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The Test Anxiety Peak Performance Program

The Test Anxiety Peak Performance Program helps you identify your exam stressors, assess how stress affects you in an exam, and helps you plan and execute a comprehensive test anxiety peak performance program so you can perform to your potential, when it counts most, under pressure. We teach, coach, guide and mentor you to reach more of their potential in successful exam taking that is so critical to your career.

  • Do you freeze up or go blank on tests?

  • Do you perform well on practice exams, but bomb the real thing?

  • Are you frustrated from studying so hard, but in not seeing the test score results you want?

  • Are exam pressures stopping you from achieving the scores you know you are capable of?

  • Do you under-perform on tests that are critical to your future career?

  • Are you having to re-take tests you know you should have passed the first time?

  • Does the stress of studying and test-taking create anxiety, resulting in problems at work and at home, with loved ones?

  • Do you have symptoms of academic burnout?

  • Is your health suffering from the stress of studying and test-taking?

  • Is your window for successfully passing an exam beginning to close? Are you running out of time?

If you answered yes to even one of these questions you should know there is help. You do not need to suffer. There is a proven program that can help you reduce test stress, enhance learning, improve test scores and give you peace of mind back into your life. It's called the Test Anxiety Peak Performance Program.

"I worked with Bill when I was studying for my ophthalmology board exam, a huge career mile marker and one that was making me fearful and anxious. I knew that I needed to take control of my mindset in order to study effectively and perform at my peak level on exam day. I also knew that I needed some help. I turned to Bill and couldn’t be happier that I did. He is an extraordinary coach. Bill explains complicated concepts in easy-to-understand ways, and has a calm and confident demeanor that settles even the most anxious nerves. I drew calm and confidence from my phone sessions with Bill. And the skills that I developed during my conversations with him, including visualization techniques, paid off big time when I was studying for my board exam and when I arrived on exam day. The mental game that Bill helped me get a handle on filled me with deep-seated confidence when it came time for me to take the exam. I felt like I was “in the zone” during the entire 4-hour, 250 multiple-choice question endeavor. At times, I actually caught myself enjoying the experience of taking the exam. In my mind, passing was a foregone conclusion. When I found out that I did pass, it was one of the best moments of my life. And I couldn’t have done it without the strategies and insights that I learned from Bill Cole—I’m sure of that."
Stephen A. Blatt, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
Chicago, Illinois

One on One Coaching: Silicon Valley Bay Area, Globally

For over 20 years we maintained first-class offices in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Cupertino, and Palo Alto, California. However, with the 2020 COVID-19 phenomenon, we have decided to move our business to a virtual basis.

We've been doing distance coaching all over the world each week for decades and the quality of coaching using video is completely equal to coaching done in an office.

It's also possible that we could come to your location in the San Francisco Bay Area to see you practice, to compete or for coaching in your home or office. We've done that for years. Please contact us for details. Travel fees may apply. We are based in Palo Alto, California.

Video And Telephone Coaching: US, Internationally

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   We do coaching all over the United States and globally via telephone and video conferencing using Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangout and GoToMeeting.

Reach us by phone    Phone: 510-270-0311       Contact us by email    Email: Bill@MentalGameCoach.com


"Bill Cole is a pioneer in performance psychology."
USA Today

"A world-renowned peak performance coach."
The BBC

"Bill Cole is a mind guru...he is among the elite mental game peak performance experts in this country."
American Society of Anesthesiologists

"The relaxation techniques are an excellent way to focus yourself. I didn't know how to do this prior to Bill's talk."
Jim LaFreniere
Saskatchewan, Canada


"A very helpful and informative way to help you become aware of how to control your stress, relax and be aware of how you can be a better performer."
Steve Meadley
Bainbridge, Ontario, Canada


"Hi Bill, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I really appreciated all the time you spent with me, especially on such a short notice. I thank you for all the coaching you provided. Also, wanted to let you know that it was time well spent. I PASSED THE EXAM : ) Yeah!!! ... I have been notified of the results, and needless to say, I was THRILLED! Thanks again Bill!"
Joan Huang
Silicon Valley, California



The Test Stress Success Manual

All test anxiety peak performance coaching clients receive this manual, a $19.95 value, at no charge.

