Dr. Cassidy Preston
Founder & High-Performance Coach

Dr. Cassidy Preston is the founder of Consistent Elite Performance and is a full-time High-Performance Coach helping elite athletes, teams, and businesses increase their performance and well-being.

As a former OHL & PRO hockey player, Cassidy combines his personal experiences with the current research in Sport & Performance Psychology to create relatable and practical strategies for his clients to apply.

Mental strength and leadership skills are both difficult to measure and work on. But, Cassidy utilizes assessments to help his clients clearly understand what it is they are working on. Then he provides customized programs with the necessary accountability and support to help improve the clients overall performance and well-being.

Education

  • Ph.D., York University, Sport & Performance Psychology
  • M.Sc., University of Toronto, Sport & Performance Psychology
  • B.Sc., York University, School of Kinesiology and Health Science
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Nicholas Santino, BSc
High-Performance Coach

Nicholas Santino is a PhD Candidate at York University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. From his specialized psychology research program, to his PhD studies, Nicholas has gained a tremendous foundation of knowledge and appreciation for the human experience. His passion for psychology has cumulated to a commitment to studying and applying positive psychology and stoicism. This commitment has led Nicholas to conduct many research studies focusing on understanding why and how some people thrive and prosper while others do not. His admiration for evidence-based solutions has propelled Nicholas to produce studies revolving around mindfulness, grit (perseverance and passion), performance, quality participation, social relationships, and well-being.

Nicholas’s devotion to positive psychology is equal to his love of sport. Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, Nicholas played competitive hockey and was greatly influenced by watching his brother excel through Junior A and NCAA hockey. Nicholas is devoted to mobilizing his knowledge of psychology to help athletes and all people live happy and fulfilling lives, reach their utmost potential, and achieve consistent elite performance.

Education:

  • Ph.D.(c), Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
  • M.Sc., Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
  • B.Sc.,  Specialized Honours in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), York University

Kyle Bergh
Associate-Performance Coach

Kyle is currently studying Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, where he competes on the men’s hockey team as well. Prior to SFU, Kyle played 4 years of Junior hockey, including two years at the Jr. A level in the Maritime Hockey League (MJAHL). During this time, Kyle went through many obstacles that challenged his mental toughness, including returning from multiple injuries. Throughout this process, Kyle had to learn ways to get out of his own way in order to play and feel his best. Kyle now hopes to help athletes do the same by combining his academic knowledge with his playing experience.
In addition to Psychology, Kyle is pursuing a double minor in Counselling and Human Development, as well as Educational Psychology. This provides Kyle with insight into the learning process, as well as the complexity of human development. Kyle also supplements various philosophical teachings into his practice, such as Buddhism and Stoicism to support intrinsic growth. Lastly, having experienced multiple long-term concussions, Kyle is passionate about anxiety management, as well as health and wellness practices to help individuals live in the present moment more often.

Dr. Meghan Harlow
High-Performance Coach

Dr. Meghan Harlow is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at York University, having recently completed her PhD at York with a focus on Positive Youth Development through sport. Previously, Meghan attained her Masters in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in their applied Consultation and Intervention in Sport Program, preceded by a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Western University.

Meghan is a former National Level gymnast, born and raised in the Toronto area. She draws from her own unique experience in sport when relating to and working with youth athletes. Through teaching invaluable mental skills, Meghan hopes to optimize youth athletes’ performance and enjoyment in sport.

Meghan is also currently a part-time professor at Humber College, teaching applied Sport Psychology.

Matt Comand, MA
High-Performance Coach

Matt Comand is an experienced High-Performance Coach working with elite athletes, coaches, teams, and executives. He is skilled in Athletic Development, Leadership Development, Mental Skills Training, and Team Cohesion. He has over 5 years of experience as a Sport Psychology Professor at Humber College. He is currently an assistant coach with the Aurora Tigers Junior A Hockey team. In 2013 he earned his Master of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver.
 
Matt is passionate about helping individuals and teams achieve their optimal potential and more thoroughly enjoy the process of achieving consistent excellence. He enjoys bringing people together to help solve specific problems and achieve team goals.