah and Hally, her Pug, certified through Therapy Dogs International, have fun cheering folks up during visits to elderly care facilities. Teah holds a B.S. degree in business and an M.A. degree in Natural Resources Policy, Communications and Management.

In addition to teaching classes in her favorite dog sport K9 Nose Work since 2009, Teah has developed and teaches puppy, elementary, intermediate and Feisty Fido’s (for aggressive dogs) dog training classes at her facility. In addition, Teah does private in-home training and behavioral consultations. In her free time, Teah enjoys competing in several dog sports including K9 Nose Work, Musical Canine Freestyle and Conformation. She lives in Arroyo Grande, CA, with her husband, Chuck, six dogs, 5 llamas, 2 goats, a cat and a bird.

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Chuck Anders  – Certified Level III – Business

CDA-Picture150x226Chuck Anders, founder, and president of Strategic Initiatives, has over twenty-five years experience helping individuals and organizations achieve their dreams. He is a Certified Mental Management Instructor and works with both athletes and business organizations. “I am so excited to bring the proven Mental Management techniques to business and organizations. These tools are as powerful in the Board Room as they are on the playing field.”

In 1996, Chuck founded Strategic Initiatives where he has worked extensively with public and private organizations, project teams, citizen advisory groups, and the general public to understand and resolve a wide range of contentious issues. He specializes in using interactive technology and other web-based tools to establish clear goals and enhance communications and understanding among groups and participants.

Chuck is a licensed professional engineer and lives on the Central Coast of California. Prior to founding Strategic Initiatives, he worked as a principal consultant with an international consulting firm, served as Assistant Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation and Director of the Arizona Division of Environmental Health Services (State EPA) among other positions.

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Nancy Reyes – Certified Level II – Dog Sports

NancyReyesNancy Reyes has been a professional dog trainer and behavior counselor for the past 25 years.  She began her training career showing her Chow Chows in conformation.  Over the years she found that she enjoyed training and competing in agility and rally. During this time she discovered another passion, working with shelter and rescue dogs.  For the past 20 years Nancy has donated much of her time to working with various rescues in the Midwest.  This experience has honed her behavior training skills.  She has even rescued a dog or two or six.

In 2004 Nancy decided it was time to venture out on her own and opened For Your K9 Inc. Melrose Park, IL.  For Your K9 offers a wide variety of classes including Obedience, Agility, Rally-Obedience, Conformation and K9 Nose Work.  Nancy has trained many of her students to the Elite level and beyond. For Your K9 is committed to education at every level. Nancy’s training philosophy is focused on developing and strengthening the bond between people and their dogs.  She believes that good communication and mutual respect are key for the success of any relationship.  Her approach is based on her mentor and teacher, Suzanne Clothier’s Relationship Centered Training.  Nancy is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She is a Certified Nose Work Instructor through the National Association of K9 Scent Work™

She is excited to bring Mental Management Systems to the dog sport world and help dog enthusiast achieve their goals with their dogs. Nancy lives in Chicago with her husband, Gonzalo, and their 6 dogs which range from Miniature Pinscher’s to a German Shepherd and two cats.  She trains and competes her dogs in agility, rally and K9 nose work.  www.foryourk9.com

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Jude Hooey – Certified Level II – Archery

JudeJude Hooey is a retired teacher from Lethbridge, AB, Canada, and is a certified NCCP Level III coach with Archery Canada.  Jude has been coaching archers from beginner level to International levels for over 20 years.  She coaches archers in the disciplines of target, field, and 3D.  In 2007, she and her late husband, Dennis, were inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame in the athlete category.  In 2015, Jude was awarded the Archery Alberta Coach of the Year honor.

As an archer, Jude has competed in five World Archery Championships – two Indoor target, one Outdoor Target, and two 3D championships.  She currently holds 30 National target records, one of which was set in 2001.  She has won many Provincial and National Championships in Indoor Target, Outdoor Target, Field, and 3D (both Indoor and Outdoor).  For eleven consecutive years, she won the Gold in her category at the Archery Canada Indoor 3D Championship.

She has been utilizing the Mental Management System in her own shooting career since she first purchased program.  A life long dream was to take a course with Mr. Bassham.  In May 2015, this became a reality when she took the Mental Management Course for Coaches.  This course only strengthened her desire to become a certified instructor of the Mental Management System.  Encouraging her athletes to utilize this very effective system is a priority.  She believes that, with dedication, every athlete will benefit from its use.