Bill Cole, MS, MA
Test Anxiety Coaching Expert
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Test Anxiety Coaching Expert

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How Stress And Anxiety Ruin Studying And Test Performance

A certain amount of stress about tests helps a student get motivated and study hard, but when the stress goes past the ideal levels, many problems begin.

Test anxiety prior to an exam can ruin study habits. The stress can make it difficult to concentrate, read, understand and retain material, think analytically, plan and execute study strategies, be creative and stay focused on the work.

Exam anxiety can directly cause mental stress symptoms such as racing thoughts, confusion, fears, the mind going blank, negative thinking, rushing, self-sabotage, memory loss, fear of failure, irritability, worry and a self-critical attitude.

Exam anxiety can also cause physical stress symptoms such as muscle tension, gastric issues, emotional issues, energy loss and racing heartbeat, among others.

Finally, in extreme forms, exam anxiety can cause nightmares, panic attacks, avoidance behavior, flashbacks, generalized anxiety, moodiness, eating disorders, sleep disorders, obsessive thinking, perfectionism, and self-defeating behaviors.

Test Takers Need Mental Toughness

Some people love to take tests. They see them as a challenge and a puzzle to be solved. Other people see test taking as a threat and something to be avoided at all costs. Whichever camp you are in, test-taking does carry some stress. To minimize this stress, the smart test taker considers as many of the stressors that surround tests, both before and during, and devises ways to surmount them. Some of these can be avoided. Some can be changed. But many stressors simply have to be endured. That's where excellent preparation and mental toughness come in. Mental toughness is the ability to maintain focus, discipline and confidence in the face of stress. To perform to your potential in any test, you have to have this toughness.

Without the proper levels of mental toughness, focus and self-awareness, self-discipline and stress control skills, you cannot reach your full potential.

Who Needs This Program?

This program is for adult learners and children from the ages of 11 years of age and older. This program benefits any student who struggles to achieve success in test-taking, and anyone who achieves well, but who experiences stress.

We have helped students taking qualifying examinations, licensing examinations, state examinations, national examinations, certification examinations, professional examinations, recertification examinations and other tests of all types.

Here are some examples of the types of examinations that can benefit from the skills learned in the Test Anxiety Peak Performance Program.

Academic Examinations

ACT® Advanced Placement Exams (AP®)

The Dental Admission Test (DAT®)

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT®)

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE®)

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT®)

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®)

The Optometry Admission Test (OAT®)

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT®)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT®)

Professional Examinations

Architecture

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)

Engineering

The Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Examination

The NRC Licensing Examination (United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

Finance, Accounting

The FINRA Securities Series 6, 63, 65, 7 Examinations and other Examinations ®

The Uniform CPA Examination for Licensure as a U.S. Certified Public Accountant

Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst(sm) (CAIA®)

Financial Risk Manager (FRM®)

Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)

Insurance

State insurance examinations

Accident and Health Agent

Administrator

Automobile Insurance Agent (Limited Lines)

Bail Agent

Bail Permittee

Bail Solicitor

Cargo Shippers' Agent

Casualty Broker-Agent

Credit Insurance Agent

Crop Insurance Adjuster

Fire and Casualty Insurance Adjuster (Independent)

Interim Public Insurance Adjuster

Life Agent (Life-Only Agent, Accident and Health Agent)

Life and Disability Insurance Analyst

Life-Limited To The Payment of Funeral And Burial Expenses

Life-Only Agent

Life Settlement Broker

Life Settlement Provider

Limited Lines Automobile

Motor Club

Part-Time Fraternal Agent

Personal Lines Broker-Agent

Portable Electronics Insurance Agent

Property and Casualty Broker-Agent

Property Broker-Agent

Public Insurance Adjuster

Reinsurance Intermediary-Broker/ Intermediary-Manager

Rental Car Agent Licensing

Self-Service Storage Agent

Special Lines' Surplus Line Broker

Surplus Line Broker

Stock Agent

Travel Insurance Agent (Limited Lines)

