Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching


Are you working towards strengthening your mind because you want to push beyond limits, but keep getting stuck? Do you want to learn how to create a more resilient mindset while applying it to running and fitness? Would you like to improve your overall mental wellbeing?

Shannon practices and teaches endurance athletes a variety of strategies and skills to help them strengthen their mind. The mind is a muscle and we must exercise it in order to create resiliency.

What is a mindset?

Have you ever dropped out of a race or given up on something because your head was in the wrong space? Have you ever fought thoughts or “inner demons,” as we call them in the ultrarunning community, during a run or “hard effort” exercise? Is your mind set to fixed or set to growth? Your mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. It influences how you think, feel, and behave in any given situation. Our thoughts can shape how we behave, so in order to achieve our highest goals, we must know how to manage the mind.

What is resiliency?

Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Resilience is a habit, a skill, and a mindset that can help you manage and keep your balance during difficult times. It is learning and growing from the challenges that we face. Adopting a flexible mind in life’s situations.

Creating a shift in the way that you think is a process, it takes time, patience, attention to detail, and hard work, just as dialing in athletic abilities.

Crewing Laurel Highlands Ultra (2021)

Topics, Strategies and Approaches

  • Self-care
  • Healthy habits
  • Goal setting
  • Work / life / training balance
  • Women’s issues
  • Motivation
  • Meaning
  • Self-esteem
  • Mental strategies
  • Mindfulness
  • Visualization
  • Positive affirmations
  • Happiness
  • Managing disappointments
  • Coping with injury
  • Handling “Did Not Start” and “Did Not Finish”

(Many more not listed)

Session Times (Email Shannon For Availability)

Mondays: 5:00 PM; 6:30 PM

Tuesdays: 5:00 PM; 6:30 PM

Wednesdays: 5:00 PM; 6:30 PM

Thursdays: 5:00 PM; 6:30 PM



  • Check with Shannon for session availability.
  • Packed with mental wellness information, mindset strategies and practice.
  • Can be more in-depth than the group program and customized to someone’s needs.
  • Receive free resources and worksheets.

$80 per 1 hour session

$40 per 30 minute session

Group Program (This group is taking a break in the chäir, will be back at it later.)

  • Make new friends
  • 6 weeks long
  • The program starts on the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM (1 hour long) and runs weekly.
  • Packed with mental wellness information, mindset strategies and practice.
  • Receive free resources and worksheets.
  • The group program is awesome!! It covers everything (and more) listed under topics, strategies and approaches.
  • People who attend 9/10 weeks or greater receive a Finish Stronger Mindset Certificate.

$200 total for this kick-butt program

Pacing my friend at Badwater 135 (2021)


Shannon’s professional disclaimer

Shannon operates two businesses, Finish Stronger Counseling and Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching. For legal and ethical purposes, she needs to keep counseling and coaching separated. She is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, a certified anxiety treatment professional and is certified in providing services via telemental health. She specializes in working with runners and athletes, but she will work with anyone who is a good fit. Her other areas of focus include trauma and eating disorders. Her private practice is in Pennsylvania, where she’s licensed.

Coaching is non-clinical, so it’s not medical advice. Shannon’s information is research-based, coming from thousands of hours of continuing education, and from her personal experiences of using it for years.

If Shannon determines that her mindset coaching services aren’t the right fit for you, she will recommend that you seek services from a professional that are appropriate.

Also note: Shannon supports athletes, she is an ultramarathon athlete. She is not an athletics coach, certified personal trainer or running coach.


Reach out to Shannon for more information and to find out session availability

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Badwater Cape Fear 51.4 Miler

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