About"Oiseau" (pronounced "wah-zoh"): the French word for "Bird"

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Bonjour-Hi, my name is Mike Bird.

I am a personal coach who works with young adult students to help them navigate the transitions that inevitably occur during this period in their lives.

My own life started in a dramatic fashion when I was born with a large cystic growth on the side of my neck, which required invasive and reconstructive surgery to remove, in addition to years of specialized care to heal from. The experience left me with several impressive scars, and imparted an extremely important lesson on me: we only have one life - go and live it to its maximum while you're alive.

Although the surgery robbed me of the chance to play contact sports, ironically, I discovered and grew a passion for American/Canadian football as a teenager. Does it surprise you that I've coached this very same sport at an elite collegiate level for years, despite the complete absence of a playing career?

Here's how I've done it: I coach football because I have never told myself that I couldn't. A long time ago, I broke down the limiting belief that could have become a large block in my life. By not seeing myself as "unable," I became "able" to coach football.

This critical shift in mindset is the essence of what I help my clients do.

As the world-renowned coach Rich Litvin would say, "when you change the way you see the world, your world changes."


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Whether my client is looking to improve their performance in the classroom, level up as a student-athlete or artist, step boldly into a new school, or charge straight out into the working world, our partnership allows them to turn their ideas and desires into actionable plans, which can then become reality.

Coaching has been a part of my life for so long that it has become a part of who I am. Having started in athletics as a teenager, I have lived in the coaching realm throughout my formative years and into my adult life. I'm still an active collegiate-level football coach, and have worked with close to 1000 young athletes (ranging in age from 12 to 22) over the course of my career.

I work with clients who are really, truly committed to releasing themselves from the limits of their world, in order to create significant change throughout their lives and move forward to achieving what it is they deeply want.

Is that you?

If it is, then let's talk.

Yours in coaching,