Dr. Kate Hays
Wilfrid Laurier University Fred Binding Lecture in Applied Sport Psychology
Kate F. Hays, Ph.D., maintains an independent practice, The Performing Edge, with a specialized focus on performance enhancement for athletes, performing artists, and business leaders.
Her research, writing, international teaching, and practice (initially in New Hampshire and since 1997, in Toronto), have been directed toward the mental benefits of physical activity and the application of sport psychology techniques to athletes and other performance populations. She brings additional personal energy to this work through her own involvement as a runner and musician.A registered psychologist in Ontario, Dr. Hays is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow and Certified Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). As an independent scholar, she has authored five books and is a frequent lecturer throughout North America regarding sport and performance psychology.