CSPA Professional Members: Alberta

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Kimberley Amirault-Ryan, PhD

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Owner, DrKimberelyAmirault.com Consulting, Speaker & Performance Consultant to Olympians, NHL, and NBA

Biography: Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan has worked in professional sport since 2001 becoming the first and only woman to be the Performance Consultant with the New York Rangers, New York Knicks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers.

She has worked at 5 Olympic Games with the Gold Medal winning teams of the Women's Hockey Team, Cross Country Ski Team, and Speedskating Team. The Canadian Olympic Committee appointed her as the Lead of Sport Psychology for the entire Olympic team for the 2010 Vancouver, 2012 London and 2014 Sochi Olympics.

For her groundbreaking work she has received awards such as the Globe and Mail's Top Power 50 List and WXN Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Companies worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies VISA, General Mills and Royal Dutch Shell have hired her to help motivate them to lead under pressure and achieve sustained high performance.

Language(s): English

location. Calgary, AB

website. www.DrKimberleyAmirault.com

twitter. @DrKAmirault

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Matthew Bain, PhD Candidate

Registered Psychologist

Professional Affiliations: Owner, MMB Counselling and Consulting

Biography: Matthew has an extensive psychology background in a broad range of areas. Team and coach performance aside, individual athlete health and performance have been areas Matthew has touched. Team and athlete levels include local, regional, national, and International level performers. Matthew has been on Canada Games IST's, Para-Pan-Am performance staff, and involved in the preparation and execution of periodized mental training programs embedded within the entirety of an athlete's season. This variety has allowed him to reach populations not only for bettering problem-solving but performing better in life. Matthew has master's degrees in education and Sport & Exercise Psychology and doctoral-level work in Clinical and Research Psychology (ABD). He is currently doing his Ph.D. in Sport Psychology, focusing on personality and motivation across the lifespan. Lastly, Matthew has an extensive background in sport, having performed at National levels as an athlete and having coached athletes to National and International success.

Language(s): English

location. Grande Prairie, AB
email. matt.bain@mmbcounselling.com
phone. 780-505-2590
website. www.mmbcounselling.com
twitter. @sportpsych_matt
linkedin. linkedin.com/in/matthew-bain-62234499

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Erin Brennan, MA

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Owner, Mind Over Matter Performance

Biography: Erin's personal and professional philosophy is foundationally based upon creating diverse learning opportunities for athletes to engage in the mental training side of performance and sport. She is passionate about human connection, enjoys working particularly with youth athletes, and fully commits to building a unique relationship with her clients. She believes that every athlete should have access to a positive training environment that tailors and adapts to their specific style of learning and preparation. Erin aims to create and specially design programs that are not only meaningful to the sport/environment but reflect the particular needs of the athletes/performers, team members, and coaching staff.

In order to create an engaging environment where mental skills can be implemented, Erin works closely with coaching staff and parents alike to include mental training as part of everyday routines. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Hons, 2009) and a Master of Arts (2015) from the University of Alberta. Erin is a professional member with the CSPA, volunteers as a member of the CSPA Governance Committee, and works with a diverse group of athletes in an array of sports ranging from developmental, recreational youth to competitive elite-level athletes.

Language(s): English

location. Edmonton, AB
email. ebrennan@ualberta.ca
phone. 780-999-9010

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Susan Cockle, MA

Registered Psychologist

Professional Affiliations: Owner C4Success, Private Practice Vickery & Cockle
Biography: Susan has more than two decades of experience counselling young adults, youth and children through a myriad of psychological challenges, especially anxiety, burnout/depression, trauma and life transitions. She has a BA Special, in Psychology, from the University of Alberta, a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and is accredited in sport psychology (CSPA) and play therapy (APT).
Susan works with athletes of all ages and levels, from children in community sports to elite athletes preparing for the Olympic Games. During the Beijing-London Olympic quadrennial Susan worked with Canadian athletes competing in sprints, long jump and hurdles, and for the London-Rio Olympic quadrennial she worked with the Canada Senior Women's Basketball team. Susan herself was a multi-sport athlete competing regionally in volleyball, netball, field hockey and athletics.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Critical Incident Group Debriefing, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Self-Regulation Therapy training (trauma and injury recovery counselling), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training, Mindfulness, Service Provider for Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport.

