Specialist in sports and performance psychology

Jakob Hansen

Jakob Hansen is a specialist in sports and performance psychology and works with the development of mental strength with top athletes, performers, employees and managers.

Jakob Hansen has previously been a permanent member of Team Denmark and has been to 5 Olympics as a sparring partner for a number of Denmark’s best athletes and national coaches. Jakob Hansen is still associated with Team Denmark as an external consultant and is, among other things, associated with the national golf team. 

The specialist is the co-author of 5 books on performance psychology and performance management

On a daily basis, Jakob is a partner in doubleyou, a consulting company that works with the development of people and organizations in business, culture and the world of sports with the mission to create performance cultures that unite the ambitious with the human and long-lasting.

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Jakob Hansen offers

Perform under pressure - guide to mental strength

“Perform under pressure” tackles classic myths and presents a new and refreshing understanding of how to learn to perform. As sports psychology consultants in Team Denmark, the authors have extensive experience and insight into what it takes to deliver absolute top performances when the pressure is greatest.

However, performing under pressure is not reserved for top athletes. More and more people are experiencing having to perform under pressure; in art, in business, in everyday life.

Discomfort. A new outlook on achievement

The word achievement divides people. Some talk about ‘high performance’ as if performance and results are the meaning of life. For others, performance is a bad word associated with notions of people unconsciously running in a treadmill.

Both perceptions are flawed and outdated. Achieving can never be a goal itself. But without performance, we get nowhere. The challenges facing humanity require that we perform at an extraordinary level. Therefore, we must rethink performance and performance management and see it in a more contemporary and meaningful context.

Lecture with Jakob Hansen

In his lectures, Jakob Hansen provides a fascinating insight into the psychology of performance based on concrete stories from sports, performing arts and business, as well as the latest knowledge about what happens to our brain and body when we must perform under pressure.

Jakob dispels many of the enduring myths that characterize the field, and makes it concrete how anyone who wants to become as good as possible can benefit from the latest performance psychological methods.

Mental strength - learn to perform under pressure as the Olympic athletes.

Do you want to learn to perform as the best in the world? In 2 modules of 2 days duration, you will learn the performance psychological methods and techniques that the world’s best master.

If you are passionate and ambitious, you probably already know the feeling of nervousness, doubt or worry that presses on you when you have to give your best in an important situation. And the thought of whether or not you can deliver at a high level comes when it really matters. Learn the methods and techniques to develop your mental strength and burn through without burning out.

In Search of Mastery

Leaders in ambitious organizations are under pressure. The pace of work is high, new technologies are emerging, there are constant demands for innovation, while things must be sustainable, just around the corner lurks the risk of being “disrupted”. The pace of change has never been higher, and that often means more conflict and more resistance.

New diverse generations have entered the workplace and expect involvement, presence, to be inspired and that things make sense for the community and for the individual. And it must all, of course, take place with an increased bottom line and high well-being

For the experienced and well-educated leader, it is not yet another course about phases of change or conversation models that will make the difference. For them, there is a need for new approaches to leadership and to working with oneself to an even greater degree than before.

Leadership training takes you on a journey towards not only mastering the discipline of leadership in a changing world, but also mastering yourself and finding your point of view through a strong leadership philosophy.

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