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Cognitive Performance

Sport Performance Specialist
Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

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Company Name
Cognitive Performance
Location
Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
Canada

Company Details

Professional Body
British Psychological Society and Health and Care Professions Council
Areas of Expertise
Serena is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist (UK) and Mental Performance Consultant who provides one to one support to athletes, exercisers and performers, as well as delivering educational workshops to teams and organisations. Serena has experience working in organisations including Manchester City, Reading FC, UK Athletics, Oxford University, Swim England and Imperial College. She's worked in a variety of sport and exercise settings including football (soccer), esports (FIFA, Fortnite, League of Legends), field hockey, ice hockey, MMA, athletics, rugby, touch rugby, swimming, para-swimming, rehabilitative exercise, fencing, wheelchair racing and BMX providing support to coaches, multidisciplinary staff and athletes. Her areas of expertise include:

-Managing pre-performance nerves e.g. thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations
-Strategies for managing negative/unhelpful thoughts
-Coping with injury/illness
-Returning to sport/exercise after injury and fear of re-injury
-Self esteem and self-confidence
-Fear of failure
-Perfectionism
-Coach-athlete relationships
-Enhancing and maintaining motivation levels
-Enhancing and maintaining concentration levels
-Mentally preparing for competitions
-Pre-performance routines
-Retirement from sport
-Goal setting
-Improving skill execution
-Managing the balance between sport and school/work
-Team values
-Team culture
-Supporting individuals with acquired disability post-injury
-Disability sport
-Inclusive physical activity
Qualifications
-Social Service Worker Diploma (DipSW)
-Bachelors of Sport and Exercise Psychology (BSc)
-Masters of Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc)
-Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology Stage 2 (CPsychol)
-Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

More About Cognitive Performance

Serena MacLeod (CPsychol, HCPC, MSc, BSc, DipSW) is an HCPC registered, Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Mental Performance Consultant located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Currently she works in person in the Greater Toronto Area and remotely in the UK, UAE, North America and Australia. She works with individuals, teams, groups and organisations providing sport and exercise psychology support via one on one consultations remotely, as well as educational workshops. 

Serena supports athletes in enhancing and maintaining their performance levels and psychological well-being. Her experience includes working in various sport and exercise settings with athletes of all abilities including BMX, football, rugby, hockey, swimming, trap shooting, wheelchair tennis, blind tennis, cycling, esports (FIFA, fortnite), athletics, rehabilitative exercise programs and inclusive physical activity programs. 

Currently she works for organisations including UK Athletics, Manchester City (Esports), Swim England, Imperial College London, Optimise Potential, and her own consultancy, Cognitive Performance. Serena has experience supporting individuals with physical, developmental and learning disabilities.