Language(s): English

location. Edmonton, AB
email. scockle@telus.net
phone. 780 436-5005
twitter. @c4_success

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Janice Derpak

Mental Performance Consultant

location. Canmore, AB

email. jan@performancepathways.ca

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Natalie Doucette, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Biography:Natalie Doucette is a bilingual, Registered Provisional Psychologist who has been practicing as a counsellor in the Fort McMurray School Division for over 6 years. Having been a varsity athlete, she understands firsthand the challenges of balancing performance goals with personal health and daily life and is eager to extend her psychology practice to the mental performance field.

Natalie has experience working with local sports organizations in the Fort McMurray region including gymnastics, hockey, college volleyball, and elite individual performers, developing individual performance plans, full team educational sessions, as well as training programs for parents and coaches. Being trained in psychology, she is able to not only address the mental performance goals of her clients, but also any underlying mental health issues that can often be the root cause of performance issues. Natalie’s teaching background has provided her with a unique skillset and ease in public speaking and preparing and delivering engaging presentations on many topics in the field of mental performance and psychology. 

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Play Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness, and Formal Assessment (Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children and Adults, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule).

Language(s): English/French

location. Fort McMurray, AB
email. ndoucette.psychology@gmail.com

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Clare Fewster, MC

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Consultant, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
Biography: Clare Fewster has been a Mental Performance Consultant in Calgary for over 15 years. Through her experience working with athletes of all ages and levels, Clare has gained extensive knowledge and insights into what it takes to perform at the highest level. Clare has had the great opportunity to work with athletes, coaches, and professionals from the recreational to national levels, supporting athletes at Canada Winter Games, World Cups, and Olympics. Through her affiliation with Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, Alberta Sport Development Centre, and the National Sport School Clare has worked with a wide variety of sports including curling, equestrian, golf, hockey, speed skating, hockey, swimming, gymnastics, figure skating, alpine skiing, soccer, and many others.

Clare’s goal is to provide athletes, coaches, and teams with the tools and support necessary to enhance mental fitness strategies, performance-on-demand, personal growth, self-awareness, teamwork, and ultimately to help individuals in their quest to achieve personal excellence. By developing strategies, and new ways to interpret and understand the surroundings, an individual can positively change how he or she perceives, approaches, and handles the environment, interactions with others, and performance.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Mindfulness.

Language(s): English

location. Calgary, AB
email. clarew@telusplanet.net
phone. 403-542-2353
twitter. @clarefewster

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Perri Ford, MA

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Owner, Bell Lap Mental Performance Consulting
Biography: Perri Ford is a Mental Performance Consultant with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA). She holds an MA in Sport Psychology and a BSci in Exercise Science. Perri is the owner of Bell Lap Mental Performance Coaching. She works with individual athletes competing in a variety of sports (equestrian, gymnastics, volleyball, hockey, track and field, rowing, etc.), and also runs customized workshops for corporate groups, athletes/parents in youth sport, and elite teams.

In addition to her work with private clients, Perri is also passionate about advocating for women and girls in sport. Her academic research and personal journey have led to the development of a program that focuses on the diverse challenges and celebrations that come with being a female athlete. She works with the UofC Dinos development camps and is a mentor for the GOAL (Girls Only Athlete & Leadership) program through Winsport.
Perri draws on years of personal experience at the elite level in track and field, but also believes in the power of her clients' unique stories and experiences. She understands the intricacies of the physiological and psychological components of sport and has a deep and lasting connection to the athlete experience.

