Kyle McDonald is the owner of Competitive Will Performance Consulting. Through 15 plus years involved in competitive sport, along with his academic background in the fields of sport psychology and leadership (PhD Candidate), Kyle has developed a strategic outlook on mental training and the high performance needs of individuals and organizations. Kyle resides in Regina, SK with his wife Lisa, daughter Piper, son Asher and dog Augusta.
- Business owner of Competitive Will, a performance consulting firm for athletes, coaches, business leaders and organizations.
- Experienced in organizational and individual high performance development for sport and business.
- People oriented individual with over 15 years’ experience in high performance sport.
- Academic instructor of performance psychology, leadership, motivation, team cohesion and other high performance fundamentals.
- Currently working towards PhD in Youth Development and Mental Performance Programing.
“Kyle’s presentation was to a large group of adults and went off flawlessly but not without hard discussions initiated by Kyle. We would recommend Kyle and his notion of performance psychology to any corporate organization looking to be world class.”
“Thank you for this plan, as well as everything else during the course. I am going to implement as many of the things that I learned in this course as I can into my game. ”
“This program is really making a positive impact on an already great kid.”
“It was overall an awesome season with Kyle. His sessions helped me break through some mental barriers I had before and reach my goals. What stood out to me the most was how Kyle was always there for me throughout the whole season.”
PhD Candidate, University of Regina
Post graduate studies focus on advanced knowledge of sport psychology principles. Doctoral thesis builds on athlete development and resiliency. Research and analysis in positive youth development in mental skills training and how these experiences shape the environments for athletes’ development and performance.
MSc Sport Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
Studies focus on the thesis of coaching and hardiness. Research and analysis in hardiness of elite coaches and how hardiness is the foundation of competitive environments. Presenter on the theory of hardiness in coaches at the Petro Canada Leadership Conference & National Coaching Conference
BA Degree Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
Recipient of the Jimmie Condon Scholarship for Athletic Involvement and recipient of the Undergraduate Research Enrichment Award for Sport Psychology.
Canadian Sport Psychology Association
Professional designation as Mental Performance Consultant with Canadian Sport Psychology Association (www.cspa-acps.com)
Sport Science Canada High Performance Practitioner
High Performance Certified (HPC) to work with high performance national athletes.
“In today’s sporting world people are always trying to uncover the next best thing to improve their performance. Unfortunately people spend a lot of time and energy with ‘quick fix’ schemes that have little value to overall performance. I found that Kyle McDonald’s Competitive Will program not only provides participants with a competitive edge but equips them to become more self-managed athletes.”
Just wanted to send a quick note – Just played this afternoon, and with the last couple of games played, I find that I have found my “groove”. I focused on getting out of my comfort zone, and speaking up, as we discussed on our video call which really helped. It helped with my game, and with relationships amongst players. Just wanted to let you know that, and I am excited as we continue to move forward. This is making a big impact on my performance!
High Performance Organizational
Competitive Will currently works with the following organizations in mental skills, leadership and culture development.
-Director of Mental Performance – Victoria Royals (WHL)
-Director of Performance – Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
-Draft Consultant Mental Performance – Arizona Coyotes (NHL)
-Lead Mental Performance Consultant – Hockey Canada National Para Team
-Maple Leaf Junior Tour Mental Performance Consultant
-Saskatchewan Hockey Association Mental Performance Consultant
-Mental Performance Consultant – Hockey Canada Program of Excellence
-Director of Performance – Indigenous Sports Academy Eagles
-Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Mental Performance Consultant
-University of Regina Men’s Hockey Mental Performance Consultant
-York University Men’s Hockey Mental Performance Consultant
Competitive Will provides high performance strategies and mental skills development plans for over 40 individual clients in hockey, golf, speed skating, figure skating, curling, racquetball, baseball, football, badminton, swimming, saddle bronc, volleyball, and basketball.
Dedicated Consultant for the Sport Medicine Council of Saskatchewan
Instructor of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Coaching Theory and Leadership at the University of Regina
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