Meet Coach Suzanne

Suzanne Pottratz, PhD, CMPC

Suzanne grew up competing in gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading, and was a member of her college’s competitive dance team at Bellarmine University. She was first introduced to mental skills training when she was struggling with fear and anxiety in gymnastics.

That experience would eventually develop into a passion for helping other athletes overcome mental obstacles to perform their best.

In addition to mental skills consulting, Suzanne is an Assistant Professor of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (SEPP) at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL, where she enjoys teaching and mentoring future sport psychology practitioners.



  • Overcoming fear/mental blocks
  • Performance anxiety
  • Building Confidence
  • Coping with stress
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Diving


When looking for a coach for my daughter, Leah, we really needed someone who would help her with her competition fears.

We started working with Suzanne and she was extremely helpful in coaching Leah and giving her ways to deal with her fears and insecurities.  Leah always feels comfortable with Suzanne and looks forward to their sessions together.

Since starting her coaching sessions with Suzanne, Leah’s confidence has increased, she has enjoyed competing, and she is less stressed.

I definitely recommend Suzanne as a coach.  She really got through to Leah and connected with her so well.

Laura, Mother of Leah

My main concern when looking to hire a coach was finding someone I could connect with on a personal level.  Luckily, I found that!

Once I started working with Coach Suzanne, I really enjoyed the feedback I got from her regarding my situation.  She helped me become more focused on the present rather than the past and the future.

She helped me get my confidence back!

I would definitely recommend Dr. Pottratz!  She is great at helping athletes move on from what is holding them back from achieving their goals and dreams.

Ainsley, Athlete