Language(s): English

location. Calgary, AB
email. perri@belllapmpc.com
phone. 403-923-5241
website. www.belllapmpc.com
facebook. facebook.com/belllapmpc

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Alayne Hing, MSc

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Owner, Elite Edge; Consultant, Canadian Sport Institute-Calgary

Biography: Alayne is dedicated to working with both individual athletes and teams to help them reach their peak performance with confidence. Her focus is on diversity, inclusion, and equity through sport. Alayne’s professional development often centres around supporting marginalized communities (BIPOC, varying levels of socioeconomic status, LGBTQI2S+, persons living with disability, etc), and she is committed to continuing to both volunteer and work within diverse populations.

Alayne Hing founded Elite Edge in 2006 after graduating with an M.Sc. in Sport/Performance Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. Alayne is a Mental Performance Consultant who is a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA), the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and is the North American Representative for the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP). Alayne is also currently affiliated with the Canadian Sport Institute-Calgary. 

Alayne is the Chair of Own the Podium’s Women in Sport Science Committee, and is on their High Performance Advisory Council as Lead of Culture, Ethics & Inclusion. She also Chairs the EDIA Committee at CSI Calgary, and Co-Chairs the COPSIN-wide EDIA Committee.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Critical Incident Stress Management, Mental Health First Aid, Crisis Intervention, EMDR

Language(s): English


location. Calgary, AB

email. info@Elite-Edge.ca

website. www.Elite-Edge.ca

twitter. @_Elite_Edge_

linkedin. linkedin.com/in/alaynehing

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Joshua Hoetmer, MA

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Centre Coordinator/Consultant, Alberta Sport Development Centre SW; Consultant, Vauxhall Academy of Baseball; Consultant, Hockey Canada; Consultant, Private Practice

Biography: Joshua Hoetmer has been working with athletes since completing an undergrad at the University of Lethbridge. During that time, he was a member of the Emotion and Performance Lab and examined stress and coping in athletes transitioning into a high school sport academy. While completing a Masters in Counselling Psychology, Joshua continued to work with athletes as the Program Facilitator/Mental Performance Consultant for the Alberta Sport Development Centre SW. Eventually, Joshua was promoted to the Centre Coordinator role, overseeing centre operations while continuing to deliver Mental Performance Consulting services to athletes involved with the ASDC SW. 

Aside from his work with the Alberta Sport Development Centre SW, Joshua provides private consulting services to athletes and a variety of organizations. Examples include the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball, Team Alberta - Canada Winter Games, Hockey Canada, Hockey Alberta, and University of Lethbridge Women's Hockey. 

Joshua enjoys working with athletes and coaches in helping them develop perspective and mental skills that improve performance, enjoyment of sport, and life skills. He is also a proud recipient of the 2017 Canadian Sport Psychology Association Young Professional of the Year Award.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Dynamic Edge Certified Sports Vision Trainer, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid - For Adults Who Work with Youth, Kids Have Stress Too, Add Heart Facilitator - Heartmath Institute, ImPACT Basics Workshop, National Coaching Certification Program

Language(s): English


location. Lethbridge, AB

email. joshua@hoetmermpc.com

phone. 403-892-9888

website. hoetmermpc.com/

linkedin. linkedin.com/in/joshuahoetmer

facebook. facebook.com/hoetmermpc

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Marek Komar, MMSc

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Owner/Consultant, Flow Performance

Biography: Marek seeks to understand one fundamental question: What is holding you back from performing at your best? From his own experiences as a high-level athlete (soccer) he understood that for him, it was his mental game. Marek has worked with various individuals, teams, and organizations (including, but not limited to sport) helping to enhance mental performance and group dynamics. Notable clients include CFL champions, Olympic hopefuls, Brier champions as well as being part of the mental performance support team for Special Olympics Team Canada in preparation for the World Games in Kazan, Russia 2023.
When he is not annoying his clients with "Yoda" quotes, he enjoys staying competitive and healthy playing soccer and trail running. He holds a Kinesiology degree specializing in Sports Performance from the University of Alberta, a Master of Medical Science specializing in Sport Psychology from Lund University (Sweden), as well as a Master of Sport Science in Diagnostics and Intervention from Leipzig University (Germany).

