MEMBERS Coaching’s website points out MEMBERS is an acronym.  MEMBERS stands for coaching: Mental peak performance, EMotional intelligence, BEhavioral understanding of self and others, Relational skill, and Self, bringing your peak self to all your undertakings.

So what does this mean?  Having kept abreast of what is proven to work, not just empirically, but backed by evidence-based research, if it has no basis in evidence, it doesn’t get used.  Maybe that’s my police officer background showing through.

A prime example, affirmations.  Research shows there is no measurable improvement by reciting new-found affirmations.  There is evidence it can actually do harm.  If you recite something your subconscious doesn’t believe, it will highlight the places where there is evidence the affirmation is untrue.  Now you feel worse than before the affirmations because you’ve highlighted perceived deficiencies.

In the area of Mental peak performance I concentrate on what I call the trifecta.  The trifecta consists of a Growth Mindset, Mental Resiliency and Mental Focus.  This hits what I’ve found, and evidence supports, are three areas where our mental strength needs support.  These areas are perspective, energy and balance.  With coaching in these three realms people reach their fullest potential.

As a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach I coach clients to refine their strengths and to optimize untapped resources.  Research has shown “90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.” Not only as a coach, but as a retired police officer I can attest to the benefits of maintaining calm and control of one’s self during stressful situations.  It has long been known that aversion or attachment to our emotions brings more angst to an already heightened situation.  For this reason Mindfulness is further developed in this area of coaching.

Since the late 1800’s there has been a focus on behaviorism.  The systematic understanding of human behavior, based on our internal and external environment, has helped numerous fields of endeavor eke out more from our human nature.  Being a Certified Behavioral Consultant I help my clients capitalize on their natural temperament.  We then go one step further and develop skills that give them cross-over into behavioral skills they might not have accessed before.

None of the previous work would be of any value if we could not relate to others.  The work in the mental, emotional and behavioral domains has a synergistic effect when coupled with coaching on how to relate to those we interact with in our home, work and social life.  Gaining an increase ability and wider range to those we can relate to is the focus of our relational work.

Last but not least is Self, which some call our natural spirit.  While all the work is about the self, here we work to make all attributes of our self come together as one.  Our coaching work will integrate all of your natural abilities and bring to bear the refined and enriched version of your Truest Self!


“What’s in a name?” 

The name “MEMBERS” is really an acronym.  MEMBERS stands for helping my clients gain resiliency, confidence and leverage on their:

Mental and intellectual capabilities;
     EMotional Intelligence;
              Relationships; and their
                 Self, their truest self!


My vision is to work alongside all high achievers seeing them achieve all their highest goals, having facilitated the process which allowed them to gain all their victories faster and with       less resistance. 


By Shane M.D. Scott, Peak Performance Coach at Inquire about Shane’s FREE 3 week peak performance coaching offer.

Shane spent over 20 years working in the Criminal Justice field while concurrently working as a Peak Performance Coach.