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  • 1 on 1 Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Building
  • Group Coaching

Diverse areas: sports, health, education, business, performing arts, special forces.
Diverse themes: according to needs and on-demand.


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  • Coaching education
  • Parenting Education
  • Educational Resources

Diverse areas & themes: according to needs and on-demand.

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  • Professional
  • Inspirational

Diverse areas: sports, business, education, health, special forces, performing arts.
Diverse themes: according to needs and on-demand.

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Program Development

  • Needs assessment, development, implementation & program evaluation.

Diverse areas & themes

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Elite Camps

Diverse countries &  levels

(e.g., Train Like a Pro, Ro)

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  • Media Training
  • Education/Promotion of Mental Coaching

Diverse areas & themes

TV & radio interviews, speeches, newspapers and magazine articles.

Rolo Mental Coaching (RMC) Services

RMC’s Mission:

  • To educate the individuals and the general public about what Performance Enhancement Psychology is, where, how, and when it can be implemented, as well as its inherent benefits.
  • To develop, implement and evaluate Mental Skills Training programs, as well as create resources to enhance the performance and well-being of diverse individuals and institutions (e.g., athletes, coaches, parents, students, teachers, doctors, nurses, artists, business people).
  • To promote the systematic implementation of performance enhancement strategies by individuals and institutions.
  • To advance the field of Performance Enhancement Psychology, and to promote it in the international community and the media.

RMC’s Methodology:

  • RMC has an innovative and pioneering work philosophy and methodology.
  • The evidence-based methodology includes a holistic, educative, preventative, cognitive-behavior, and integrated approach, in which the mental area is developed simultaneously with technical, tactical, and physical domains.
  • The performance enhancement skills are enhanced initially in practice, leading to implementing them systematically and autonomously in competition and real-life situations.
  • Unlike traditional clinical psychology, which focuses on problem remediation, RMC uses a preventative approach, based on positive psychology and focusing on clients’ strengths.
  • The coaching takes place in real-life settings (e.g., tennis court, classroom, clinic, theater, business office), working with the whole team (e.g., athlete, coach, parents, trainer, other specialists), and geared towards the clients’ autonomy.
  • RMC takes into consideration individual differences, cultural diversity, and the powerful influences of the environment to effectively address them in tailored made interventions.
  • The consultation and interventions delivered by RMC are within a scientist-practitioner model where research informs interventions and vice versa.
  • RMC assist people in being aware of their limiting beliefs and unproductive thoughts and how these negatively impact their emotions and behavior (cognitive/behavioral approach). RMC helps individuals in replacing the above mentioned with productive ones, and in establishing efficient routines that lead to sustainable success and well-being.

Over 20 years of experience has shown RMC that by applying this methodology, the process of goal achievement is faster, more enjoyable, and with long-lasting effects.

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    Mental Training In Tennis: Applied Strategies For Success Book

    Mental Training in Tennis

    Although there is plenty of literature on mental skills, we believe that there are not enough applied books that provide both informative content and easy tools to implement on your own.

    The updated English version of 2009 released Portuguese Mental Training in Tennis book, does provide the relevant performance enhancement content, and applied strategies for success. Specifically, it contains 33 (off-, and on-court) step-by-step exercises linked to each of the 6 areas included in the book:

    Although the language and examples of the “Mental Training in Tennis: applied strategies for success” book is specific to one sport, its scientific foundations and strategies apply to all domains: Sports, Business, Education, Health, Special forces, and Performing arts. 


    Mental Training in Tennis

    ORDER  the English version of the MTT book Click via the respective Amazon link:


    USA 🇺🇸 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0884CJMBW

    Germany 🇩🇪 https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0884CJMBW

    United Kingdom 🇬🇧 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0884CJMBW

    Canada 🇨🇦 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0884CJMBW

    Japan 🇯🇵 https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0884CJMBW

    Spain 🇪🇸 https://www.amazon.es/dp/B0884CJMBW

    France 🇫🇷 https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0884CJMBW

    Italy 🇮🇹 https://www.amazon.it/dp/B0884CJMBW

    If your country is not within the previous list, please search which Amazon delivers the MTT book in your country. Should you need our assistance, feel free to contact us https://www.rolomentalcoaching.com/contact/


    Mental Training in Tennis

    TO ORDER the Portuguese version of the MTT book Click this link.