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Mindfulness for Well-Being and Peak Performance Course (Monash University), Certified Career Strategist (Career professionals of Canada)

Language(s): English, Polish
location. Edmonton, AB
email. marek@flowperformancepsych.com
website. www.flowperformancepsych.com
twitter. @FlowPerf
linkedin. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marekkomar/
facebook. www.facebook.com/flowperf

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Karen MacNeill, PhD

Registered Psychologist

Professional Affiliations: Owner, MacNeill Performance Consulting; MPC, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary; Psychologist, Copeman Healthcare Center

Biography: Dr. Karen MacNeill has the unique experience of having both competed and consulted on the World Stage. She is a registered psychologist and performance consultant with over 18 years of experience helping Olympians, organizations, and business leaders consistently bring their best in high-pressure situations. She has worked with athletes competing at the last 5 Olympic Winter Games, mentally preparing Olympians for Gold medal performances. Karen applied her expertise in her capacity as manager of sport psychology services for the VANOC medical team at the 2010 Olympic Games. Most recently, she was the Lead Mental Health Counsellor for the Canadian Olympic Team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea. 

Karen takes lessons learned from consulting with the Worlds best and applies them to her Performance Consulting Business having fulfilled contracts with Copeman Healthcare Centre, Compete to Create (a performance and culture Accelerant Company founded by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Dr. Michael Gervais) and multiple fortune 500 companies to name a few. Karen is also an established facilitator and speaker, delivering multiple presentations to fortune 500 companies and providing the keynote speech to aspiring leaders at the Young Women of Influence event.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Mindfulness teacher training; EMDR

Language(s): English


location. Calgary, AB

email. karen.mac@shaw.ca

linkedin. linkedin.com/in/karenmacneill

twitter. @DrKMacNeill

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Brittney Nyrose, MSc

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Registered Provisional Psychologist, The Bridge - Sport Therapy & Training

Biography: Brittney is an MPC & Registered Provisional Psychologist based out of Lethbridge, Alberta. Brittney’s educational background and past experience in the health and wellness industry gives her a specialized understanding of how the mind and body function together which leads to a more wholistic approach when working with clients. With her training in psychology, Brittney is able to work not only on mental skills development, but also dive deeper into the mental health issues that may be influencing functioning and performance. Challenges such as anxiety, depression, mental blocks, fears, confidence issues, pain and injury management, and team communication and dynamics are just some of the more common issues she can provide treatment for. Brittney works with clients of various ages and abilities, ranging from community youth athletes to elite professional athletes, sports teams and organizations, coaches, parents, and performers in other areas beside sport. As a former professional athlete herself, she is able to understand and relate to her clients on a different level. Brittney’s overarching goal is to help clients break through their barriers, achieve their goals and reach their full potential, whether that be in sport, performance, work, or just life in general.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Association of Applied Sport Psychology Professional Member, HeartMath Certified Practitioner, Mental Health First Aid, Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science, Respect in Sport, Keeping Girls in Sport, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training, Dr. Yapko Depression Training

Language(s): English
location. Lethbridge, AB
email. brittney@thebridge.fit
phone. 403-635-4480
website. https://thebridge.fit/locations/lethbridge/
facebook. https://www.facebook.com/thebridgeyql

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David Paskevich, PhD

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary; Consultant, Canadian Sport Institute 

Biography: Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, and holds a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. Interests center upon the integration of the science-practitioner model, bringing the science of sport psychology into practical/applied settings. His research combines a variety of areas within the realm of sport (using both quantitative & qualitative methodology) and examines important theoretical and practical questions related to athletes, coaches, and officials (e.g., mental toughness, stress, coping and emotion, & group dynamics).


Research goals are to examine and understand the psychological preparation of athletes and coaches, and their ability to deal or cope with stressors experienced during practice & competition. The aim of this research is to understand how the athletes & coaches perceive the contribution of their various psychological skills, identifiable stressors, and coping effectiveness related to their actual performance. He has worked with Canadian athletes at numerous Olympic Games, (i.e., 2002; 2006; 2008; 2010; 2014, & 2018). He is currently an MPC for Speed Skating Canada and the Canadian Water Ski Team. Dave has also worked with professionals (CFL, NHL, & NLL) and other high-performance athletes in a variety of sports.

