Annika McGivern- Performance Psychology Coach and Facilitator

Annika is a Performance, Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Coming from a high-performance equestrian sport background, she has gained over ten years professional coaching experience. Combining this experience with a BA of Psychology from the University of Victoria and a MSc of Sport and Exercise Psychology from Ulster University, she delivers highly practical solutions for teams and individuals with a focus on optimal performance and wellbeing outcomes. Annika brings insights about performance, leadership and communication from a sport context and successfully applies them to a business context, specializing in resilience, mindset, communication and presentation skills. Annika also delivers specialized training for personal trainers and gym owners to help bring the benefits of exercise psychology to the gym environment. Annika is a guest lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching on the UCC Masters in Personal and Management Coaching programme. She is a firm believer in promoting wellbeing through sport and business and has conducted research on current mental health challenges in equestrian sport. Annika also enjoys writing about performance psychology and occasionally appears as a guest blogger for Adaptas.

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