“I am very proud to be a Certified Instructor of the Mental Management System.  Thank you for your trust in me.  Thank you also for making me feel so welcome as a part of the team.”  – Jude Hooey

Check out Jude’s website at:   archeryexcellence.ca

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Mel Nichols – Certified Level II – Archery

mel-nichols2Mel Nichols is from Glendale Az. and is a certified Level 5 w/NTS coach with USA Archery. Mel has been coaching all disciplines of archery for more than 16 years. Mel coaches beginning archers all the way to Olympic and Olympic hopeful archers. Mel received the United States Olympic Committee’s National Coach of the Year in Archery honors in both 2010 and 2012. Mel was a member of the coaching staff  for Team USA Archery at the 2012 Olympics in London. Mel travels extensively, as part of the coaching staff for USA Archery, to many International competitions including World Cup events, World Championships, Pan Am Games and Pan Am Championships.

Mel competed as a Professional archer before a back injury and two subsequent surgeries sidelined his competition days. Mel turned his love of archery from competition to coaching. Mel is the head coach for Pineapple Archery Training Center where he incorporates the Mental Management System into his coaching every day. Archery relies heavily on the archer’s ability to have a tough mental game. Mel’s coaching philosophy and style utilize the Mental Management System on a daily basis to prepare archers to be strong mentally to help them reach their potential through sport. The picture is of the American flag that flew over the Olympic village in London. Our team was chosen to escort the flag from Chicago to London. It was such a great honor. You can reach Mel at PinappleArchery.com
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Dana Rader – Certified Level II – Golf

DanaRaderDana Rader, Founder and Operator, Dana Rader Golf School, LPGA T&CP National President, a nationally recognized leader in the golf industry, is Founder and Operator of the Dana Rader Golf School, one of the premier learning centers in the United States. She also currently serves as the National President of the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Teaching & Club Professionals membership. As a highly accomplished instructor, Ms. Rader has been named by Golf Digest as one of America’s 50 Greatest Teachers, has been consistently ranked as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor, and has achieved LPGA Master Professional status.

A native of Morganton, North Carolina, Ms. Rader attended Pfeiffer University and became the first woman to play on the Pfeiffer University Men’s golf team. Subsequently, Ms. Rader launched a short career as a playing professional only to discover her true passion for teaching, and in 1986, she opened her own golf school.  Over the course of her career, Ms. Rader has given more than 20,000 lessons to beginners, amateurs, and professional golfers, conducted thousands of clinics, and has won numerous awards. Formally the Director of Golf at Ballantyne Hotel Golf Club and Lodge in Charlotte, N.C., Ms. Rader owns and operates the Dana Rader Golf School, North Carolina’s most complete state-of-the-art teaching and practice facility located on the Ballantyne propertyHer golf school has been named to Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of Top 25 Golf Schools in America and is #1 in North Carolina.

Ms. Rader is the author of Rock Solid Golf – A Foundation for a Lifetime, a book in which she presents her straight-forward model for life-long success both on and off the golf course. Additionally, Dana has appeared on the Golf Channel and Golf Academy Live, has written articles and been featured in numerous publications such as Golf for Women, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated, and Golf Tips Magazine.

As an accomplished businesswoman, Ms. Rader received the Top 25 Women in Business Achievement Award by The Business Journal of Charlotte in 1998.  In February of 2003, she received the prestigious award of Charlotte Businesswoman of the Year.  In 2008, she was the recipient of the Girl Scout’s Women of Distinction Award for Significant Achievement in Sports, Health & Fitness, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina’s Women of Achievement Award. Ms. Rader has been an instructor in the National Education Program of the LPGA for more than ten years and continues to mentor women who aspire to gain expertise not only in the golf industry but also in the business industry. Her success in golf and business has created a demand for Ms. Rader to appear before many corporate, small and large business, religious and civic groups.

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Shawn Humphries – Certified Level II – Golf

Head Shot_SH_2014Shawn Humphries is President and CEO of On Par Companies.  On Par Productions a Dallas-based company specializing in client relationship management, producing tailored, executive golf programs for Fortune 500 corporations as well as small and medium-sized businesses.  On Par Media produces Shawn Humphries.com, Begin Better Golf.com, Elite Golf Academy.com, video production, product development, and fulfillment for Shawn Humphries Golf Performance.

