From debilitating chronic fatigue to the US Open in 6 months’ time, Veronica Karaman knows something about developing a championship mentality for overcoming adversity to make the impossible possible. The founder of TrueChampionAcademy.com, she is a speaker, golf professional, and high performance coach for aspiring athletes and other achievers. She is also an 8-time best-selling author of The Champion’s Way: Core Foundations for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life, and her newest book, God, Make Me a Champion! An Athlete’s Journey of Faith into the Power of Surrender. Her passion and mission in life is to release the inner champion in others.
It was through her own journey out of “outward success but inward brokenness” as an overachieving, performance-driven athlete that Veronica discovered a better way to do life and performance---from a place of love and acceptance.
Her 12 Module on-line training system, The Champion’s Way, is based on the four zones of performance: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Equipping athletes with a framework of thought as to how peak performance happens instills in them a holistic approach to achievement.
Veronica also helps her students develop the identity of a champion so they perform from the center of who they are and not from the illusive meaning of an outward goal.
Her greatest passion and joy is in helping faith-based athletes make the connection between their faith and competition.
A graduate of Duke University and Regent University, Veronica holds two master’s degrees. She currently lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina, where she still enjoys playing championship golf as a senior competitor. Her golf career highlight was playing in the 1989 Women’s US Open.