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SARAH
GALLAGHER

MA Sport Psychology, BSc.
Mental Performance Coach for Sport

Sarah is a Mental Performance Coach with a Masters degree in Human Kinetics specializing in sport and performance psychology from the University of Ottawa. She has worked with a variety of elite athletes including national team members, Olympians and professional athletes.
As a Mental Performance Coach, Sarah provides athletes and performers with the training of mental and psychological skills using an integrative approach of sport psychology strategies and techniques, paired with bio and neurofeedback. Prior to completing her Masters degree, Sarah graduated from the Honours Bachelor of Science Program at Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Biopsychology, providing her with extensive knowledge of how the brain and nervous system influence human thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. The combination of education in both the fields of biopsychology, and sport and performance psychology allows Sarah to teach athletes and performers how to recognize, self-regulate and take control over the physiological responses to performing, as well as brain wave activity to ensure optimal focus and mental readiness.

In addition to Sarah’s specialized education, she also has diverse experience in all facets of sport, having competed at the national and international level, as well as coaching provincial and national level athletes. This gives her a comprehensive understanding of all of the demands placed on an athlete, which enables her to fully relate to an athlete’s needs, and enhances her ability to use a holistic approach to guide athletes towards optimal performance.

Available:

Tuesday – 5pm to 8pm
Saturday – 9 am to 3 pm

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MICHAEL
D'ANGELO

MA Sport Psychology, BSc.
Mental Performance Coach

Michael is a Mental Performance Coach and a graduate from the University of Ottawa with a Masters degree in Human Kinetics specializing in Sport/Performance Psychology. Michael has been an athlete all his life playing in many high-level competitive sports, and has found a true passion in performance coaching as a way to give back to sport and other performance contexts.

As a Mental Performance Coach, Michael strives to bridge the gap between an individual’s current performance and their performance potential by developing and building mental skills through in-game focus, event/game preparation, and emotional control – to name a few. When it comes to sport and performance contexts, Michael firmly believes that training the mind is as important as training the body. Many athletes have the physical ability to perform a skill, routine, or play, but not necessarily when it matters most. Michael is dedicated to helping individuals perform when it matters.

Michael has a broad experience in high-level competitive sport, led primarily by ice hockey. His hockey career was highlighted by being drafted to the Barrie Colts of the OHL in 2007. Michael went on to play three years of junior ‘A’ hockey at the provincial level.

Though Michael’s personal experience in performance comes mainly from sport, he is a strong believer and advocate in applying the same principles of performance psychology to other disciplines such as music, performing arts, and the business world and is actively working with clients in these areas.

Michael continues to fill his competitive drive by training and competing in CrossFit (a combination of weightlifting, gymnastics, and bodyweight movements).

Available:

Mon – 10 to 3 – 8 to 10pm
Tues – 10 to 3 – 8 to 10pm
Wed – 10 to 3 – 8 to 10pm
Thur – Closed
Fri – 9 to 5
Sat – 9 – 3
Sun – Closed

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