Title Marketing Representative

Vehicle Service Contract Provider

Law, Paralegal

State Bar Examinations

The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)

The Certified Paralegal Examination

Law Enforcement, Police, State Trooper, FBI

The Entry-Level Law Enforcement Examination (LEE)

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Exam

The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST)

The Trooper Trainee Exam

The State Police Trooper Entrance Examination

The Police Officer Oral Board

The FBI Entrance Exam

Firefighter, Paramedic, EMT

The Entry-Level Firefighter Examination

The Firefighter Entrance Exam

The Firefighter Civil Service Test

The Firefighter Oral Board

The Cooperative Personnel Services (CPS) Firefighter Examination

The National Paramedic (NRP) Certification

The National Registry Of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam (NREMT, NREMT-P, NREMT-I, NREMT-B)

Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Optometry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Veterinary, Health and Wellness

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

The ABMS Board Certification Examination and the ABMS Program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®)

The American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE)

The Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)

The Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE)

The Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX)

The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)

The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination

The National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) Examinations

The American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE)

The National Board Dental Examination (NBDE)

The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination

The North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE®)

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN)

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) National Certification Examination (NCE)

The National Council Licensure Exam For Registered Nurses (NCLEX), (NCLEX-RN And The NCLEX-PN)

The Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE)

The National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)

The National Board Examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN)

The Chiropractic Special Purposes Examinations (NBCE)

Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy, Social Work

The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)

The State Licensing Board Examination in Psychology

The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy

The National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE)

State Licensure Examinations in Social Work

Real Estate

Real Estate Agent Licensing Exam Real Estate Broker Licensing Exam

Sommelier

Certified Sommelier Examination

Advanced Sommelier Examination

Master Sommelier Diploma Examination

The Test Anxiety Peak Performance Program

This program can be taught to a group or to an individual. Classes can range from a one-time seminar format, to ongoing regular classes, to an intensive bootcamp style workshop. The program can be delivered in person, via the web or by telephone.

The program focuses on removing the mental blocks and stress and anxiety holding you back from reaching your full potential. You will learn how to mentally prepare for classes, studying, and test-taking by knowing how to visualize success, relax, focus your mind, stay in the present and stay task-focused, instead of having your mind wander into the future of what could go wrong. Just as top athletes learn how to get into "the zone" to help them play their best, you will learn how to get in "the test-taking zone" so your full mental abilities are enhanced.

The Test Stress Success Manual EBook

The Test Stress Success Manual E-BookThe Test Stress Success Manual, a 142-page expert guide of over 655 techniques, methods, checklists, and strategies for turning test stress into success, is provided in PDF form at no extra cost to all participants in the Test Anxiety Stress Reduction Program. This manual contains hundreds of test strategies for studying, taking practice tests, handling stress, mental readiness, in-the-test techniques for handling concentration, and post-test mental review suggestions so you leave nothing to chance in the test-taking process. It would take you hundreds of hours of research to find all the educational psychology strategies, techniques and methods for turning test stress into success. Bill has done all the legwork for you, and he's complied this voluminous research into this single, manageable, easy to use resource.

What You Will Learn In This Test Stress Success Manual

  • 50 Factors That Can Cause Test Stress.

  • The 15 Factors Of Peak Performance In Test-Taking.

  • The Seven Confidence Factors In Test-Taking.

  • The Five Benefits Of Centering.

  • The 27 Ways You Scare Yourself With Test-Taking.

  • Six Realities About Exam Anxiety.

  • Eight Factors That Cause Exam Anxiety.

  • Ten Ways To Psych Up To Test Better.

  • The Top Ten Stress-Causing Test-Taking Traps.

  • The Top Ten Ways To Reduce Test Stress.

  • Eight Things That Happen When You Choke On A Test.

  • 12 Ways Mental Toughness Lets You Perform Better Under Pressure.

  • Three Special Mental Toughness Strategies To Prevent Choking.

  • Ten Myths About Test Anxiety.

