Kate's life has always involved balancing a healthy body and mind. As early as the age of two, her father strapped “cheese cutter” twin blade skates on her as she tottered across the Canadian ice. By six years old, she was enrolled in organized ice hockey playing against all boys– and winning. She continued gliding on this tract through her university education, where she received numerous awards and was recognized as one of the best female athletes in Canada. Kate was also pegged as a potential candidate for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
After a successful athletic career, Kate found her passion for helping others to improve and enhance their mental health and performance. Just like with hockey, Kate has quickly become a recognized leader and one of a small percentage of people to have risen to the very top of her field as a practitioner and for her contributions to sport psychology through her Amazon Best Selling book “Get Into the Zone”.
Kate has two Masters degrees with honors in psychology, specializing in sport psychology, and general psychology with a concentration in family psychology. She graduated with distinction for both degrees. Kate rounds out her education with certifications in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), sports hypnosis and Muscle Activation Techniques. As well as being a certified interpreter and user of the TAIS assessment. She is also trained in Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE).
In 2010 Kate decided to open Quantum Performance Inc, a high performance coaching firm specializing in the mental training of high performers, that combines all her knowledge and skills. Kate understands the demands that elite athletes, and other high performers in the military and business face and provides solutions that she knows work. Clients include everyone from professional, college, high school athletes and Navy SEALs to ironman triathletes. She currently serves as a consultant for the AHL’s San Diego Gulls.
Kate continues to be active in numerous sports and continues to play ice hockey on a weekly basis. She currently resides in San Diego, CA.
“I want to thank Kate for her help with my son Nate. Since the time she has spent with him we as a family have seen a tremendous boost in his self-esteem as a football player, student, and more importantly as a man. He constantly mentions how much her sessions with him have opened his eyes to what is possible for him in football as well as life. As his father I have seen such a change in him that I no longer have to worry about his ability to make wise life choices as it relates to finishing college and hopefully pursuing any and all opportunities to make it in the NFL. I would highly recommend Kate to any young athletes who need to improve their performance in sports and life.”
- Keith M.
Author of "Get Into the Zone: The Essential Guide to High Performance Through Mental Training".
Recognized for her significant contribution to the field of sport psychology through her book "Get Into the Zone".
Author of "Fortitude: The Essential Guide to Building and Sustaining Mental Toughness".
2016 Patient’s Choice for one of the best psychology practices in San Diego.
Award winning Olympic level athlete and recognized as one of Canada’s top female athletes.
Recognized as one of the top 4 female athletes in all Canadian University Sports.
Female ice hockey player of the year for Canadian University sports.
Athlete of the year at Brock University (2x runner up)
Recognized as one of the best in her field of sport psychology.
“I feel very fortunate I had a chance to work with Kate during my career. Selfishly, I wish Kate came into my life at an earlier time.”
- Geoff Geary, Retired Major League Pitcher