Elite Performer
Integrative Coaching
& Counseling (EPICC)

Elite Performer

Integrative Coaching
& Counseling (EPICC)

Meet Our Team Leader

Kweku Ramel-Smith, Ph.D.
Director, Elite Performer Integrative Coaching & Counseling

As a former sports psychology consultant for several NFL
teams, former NBA sports psychologist with the Milwaukee
Bucks and sports and clinical psychologist for the University of
Wisconsin Madison Athletics Department, Dr. Kweku Ramel
Smith has significant experience working with various sports
and entertainment organizations. In addition to empowering
professional athletes, high-performance artists, and their
families, Dr. Smith has done extensive work with Nike’s Elite
Youth Basketball League (EYBL), the Wisconsin Badgers. In
addition to being a clinical sports psychologist, Dr. Smith is a
a fierce advocate for social justice, diversity & inclusion and
community empowerment.

His work and presentations in thethe national sphere is influenced by research in how diversity,
violence prevention and social justice issues impact performing
artists and elite athletes. As the director of Full Circle’s SPEAC
programs and initiatives, Dr. Smith brings several years of
expertise, informed experience, unbridled passion, and cultural
competence to addressing the mental and emotional care and
wellbeing needs of high-performing artists, elite athletes, and
their families.

Overview

 

Full Circle’s Sports Elite Performer Integrative Coaching & Counseling (EPICC) is a private, 24/7, interactive, digital platform designed to address the unique mental health and mental performance needs of elite performers, including professional athletes, performing artists, and public figures –who often have difficulty accessing competent, confidential, and/or culturally sensitive mental health, emotional support, or mental performance assistance.

Who We Are

We are an independent, multi-cultural and multi-dimensional group of certified and licensed professional coaches, counselors, sports specialists, and faith-based providers specializing in mental health, mental performance, life skills, leadership development, and addiction support:

  • Culturally Competent
  • Diverse Team
  • Collaborative Spirit
  • Compassionate Approach
  • Non-Judgmental

  • Easily Accesible

What We Do

Our virtual EPICC programs help elite performers on and off the field, stage, or camera by giving them 24/7 access to virtual, on-demand, coaching and counseling. Full Circle provides elite performers with relevant advice, services, and tools to improve:

  • Mental Coping Skills

  • Decision-Making Skills

  • Stress Management Skills

  • Mental Performance Skills

  • Emotional Management Skills

  • Leadership Development Skills

Designed for Elite Performers

What We Offer

Full Circle offers elite performers, and individuals in mission-critical, or high visibility situations, confidential, safe spaces, and private pathways to learn and practice mental skills, coping strategies, and cognitive techniques that enhance performance. Performers are also able to privately tackle mental health, mental performance, and other issues that hamper and distract from peak performance.

Our EPICC approach to supporting high-performance individuals and mission-critical teams is based on establishing a relationship built on trust, and a counseling dialogue that builds inner confidence, leverages stress & anxiety, enhances mental toughness, encourages positive habits & mental discipline, and strengthens coping & resilience.

In addition to virtual coaching and counseling, Full Circle offers high performers privileged access to a unique digital platform that provides weekly:

  • Mental Performance Podcasts
  • Motivational Performance Videos
  • Mental Peformance Webinars
  • Mental Performance Wellness Articles
  • Mental Recovery & Mindfulness Programs

What Makes Us Unique

Full Circle is 100% BIPOC owned and exquisitely sensitive to DEI and the unique cultural and spiritual needs of today’s top performers and public officials.

We are also uniquely qualified to help the elite performer identify cultural and spiritual “blind spots” or underlying conditions that can either negatively (or in some cases positively) affect performance.

Full Circle’s EPICC approach is based on a unique multidimensional-values driven, model, FISLL x Full Circle that integrates 5 dimensions of wellness and the values of faith, integrity, leadership, and legacy into the coaching and counseling dialogue.

Full Circle’s approach goes beyond basic coaching and counseling to offer:

  • Mental Skills Assessments
  • Personality and Leadership Style Assessments
  • Learning Preference & Cognitive Assessments
  • Sleep and Insomnia Screening & Treatment

  • Confidential Mental Health & Addiction Resources
  • Stress & Mental Recovery Programs

Full Circle EPICC Programs

Full Circle’s holistically designed, integrative counseling and coaching programs
encourage elite performers to “dig deep” within themselves to:

Full Circle’s holistically designed, integrative counseling and coaching programs encourage elite performers to “dig deep” within themselves to:

  • Identify and draw strength and motivation from their values (what matters most).

  • Stretch beyond mental limits to achieve high performance consistency.

  • Master focus and concentration skills.

  • Effectively manage and re-purpose stress and anxiety (self-regulation).

  • Cultivate inner joy, mindfulness, mental freedom, and gratitude.

CHECK OUT EPICC PROGRAMS & VIDEOS:


Many athletes and performers rely on their natural abilities and talents, which are sufficient to keep them “in the game”. To get to the next level of performance, however, usually requires something more than talent, skills, and ability. Elite performers must master mental skills—skills that amplify their physical abilities. Learning how to utilize mental skills such as “self-talk” and “visualization” takes performance to the next level, improves mental toughness, and also reduces performance anxiety.

EPICC’s Mental Skills training, videos, podcasts, and virtual coaching offer practical tools, guidelines, and strategies that help elite performers and public figures execute and perform at consistently high levels. It’s amazing how many performers do not use these techniques.

Practice combined with a winning mindset is the key to Peak Performance. Performers who practice Joy have discovered a hidden key to peak performance. They tend to have more power and resilience—the ability to “let go” and bounce back faster from a bad performance.

Practicing joy is about appreciating all the good things in life and focusing on strengths, rather than what’s wrong—or might go wrong. It gives the performer access to new-found power that is limitless and “indestructible.”

