Mindset Coach. Athlete. Son. Brother. Student.
“Lewis Hatchett achieved one of the most gloriously defiant careers in the history of county cricket…” – ESPN Cricinfo
Born with a rare condition.
Turned adversity into possibility.
Became professional against the odd.
The day I was born I wouldn’t play any sports, because I was diagnosed with Poland Syndrome (PS).
In 2010, I achieved my childhood dream of becoming a professional cricketer.
However, that all changed pretty quickly.
After suffering a spine injury, I had to make the decision to retire in 2016 at 26 years old.
And I was left asking myself some pretty big questions such as:
Who am I? What do I want to do? What is it all for?
So over the next 5 years I went on an inward journey of reflection and curiosity.
Which lead me to coaching athletes, organisations and students.
And I realised. Everyone was struggling with similar issues. Lacking confidence, inner critics, perfectionism, self doubt and trying to find a balance of their achievement with fulfilment.
Many of us are trying to find a strength of mind but also the courage to be vulnerable.
And so on my journey I found that in order to let go of these restraints and learn to play the cards we’ve been dealt requires controlling what you can, a commitment to reframing the story you tell yourself and write a new positive affirmation based one.
Drawing from both the professional athlete, and human experience to understand that to unlock the part of you you’ve always wanted requires a dedicated focus and effort.
That’s where I began to build the MindStrong Mindset that has three key chapters:
Confidence in who you are,
Resilience to be unafraid to fail,
Perspective to find your way.