Creating strong, resilient athletes and human beings through mental training and mentorship

RISE Mentoring

I spent much of my career feeling unconfident and unsure of who to talk to. I mentor because I want to be the person for a young athlete that I wish I had in my life.

Your child mentored, personally by an Olympian




Weekly meetings provide invaluable connection and support. Athletes have a trusted friend and confidant (oh, and Olympian) helping them achieve their goals, maintain perspective, find balance, and develop the necessary skills for long-term athletic, academic, and personal success.

RISE is equal parts education and encouragement. Athletes learn invaluable skills for resilience, goal setting, mental toughness, and high performance through activities and exercises provided during sessions. Discussion and application during meetings ensure skills stick.

Athletes need confidence to perform at their best. (We all do!) However, too many try to find it through comparison and competition. Instead, RISE mentoring builds confidence in athletes through developing competencies, positive core values and beliefs, and self-compassion. 

"My daughter has really enjoyed her mentoring sessions. As tough as it is under the current circumstances, I have noticed some improvement this week with her attitude while trying to do her swim practices by herself. She had been rather negative the past few weeks and wanting to quit in the middle when she was tired and sets got tough. She started to be more positive and I think she is starting to believe in herself more and get that confidence back that she use to have in abundance. Thank you!"

- RISE athlete parent

Clients are


Increase your athlete's  and

Mentorship matters. A large percentage of youth athletes have experienced a lack of skills to address unhealthy expectations, leading to low self-worth and a decrease in performance, according to the Center for Elite Sports Research. It's time to change. Get mentored by Olympian and World Record setter Kate Ziegler today, and learn how to handle pressure through empowerment, focus,  and resilience.







Create your account

Fill in your info and create your RISE Athletes Account. We’ll ask some clarifying questions that will help your mentor understand you and your goals so you can dive right in!

Try it out - no strings attached

With our 7-day trial, you get: 
+ Access to your new RISE Platform 
+ Unlimited Messaging with your Mentor, 
+ 15-min Introductory Video Call, all completely free. 
Get to know your Mentor, and see if this is a good fit for you!

Get started

Start your Mentoring with flexible meeting schedules. 
Meet your mentor on video calls weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, depending on your goals and needs. 
We recommend a minimum of 4 months in the program to ensure you are making lasting changes and seeing progress.

How it works

Get started mentoring!



- Jenna

My main goal when I started coaching was to improve my confidence - something that happened nearly immediately. I thought it would take longer since I’d been struggling for years, but Kate was incredible at being understanding but also challenging me. She helped me identify limiting beliefs and how I was sabotaging myself. I started to change my thinking and everything started to change. I am more focused, confident, my self talk is so much better, and I am so much happier! 

Simply put: Kate is the best coach ever!

- Kelly

Working together has helped me so much. I am less anxious and more confident, patient, motivated to achieve my goals. Kate changed my life! I am so grateful and would highly recommend Kate’s coaching to anyone who is looking to improve themselves and their performance.

We started working together to really define what I wanted. I realized that I had more power than I gave myself credit. Rather than trying to do everything at once, which I tend to do and that makes me overwhelmed, we broke my goals down into small, achievable steps. And I actually started to achieve them, which boosted my confidence. I started enjoying what I was doing, was much less stressed, and felt happier in general.

- Samantha

1. Clearly defined goals and a plan for achieving them
2. Improved self-talk and control over "inner critic"
3. "So much less stressed!"
4. More balance, less anxiety managing responsibilities
5. Recover from mistakes quicker
6. Supported by someone who has "been there, done that"
7. More confident about the future and ability to succeed
8. More confident and hopeful about recovering from injury
9. More motivated to train and excited to compete!
10. It's really cool to call an Olympian my friend and mentor!

While mentoring is customized to each athlete's goals and needs, here are the top 10 benefits athlete's list from being mentored by Kate:

Top 10


Are you ready to improve your mindset and performance?

I'm ready!

Subscribe and receive Kate's self-care guide

High performers know that to consistently show up at their best and achieve their goals, they must take care of their mind, body, and spirit. Learn how to create a simple wellness strategy based on 5 key components of self-care.