Jeffrey Hodges is an internationally recognised speaker, author, educator and performance coach for elite athletes.
As Founder and Secretary of Consumer Rights and No Tolls, Jeffrey seeks to bring his coaching and leadership expertise into government. In particular he aims to make a positive difference by stopping the privatisation of state owned assets, and ending the political corruption caused by the widespread abuse of ‘donations’ to political parties and individuals.
As Director of the Sportsmind Institute for Human Performance Research, he overseas the provision of workshops, coaching seminars and 1-on-1 performance coaching for teams and individuals to reach their potential through mental training with superior thinking strategies. He has a special interest in elite sports performance enhancement, and has successfully trained Olympic, World and National champions – including Olympic gold medallists Lydia Lassila and Sara Carrigan. An Australian Coaching Council accredited coach, he established the ‘Coaching Excellence’ conferences held throughout Australia for over ten years, and is the lecturer and examiner for the Sportsmind Correspondence Course for Coaches – an intensive program of instruction in mental skills training for sports coaches.
Jeffrey has organised and lectured at the annual ‘Gifted & Talented’ student conferences for senior students throughout Australia and New Zealand, which since 2010 has provided over 15,000 gifted students with a stimulating day of extension thinking activities. He has also lectured at the Gifted & Talented study days for senior students in Oxford, Cambridge, London and in other major centres throughout the UK.
A prolific and popular writer, Jeffrey has written 11 books, including the best selling ‘Sportsmind – An Athlete’s Guide to Super-performance through Mental & Emotional Training’, and ‘Champion Thoughts, Champion Feelings’, and has contributed informative articles to numerous sports magazines and newspapers including Australian Tennis, Golf Australia, Pistol Australia, Blitz, Sports Coach, Ultrafit and many others.
He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters Degree with Honours in Social Science, as well as educational qualifications from both Melbourne University and the University of New England. He is a NLP Master Practitioner, and his landmark thesis involving 1,158 athletes from 32 different sports established the effectiveness of NLP techniques for mental skills training in sport, and he was among the first trainers in the world to adapt and apply NLP methodology to sports performance enhancement.
His Sportsmind programs have been endorsed by the NSW Dept Sport & Recreation, and since his first workshop back in 1980, Jeffrey has given presentations to thousands of sportspeople and students, professional sports clubs, and corporate clients throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Some of his clients have included :
- Australian PGA
- Australian Rugby Union
- Penrith Rugby League Football Club
- St. Joseph's College
- Firbank Grammar School
- Societe Generale;
- Qld Swimming
- Woodlands Golf Club
- Netball Qld;
- R. O. Wellsmore;
- Metway Bank
- Qld Academy of Sport
- Assn of Independent Schools Qld
- NSW Netball Assn
- Camberwell Grammar School
- St Ignatius College Riverview
- St Laurence’s College
- Ascham School
- PLC Perth
- St Hilda’s Anglican School
- Scots College (NZ)
- St Cuthbert’s College (NZ)
- Christchurch Boys High School (NZ)
- Australian Diving Assn
- Victorian Soaring Assn
- OAC Equestrian School
- Network for Fitness Professionals
- John Paul College
- The Southport School
- Qld Athletics Assn
- NSW Dept. Sport and Recreation
- Moreton Bay College;
- St. Columbans College
- Toowoomba Grammar School
- Kelvin Grove School of Sports Excellence
- Ipswich Grammar and
- the Northern Inland Academy of Sport.
Jeffrey has competed in many sports, notably Volleyball, Squash, and Golf, and has trained in the martial arts of Aikido and Jodo since 1995, and Yoga since 2004.