"With many negative thoughts consuming my head, my play on the golf course struggled. Once I began working with Eli we started to make great improvements each session that helped my mentality immensely. Having a better mental game and mentality improved my play on the course. I would absolutely not be where I am now without Eli and his program."
"He subbed for his older brother's U14 soccer game tonight….. willingly. And not only did he show up, but he stood out and played with such confidence with kids much older than him. Three months ago this would have never happened!"
-Jessica | Soccer/Lacrosse Mom
"Eli was an awesome mental game coach. He helped my racing career go from amateur to professional level. I hired him to help get me mentally prepared for my first pro race with IMSA at Petit Le Mans. With literally a million spectators, I was really feeling the pressure and got extremely overwhelmed. With Eli’s help before, during, and after my race, I was able to get out of my own head and focus on my driving. Because he helped me step up my mental game, I was able to podium in my first MX-5 Cup race, receiving top finishing female! If it wasn’t for the strategies he taught me, I can safely say that I would’ve crumbled under pressure, blowing my only opportunity to show my talent behind the wheel."
-Sally | MX-5 Driver
"When I reached out to Eli to ask if he could help an athlete my son’s age, and explained the struggles I was observing, he let me know that our challenges were pretty common. Eli helped tackle some of the biggest challenges our son was facing, through consistency and practice. We saw a great deal of improvement in our son’s performance and attitude. The paradigm shift that Eli taught him is one that we use to this day and one that we have used outside of the sports environment as well. We had a great experience working with Eli and so did our son!"
-Beth | Hockey Mom
"Prior to my experience with Eli, I had colossal anger issues in relation to my competitive activities. To be more specific, I struggled with becoming furiously angry at myself when losing; I viewed failure as unacceptable and made myself miserable over it. Now, I see it is all just a healthy part of the process of working for your dream. He can help you rework your mind!"
-Scott | Esports
"He is learning how to control his mind and now he is showing his potential even in those days where the things are not 100% good or after some mistakes and that is really important. We want to say thank you, sir, because he is enjoying the games in the way he is supposed to be."
-Carlos | Baseball Dad
"You have been AMAZING for Taylor and we are so grateful for your time with her. She always looked forward to your conversations. We talked about how these skills will carry her through life. THANK YOU!!"
-Cathy | High School Golfer Mom
"Noah had a great couple of games!! Always great to have some successes and he seems to be applying some of the concepts you’ve discussed!"
-Kristin | Baseball Mom
"Working with Eli helped further my appreciation for the importance of mental strength within athletics. We worked together for 3 months, focusing on different phases that impacted my game in various ways. My in-game anxiety diminished while both my confidence in myself and my game took huge leaps. Most importantly, I learned tools that continue to improve my mental toughness not only in athletics, but in life."
-Clay | College Basketball Player
"I learned tools that I hadn't come across before, even though I have been to many mindfulness courses over the years. I loved Eli's friendly, engaging, and entertaining style of delivery. I now have more understanding of the science behind mental training and resilience. Many thanks indeed!"
-Kevin | Olympic Skeet
"I can’t believe it’s been 12 weeks!! I have noticed a difference in Crue’s attitude and approach to his game on and off the field. His self-talk has definitely improved and he’s not nearly as upset with himself after practices or games!! Thank you for your focus and dedication to him and for helping to introduce new coping skills into his life, I know he’s implemented them on and off the field."
-Itajai | High School Football Mom
"In three months I accomplished more mentally than I could have ever thought possible with proof of it working with my performances."
-Phyllis H | Professional Acrobat
"My work with Eli was really productive and definitely helped me when I was in a tough moment in my career. He's great at pinpointing exactly what you need to improve and helps you do just that."
-Michael C | Professional Soccer Player
"I have benefited from working with Eli by becoming more mindful about ways to strengthen my golf game on the mental side, therefore, improving my game greatly. Throughout this summer I got my average to be in the 30’s. I am now able to let go of mistakes easier and faster than before. One of the best strategies I learned was how to be able to break down my larger goals into smaller more manageable ones. It is not as much pressure to have to fulfill the smaller goals as it is for the larger ones."
-Nick H | High School Golfer
"Yesterday I played my first match and I won! It’s my first professional main draw win! I feel really good mentally. I think that throughout the match I was staying positive, calm, and confident. Even when there were times where I missed opportunities (a lot) I didn’t let it stick with me. I moved on very quickly so I could stay focused on the next point."
-Samantha I | Professional Tennis Player
"I reached out to Success Starts Within when I was feeling helpless at matching my performance level during practice with real matches. I have been seeing a huge improvement over the course of 12 weeks working with Eli. I am feeling more confident in my skills and my mental abilities."
-Kadi B | Professional Squash Player
"Eli Straw Is amazing at what he does. He really knows what he’s doing. He listens to you and takes it into evaluation to give you the best plan and course of action he can. I would recommend working with Eli to anyone who wants or needs mental coaching."
-Jason A | High School Soccer Player
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