Language(s): English


location. Calgary, AB

email. dpaskevi@ucalgary.ca

phone. 403-220-3434

linkedin. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-dave-paskevich-3a380412/


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Derek Robinson, MEd

Registered Psychologist

Professional Affiliations: Robinson Psychological Services; Contracted Psychologist at Virtuous Circle Counselling; Registered Psychologist, College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP); Professional Member, Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA); MPC, Canadian Sport Centre Calgary (CSIC)

Biography: Derek Robinson, M.Ed., is a registered psychologist. He has worked and consulted as a mental performance consultant with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary since 2003. He has worked with many professional, Olympic, National, and development teams and worked the last 4 Olympic Winter Games (2018, 2014, 2010, 2006). The opportunity to work with Speed Skating Canada, Alpine Canada, Hockey Canada, Ski Cross Canada, Red Deer Rebels (WHL), and many other sports. has greatly contributed to his knowledge, expertise, and understanding of what it takes to win at the elite level.

Derek played hockey in the BCJHL and at the University of Lethbridge (CIAU), later conducting his Graduate research focusing on Junior “A” Hockey.

Derek strongly believes in the value of the right mindset, specific mental preparation, execution, and debriefing habits. As well as the importance of team, continuous learning, distraction control, and purposeful simulation to best prepare elite athletes to perform on demand.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Decades of Experience in Olympic Preparation Workshops, Olympic Excellence Series; Mental Performance Consulting Online; Mindfulness training, Clinical Psychology Training in various topics; Mental Health First Aid; The SPIN Summits; Hypnosis for Peak Performance; MBTI Stress Management Master Class; (AAASP), etc.

Language(s): English

location. Calgary, AB

email. robipsych@gmail.com

phone. 403-835-3339

website. https://vccounselling.com/

twitter. @derekrobi

linkedin. https://linkedin.com/in/derek-robinson5a96203b

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Lisa Rogerson, PhD

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Private Consulting, Lecturer University of Alberta, Lecturer University of MacEwan

Biography: Lisa Rogerson holds a doctoral degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Alberta and a Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Manitoba. Lisa has been teaching undergraduate courses in the Faculties of Psychology, Physical Education and Recreation, and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University for Alberta and MacEwan University for 15 years.

Lisa is a member in good standing with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and AASP (Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, USA) as an accredited Sport Psychology/Mental Training consultant. Lisa works with National (Olympic)/Jr. National Sport Programs, Professional athletes in Golf, Hockey and Volleyball, Special Olympics, Varsity sports, as well as Provincial/Club level sports. In this capacity, Lisa works closely with the Canadian Sport Institutes across Canada to ensure best practices and leading-edge techniques are applied. Additionally, Lisa has been a member of Team Alberta mission staff for the Canada Winter Games and Western Canada Games in a mental training capacity.

Language(s): English

location. Edmonton, AB

email. lisar@ualberta.ca

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Klaudia Sapieja, MA

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Mental Wellness Consultant, University of Alberta 

Biography: Klaudia aims to help athletes reach their peak potential in sport and beyond. She completed her M.A. from the University of Alberta and has led an integrated mental training program within Athletics at the University of Alberta for the last 5 years. Klaudia has experience providing one-on-one consultations with athletes, preparing and presenting tailored team workshops (topics include values, handling pressure, activation control, focus, confidence, self-compassion), and leading “Train the Trainer” sessions aimed at educating coaches on performance psychology (topics include building culture, cultivating confidence, and embedding mental training into practices).

In her current role as Mental Wellness Coordinator within Athletics at the University of Alberta, she oversees the Well to Win mental health program and provides one-on-one performance psychology consultations. Klaudia also provides mentorship to a group of graduate sport psychology students who assist all the Golden Bears & Pandas teams in the area of performance psychology.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Motivational Interviewing

Language(s): English and Polish

location. Edmonton, AB
email. sapieja@ualberta.ca
phone. 780-265-0090
linkedin. https://ca.linkedin.com/in/klaudiasapieja
twitter. @SapiejaKlaudia


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Kara Stelfox, MA

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Owner, Stelfox Performance Consulting
Biography: Kara is a mental performance consultant and also a certified exercise physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). A former competitive athlete in wrestling, kayaking, and several other sports, Kara now offers mental skills and biofeedback training for performance enhancement in sport, business, and the performing arts.

