About Michelle Gregovic, Mental Performance Coach
Hi, I am Michelle Gregovic, a mental performance coach and certified mental performance consultant ( CMPC ) in Houston, Texas and founder of Present Moment Mindset. From a young age, I was passionate about both music and theater, and achieved substantial success there during high school. Upon graduation, I proudly followed a family tradition to Texas A&M University, where I decided to pursue a career in business and communication.
My story: From challenge to change
During my senior year of college, a significant health challenge turned my life upside down and forced me to reexamine my personal choices. I had always been competitive and hard working, but suddenly realized that striving and thriving were not the same thing. I misunderstood the meaning of mental toughness, and it turned out that I was the biggest obstacle standing in my way of achieving my personal goals. As unexpected events often do, this health challenge would change my worldview by taking me in a new direction.
A couple of years later, seeking greater balance in my life, I wandered into my first yoga class. I had no idea what yoga was and found it uncomfortable to face the reality of my own negative thoughts and mismanaged emotions. Sitting still to meditate seemed impossible, and I wanted to run out of there. What stood out to me, though, was just how relaxed I felt leaving class. My ah-ha moment came when, during class, the teacher told us to wrap our arms across our chest and say out loud, “I love my body. I am grateful for my healthy body.” Wow! This felt so strange to say something positive to myself about myself, and I suddenly realized that I wanted to be able to love myself more. I began to practice yoga and meditation daily. My insatiable curiosity for learning about the mind-body connection grew, and I became a certified yoga instructor in 1994, an avid meditator and iRest© Yoga Nidra Meditation practitioner, and a holistic health consultant.
My own injuries along with those of my clients inspired me to continue to study the body and how it responds to stress, and I continued my education in breath, movement integrity and fascial release. In my 30 years of practice, I have helped people of all ages, backgrounds and interests achieve their goals through maximizing the connection between mind and body. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse clientele, including athletes and teams, business executives, school groups, active adults, and I have led workshops and retreats locally and abroad.
I thought I was set for the rest of my career, but as Covid overtook our nation, I found myself rethinking what my future held and how I could make a greater impact in the world. With kids now graduated, I followed my dream to go back to school and get my master’s degree. Attending University of St. Thomas, and under the superb direction of Olympian and Sport Psychologist, Dr. Lennie Waite, I completed my MA in Sport and Performance Psychology. Armed with this deeper knowledge about the mind-body connection, I am living my dream by helping high-performers learn how to actively love themselves to greater success and life satisfaction.
Empowering you: My approach as a mental performance coach & consultant
I believe the greatest success is built on identifying and elevating individual strengths rather than focusing on fixing problems. This holistic, inside-out approach aligns personal goals with core values, fostering self-awareness, self-acceptance, and a healthy athlete identity. Holding a CMPC certification, I am deeply committed to ongoing professional development to remain at the cutting edge of mental performance enhancement. My personal challenges with mental wellness, including overcoming negative body image and emotional difficulties, have cultivated a deep empathy and understanding of the internal struggles many individuals face.
My goal is to empower clients to cultivate a quiet mind, focus attention on the present moment and achieve mental clarity. Whether through one-on-one sessions, workshops, or retreats, my mission is to guide individuals towards realizing their full potential, both mentally and physically. At Present Moment Mindset, we believe in the power of the present moment as the key to unlocking mental performance. My journey has taught me that mental toughness is not just about enduring but about thriving with balance and clarity. Through my practice, I aim to share these insights and strategies, helping clients navigate their mental landscapes to achieve their personal and professional goals.
As a certified mental performance consultant & coach, I love working with athletes and business professionals to learn how to thrive in uncertainty, manage stress and cultivate greater equanimity. If you would like to work with me or learn more about mental performance coaching, reach out to me for a free initial consultation.
“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”~Pema Chödrön
- Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)
- B.A. in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, 1989
- M.A. in Applied Sport & Performance Psychology from University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, 2022
- Certified Yoga Teacher, 1994, E-RYT500 hours
- Member of Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance continuing education provider
- Advanced International Yoga Studies, IYS500, 2013
- Certified Holistic Health Consultant, 2009
- iRest © Yoga Nidra Meditation L1, 2019
- Member of Association of Applied Sport Psychology
- 25+ years of experience in presenting classes, workshops and retreats throughout Houston and internationally
- Extensive experience working one-on-one to enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
- Diverse experience with students, active adults, collegiate athletes and professionals to improve performance, manage stress, achieve personal goals, and overcome injury-related setbacks.
Examples of Current and Past Clients
- Katy Students Run (5 years)
- Heights High School Boys Soccer
- ReVision FC Men’s Soccer
- University of St Thomas Women’s Volleyball
- Rice University Women’s Cross Country
- Northbrook High School
- Kincaid High School
- Houston Ballet
- Tennis players and teams
- Tae Kwon Do
- Field Hockey
- Ice hockey
- U.S. Army (Best Ranger Competition)
“Thanks for everything you have done for (Susie) and us! It has been great watching her smile and share with you. She seems to be much “lighter” than she has been previously this year.”— A.H., mother of gymnast, Houston, TX