Scroll to see the various services I offer to my clients, who range from recreational to the highest level of participants in business, the arts, sports, academics, and life, to reach their potential in their "fields of battle":
One-to-One Mental Strength Training
HeadStrong Girls
Sport-Specific Workshops
Corporate Workshops

All individual clients receive a personalized meditation/visualization audio to practice on their own. Click below to listen to a sample.


One-to-One Mental Strength Training

Working individually with athletes, I first do a thorough "mental toughness" assessment in order to understand their areas of strengths and vulnerabilities. Based on this profile, we build an individually specific toolbox of strategies to help them more consistently (and confidently) pull out the performances of which they are truly capable.

I highly recommend Christie Southern’s program to treat golfers who suffer from the ‘yips.’ In less than 30 days of working with her, I was completely cured. You have to treat the root cause of the problem, not just change out to a new putter.
— North Shore golfer
Christie brings out the best in your athlete. She gives them the tools and confidence to be able to handle the pressure, to let it go when things don’t go their way, and to pull it all together!
— Laurie Murlick, parent of New Trier varsity golf captain

HeadStrong Girls

Current research tells us that, starting at age 13, girls are twice as likely to become depressed than boys, and that this can last on into adulthood if not treated. We now know that this vulnerability stems from the fact that girls’ brains are wired differently than boys’. Specifically, girls tend to react to the many stressors of puberty and adolescence by internalizing them. They also battle with rumination, self-doubt/criticism, perfectionism, and the need to seek the approval of others (“pleasers”).

As a result, many girls lack the self-esteem and confidence to take the kind of “healthy risks” that are a necessary part of their growth and happiness during this tough transition through adolescence (make new friends, try new activities, speak up to bullies, etc.). In essence, they “bench” themselves!

Drawing from three decades of experience training top performing athletes to consistently access their most confident selves, Christie helps teenage girls to rise above their insecurities and “flip the switch.” Through a combination of personal fitness training to become physically strong, and cognitive strength coaching grounded in science, Christie helps prepare your daughter physically and mentally to face the challenges of these years with the resilience of an Olympic athlete.

Christie is like having an Olympic-level coach for your daughter’s confidence and self-esteem!
— Mother of 8th grade girl

Sport-Specfic Workshops

I prepare and conduct workshops for athletic teams, clubs, coaches, and parents across a wide range of sports (including golf, tennis, basketball, figure skating, swimming, paddle tennis, and equestrian competition). 

These interactive workshops provide an overview of mental strength training and the latest neuroscience, along with strategies specifically tailored to the challenges in the group's particular sport.

Christie did an amazing job in her workshop presenting valuable insights to our 36 paddle tennis players and pros. We all really enjoyed learning about the neuroscience behind how our bodies react under pressure, and will definitely benefit from her words of wisdom in our future paddle tennis competitions.
— Sally Jones, Founder of TopSeed Paddle Tennis Camp
Spending an hour in Christie’s workshop can do as much or more for your golf game as a traditional leson. You will learn how the state of your mind is just as important to your game as the mechanics of your swing. Her tips on relaxation and focus have helped me improve my swing and have made difficult shots across water hazards or sand traps less intimidating. I highly recommend her workshop!
— Top competitive country club golfer
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Corporate Workshops

To be successful in today's highly competitive corporate world, one must possess many of the same characteristics great athletes use to perform in front of thousands. Based on my experiences working with serious competitive athletes, I prepare and conduct workshops to teach corporate women how to "get out of their own way" and ultimately improve their performance. Using sport as a metaphor creates a unique learning environment for teaching executives how to maximize their potential and sharpen their competitive edge.

Christie’s workshop taught us valuable techniques to help us gain the kind of mental toughness and grit we need to succeed in leadership roles of all law firms.
— Senior partner, New York law firm