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Miranda Banks

Fitter. Faster. Stronger. Smarter. Psychologist Miranda Banks ...


Who Is Miranda Banks?

Author of best selling book, "Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter". Dynamic and insightful, Miranda Banks is a leading performance psychologist who works with her clients to develop their performances in life, sport or business.

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Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter. Training for the performance of life

Latest works: Through her work as a performance psychologist with elite professional sports people, Miranda Banks knows the challenges faced by those striving to achieve.

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Presence For Business ~ Influential Presence | Presence For Sport ~ Competitive Presence

Often we hear or describe individuals such as Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Cate Blanchett or former Reserve Bank chairman Alan Greenspan as having "Presence". In short, they fill the space immediately around them with their particular energy. They exude an inner confidence and hold undeniable power within the vicinity. When they're around, many are attracted to them; few can ignore them. Presence can be a powerful tool.

However, those with famous names and occupations do not hold a monopoly on Presence. There are those within our circles of acquaintance who also "fill the space" around them, exuding that inner confidence and peace with themselves. There are certain characteristics, such as physical size, which can help, but there are plenty of physically small people who demonstrate huge Presence - just think Mother Theresa.

That is because it is not about "having" Presence, but, rather, it is about "developing" Presence. Presence can be acquired through the same sort of performance coaching processes as increasing fitness or achieving promotion. Presence is about developing your "picture" of what you're trying to achieve and then aligning all your drivers to do so, just as I talk about in my book, "Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter". It works - and it's really quite straightforward after you re-train certain elements of your brain.

A Confident Presence

A Confident Presence in the context of life in general is that sense of energy and feeling emanating from a person who is happy within their own skin and confident in their belief that, generally, life doesn't throw up anything that they can't manage. How much Presence do you have? I often work on developing Presence in clients ranging from students at school, learning to like and be proud of themselves, through to those starting their careers; single parents returning to the dating game and those for whom social situations are particularly challenging.

What are the benefits of a Confident Presence?

  • Freeing up headspace that used to be engaged in worrying about what others think of us, so you can use more of our brain to deal with the situation at hand
  • Becoming a magnet to others: Exuding real inner confidence is a very attractive characteristic
  • Increasing your energy levels since you're not wasting energy in stressing out
  • Developing a "reward circle" of drawing positive people and energy to you which reinforces your thoughts that you're worth it, capable and confident - which draws in those positives again.

More on Presence

Presence For Business ~ Influential Presence
Presence For Sport ~ Competitive Presence


Sports testimonial

"Through the years I have worked with Miranda, she has helped me develop personally and professionally both on and off the field. Miranda has helped the team and I deal with many significant issues throughout her time at Queensland Rugby including change of head coaches, player suicides, team disharmony, leadership issues and team losses. Each player knew you could call on her at any time and she would drop anything to provide immediate assistance." Professional rugby player.



I wrote Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter (FFSS) for my clients and radio listeners to have reference material on the coaching process that I use. Whether you're a sporting or corporate athlete, or wanting to coach the best in others, you'll find it an easy-to-read, systematic guide to performance enhancement. I am also working on my second book.

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