Dr. Beth McCharles is a leading Mental Performance Coach and dynamic speaker. Through an innovative and collaborative approach, Beth specializes in developing individual and team confidence, empowering clients to lead with excellence, and building a high performance culture across organizations.
Beth has 20 years’ experience with top-rated universities as a lecturer, coach, and consultant. She serves as the Mental Performance Coach for coaches and athletes at Ryerson University Athletics in Toronto, Ontario. In addition, Beth is a facilitator and mentor with the Canadian Sport Institute, a professional consultant with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, and a board member for the North Toronto Soccer Club.
As a Mental Performance Coach, Beth works with some of the most highly regarded athletes, coaches, and teams at the national and Olympic levels, as well as executives, actors, dancers and musicians. Beth has worked with a variety of organizations such as Hockey Canada, Curling Canada, Nike Inc., Basketball Canada, and the Canadian Armed Forces.
A former dual sport athlete, Beth played soccer and hockey at St. Francis Xavier University where she was named a two-time CIS All-Canadian, conference MVP, and served as team captain. Beth played one season with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, serving as captain and earning team MVP, OUA All-Star and Academic All-Canadian honours. Beth was selected to play for Team Canada’s women’s soccer team at the 2001 and 2003 FISU Summer Universiade (World University Games).
Internationally, Beth has been to eight world championships as an athlete, coach, and mental performance coach. Beth continued her involvement with the Universiade, serving as assistant coach in 2005 and general manager in 2007. Beth was also extensively involved with the Canadian national military women’s soccer team from 2003 to 2010, and served as head coach from 2008 to 2010. From 2004 to 2008, Beth coached the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s soccer team and turned the squad into a nationally-ranked program. She was named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) coach of the year in 2006-2007.
Born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Beth has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University, Masters of Sport Psychology from the University of Ottawa, and PhD of Behavioural Exercise Science from the University of Toronto. In 2019, Beth was inducted into the St.FX Sports Hall of Fame.
Leigh Anne is a decisive and innovative HR and Communications leader. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience for developing strategic partnerships and talent management programs in the public and private sectors. Her passion for promoting excellence in human capital facilitates the growth of quality, long-standing relationships, both internally and externally. Her experience in developing strategic partnerships and talent management draws talent from all over the world.
Your team or organization can work with Leigh Anne on Recruiting, Talent Acquisition Strategy, Budget Management, Cost Containment, Employee Engagement, International HR Operations, Team Leadership, Employee Engagement, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Internal Communications, and Change Management.
Chelsea Currie comes from an athletic, coaching and consulting background and holds a master’s degree in sport psychology from the University of Ottawa. Her philosophy for coaching is to support her clients to achieve self-defined excellence, grow confidence, and help develop a resilient mindset that will carry them throughout their sport journeys, and life. She has worked primarily with youth and young adult high performers, and has collaborated with different masters performers across the lifespan. Because of this, she is able to bring in experiences pulling from all different lenses.
Chelsea taught sport psychology at Cape Breton University while also working for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s Recreation department. In her community role she focused on empowering groups to bring in funding for local projects, and supported girls and women in sport and coaching.
She has coached youth soccer for over 10 years, has a National C license in coaching, and spent her latter academic years researching competitive masters sport. Most recently she relocated from Cape Breton to Toronto and is now coaching for the North Toronto Soccer Club and is the Assistant Coach for the League 1 women’s soccer team in 2023. Chelsea will complete her Canadian Sport Psychology Association in December of 2022.
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