  • The Nine Elements Of The Zone.

  • How To Identify The 56 Symptoms Of Test Stress.

  • 15 Mind-Body Tools And Approaches To Handling Test Stress.

  • 26 Test Preparation Mental Strategies.

  • 23 Test Execution Mental Strategies.

  • Ten Post-Test Mental Review Strategies.

  • 50-Item Post-Test Mental Assessment Review.

  • Nine Ways To Tell If You Are Visualizing Properly.

  • Nine Ways To Use Visualization In Testing.

  • 14 Stress Control Tips And Tricks For Test-Taking.

  • 18 Mental Training Strategies For Test-Taking.

  • 11 Cognitive Strategies For Test-Taking.

  • How To Manage And Reduce Pressure In Test Taking.

  • 70 Ways To Keep A Mental Training Journal.

  • Eight Common Mistakes In Journaling.

  • 97-Item List Of Stress Control And Peak Performance Interventions.

Depending on the amount of class time you arrange in your program, you will learn 30-100 plus specific stress-control techniques for handling study stress and test-taking stress. You will walk out of each session understanding each skill, knowing how to practice each one and when and how to apply each one. You will quickly learn how to relax your body, remove stress symptoms, clear away any mental distractions, channel your energy, calm your emotions, and enhance your recall and mental alertness.

20 Specific Test Anxiety Peak Performance Skills And Tools You Will Learn

You will learn Performance Enhancement Psychology methods that give you control over your mind, body and emotions that will enable you to perform on exams to your fullest abilities.

Here are just some of the 100-plus stress-stopping skills you will learn:

  1. Zone Skills

  2. Anti-Choking Strategies

  3. Mental Calming Techniques

  4. The Mind-Body-Emotion Scan

  5. Thought Stopping Techniques

  6. Energy Management Skills

  7. Self-Regulation Skills

  8. Mindfulness Skills

  9. Self-Coaching Skills

  10. The Past-Present-Future Technique

  11. The One Thing At A Time Performance Mindset

  12. Psyching Up And Psyching Down Techniques

  13. Breath Control Training

  14. Attention Control Training

  15. Progressive Relaxation

  16. Mental Readiness And Preparation Strategies

  17. Cognitive Restructuring And Reframing Skills

  18. Visualization Skills

  19. Post Test Review Strategies

  20. Anti-Worrying Skills

In addition, you will receive these 10 benefits:

  1. Assessment of your current stress management skills.

  2. A deep and extensive level of analysis and feedback about your stress profile and learning style.

  3. Proprietary, detailed checklists that help you become aware of how stress hits you.

  4. Worksheets and exercises that bring the concepts Bill teaches to life.

  5. Help you overcome specific issues such as fears and low confidence.

  6. Advice on how to achieve school-life balance.

  7. Actual in the moment learning of each stress control technique.

  8. Answer all questions you have about stress management.

  9. Assistance in creating custom stress control routines.

  10. Help creating a daily and weekly plan for stress control.

How The Test Anxiety Peak Performance Program Is Applied To Studying And Test-Taking

This program can be used in any area of exam preparation and test-taking: studying, test-taking, learning in class, homework, etc, and can be laid over any subject matter area. This program assists you in performing on any school examination, professional examinations, graduate school entrance exams, professional school entrance exams, certification exams, licensing exams and more.

How This Program Can Be Delivered

This program can be delivered as a one on one coaching program or as a class. The program content is highly experiential. The students are always doing something, whether it is a mental thinking exercise, visualization, stress control technique, breath control method or a writing exercise. To that end, this can be delivered in person, by video, or by telephone. There is assigned pre-work and after-class work as well.

This can be delivered in a "boot-camp" type style, where it is an intensive, multi-hour program on one day, or over consecutive days, or it can be delivered on a weekly or monthly schedule. The ideal start to the program is as an intensive immersion, so students become launched into their customized test stress peak performance program.