Humphries is Director and principal of Shawn Humphries Youth Golf Academy at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. A golf sports performance-training academy that specializes in developing youth golfers into world class performers. His performance training has produced over 1,000 individual champions. They range from, Junior World, AJGA, NCAA, Canadian, Nationwide, LPGA, and European Tour winners.  Humphries’ teaching experience has carried him across the country and around the globe.  He’s taught on 5 of the 7 continents in 12 different countries.  Humphries, served as the Director of The Byron Nelson Golf School at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas, Texas and Director of Instruction at Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, California.

He is a Golf Magazine Top Teacher, GRAA Top 50 Coach, contributing writer to Golf Magazine, and serves on the PGA National Public Relations Committee. Shawn is author of best-selling book “Two Steps To A Perfect Golf Swing”, published by McGraw-Hill.  Humphries has been a featured guest on the NBC TODAY SHOW in New York, CNN, PGA Tour Network, and The Golf Channel.

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Kevin Johnson – Certified Level II – Golf

Kevin Johnson HeadshotKevin Johnson is currently a Senior Instructor for Hank Haney Golf and teaches at the Hank Haney Golf Academy at WestRidge in McKinney, Texas.  Kevin is in his second stint working for Hank Haney Golf, having started his career there from 2003-2006, when he served as Director of Junior Golf.   After spending four years in the same position for the D.A. Weibring Spring Creek Learning Center, he returned to Hank Haney Golf as Director of Junior Golf for two more years.  As Senior Instructor, he know focuses more on his individual lessons and also serves as site manager for the WestRidge Academy.

From the very beginning of his teaching career, Kevin has placed a strong focus on helping junior golfers develop their talents.  His goal has always been to provide young golfers with the same opportunities that he was given throughout his playing career.  Through their hard work together, Kevin’s students have won over 350 tournaments on every level from local junior golf to high school state championships to American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournaments to NCAA Division I and II tournaments.  Because of his student’s success and Kevin’s dedication to growing the game of golf, he was named a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Instructor from 2006-2008.  In 2009, he was earned the title of U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Instructor, becoming the first instructor in North Texas to be given that honor and only the 31st in the world at that time.

Kevin is also the owner of KJ Performance Golf, which serves as a compliment to his instruction.  KJ Performance Golf provides the Mental Management aspect to the game of golf, while also hosting many junior golf tournaments.  Kevin became a Certified Mental Management Coach in January 2015 and has seen great success with integrating the Mental Management System in his teaching.

Since 2008, Kevin has served at the Dallas Local Tour Director for U.S. Kids Golf, running up to 25 tournaments a year for the junior golfers in North Texas.  The USKG Dallas Tour consists of 3 different seasonal tours: Spring, Summer, and Fall.  Kevin has also hosted the 2013 USKG Texas State Championship and helped run the USKG World Championship at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina in 2010.  For his hard work, Kevin was named the 2013 West Region Tour Director of the Year.

Always looking to provide opportunities for kids, Kevin returned home to Iowa in 2013 to start the Midwest Junior Championship for boys and girls ages 14-18.   After hosting the inaugural event as his childhood home course, Wakonda Club in Des Moines, he moved the event to the University of Iowa Finkbine Golf Course for it’s new permanent home.  The tournament annually brings together 72 of the top boys and 24 of the top girls from the region for an exciting 54-hole tournament.

Kevin is a native of Urbandale, Iowa and played college golf at Drake University (1998-2000) and the University of Iowa (2000-2003) and was a letterwinner at both schools.  He and his wife, Jamie, now live in McKinney, Texas and have 3 children.

kjohnson@hankhaney.com

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Marion Hiegel – Certified Level II – Business

MarionMarion Hiegel of St. Louis, MO, is a seven year veteran of personally applying Olympic Champion Lanny Bassham’s Mental Management System to his sales career.  His clients today are athletes and business professionals. Marion’s company is Champions RAMP,  through which he imparts knowledge, wrangles zest, communicates process and shepherds clients based on 37 years of research, knowledge and experience. Clients quickly learn a Process that can lead them to perform to the best of their ability when under pressure. His success was confirmed by  the competitive youth trap team, of which he is a coach, as they recently won the National Championship in four events. Marion’s clients experience continued successes in Local,  State and National competitions; from Youth (AIM & SCTP) Trap Shooting to ATA Trap Shooting to Competitive Welding.

