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Who Am I and Why I Wanted To Be a Mental Game Coach

Updated: Jan 5

First and foremost thank you for visiting my site and reading my FIRST blog post. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Gladine Frasso. I wear many hats but my two favorites are wife and mother. I reside in Virginia with my husband, daughter and cat. I have been a Mental Game Coach for 3 years now and I absolutely love what I do. I am a lover of all things basketball.


I played for Millersville University where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health. I then played two years semi-pro basketball until my knees finally said “hang ‘em up girl’, so that is exactly what I did. Years later, I have a great career and a wonderful family I enjoy waking up to every morning.


Many have asked me how I ended up where I am today (career wise) and how they too can apply what I’ve done to help them. Every time I am asked that question I simply ask them, “Do you have what it takes to work for the life you want, I mean can you really commit to the EVERY DAY grind?”, “Are you Mentally Tough?”

Everything I have, I HAVE EARNED. I do not believe in shortcuts or handouts. From early on, I always knew that the life I wanted would require what I call the 3D’s:

1. Dedication

2.Determination

3.Discipline

It would require me to see where I was at that moment, where I wanted to be and create goals for myself to close that gap. Being a mentally tough person has allowed me to excel in my career as an Environmental Health & Safety Engineer and Create my Business I Am Mentally Tough.


So why are you here? Why are you currently reading this blog? Could it be that you’re a friend or family member wanting to support or are you an athlete wanting to learn more about your new Mental Game Coach? Have you been following me for a while and wanted to know more about me and why I do it? Whoever you may be I am glad you are here, I honestly am. Here is more about who I am and what I do.

I am a Mental Game Toughness Coach. I work with athletes, coaches and parents to help them navigate the mental obstacles and pitfalls that athletes face. I provide methods and strategies needed for high peak performances that top elite players possess. Athletes come to me to gain confidence in their sport, reduce the fear of failure, learn how to get into the zone and stay in the zone.


I first started out as a skills and development coach. While being a skills and development coach I started to realize that my athlete’s roadblocks were more mental than physical. Our training sessions went from doing physical drills to discussing the mental aspect of the game. That is when I decided to make the shift and become a Certified Mental Game Coach. Via excellent mentors and certifications I was able to learn mental game tools and strategies needed to help my clients become mentally tough. I have now worked with athletes from the middle school level to the college level and my ultimate goal is to work with professional athletes.


Again, I thank you for taking the time to read my first blog post and learn more about me and what I do. I would LOVE to hear feedback from you whether it is via, email, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Want to know more about my services and how I can help you and/or your team? Send me an email at IAmMentallyTough@gmail.com and let’s set up a free 15 minute consultation.

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