All Programs Are Customized To Your Group

All our programs are customized to your group. We make a minimum of three phone calls to attendees to interview them about their challenges, needs and wishes for the program. Groups desiring additional research, consultation and extensive customization will be charged a premium, arranged with you in advance. Additional pre and post customization, including such reinforcement tools as audios, videos, workbooks, etc. will be quoted as part of a package.

An initial rollout of four hours training is advised for students to learn the core test stress peak performance skills. Further reinforcement by practice and skill refinement would occur with regular classes through the year.


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The standard hourly coaching rate for one person in corporate, governmental, academic, military or other organizational entities is $275, with some potential adjustments, based on a quote as part of a custom volume package, and for example, when we include speaking, training and consulting. For coaching sessions outside our offices, for sessions with more than one person, and for coaching with organizations, whether in person, or by distance, additional coaching fees and travel fees apply. We also offer two discounted packages, one of five hours and one of ten hours.

The hourly coaching rate for one person in corporate, governmental, academic, military or other organizational entities is $275.

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Our standard coaching fees for private pay individuals are $125 an hour, but we want to give you a new client package rate. Choose this Traction-To-Action Starter Package and take off $75 over three hours of coaching. You pay only $300 for all the above features over three valuable hours of coaching with Bill. Travel and associated expenses are extra, if we come to your offices.

Please note that this private pay for individuals (not organizations) reduced-fee coaching structure is applicable only to individuals who take telephone, Skype or FaceTime sessions, and for an individual taking sessions in our offices in Palo Alto, California. Private pay coaching rates are not applicable to professional athletes or coaches. Professional athletes and coaches would pay the organizational rate, even if not connected with a team. For coaching sessions outside our offices, for sessions with more than one person, and for coaching with organizations, whether in person, or by distance, additional coaching fees and travel fees apply. The hourly coaching rate for one person in corporate, governmental, academic, military or other organizational entities is $275, with some potential adjustments, based on a quote as part of a custom volume package, and for example, when we include speaking, training and consulting.

To prevent fraud, refunds are not allowed by means other than the same credit card or PayPal account used to make the original charge.

We have coached individuals from San Francisco, San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Almaden Valley, Santa Cruz, Los Altos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Alameda, Atherton, Berkeley, Burlingame, Campbell, Concord, Daly City, Danville, Dublin, Foster City, Fremont, Hillsborough, Livermore, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Ramon, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Union City, Woodside, and many other locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley, and around the United States. You can come to us, or we can come to you. For sessions out of our office, there may be an extra charge for travel. We can also work virtually. We also regularly consult with clients by phone and email from countries around the world, such as England, Portugal, Australia, Mexico, China, Canada, Israel and South Africa.

To start the Test Anxiety Peak Performance Coaching Program, simply email us, call us at 510-270-0311, or click on the button below to sign up now. This new client discount package is for first-time clients only. If you are a continuing client, please choose one of the Test Anxiety Peak Performance Coaching Services packages below.

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We can often start you the same week you contact us. If you need emergency Test Anxiety Peak Performance Coaching, call us, and we will do everything we can to help you right away. We always go the extra mile for our clients!

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Please note that this private pay for individuals (not organizations) reduced-fee coaching structure is applicable only to individuals who take telephone, Skype or FaceTime sessions, and for an individual taking sessions in our offices in Palo Alto, California. Private pay coaching rates are not applicable to professional athletes or coaches. Professional athletes and coaches would pay the organizational rate, even if not connected with a team. For coaching sessions outside our offices, for sessions with more than one person, and for coaching with organizations, whether in person, or by distance, additional coaching fees and travel fees apply. The hourly coaching rate for one person in corporate, governmental, academic, military or other organizational entities is $275, with some potential adjustments, based on a quote as part of a custom volume package, and for example, when we include speaking, training and consulting.

Our discounted coaching fees are $75 for one half hour (30 minutes) and $125 per hour, with additional price reductions offered for blocks of four, six and twelve hours.

