Author Archives: Sharleen Hoar, Performance Psychology Consultant

Be the Author of your own (Great) Story

“All I need is a really great story” I remember exactly where I was when I uttered these words. It was 1999 and I was pursuing my Ph.D. in sport & exercise psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. I was … Continue reading

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“With a Little Help From My Friends”

In thinking about what to post tonight, the Beatles tune “With a Little Help From My Friends” has been in my head all day.  This post is dedicated to you — the people who are in my life. It’s May … Continue reading

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Workout to Conquer Cancer

May 2017. It has been 5 years since my Father passed away from cancer.  To mark the occasion, I am doing something that is deeply important to me — SERVICE.  I am raising money for Cancer research in British Columbia … Continue reading

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Introductions

I believe that excellence is learned.  It is not a destination, but rather, a journey.  It is simply, a way of being.  I strive to be the best version of myself in my personal and professional lives through the practice … Continue reading

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Making Peace with Adversity

I love watching the Olympics. Everything in my household stops when the games are on. The computer plays the live feed nearly 18 hours a day (from 6 am to midnight) – whether I am in the office or at … Continue reading

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HIGH PERFORMANCE REQUIRES A TEAM

Fact or fiction? Resilience is about the individual and relationships. This is a question that I have presented to at least two high performance client groups that I currently work with. How would you answer this question? It is Canadian … Continue reading

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In Search of Balance

In today’s rush we all think too much – seek too much – want too much – and forget about the joy of just being.   Eckhart Tolle Accepting that I can’t do everything that I want to do, at the … Continue reading

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Taming My Gremlin

When I was 13 or 14 years old, my mother came into my room with a book that she had purchased for me. The title of the book was “Taming Your Gremlin” by Rick Carson.  I remember the book, not … Continue reading

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Adventures in Losing and Finding My Confidence

I have spent the past week working out of town with a client. I’ve felt off and not exactly on my “A-game”. It seemed to me that the client and I just couldn’t connect. This left me feeling frustrated and … Continue reading

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Who Says That You Can’t?

If you are honest with yourself, it is probably you. This is my challenge to you today.  Choose not to buy into the message that you cannot do what it is that you really want to do (I am assuming … Continue reading

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