We love to work with people who want to make a difference on things that matter. This sense of community, in which inspiration is contagious and where visions are shared collectively, is what makes PERFORM READY different. We founded PERFORM READY to offer a new art of coaching: individual, human, diverse. We want to encourage people to live up to their full potential and ensure a better way of living and working together as a team. Every day. We do things differently, not just to do them differently, but because we are convinced that society can benefit from diversity. PERFORM READY empowers people, with coaching tools that high-level athletes use to reach the top.
Elena holds a PhD in American Studies and an M.A. in Sports Sciences. She also holds two DOSB coaching licenses, is an ActionTypes® Certified Practitioner and Precision Nutrition Coach. She has played professional volleyball for many years, has worked as an assistant national coach at the youth elite level and occasionally teaches cultural studies at LMU. At the moment she is the head-coach of professional beach volleyball players Armin Dollinger and Simon Kulzer and works as a strength and conditioning coach for WWK Volleys Herrsching and SV Lohhof.
Her coaching philosophy is characterized by the pursuit of excellence without losing one’s humanity or the love of the game. Contradictions and differences within a person or team are potential strengths that need to be worked through together. She loves to encourage creative ideas, to inspire and to coach people to their very own potential. She believes that a “we have always done it this way” mindset is the biggest obstacle to progress.
Liane is a consultant for holistic health, ActionTypes Practitioner, and got her Bachelor's degree in Public Health Science from Clemson University. In Clemson she was part of the track and field team for four years. As a heptathlete, she and her team repeatedly won the Conference Championships. Currently she works with the professional beach volleyball team Dollinger-Kulzer, with VfB Friedrichshafen (men’s indoor volleyball, 1.Bundesliga) and the Austrian national team (men's indoor volleyball).
For Liane, the athlete has first priority. She is convinced that movement quality and the necessary awareness of it are fundamental building blocks for every athlete. Optimal performance arises from the functionality of the body, and an athlete-coaching relationship that creates confidence and safety even when moving on the edge of the comfort zone. Behind every peak performance there is a strong team with the goal of developing individual potential in the best possible way.
High-performance culture, whether in competitive sports or in the corporate world, is a complex system in which teamwork is often the only way to success. Individual aspirations and team dynamics are sometimes tough to balance and need to be steered in a common direction. What characterizes a good team culture? How do you promote individual strengths and make them accessible for the team? We use creative solutions from the ActionTypes approach and share our experiences from competitive sports with athletes and companies who, in search of success, are ready to break new ground. Our idea of a PERFORM READY team culture is always characterized by respect for the individual against the background of a shared vision.
»While successful culture can look and feel like magic, the truth is that it’s not. Culture is a set of living relationships working toward a shared goal. It’s not something you are. It’s something you do.«