Brian Alexander, MA, CMPC
Brian Alexander is a certified mental performance consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Prior to pursuing a career as a mental performance coach, Brian competed with Team USA in the sport of water polo for eight years through four FINA world championships as well as an Olympic alternate for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams. His experience as an elite level athlete paired with his educational training in the psychology of human performance has shaped his desire to help athletes and other performers. His work helps clients develop key psychological skills to assist them in developing the awareness and resilience needed to become successful in their performance domain.
His passion is to empower others to succeed in life, athletics, performance, and daily activities. Some of his signature strengths are connecting with people, performing under pressure, and adapting in the moment by being open-minded. His operating values guide a mission to be a genuine and honest leader who collaborates with and learns from others in order to find a mutual personal level of excellence physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Brian has coached and served the psychological performance needs of athletes at the Olympic, national, professional, collegiate, high school and junior/youth levels of sport and performance. His experiences as an Olympic level athlete paired with education in sport psychology and vocational training in business leadership development have shaped his ability to advise and consult with clients of all ages and at all levels.
Results clients can expect from working with Brian include:
- Learning, planning, and performing at one’s peak
- Finding a renewed sense of passion in their work
- Positive responses to performance anxiety
- Renewed or developed confidence in ability to perform optimally under extreme pressure
- Ownership of performance objectives and outcomes
- Deeper level of situational self-awareness
- Developing performance routines for optimal preparation
Brian’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. He has also studied organizational leadership under the mentorship of well-known leadership guru, Dr. Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager and co-creator of Situational Leadership, as well as a number of other professionals at The Ken Blanchard Companies.
Brian resides in San Diego, CA and enjoys spending time with his family and at the beach during his spare time. He is still an avid competitor at the master’s level of international water polo with The Olympic Club of San Francisco.