The very best performers and winners in the business will tell you that (even when they were not “happy”), they found a way to access “joy” in the middle of the trials and tribulations.

EPICC’s videos, podcasts, and virtual coaching offer practical tools, guidelines, and strategies that help elite performers and public figures “find joy” even under high-performance stress, intense anxiety, distracting temptation, and chronic uncertainty.

Elite performers are driven to succeed. They love to compete, excel and win. But there is more to true success than winning. To achieve sustainable success and fulfillment, performers will eventually have to be in touch with their values. And whether they know it or not, they operate on a set of personal values. These values are expressions of what matters most to them, and what guides their behaviors throughout their careers.

Depending on what values a performer privilege, they will either rise or fall. It’s surprising how many performers have not taken inventory of their personal values and don’t access the power within them.

EPICC’s videos, podcasts, and virtual coaching offer practical tools, guidelines, and strategies that help elite performers and public figures identify their values and learn to align personal values with professional and external stakeholder values.

The Full Circle x FISLL Workshop Program explores how 5 core values (Faith, Integrity, Leadership, and Legacy) affect the 5 dimensions of performance wellness (Physical, Emotional Social, Occupational, and Spiritual). This workshop teaches elite performers how to use their personal values to achieve performance consistency and effectively manage stress, anxiety, distraction, temptation, and uncertainty.


Performers are people. They, like everyone else, must manage relationships. High performers, public figures, and elite athletes often have rigorous schedules, spend lots of time away from homes, and often miss important occasions, i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Making matters worse, the price of celebrity status is that their families are required to share them with fans if they are in public settings.

This can easily set up strained relationships. Beyond this, knowing who to trust, how to effectively communicate, and how to set appropriate boundaries can be quite challenging when an elite performer has the constant pressure to be “the best” at work and at home.

EPICC’s Relationship Readiness workshops, videos, podcasts, and virtual coaching offers practical tools, guidelines, and strategies that help elite performers and public figures manage the psychological and emotional pressures associated with managing personal relationships and casual social interactions.

While social media provides elite performers and public figures with a unique opportunity to have a powerful connection with large numbers of fans and an avenue to showcase their brands, it has a downside and a “dark side”. Social media platforms can be highly addictive and continuously make performers aware of how well everybody else thinks they are doing.

For the impressionable mind—and even the seasoned mind—social media pressure and addiction can be a source of incredible stress and distraction and ultimately a hidden source of psychological and emotional pain and social discomfort.

EPICC’s Social Media Management Strategies workshops, videos, podcasts, and virtual coaching offers practical tools, and guidelines that help elite performers and public figures manage psychological and emotional pressures associated with social media interactions.

Integrating information and having a personal decision-making framework are essential to making smart decisions and choices. This is especially important for elite performers and public figures who are often just one “bad decision” away from tarnishing their image, embarrassing themselves, disappointing their stakeholders, or derailing their careers.

Just because the spotlight is no longer on doesn’t mean choices and decisions made “in the dark” don’t count just as much. Somehow, bad decisions have a way of eventually coming to light– or coming back to haunt at the worst possible times.

EPICC ‘s Decision-Making workshops, videos, podcasts, and virtual coaching equip elite performers with practical tools and a systematic framework to make smarter decisions under high-performance stress, intense anxiety, distracting temptation, and chronic uncertainty.

Sleep is an often-overlooked secret weapon to achieving peak performance. Inadequate sleep can literally ruin mood, motivation, and performance. Sleep deprivation can also hamper the ability to learn plays, scripts, or key tasks and functions that require intense focus and concentration.

EPICC’s Sleep Management Strategies workshops, videos, podcasts, and virtual coaching equip elite performers with self-assessments and practical tools as part of a systematic framework to improve sleep quality and efficiency even under high-performance stress, intense anxiety, distracting temptation, and chronic uncertainty.

Leadership potential is not 100 % genetic. It is mostly learned. Many performers don’t reach their potential or achieve their highest level of performance because they frankly don’t envision themselves as leaders or don’t know how embrace a leadership role.

EPICC’s Leadership Matters workshops, videos, podcasts, and virtual coaching offer practical tools, guidelines, and strategies that help elite performers and public figures identify innate leadership traits and master key leadership skills that will help performers enhance and leverage intrapersonal awareness and interpersonal agility.

“They are a fantastic think tank and amazing problem solvers…”

“You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable, qualified, and competent group of mental performance professionals than Dr. Suite and the Full Circle team. They are a fantastic think tank and amazing problem solvers. I have them on speed dial and you should too!”

Bill Burgos
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Minnesota Timberwolves

“They are a fantastic think tank and amazing problem solvers…”

“You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable, qualified, and competent group of mental performance professionals than Dr. Suite and the Full Circle team. They are a fantastic think tank and amazing problem solvers. I have them on speed dial and you should too!”

Bill Burgos
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Minnesota Timberwolves

“…among the very best in the business.”

“I have seen first-hand the consistently excellent results of Full Circle’s work and consider Dr. Suite and his team to be among the very best high performance coaches in the business.”

Glen Grunwald
President & CEO / Canada Basketball

“They can help…”

“The pressures and demands on an actor ain’t no joke and being able to find just the right person to mentally support you on your journey is just as important as getting that next role. Full Circle knows exactly how to help you…help you keep mentally and emotionally on point so that you are focused, motivated, encouraged, and spiritually balanced when it counts.”

Kevin Mambo
Daytime Emmy Awardee

“No shame in their game…”

The Full Circle team keeps artists together with meticulous attentiveness so they can perform with integrity, courage, verve, and panache. Please experience them! You will not regret the encounter. “

Michael Potts
Professional Actor

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