Sean-Kelley is a Mental Conditioning Consultant with elite
experience from some of the US's top performance training venues. A
graduate of UC Davis in Human Development, Sean also earned his
Masters degree in Sport Psychology from JFK University.
He is a Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied
Sport Psychology (#555) and has obtained thousands of hours working
with clients from diverse backgrounds including Professionals in
Baseball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, and Golf world as
well as executives from a variety of top corporations.
After completing his studies, Sean gained valuable experience
in the performance space at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida,
and EXOS in Phoenix, Arizona working as a mental conditioning
consultant for some of this country’s top youth, amateur, and
His approach with clients is to help them obtain Optimal
Performance by navigating through what life has to offer by
creating realistic plans, developing confidence through experience,
and teaching them to exceed expectations.
Strategies are formulated around building confidence by
awareness, acceptance, motivation, concentration, focus,
attention/emotional control, positive self-talk, team cohesion,
visualization, and developing proper routines.
Supplemental to teaching mental skills Sean incorporates
modern technology such as video editing, applications, and
biofeedback to help clients not only see but feel what it is like
to be confident and in control.
In the episode we spoke about:
- Why did you want to get into sports psychology within high
- Why do athletes need to gain confidence through
- Have you had your clients look to sports in Europe to
prepare better with uncertainties? (Recorded during lockdown)
- Do you think the Ivy League has taken the right stance by
cancelling all Fall and Winter Sports?
- How does an athlete get themselves into their Zone of
Optimal Function with lack of spectators?
- Is visualisation even more key now?
- Does manipulation of noise effect professional