Dr. Karen MacNeill, Ph.D, R. Psyc

Dr. MacNeill has the unique experience of having both competed and consulted on the World Stage.  She is a registered psychologist and performance consultant with over 18 years of experience helping Olympians, organizations and business leaders consistently bring their best in high pressure situations. She has worked with athletes competing at the last 4 Olympic Winter Games, and competed herself at the international level for over a decade.  Dr. MacNeill applied her knowledge and expertise in her capacity as manager of sport psychology services for Vancouver Olympic Committee’s medical team at the 2010 Olympic Games.  Most recently, she was the Lead Mental Performance Counsellor for the Canadian Olympic Team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea.

As part of the day to day routine, Dr. MacNeill thrives by having a broad scope of practice.  She works as a psychologist at Copeman Healthcare Centre, helping individuals working through issues related to mental health, energy management and interpersonal effectiveness.  She also consulted with “Compete to Create”, a mindset and culture Accelerant Company founded by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Dr. Michael Gervais, has been a sessional instructor for the Haskayne School of Business MBA Programs teaching a course on High Performance Leadership, and enjoys her work as a High Performance Leadership Coach.

Karen provides leadership and contributes to her professional community having acted as the chairperson for Sport Psych Alberta, served on the Managing Council for Canadian Sport Psychology Associations, and is a trustee for Canadian Athletic foundation.  Karen’s career achievements and volunteer efforts have been publicly recognized as she was a recipient of the Avenue Top 40 under 40 Award.  Her passion and drive for helping others be their best also translates into her life as a mother, wife, and outdoor enthusiast.