Sports in which Kara has worked include hockey, Olympic freestyle wrestling, sprint kayaking, ringette, squash, soccer, equestrian, synchronized swimming, and Olympic lifting, and her clients have ranged from the youth provincial to the World Cup and Olympic levels.

Overall, Kara’s aim is to help her clients gain an edge by improving their self-awareness and facilitating the improvement of skills such as focus, emotion management (e.g., performance anxiety), effective debriefing, motivation, and dealing with setbacks. Kara believes that the best performances are achieved by consciously connecting with each step of the performance process, and her primary objective is to help her clients live closer to their potential every day!

Language(s): English, French

location. Calgary, AB
email. karastelfox@gmail.com
phone. 403-875-1959
linkedin. https://linkedin.com/in/kara-stelfox/

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Frank van den Berg, MSc

Mental Performance Consultant

Professional Affiliations: Lead Mental Performance, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary; Owner/Consultant, Mental Training & Coaching Centre, Calgary; High Performance Certification, Sport Scientist Canada

Biography: Frank van den Berg graduated in 1995 from the University in Groningen, The Netherlands, with Master's degrees in developmental psychology and sport psychology. He has worked as a sport psychologist and mental performance consultant with numerous national and developmental team athletes, teams and coaches in The Netherlands and in Canada: speed skating, figure skating, triathlon, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, gymnastics, basketball, baseball, diving, tennis, synchronized swimming, target shooting, hockey, bobsleigh, skeleton, alpine skiing, and Special Olympics.

Frank's works are aimed at optimizing the preparedness and performance of athletes, teams and their coaches, and help them meet performance demands in training and competition. His expertise includes include mental training & coaching, psychometric assessment, biofeedback training, eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR), teambuilding, coach support & education, and psychological first aid/crisis intervention in sport. He’s had the opportunity to provide mental performance support before, during, and after the 2002, 2010, and 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Frank fulfills the role of Director Mental Performance for the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary.

Additional training/certifications/workshops: Qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Interpreter; Qualified Test of Attentional & Interpersonal Styles (TAIS) Interpreter; Psychometric Assessment; Biofeedback & Neuro-feedback Practitioner; Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner; Crisis Intervention in Sport

Language(s): English, Dutch, German

location. Calgary, AB
email. fydberg@csicalgary.ca | info@mentaltcc.ca
phone. 403-473-5603
website. www.csicalgary.ca | www.mentaltcc.ca
linkedin. https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankvdb/

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Penny Werther, PhD

Mental Performance Consultant

Biography: Penny Werthner, PhD, has been consulting with athletes and coaches since 1985, working within the sports of Athletics, Canoe/Kayak, Rowing, Diving, Women’s Water Polo, Freestyle Ski, Speed Skating, Curling, Women’s Hockey, and Women’s Soccer over the span of many World Championships and 13 summer and winter Olympic Games (from 1988 winter Olympic Games in Calgary to the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeong Chang).

Werthner is a former Olympic athlete in Athletics (representing Canada at the 1976 Summer Olympics in the 1,500m and the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, if Canada had not boycotted the Games). She won bronze medals in the 800m at the 1971 Pan American Games and 1979 Pan American Games, and the 1500m at the 1978 Commonwealth Games. She was a member of Canada’s national Athletics team from 1970-1980. 

Werthner is also currently the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her research is in the area of lifelong learning, particularly in the areas of high-performance coaches, leadership, women, and sport, and the use of heart rate variability biofeedback and neurofeedback for optimal performance. 

Language(s): English

location. Calgary, AB

email. werthner@ucalgary.ca

phone. 403-390-6883