Ahmed El Gawahergy
I would like to thank you very much for all your support. Through your amazing help and the drills you have given me I have been able to find the problem. I have been working on it for a while now and my life is completely changing.
During my sessions with Selma I learned how to be more confident and stop doubting myself. I learned how to control my emotions during matches and not to get mad when loosing points. Now I’m in full control of my emotions and don’t easily loose my temper. I accept the fact that it’s ok to lose. So even when I lose the match I still come out as a winner by learning from my mistakes. Thank you Selma, for helping me become a better tennis player.
Youssef El Shafei
Through the mental coaching sessions with Selma I learned how to control my feelings during matches. I also changed my behavior when getting mad after every point. Most importantly I accepted that you can loose sometimes and still be ok and confident. Not everything is winning. Before my coaching sessions with Selma my rank was 28 and then I got up to 8! Thank you for all your help. Without it I wouldn’t have achieved what I achieved.
During the mental coaching sessions with Selma I have learned to grow not only as an athlete and but as a person in general. I was able to get hold of my emotions and to set a clear target for myself. This helped me to manage my time which resulted in me winning 1st in the National Championship for The Shooting Club as well as getting the highest grades I have ever gotten at school .Thank you Selma, I couldn’t have done it all without you.
Testimonials SPORT COACHES
Water Polo Coach
I can honestly say the 'Top Performance Coaching Course (TPCP)' is truly an eye opener. Selma is a very passionate instructor who showed us coaches how mental training is as important as physical training. Personally, I learned there are a lot of techniques for coaching that are more effective and more evolved than the old ways. It widened my eye sight instead of having a narrow sight, to see things from different perspectives. TPCP made me more involved with the athletes and built a stronger connection between them and me.
The athletes (U11 years) have proven to me that they can truly focus and improve themselves by using these new methods and techniques with them. They strive to be better and better."
Nahed Khaled Ezz Eldin El Abhar
Artistic Gymnastic Coach
The 'Top Performance Coach Program (TPCP)' helped me to change usual negative thinking to a positive one which enabled me to alter my personal view during different incidences and situations. Learning which effect negative and positive energies have on the mental health of the coach and the player was very significant. I developed an ease of dealing with players and parents especially during the pre-tournament period as well as tournaments.
Artistic Skating HeadCoach
Getting ready for the world cup wasn’t easy at all. There are a lot of challenges and barriers that an 18 year old skater can’t handle.Mariam was pressured to the point that she couldn’t do simple elements she had been doing for years. After attending Selma’s sport psychology sessions I knew that she was the right person for my skaters. With Selma’s help Mariam was able to regain her confidence, face all of these challenges and be the first Egyptian skater who participated in the world cup in Spain July 2019.
Mohamed Fawzi Abdel Fattah
The 'Top Performance Coach Program (TPCP)' helped me in regards to my patterns of thinking as well as behavior: impatience, positivity, deep thinking before judging situations. I learned no to go by my own view only and to listen actively to other views. Also, I know much more what I want. I learned to hear the others' points of view in all depth of self-development and neural programming in general. Because of all this, my players changed too - to the better and are much more positive.
Selma has been coaching my daughter who is a tennis player over the period of four months. As an observer, I witnessed a deep change in the mindset of her. Selma helped my daughter to overcome her limiting beliefs. And it was only after the first few sessions where she was able to achieve championship title. Selma worked on helping my daughter building her confidence, self-belief and getting out of the limits of her comfort zone. I really thank Selma for all her work and I truly owe her more than just these lines.
Selma coached my younger son who plays tennis over the course of a year. As his mother I witnessed that he started to manage his emotions better while training and most importantly during matches. He also started to take more responsibility for his performance and accepted more comments without getting defensive.
My son who is a swimmer took several coaching sessions with Selma. As his mother I can say that the effect of these sessions were visible early on. He was able to be more concentrated and really focus on his goals. In competitions he increased his numbers steadily. Thank you Selma for your great work.
Dr. Haytham Haikal
Owner of Esparanza Nurseries
My 13-year old daughter plays tennis in the first team of the Gezira Sporting Club. She usually gets tensed and frustrated during matches, especially when she looses points. Selma changed that. Through the coaching session with Selma, my daughter learned how to be more confident and to have control over her emotions during matches. Selma dealt with her in German (her first Language) with a lot of patience since she was a stubborn player. She let her take her time to open up slowly until she reached her from the inside. My daughter is now confident, focuses on doing her best and wins more matches than ever.
Our team started working with Selma (MentalFitnessMe) at a very crucial time late 2020- early 2021, especially in a year when everyone is going through a lot of concerns due to the global pandemic we are facing.
Also speaking on our behalf (Gezira Water Polo Seniors Team), our club is going through major changes & renovation. Our swimming pool is not available for training nor hosting matches and therefore, we are training away from our club and playing all our games at rival’s pools. This is another major factor and a burden on all of us (Coaches & Players). We want to work on our goals, but conditions are not going our way. All that puts us under pressure and stress trying to find ourselves, how we’re going to deal with all these circumstances, yet get the best out of ourselves.
from left: Hassan El Kordy (Team Captain), Sherif Nasr (Head Coach), Selma Köhn (MentalFitnessMe), Ahmed El Sherbini (Assistant Coach) - GSC Water Polo First Team
MentalFitnessMe helped our water polo seniors team face and fight all these challenges. As a team we were struggling finding our feet after winning two consecutive Egyptian Leagues. The team was at a state of comfort zone. Players thought that winning and continuing this behavior or streak was easy, and that things will go their way no matter what.
However, things weren’t going the way players thought it will. Players attitudes and performances were going down the hill, and this when things had to change. Selma (MentalFitnessMe) stepped in.
Selma’s introduction to the team was accepted differently. Some players were very eager to meet Selma and excited to see what she can offer. Other players were kind of shy and wanted to stay inside their shell. While other players were resisting and trying to sidestep from the idea.
Due to Selma’s experience, she had no problem dealing with the different types and mentalities of players we have. Thanks to her knowledge and skills with other athletes in different sports, Selma knew how to deal with our team. Selma understood how to handle our players, some players in a tough way to get the best out of them and other players with a different school, a slow and steady relationship until the players gained trust in her.
After a couple of sessions with Selma, the majority of the team were engaging in sessions. Players started understanding and believing in the idea of breaking their inner shyness and breaking through their comfort zones. The team started standing on its feet again, players were opening up to each other again, coming to training more motivated and still hungry to win.
The attitude and the performance were catching up again, and session after session, the team climbed back and started finding purpose. Even though the team may have not reached its peak level in that short time, the team was at a very good state of mind, as they knew their strengths and kept working on themselves. They also knew their weaknesses and made sure to overcome them.
This is how the team was able to clinch the 2021 Egyptian Cup during the past few months and now they are focused on the Egyptian League.
Thank you Selma. Thank you MentalFitnessMe.
Ahmed El Sherbini Gezira Water Polo Seniors Team Assistant-Coach
"By working with Selma/MentalFitnessMe we greatly improved our communication as a team, inside but also outside the water. We learnt how to respect and appreciate each teammate for who she is and avoid any miscommunication.
In a team with 11 different nationalities and as many different cultures and languages, improving our communication was a crucial part of the work that led us to become the French national champion for the 7th consecutive time.
We thank Selma/MentalFitnessMe very much and looking forward to continue our work with her in the upcoming season."
- LUC Métropole Water Polo -
Champion of France, Lille/France