Marion retired from his corporate career to provide consulting services based on his knowledge and experience in mental management process and procedures. He is committed to delivering a professionally proven and practical system for clients to use in their specific application.  The program focuses not on what to do, but rather HOW TO do it. It’s Practical! He is thrilled to share his mental management acumen with clients so they can reach their goals. Marion’s years of experience brings a quick understanding of the goals and objectives of each client. He is an Enthusiastic Coach, Parent, Business Owner, Consultant, Salesman, Acclaimed Associate Director, Global Account Manager of the Year, Regional Sales Manager of the Year, Data  Network Professional, Ingenious Process Improver, NRA Certified Shotgun Coach, NRA Shotgun & Pistol Instructor, Board Member of two 501(c)(3) Organizations, Baseball, Golf, Basketball and Tennis competitor, Volunteer Coach since 1975, Private Pilot, Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic and Eagle Scout.

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Tim Durkin – Certified Level II -Business

Tim Durkin smTim Durkin is our certified level 2 instructor who specializes in bringing Mental Management Systems to  individuals, teams and groups in business, healthcare and government organizations.

Tim can can show your organization how to use the Mental Management System to improve your employee’s ability to increase revenue, reduce costs or deal with difficult market challenges.

With over thirty years of training, consulting and speaking in a variety of industries, Tim brings both great insight and energy to today’s rapidly changing environment.  He is an expert in developing individuals and teams for leading in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environment.  Today’s challenges require that leaders have higher levels of attention, process and self image available only through the Mental Management Systems.

His client list includes many of today’s most well known companies and healthcare centers including IBM, AT&T, General Electric, Ernst &Young, Ford and Duke Energy.  His healthcare client list includes Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Texas Health Resources, Parkland Hospital and Baylor Scott and White and many others.  In addition to a Fortune 100 client list Tim has worked with many small to medium size companies from start ups thru liquidity events.

If you are serious and not merely sincere about becoming a next level performer or organization, Tim can help at timdurkin.com.

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Cynthia Moench – Certified Level II – Business

CynthiaCynthia Moench started her career in insurance in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois.  Her insurance  career spans over 3 decades in the  independent agency system earning the CIC designation in 1992.  In 1994 Cynthia piloted the Field Underwriting program as a Work comp Specialist with a regional insurance company.  Cynthia combined her practical experience in insurance sales with her passion for developing Sales talent to develop her own Sales Training and consulting practice specific to Insurance Agencies and Professional Employers Organization as well as tripled a medium market Independent insurance agency as a minority producing partner.

Cynthia joined The Wedge Group in 2010 as the Executive Coach to help integrate, implement and execute the iWin program in our exclusive network of iWin agencies. She has successfully coached over 200 iWin leaders to develop their sales teams and grow their agencies, she has also personally helped 100 producers double their book of business through her producer development program.

Cynthia V. Moench, CIC
The Wedge Group
214-446-3201 direct
561-354-8101 cell
www.thewedge.net

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Lisa Borgerson – Certified Level II – Pistol

Lisa photoLisa Borgerson is our first Canadian Mental Management Systems Certified Instructor. Lisa first began her shooting career as a pistol athlete and member of the Shooting Federation of Canada and International Shooting Sport Federation, achieving National Team status.  Lisa put her own shooting career on hold to devote her time and energy to coaching.  Lisa coaches at the grassroots level through to elite athletes – regionally, provincially and nationally.  Lisa continues her training as a High Performance Coach, and is currently enrolled in the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program for her Advanced Coaching Diploma … with aspirations of being an Olympic coach.

Lisa has been Team Leader/Head Coach for the Canadian Junior and Canadian University Shooting Teams as well as senior athletes, traveling to international events.

Lisa’s goal as a coach is to constantly challenge athletes and encourage them to strive for excellence – to perform nothing less than their best.  She has a belief that you do not judge a shooter on their best day when everything is going well, but on their worse – when it is a struggle.  Lisa continues to expand her knowledge and coaching techniques and is prepared to work with the athletes to achieve their goals of bettering themselves and proudly representing themselves and their country.  Determination and attitude will bring our athletes success.  They will work hard.  They will make sacrifices.  They will perform.  They will be rewarded.

Lisa is excited to be part of the Mental Management Systems family.  This will definitely benefit not only athletes, but also parents and peers and will complement and enhance her coaching education and style.

Lisa presently resides in Southern Saskatchewan. Check our her web site at  lisaborgerson.com

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Todd Bender – Certified Level II – Skeet

BenderTodd Bender was named the first Master Instructor for the National Skeet Shooting Association, has been trained by the UK’s Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) and is an Honorary Fellow in England’s Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors. His teaching methods have taken him around the world and created a number of like world champions. Todd is recognized as the leading authority in shooting instruction. For 20 years, his series of best selling DVDs have set the standard for instructional shooting videos within the industry.

