At Fight ON! Mentality, we have certified mental training coaches with advanced certifications as well as bachelor and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology, sport and performance psychology, neuroscience, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), mindfulness, kinesiology, and health science.
Meet Our Coaches
Mental strength coaching helps athletes, business people, and everyday people improve consistency and take their mental game to the next level. People who lack mental strength are more likely to choke or fold in high pressure situations. Mentally strong people possess many skills to help them be successful, such as managing being fearless, having confidence, practicing the growth mindset, implementing habits of success, demonstrating mental toughness, being obsessive, and focusing on the now. Our mental skills coaches have the educational background, credentials, and practical experience to help anyone improve the mental training, mental toughness, and mental performance. We offer small group lectures, small group consultations, and 1:1 training programs.
Team Leads and Consultants
Dr. Robert Neff
Robert "Dr. Bob" earned his doctorate from the Sport Psychology program at Michigan State University. He has provided sport psychology/mental training services for athletes, performers, and business executives since 1990. His athlete clients include national junior and collegiate champions, touring professionals, world champions, and Olympic Gold Medalists. Dr. Bob is on the United States Olympic Committee sport psychology registry, is a Certified Mental Trainer(R) (CMT) and is certified through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. He has also been a USPTA and USTA High Performance Coach. Dr. Bob is a former college and professional athlete.
Dr. Cassidy Preston
Dr. Cassidy Preston is a full-time Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant working with athletes, parents, teams, and businesses that range from professional to amateur levels. He obtained his Ph.D and bachelors degree in sport psychology from York University and received his Masters in behavioral exercise science from the University of Toronto. In 2003 he was drafted in the 4th Round by the St. Michael’s Majors of the OHL. He went on to play 5 seasons of OHL/Jr. A Hockey between the St. Michael’s Majors/ St. Michael’s Buzzers. The approach Cassidy takes to consulting with athletes, teams and parents is informed by current sport psychology research and his extensive experiences in elite sport as an athlete, consultant and coach. By combining current research with his experiences he is able to illustrate important concepts and ideas in applied situations to his clients. Furthermore, he is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of his clients and uses an autonomy-supportive approach to ensure his clients take ownership of their mental skills.
Mental Trainers and Coaches
Claremont Graduate University, HR Management/Organizational Behavior Psychology
Michigan State University, MS in Kinesiology (Sport Psychology)
Thesis - Extending Validity Evidence For The Coaching Efficacy Scale With Volunteer Youth Sport Coaches.
University of California, Los Angeles, BA in Psychology
Research: Assistant in the International Center for Talent Development He has provided Mental Skills Training to athletes and performers of all levels for over 6 years.
Master's Degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2009
Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC #336). He has provided Mental Skills Training to athletes and performers of all levels for over 10 years.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology May 2012 / University Park, PA, USA
The Pennsylvania State University
Leadership & Management Focus (NROTC)
Semester abroad studying Business and International Affairs (Paris, France)
He has provided Mental Skills Training to athletes and performers of all levels for over 12 years.
Ph.D., Psychology (emphasis: Performance) (expected graduation) 2021 Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
M.S., Sport Administration 2014 Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Physical Education, Health) 2006 Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
He has provided Mental Skills Training to athletes and performers of all levels for over 15 years.