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  • 24-Hour Cancellation Policy: Please note that we require a 24-hour cancellation notice should you need to cancel or reschedule a coaching session. Canceling or rescheduling a training session, seminar, workshop or keynote requires much earlier notice, with different policies. For those events, please consult our contract for that event. We prefer not to charge for late canceled or no-show appointments, but repeated or egregious late cancellations or no-show appointments will be charged the full hourly rate of that missed session. If you need to reschedule, that is never a problem as long as you give us this full day advance notice so we can offer your time to another client. We are usually booked out two weeks or more in advance for coaching sessions, so the earlier you know your schedule, the easier it is to schedule you in any future slots should you need to reschedule.

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  • Clients have the option of paying the standard hourly rate or availing themselves of various discount packages.

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  • Purchase of a package is not valid retroactively, after a coaching session has been concluded.

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  • Checks returned by the bank for insufficient funds will be subject to a $20.00 collection fee and a $20.00 insufficient funds fee.

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Additional Services

There is no additional charge for reading and responding to reasonable length emails. For emails or attached documents that are longer, any time spent with these activities will be counted as hours in the package you purchased. If the hours exceed the package hours, they will be invoiced weekly.

We can assist you in many other ways in addition to coaching. This is a menu of how you can utilize our expertise to create a robust program of improvement. Any time spent with these activities will be counted as hours in the package you purchased.

  • Reading, reacting to and editing documents.

  • Reviewing videos.

  • Reviewing audios.

  • Creating customized audios.

  • Creating and editing documents.

  • Writing and editing speeches and training materials.

  • Creating and conducting surveys and questionnaires.

  • Creating and conducting 360 degree reviews.

  • Speaking to people you designate, as part of your coaching program, such as teachers, tutors, coaches, school administrators, therapists, consultants, relatives, parents or any other people on your success team. We often consult with parents on how to maximize their involvement with their child's experience.

  • Having us conduct web research, or other research on your behalf.

  • Attending your performances or workplaces, or in the field, observing and debriefing you.

  • Speaking by phone, Skype or FaceTime to debrief you after your performances, while you are still on site, or soon thereafter.

These additional services can be paid for in two ways, which we will ask you to designate before beginning them. They could be counted as part of your existing package hours, or charged as additional services beyond the package, at the hourly rate within the package you purchased. If these services exceed the hours in your package, they will be invoiced the week they are delivered, with payment due at that time.

Policies And Pricing On Urgent, Rush Service And After-Hours Project Requests

Urgent, rush service and after-hours project requests count as time-and-a-half. These rates apply upon your approval only.

We have many interview clients, executives, business owners and others who often need immediate turn-around of resumes and cover letters, and other documents. We wish we could accommodate everyone instantly. We know that speed is of the essence in responding to job announcements and last-minute interviews. We do our best to accommodate you so you can be nimble on these, and so you can apply for these positions early.

Most of our clients are working full time and cannot properly respond to a job announcement during their workday. They come home and then ask us to respond with their written work, at the end of their day. We are happy to do so. We do have time constraints, but if we are able, we respond as quickly as possible, often the same day.

However, when you ask us to produce a work product on an urgent basis, or to work outside our normal working hours, we find it necessary to charge a premium for that. The premium we charge for this expedited service is time and a half. So, for example, if you have a coaching-consulting package of 3, 4, 6 or 12 hours and you engage us in rush work, each hour is counted as 90 minutes, and would be deducted from your package accordingly.

We will only designate your work "rush service", or as an "after-hours project" if you specifically tell us this, and if you agree to pay the time and a half rate. Only you can designate such a rush order. We will always ask you to confirm this before proceeding.

Alternatively, instead of engaging us in a rush order, you can simply make your project normal priority. We'll get it done as fast as we can, in our normal business hours, and you won't get charged a premium. Your non-priority work may not get done immediately. In fact, we can't guarantee it will be done quickly if there are other folks ahead of you who have paid for priority rush jobs. And if your request comes in on a Thursday, Friday or weekend, the following week may be the first we can get to it.

