At Condor Performance we love a good milestone. In fact we even love the word ‘milestone’. Without any need to look it up on Wikipedia I assume the word originates from the old stone distance indictors that can still be found to this day in parts of Great Britain showing both the distance to and distance from various important towns and cities.
Well I don’t know where our final destination will be but due to being a company of meticulous collectors of statistics I can tell you exactly where we have come from.
Although I started Condor Performance in 2005 for most of the first eight or nine years the 1-on-1 work we did with athletes was pretty orthodox. Our clients basically paid for one hour session at a time with no contact in between. I can’t recall exactly what triggered it but around 2013 / 2014 we decided that there must be a better, more flexible way for us to assist both our sporting and non sporting clients.
With that our Monthly Options were born whereby the session-by-session approach was replaced by a month-by-month system. One of huge advantages of this change from the clients point of view was being able to have sessions are varying lengths as long as the total session time during the month was about what they’d paid for. Another benefit was the ability for the sports psychologist and client to interact between sessions via email and SMS to ensure the mental momentum made during session time was not lost.
As David Barracosa joined us in 2012 he was one of the original performance psychologists asked to deliver the monthly system from the very start (the other two psychologists still working for us who were around at that time were Chris Pomfret and myself). In other words apart from his first two years – when he was still training – David has only really known the month-by-month approach to mental coaching and very recently (February 2019) he reached yet another ‘milestone moment’.
The milestone being that Dave recently begun delivering this 1500th month of 1-on-1 mental toughness training as a Condor Performance employee. As impressive as this is maybe what’s even more noteworthy is the consistency he’s shown over the last 5 years. As can be seen via the bar chart above Dave’s experience has steadily increased year by year since we switched to this more flexible form of consulting.
Congratulations Dave from all of your teammates here at Condor Performance.
Performance Consistency, of course, is one of the many areas that we help our clients with so it’s particularly satisfying when it’s something we manage in our own performance as sport and performance psychologists.
For more details about the month by month approach to mental conditioning have a listen to the answers to our 12 most Frequently Asked Questions.