Thinking Your Way to More Confidence with Dr. Stephany Coakley, Senior Associate Athletic Director

Since December 2017, Dr. Stephany C. Coakley has served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Mental Health at Temple University. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that student-athletes, from 19 teams, have access to mental wellness services that they need.

An experienced and certified mental performance consultant (CMPC), she is also the founder/director of Maximum Mental Training Associates (MMTA) LLC, a performance psychology consulting business. She is dedicated to helping athletes, youth to professional, master the fundamentals of mental preparation for training and competition.

Dr. Coakley has worked with the Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles (2015 – 2017) as the clinician and Rookie Success Program facilitator; as Group Doctor, for the NBA Pre-Draft Combine. For 10 years, she worked as a Master Resilience Trainer – Performance Expert with the United States Army.

Dr. Coakley earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Sport and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In this podcast, Stephany and Cindra talk about:

  • The power of our thoughts
  • What to do when you have a disempowering thought
  • What NFL rookies most struggle with
  • How to help NFL rookies overcome pressure
  • Her work with mental training in the Army
  • Her Manifesto of Greatness activity

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

You can reach Dr. Coakley at


“Thoughts matter! Confidence is the result of what you think.” –  @BAForceofNature
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“If you want to shine like a diamond, you need to be cut like a diamond.” –  @BAForceofNature
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“Thoughts are not true. Feelings are not facts.” –  @BAForceofNature
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“When you are focused on the external, you cannot be at your best” –  @BAForceofNature
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