We are athletes, coaches and business owners.
Our co-founder Amy Twiggs was a US National Team member and NCAA Stanford gymnast. She has a degree in psychology and has spent 20 years coaching athletes on their mindset. She currently owns her own gym.
Our co-founder Ryan Barton has owned numerous successful businesses and has helped hundreds of families and individuals overcome challenges and increase their positivity to live more inspiring lives.
Our co-founder Stacie Fletcher has spent many years deeply involved in the elite gymnastics world from the media side, including a trip to Rio to cover USA gymnastics in 2016. She is also a former gymnast and club coach.
Our head coach Ali Berry was an NCAA All American gymnast and assistant collegiate coach. She has a Master’s degree in Human Performance. She is also a Larry Nassar survivor who has used the tools we teach to find emotional freedom and healing.
We understand your world.
We are also certified life and weight coaches from the most successful life coaching school in the world, The Life Coach School.
We have the tools that are helping people run wildly successful businesses, lose weight, heal relationships, stop addictions and make their dreams come true. We have taken these proven and powerful mental health coaching tools and combined them with the best of sports psychology to create something entirely new.
We have brought them to the world of athletics because we believe that these tools could change the sports world from the inside out.
Instead of using fear, shame and intimidation to coach, we can use proven psychology and cognitive based behavioral tools. Instead of creating robots who don’t know how to deal with emotions we can teach kids to process and use their emotions in a healthy way. We can help our athletes win AND live happy, healthy lives.
As we help each parent, each athlete and each coach learn these tools, we believe we can help create a sports culture not only based on winning, but on creating happy healthy athletes who know how to win in life.
MEET our COACHES
CONFIDENCE COACH & #1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR
#1 Best Selling Author Amy Twiggs is a wife and a mother of four teenagers. She is a former elite gymnast and, in 1993, she was a member of the developmental National Women’s Gymnastics Team. She is a former USAG Judge and currently owns a gymnastics facility.
She received a full-ride athletic scholarship for gymnastics from Stanford University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus in Health & Development, and has been trained at The Life Coach School. Worked for the AZ Behavioral Health Center. Mindset & Emotional Training is her passion. Amy’s education has provided many opportunities for her to give back to athletes and teams around the world.
As a coach for the Athlete’s Mindset Academy, Amy enjoys working with underperforming elite and professional athletes, coaches and team owners to help them create unstoppable confidence and dominate on and off the field.
COACH FOR ELITE ATHLETES
Stacie Fletcher is a mindset coach and co-owner of the Athlete’s Mindset Academy. She is a certified life and weight coach with the Life Coach School. Previous to her work in coaching, she has spent 19 years in a large non-profit where she led in maximizing digital tools and strategies for helping people grow. She loves any time she gets to spend outdoors and in her jeep or taking advantage of living in Orlando with all the theme parks.
Stacie was a gymnast and then a club coach. Since transitioning out of coaching, she has been deeply involved in the elite gymnastics world from the media side. She ran a blog and various communications in the sports world, including running social media for the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships and for Athletes in Action at Rio in 2016.
Stacie’s mission at the Athlete’s Mindset Academy is to help bring health and healing to the culture of sport. She is passionate about helping athletes who want to be at the top of their sport get the results they are dreaming of while experiencing health and happiness along the way.
POSITIVE POWER COACH & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Owner of multiple counseling and motivational coaching companies. Ryan has helped hundreds of families and individuals overcome challenges and increase their positivity to live more inspiring lives. He uses motivational training combined with outdoor experiences to help his clients connect with nature and each other.
As a coach for the Athlete’s Mindset Academy, Ryan develops unity between parents, athletes and coaches. His experience and tools provide uplifting trainings and practical methods for building stronger connections within teams and families.
Never become so distracted by the one thing that’s going wrong that you forget to appreciate all that is going right.
LIFE COACH FOR ATHLETES,
EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR
Ali is a certified life coach from Grand Haven, MI. She has a bachelors degree in Exercise & Sports Science and a masters in Human Performance- Applied Sports Science. She is also a CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Ali was an All-American, an Academic All-American, and on the National Championship gymnastics team in 2015 at UWL. She went on to be the assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and Jr. Eagle Gymnastics Director. She has worked in Strength and Conditioning with a variety of sports at the University of Denver, Southern Utah University, and University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.
As a coach for the Athlete’s Mindset Academy,Ali focuses on helping athletes understand the intricacies of the recruiting process. Becoming a collegiate athlete can appear daunting at times. She will help you navigate, simplify and empower your mind as you prepare yourself for your next athletic journey.