Krishneel Maharaj

Krishneel Maharaj

About Krishneel

I work at the intersection of well-being and high performance, with a particular interest in Positive and Performance Psychology, for both athletes and organisational leaders.

Specialties

  • I take the high-performance principles from my work with elite athletes and tailor it for the workplace
  • Empowering individuals, organisations and communities to perform better in the lives they lead – to create greater well-being, resilience and ultimately, impact
  • Combining the latest research in psychology, brain and well-being sciences and high performance, with my coaching experiences to help people thrive

  • Having worked as a School Counsellor / Psychologist, I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by teachers, administrators and leaders within an educational setting

Experience

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree Sports Coaching UQ
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (Honours Psychology) QUT
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Bond University
  • Football Federation Australia/ Asian Football Confederation License in Football Coaching
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)

2016 – Current

Coach and Consultant – Sentis
  • Coaching and Facilitating small group workshops to improve organisational safety, psychological safety, and leadership within teams and organisations.
Director and Psychologist – The Mind and Movement Company
  • Applying psychology and brain-based research and practice through 1-to-1
  • Coaching/Psychology Sessions, keynote presentations and small group workshops to help clients improve their wellbeing and performance.
Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee – Football Coaches Australia
  • Football Coaches Australia represents Australian Football Coaches and provides coaches with professional support – particularly in legal advocacy, high performance, leadership development and well-being. In this role, I co-authored a research paper on coaches’ employment status and conditions.
Performance Psychologist for Team Fiji for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, working across multiple sports
  • Team workshops provided to athletes, coaches and administrators focused on a range of topics including growth mindset, team culture, goal-setting and other mental skills.
College Counsellor – West Moreton Anglican College
  • Provided counselling support and workshops to students and staff to improve their mental health and wellbeing. I am acutely aware of the many challenges faced by teachers, administrators and leaders within a school setting.
Coach at Western Pride FC in the NPL. (I hold an FFA/AFC B Licence)
  • This program provides practicing coaches with the opportunity to enhance and develop quality in their professional practice and prepare them for the world of high- performance coaching.

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