JGGC Speaker Spotlight: Coach Vera Jo Bustos

Vera Jo Bustos
Mental Performance Coach Vera Jo Bustos

We are incredibly excited to have Coach Vera Jo Bustos as one of our guest speakers at the inaugural Junior Golf Growth Conference this summer. The conference will be held at the breathtaking Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida, from July 8-10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit hjgt.org/growthconference

Coach Vera Jo Bustos, MA, is a mental performance coach specializing in helping students, educators, and coaches improve their performance through the mental game. She received her BA in Exercise Science (2011), BA in Sports Psychology (2011), and MA in Human Performance (2014) from Adams State University. 

Bustos founded Mentality Solutions LLC, a sport and performance psychology company focused on achieving optimal performance through mental skills training in 2019. Since the company was launched, she has worked with professional athletes, coaches, veterans, surgeons, businesses, and business professionals. A highly sought-after speaker, Bustos travels around the country inspiring, motivating, and teaching the mental game to athletes, coaches, and teams – of all ages, ability levels, and sports – at conferences, conventions, workshops, school assemblies, and 1-on-1 trainings. 

When asked about the scope of her work with Mentality Solutions, Bustos says, “I truly believe hard work and skill set are important. But without the right mindset to your improvement, discipline, and consistency—your development becomes stagnant. Developing a resilient and optimistic mindset changes you, which then changes your ability to deal with the adverse situations that life throws your way. That’s where the mental game comes in and that’s where we help high performers gain their edge.” 

Prior to founding Mentality Solutions, Vera Jo worked as an assistant basketball coach at Western Colorado University for two years and spent five years on the coaching staff at The University of New Mexico. Since 2012, Vera Jo has implemented her knowledge of sport and performance psychology training the athletes at WCU and UNM on the mental game. 

Bustos became a published author in 2020 with the release of her debut book, A Mindful Journey: An Adventure of Discovery & Transformation. Her book focuses on the mental side of the game during her time as a professional basketball player in the Top Division Euro-League in Greece. The Euro-League attracts some of the most dominant players across Europe and features current and past Olympians.

The Junior Golf Growth Conference is three days packed full of inspiration, information and education for parents, players, and coaches alike. For more information or to grab your tickets, visit hjgt.org/growthconference and take advantage of our early-bird discount. Early-bird pricing ends on March 31st, so be sure to claim your tickets soon!


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