Background Of Bill Cole, MS, MA As An Educator, Coach And Stress Management Expert

Bill Cole, MS, MA Bill has been a teacher, coach and stress management consultant since the 1970's. He trained as a teacher and coach as an undergraduate, completed a student teaching internship, completed two graduate degrees, and has taught at all levels and avenues in education: Private schools, public schools, junior colleges, colleges, universities, and he has owned his own tennis teaching academy. He has held a lifetime teaching credential in California since 1989. He taught college for over 15 years, and one special area he taught was stress management. He was a master teacher and trainer of teachers in college for years.

Bill has devised hundreds of assessment tools, tests and exams that have been used by people around the world. He's been involved with educational testing, measurement and psychometrics since the early 70's. Since then he's had a special interest in creating tests that measure a variety of parameters, using such tools as surveys, assessments, tests, quizzes, questionnaires, skill tests, knowledge tests, and tests of attitudes. He creates, on average, more than a dozen tests each year. These tests have been developed and adapted for use in business, education, the arts, medicine and many specialized fields.

Currently he also trains and certifies teachers and coaches worldwide in his peak performance system: https://www.mentalgamecoaching.com/

Bill's mission is to help people realize the potential they truly have and to help them create strategies to bring that out in exam success and life itself.

With all his years of experience in teaching and coaching learners of all ages, he has a special ability to create fast rapport and put people at ease in a coaching session. He is a good listener, sincere, and uses his sense of humor and intriguing questions to engage them in the process.

Bill's Academic Background

Bill graduated with honors in his undergraduate and graduate degrees, and was the first person in the world to earn a bachelor's degree in sport psychology. He was named to Who's Who in American Education, Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, and won two academic awards, The Albert Zeigler Award for Academic Excellence (as an undergraduate), and the Clifford R. Furnas University Scholar-Athlete Award (as a graduating senior).

He holds a Master's degree in Physical Education from California State University at Fullerton and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, with additional coursework towards a doctorate in psychology at The Palo Alto Graduate School of Psychology.

To learn more about Bill Cole, see his full bio.

Testimonials

Testimonials for Bill's Test Anxiety Peak Performance Coaching

Testimonials for Bill Cole's peak performance coaching:

"Bill Cole is an authority on sports psychology. He is one of the top peak performance coaches in the country."
Stanford University Baseball Team

"Bill Cole is a master mental game coach. He is one of the top peak performance coaches on the Pro Tennis Tour."
Israeli Davis Cup Team

"A world-renowned peak performance coach."
British Broadcasting Corporation (The BBC)

"Bill Cole is an internationally respected sports psychologist and mental game coach."
Coaching Edge Magazine, England

"Bill Cole is a leading author on sports psychology."
Yahoo! Sports

Free On-Line Test Anxiety Assessment

A good starting place is to complete this 5-minute on-line test stress control assessment, at no charge.
Take the assessment

Please retain a copy and we can arrange a no-obligation ten-minute phone conversation with Bill at no charge. In that phone call he will review your assessment, answer your questions, explain the stress control coaching process, and make suggestions and recommendations as to how you can improve and strengthen your test-taking performance.

Taking this on-line assessment prior to the phone call is not required, but it is strongly suggested, as we find it provides excellent focus for this initial phone session. If you prefer to make the call first, please be prepared to discuss your situation in detail and what you are looking to achieve from this type of coaching.

Free Articles On Test Stress Management And School Success Strategies

Bill has written and published over 400 articles worldwide on a variety of issues and topics in education, coaching, peak performance and stress control. In addition to having created numerous tests and assessments, for many years he has written about test-taking strategies from a stress-reduction perspective and how students can master their test-taking fears. See our collection of articles about test stress management.

How To Schedule Classes

We have convenient day, evening and weekend times available by custom appointment. If you have more than one person interested in this program and they would like to take it together, that can be arranged. Please contact us for details and pricing.

How To Get Your Test Anxiety Peak Performance Program Underway

Call: 510-270-0311

Email: Bill@MentalGameCoach.com

We can often start you the same week you contact us. If you need emergency Test Anxiety Peak Performance Coaching, call us, and we will do everything we can to help you right away. We always go the extra mile for our clients!

