We started Ready.Set.Resilient© because getting better never gets old. We work with athletes, leaders, teams, organizations and individual performers of all experiences to optimize performance and achieve results. We believe every interaction is a unique opportunity to improve.

Ready – Confidence gained from the will to prepare.
Set – Our mindset. How we view and approach life, work, and relationships.
Resilient – Mental, emotional and physical toughness to create, commit, compete and grow stronger through adversity.


Leadership: Build Trust. Build Value. Build a Legacy.
Mental Toughness: Hard times don’t last. Hard people do.
Team Dynamics & Culture: The Behaviors that define you.
Goal Setting: Identifying success. Identifying the process.
Personal & Coaching Development: A journey in self improvement.
ABCs of Peak Performance: Be F.A.S.T  & aware of performance derailers.
Self Talk: Talk it. See it. Do it. Winners Don’t Bargain.
Control: Energy Management & Stress Mitigation.
Routines: Creating a life by design v default.
Motivation: Your direction and intensity of effort.

Ben Freakley – Founder

Ben Freakley is the founder of Ready.Set.Resilient© and currently works for the Toronto Blue Jays as the Head of Mental Performance. For over 15 years, Ben has coached individuals, athletes, teams, soldiers and businesses to improve individual and collective performance. Along the way, he has been a head soccer coach at the PDL and NCAA Division I level, a mental performance coach for special operations forces, and general manager for a sports club with over 1100 members. He has consulted over 15 different university athletic teams across the country on leadership, culture and team dynamics. Additionally, he has worked with businesses providing team building events and motivational speaking and consulted hundreds of individuals motivated to achieve success in 1 on 1 settings. In 2016 Ben was a keynote speaker at the Southeast Regional Applied Association of Sport Psychology Conference (AASP) as well as inducted into the The Georgia Southern University Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class out of 33,000 alumni under the age of 40. He is a national staff instructor with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and presented at the 2017 NSCAA Convention on “Developing The Mindset of a Master Coach.” Ben holds masters degrees in Sport Psychology and Sport Management from Georgia Southern University where he was an NCAA Division I athlete.



We begin with a conversation with you. During our first interaction, we facilitate discussion to gain understanding of how you would like to grow. After gaining clarity of your history, we develop an action plan for the future. Our process includes phone, e-mail, on-site and video conference support and we treat every interaction as a unique opportunity to improve. Using our MAPP process, you can expect the following from Ready.Set.Resilient©:

METHODS – Let’s collaborate find solutions that creates confidence enhancing change and sustainable impact.
ASSESS – Let’s talk about what you’ve done and what you want to do.
PLAN – Let’s set things into action and develop measurable systems to track progress.
PROGRESS – Let’s keep the conversation going and decide what gets sustained, modified or eliminated to optimize performance.


Session 1: Meeting to discuss goals and expectations
Session 2: Sensing Session: What’s working? What’s not?
Session 3: Team / Organizational Culture: Burning Hot or Burning Out?
Session 4: The Process: Roles / Relationships / Routines – The Motivational Bullseye.
Session 5: Leadership: Your Influence / Your Legacy.
Session 6: Follow Up / Video Call
Session 7: Follow Up / Video Call
Session 8: Follow Up Support / Meeting to Check for Growth

*Pricing of all Ready.Set.Resilient© programs are based each clients desired level of interaction and programming support.

Topics covered

We engage our clients through discussion that explores optimal traits, behaviors and styles which leaders can use to ignite growth and empower those they serve. We help leaders clarify goals, values and vision for themselves and those they lead.  Through this process we help them deliver results. Our action plans are situation specific to the leader and the environment in which they lead. Weather you lead yourself, a group, a team or a company, your vision, values and behaviors impact those around you. Are you ready to become that force multiplier that makes everyone around them better?

A healthy relationship between pressure and performance takes training. Turning that training into a skill, like anything else, takes deliberate practice. Being “in the moment” can be defining or debilitating. Through the use of mental skills training we utilize processes that fit the unique needs of the individual. We employ proven commitment, confidence, concentration, control and consistency strategies to generate coherence with physical and mental states. This means you think and feel “ready to go.” From fighters to physicians and all performers in between, our mental skills consulting is that extra edge that can move you from good to great.

Bringing talented people together and empowering them to use their abilities to achieve results happens by design not default. Great team dynamics like commitment, shared vision, culture and leaders worth following is a process. We dive deep into the roles, relationships, routines and expectations that make teams and organizations special. Our work includes exploration and discussion of key concepts of winning teams as well as culture killers. The difference between a group and team is a common goal. We’re here to help you in your journey from group to team.

 We as coaches pride ourselves on being detail oriented and strive to address the four pillars of the game with our players: technical, tactical, physical, and mental. After experiencing Ben’s sessions I am determined to provide more for the players I coach in regards to the mental aspect of the game and Ready. Set. Resilient is precisely the program to facilitate this objective. Ben’s ability to connect with players and have empathy for the situations that they may be facing both on the field and off the field is unmatched. I’m convinced his mental coaching provides a competitive advantage for teams that utilize his services.
– Troy Lesene, Assistant Coach, Charlotte Indépendance (USL)

“Ben Freakley fills the room with energy and our student athletes immediately fed off his enthusiasm. Our players were engaged and focused during his presentation. Our objective prior to meeting with Ben, was to start to build a more cohesive team unit. Our players left his session with a better understanding of each other and a greater appreciation of the team’s collective talent. We would welcome Ben’s involvement in the future and feel his expertise was of great value to our program.”

– Eric Faulconer, Head Coach, Armstrong Women’s Soccer

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