    This pioneering book was created based on the assessed needs and became an educational tool of reference. It has contributed to the systematic development and implementation of mental skills training necessary to foster success and well-being. Since the release of the Portuguese version of this book in 2009 (together with the implementation of clinics, educational workshops, and consulting by RMC), Portugal has seen significant developments in terms of professional tennis players’ mental toughness, being currently a nation that has several ATP top players. More importantly, mental training now has a serious place within the development of tennis professionals and youth.

    Besides the sports arena, RMC has conceived success manuals for students and teachers to enhance academic performance and develop life skills. RMC desires to produce additional Mental Training books for specific sports and diverse contexts (e.g., business, health, performing arts). RMC is currently writing a book on effective parenting (in sports and life in general), an area considered extremely important and still underdeveloped.

    We are always looking for sponsors and partners who are interested in collaborating with us and our projects, promoting excellence, success & well-being. Join us!

    Cristina Rolo

    Cristina Rolo

    Cristina combines her energetic, loving demeanor with her highly educated background leading to a professional approach with a unique personal delivery for her clients. Her scientific knowhow, intercommunication skills, and flexibility give plenty of room for adaptive and eclectic variations, which keeps the work with her effective, fun, and adventurous. Cristina is a lifelong learner and passionate about sharing knowledge with her clients. She specializes in performance enhancement psychology, positive psychology, leadership, team building, conflict resolution, well-being, and parenting.


    At a glance:

    • Doctoral degree (P.h.D.) in Exercise and Sport Psychology, Graduated Suma Cum Laude at UNCG, USA.
    • Masters (M.S.), in Exercise and Sports Psychology at Technical University of Lisbon, PT.
    • Certified Mental Performance Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC #529).
    • Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) Associate faculty.
    • Speaker at diverse Sport Psychology conferences (AASP, ISSP, ENYSSP, FEPSAC) in several countries.
    • Collaborated with renowned international governing bodies, elite athletes and institutions, such as: National Football League (NFL), United States Tennis Association (USTA), United States Water Polo,  United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Mexican Olympic Committee (COM), Portuguese Judo Federation (FPJ), Portuguese Tennis Federation (FPT), Academia Victor Hanescu, ATP World Tour top 100 players and coaches.


    Awards & nominations:

    • UNCG Young Alumni Award (demonstrated professional excellence, service & balance between professional & personal life), USA.
    • Best Development Sports Project (award attributed by the Romanian Press Association). Head of Sport Psychology of the award-winning programs “Victor Hanescu Train Like a Pro camps”, Cluj-Napoca & Curtea de Arges, Romania.
    • Susan Stout Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, UNCG, Greensboro, USA. 
    • Nominated twice for “Distinguished Professional Practice Award”, Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), USA.
    • Nominated for “Teacher of the Year” National Award, Portuguese Ministry of Education, Lisbon, PT.
    • Young Researcher Award, International Congress of Physical Education and Sports for Youth and Children, Braga, PT.


    Dave de Haan

    Dave de Haan

    Being around Dave, you right away feel that there is both knowledge and experience present. The in-depth consulting and dedication, which he delivers are of a level that can only be described as rare and extraordinary. As a former high-performance athlete, it is easy for him to understand and connect with people who deal with high-pressure situations daily. His methods are prone to directness and demand discipline. He is a very pragmatic professional and will use anything to teach and implement desired routines and behaviors.


    At a glance

    • Former professional Basketball player, (Dutch national team, NCAA Division I, international clubs)
    • Coach of Victor Hanescu (best ATP ranking 26)
    • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology specialized in fear and aggression.
    • Former Director of sales for a manufacturer/supplier of industrial encoding machines in the Benelux
    • Pioneer in applied sport psychology applied to tennis
    • Over 15 years of experience in performance enhancement psychology consulting in sports, academics, health, and business.
    • Author of diverse articles and books on performance enhancement in sports and education


    Awards & nominations

    • The University of North Carolina at Asheville “Order of Pisgah” award, UNCA Alumni Association, Asheville, USA. http://news.unca.edu/articles/unc-asheville-2017-alumniawards (2017)
    • Romanian Press Association: “Best Development Sports Project”. Head of Sport Psychology of the award-winning programs “Victor Hanescu Train Like a Pro camps”, Cluj-Napoca & Curtea de Arges, Romania.

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