Eric Stefanski, M.S.
Owner & Founder of Lifesparq
Mental High Performance Coach & Consultant
USA Swimming Coach - ASCA Level 5
21 Years Professional Coach
I have a passion for helping athletes unlock their true personal potential in sport and life, and have spent the last 21 years doing just that.
My philosophy, is that for an athlete to reach their true potential, they've got to understand how their mind directs their physical habits; and to improve those habits (and ultimately earn better results) they need to learn to upgrade the quality with which they think.
I strongly believe athletes run into more problems during and after their athletic careers because they don't pro-actively train their mental strength alongside their physical skills. They fall into the false belief that they'll build their mental strength by working harder, rather than understanding how it really works.
Using this philosophy, I have helped produce multiple U.S. National Team athletes, two Olympians, over 50 NCAA Div. I All-Americans, a NCAA Div. I recorder holder (and Champion), and multiple ACC Conference Champions and record holders.
I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a master's degree in Sport Psychology from Georgia Southern University and spent 13 years coaching NCAA athletes at the University of Rochester, University of Pittsburgh, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Georgia Tech, all in the sport of competitive swimming.
When I'm not working with athletes or creating new programs to help athletes, coaches & parents, you can find me hiking in the Rocky Mountains, traveling the world, skiing and out on my road bike.