In competition, Todd has maintained a position on top of the National Skeet Shooting Association for three decades. Over the years he has compiled 21 NSSA World Championships and been named to a record 30 consecutive Men’s First All-American Teams. He is the first shooter to record three back-to-back 400x400s in 1987, and the only shooter to do it twice, 400×400, 400×400, and 550×550, in 1991. Todd is also the only shooter to record three consecutive back-to-back 550x550s at the World Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009.  In Overseas competition, Todd won the Over-All Championships at the Canadian Open (1998), the English Open (UK) (2003), the Australian Nationals (2008), and most recently the New Zealand Nationals (2011). Todd was inducted into the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame (1999), and in the same year was inducted into the first class of Trinity University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

“I am so proud to be a part of Mental Management Systems, thank you for the opportunity, for your generosity, and always your friendship.”  –Todd Bender – Bender Shima Shooting Clinics

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Kris Hurley – Certified Level II – Dog Sports

Kris_HurleyKris Hurley is a nationally recognized canine freestyle competitor and instructor who has been involved in dog sports since 1992.    She has enjoyed presenting the sport of canine freestyle across the nation through public performances and seminars.  Kris and her dogs have earned over 85 freestyle titles along with numerous high technical awards, high artistic awards, class placements, and other special awards.   In addition, Kris has helped coach many teams at all levels of freestyle and has helped to choreograph winning routines for many teams new to the sport of freestyle.   Kris is also a judge for TDAA, and she and Shelby completed their TACH (Teacup Agility Championship) and were finalists in the TDAA Petit Prix in 2013.

Recently Kris has used her Mental Management training in a new sport – pole dancing.   Kris found pole dance/fitness after a lifestyle change that resulted in the loss of over 100 lbs.   She found it to be great workout and fun way to maintain her new healthy lifestyle goals.  After just a few months of classes, Kris entered her first competitions.   In 2013, she was selected as an alternate for the North American Pole Dance Championship Master Division and was also selected as a Finalist in the Colorado Pole Championship Masters Division.    In 2014, she was selected as finalist in the Queen Mary Pole Championship Amateur Division, and also as a National Masters Division finalist in the Paragon International Pole Championship.   She also competed in and won the title of Oklahoma Pole Masters Champion in 2014.   The techniques she has learned through her mental management training have made a huge impact on her success – understanding the importance of goal setting, keeping a performance journal, and being able to manage her nerves under pressure have helped her perform beyond her experience level.

She is excited to be able to bring the concepts of Mental Management to both the dog sport and pole dance/aerial arts communities.    Although they are entirely different sports, the concepts of Mental Management are applicable to both. www.freestyledogs.com

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Allen Chubb – Certified Level II – Olympic Shotgun

allen.chubb2Allen Chubb is a current nationally ranked Olympic shotgun sports competitor with over 35 years of experience as also a competitions organizer and nationally accredited coach. He is the founder and President/Treasurer of Chubb International Shooting Sports & Keystone Shooting Park in Dalmatia, Pennsylvania. Allen designed and built Keystone Shooting Park as the World’s first fully automated Olympic shotgun sports range and enjoys training and coaching dedicated athletes that have dreams of World and Olympic titles. Allen is a former member of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit and has won many national and international titles throughout his career. Allen also designed and built the Olympic Trap range at the Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club, near Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1989.

In 1996, Allen was honored by the German Ambassador to the United States for his work in promoting German/American relations through sport and was once again honored by the Deutsche Schutzenbund (German Shooting Federation) in 2009 with their highest award “Silver Protectorate” for promoting the German culture through shooting sports and was the first American to have ever been awarded this honor since its inception in 1876. Allen is a passionate advocate of developing new training doctrines and to that end organizes annual training trips to Europe in order to season Olympic hopefuls. Allen is also a licensed professional insurance broker and is President of the Allen B. Chubb Insurance Agency in Elizabethville, Pennsylvania.

Upon achieving his certified instructors credentials with Mental Management Systems, Allen stated ” I am tremendously honored to be a “Charter Member” of Lanny’s certified instructor program and given my wide range of experience in the Olympic shotgun sports….I feel that coupled with Lanny’s proven mental management techniques that I will have a unique opportunity to make real and positive difference in athletes life’s”. Keystone Shooting Park.