What is your area of expertise, who do you serve, and how do you serve them?
With more than two decades of experience and a slew of certified accreditations and qualifications to his name, Mehran is an expert in football and sports psychology, coaching and working with children, the scientific approach of braining (brain training), match analysis, youth mentorship, and more.
He is renowned for using an assortment of solution-driven techniques to help his mentees to build their on-field IQ, and to achieve their goals within the club, and outside of it too.
Why would someone choose you over a competitor?
We’re proud of our football education quality, I’d say we really focus on the personal development of our students. When possible, we expect excellence from our students, such as being punctual, turning up in the full kit all the time and showing respect towards everyone.
We are not here to solve our players’ problems. Instead, we teach them how to become a problem solver. They can make as many wrong decisions as possible as long as they develop their decision-making skills and learn along the way. #StriveToProgress mindset, which means regardless of any short-term pain and disappointments, focus on taking tiny micro-steps towards reaching your long-term targets.
Share a specific time you encountered an obstacle and describe how you overcame it.
As the club founder/director, I face obstacles on daily basis! Problem-solving is one of the main attributes of the job. The most recent obstacle that I faced is how to keep our environment as safe as possible for our boys & girls. The situation changes almost every day but We’ve set clear references & protocols for the staff to deal with any challenges.
Share a short story about your best (or favorite) case study.
Seeing young kids move towards their independence is really a beautiful experience. There are so many cases but We recently had a 6-year-old boy who was suffering from anxiety whenever he was away from his mother. We had to come up with an action plan on how to gradually help him become more independent.
It started with the mother being present with him at the pitch and then within few weeks, the boy was on his own! Not only the boys became comfortable while playing football with us, but He also took the experience with him to school and at other places with him. The job of a coach goes far beyond kicking a ball!
What advice would you give the “20-Year-Old-You” who’s eager to start in life?
We get affected by the people around us, so make sure you’re surrounded by “Doers” who will leave a positive mark on your life.
Please describe a monumental time in your life that you’ll never forget.
I’d say the moment I decided to leave my previous job to start something special! Giving up on the security of having a ‘job” to create my own club.