Travel Expenses For Coaching And Consulting

We handle travel differently for speaking and training versus coaching and consulting. For speaking engagements we can build the travel, hotel and per diem and other expenses into a custom-quoted all-inclusive fee, or itemize these expenses separate from the speaking fee. For this type of engagement, there is no separate per-hour travel fee in addition to the actual travel expenses incurred. You simply cover our actual travel expenses.

For consulting and coaching engagements, we have two tiers of travel fees. When we drive our company car to such an engagement, our hourly travel fee is $100/hour. We charge that because our time is valuable, and while we are driving we are unable to do work or engage in client coaching or consulting. In addition, there is wear and tear and an increase in mileage on the vehicle, and gas and oil expenses. If we travel by air, train or boat, our hourly travel fee is reduced to $50/hour, since we do not incur expenses to our company car.

Travel From Palo Alto, California

Travel time begins when we leave our offices in Palo Alto, California, and ends when we arrive at your door or the door of the place you designate. Travel expenses include: Taxi, shuttle, ferry, subway, train, or any other conveyance, and tolls and parking fees. We fly out of any of three nearby Bay area airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Travel time is not computed only by distance via an online map service for driving. It's based on time, since once we get near your office we may be searching and waiting for a parking spot, taking another conveyance and walking to your offices. We also may be held up by heavy traffic, road work, detours or traffic accidents. All this time counts towards the total travel time. Travel time is also counted the same way when we return from your office.

Travel, Other Fees And Expenses And Time Frames

Travel, hotel and per diem expenses and fees can be handled in any of these ways: You can book and pay for our travel expenses, we can invoice you, or we can take these expenses and fees off any coaching package you purchase.

We serve our clients far beyond normal 9-5pm Monday-Friday working hours, because our clients work across the US and the globe, and because we often travel to observe and coach our clients as they perform, compete and work. We often work early in the morning, late at night, and on Saturday and Sunday to best meet their needs. Travel fees are due anytime we drive our company car to you or an event for you. When we travel to you or to an event for you by plane, and the plane leaves after 8pm and arrives prior to 6am, there are no travel fees assessed, since we could not be serving other clients at those times. Travel fees are waived if any daily coaching / consulting contract exceeds $4,000.

Our Coaching Sessions Are Guaranteed

I guarantee the quality of our coaching sessions. I guarantee to you that each coaching session will be of the highest quality, and will give you the best cutting-edge content and success strategies. However, I cannot predict, know, monitor or guarantee what you will do with the lessons, insights and content learned in these sessions. Therefore, when you use our coaching, materials and products you are not guaranteed to improve learning, performance, income, health, fitness or specific earnings. No one can guarantee such outcomes because your results will depend on variables and factors outside our control including, but not limited to: your motivation, your diligence and discipline, your capabilities, your creativity, your health and fitness, your compliance with our recommendations and suggestions, and other factors which neither party has control over.

I will ask you, many times in each coaching session, if things make sense, and if you know how to practice and actually use what we discuss, and what I teach you. At the end of each coaching session, I will ask if that session met your expectations. If you say yes, we will consider that session successful. If you say no, I will spend additional time with you, at no additional charge, at that time, or at a mutually convenient time, to resolve your concerns. If I cannot resolve your concerns at that time, I will refund all your monies paid for that particular coaching session in question. If this coaching session in question was part of a package, when you receive a refund for that session, we will also refund the rest of your unused coaching package monies. This will be prorated per the package you purchased, not at the full non-package hourly rate. Whenever you make the next coaching package payment that is due or make a pay as you go payment, this indicates that you are satisfied with the coaching up to that point, and that you wish to continue the coaching program.

Our Coaching Is Confidential

Trust forms the core of the coaching relationship. We respect what you say, and will not repeat your material to anyone or to any entity. We maintain your confidentiality and privacy in all communications and we maintain safe and secure written records of your account. We do not disclose that you are a client if you do not want that known.


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William B. Cole Consultants - Mental Game coaching, consulting, speaking and training

2085 East Bayshore Road #50412
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: (510) 270-0311
E-Mail: Bill@MentalGameCoach.com
Website: www.mentalgamecoach.com

 
   
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