Performance Psychology

Sports, Performance, Human Factors and Ergonomics

Learn to train your mind and build the mental skills to perform at your best in competition with sports psychology coaching.

Sport Psychology interventions are designed to assist athletes and other sports participants (e.g., coaches, administrators, parents) from a wide array of settings, levels of competition and ages, ranging from recreational youth participants to professional and Olympic athletes to master’s level performers.

Our Performance Services

  • Skills Training - Goal setting; imagery and performance planning; concentration and attention control strategies; development of self-confidence, self-esteem and competence in sports; cognitive-behavioral self-regulation techniques; emotion management, sportsmanship and leadership skills.

  • Interventions - Athletic motivation; eating disorders and weight management; substance abuse; grief, depression, loss and suicide; over-training and burnout; sexual identity issues; aggression and violence; athletic injury and rehabilitation; career transitions and identity crises.

  • Consulting - Team building; sports organization consultation; systems interventions with parents and families involved in youth sports participation; education of coaches regarding motivation, interpersonal and leadership skills and talent development; education of coaches and administrators regarding early identification and prevention of psychological difficulties.

  • Ergonomic Traning and Support - Even the most brilliant ergonomic solution is bound to fail when an employee is simply given a product or told to change a behavior. And is then left alone… Many behaviors are ingrained and cannot simply be undone overnight. We provide full and proper training on how to use that new product or how to better approach that behavior.

  • Sales - Sales Performance is no different than what elite athletes need to survive.Y our customer’s perception is the key. How they view you – whether they trust you or view you with suspicion – will make or break your sale. So don’t just try to act trustworthy…actually BE trustworthy and credible. Don’t just try to act as if you care…you really do need to care.

Success Story

Overview

Due to his declining health, the owner of a metal fabricating company promoted his son to CEO much sooner than expected. However, there was no identified successor ready to backfill the son’s position as COO. They needed to find a unique candidate who both had operational experience to replace the son as COO, as well as strategic experience for his son to rely on in place of him. They conducted a search but inconsistent hiring practices resulted in a series of false starts. The pattern had begun to cast doubt on the viability of the transition plan. Psynamics evaluated the current hiring process and found communication with candidates was missing, hiring decisions were random, interviewers were unprepared, and in this case talking openly about feeling overlooked for the position themselves. We designed a new predictive talent acquisition process with various psychometric tests, benchmarks, and interview guidelines. This ensured every candidate had a professional experience, and improved the selection decisions of the hiring committee.

Regional Fabricating Co.

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Size: 210 employees / $250M

Company Bio

A 4th generational fabricating company with global buyers and new plant overseas.

“We didn’t know what we didn’t know. We considered a hundred reasons for declining sales, and tried recklessly to solve all of them. When the psychology team synthesized the issues and gave us a plan, we hired a COO, completed the transition plan, and started growing the company. It was perfect.”

-Happy Client

CEO

Robert W.

The Result:

The new predictive talent acquisition process landed the company a high impact, well-rounded COO to strengthen the team.

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