Cassie Tea, MS, SCCC, is a mental performance coach and certified collegiate strength and conditioning coach. She graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology where she became a full-time strength coach for Olympic Sport teams including baseball, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, tennis, and wrestling. She went on to Miami of Ohio University to earn a master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health with an emphasis in sport psychology. Following graduate school, Cassie relocated to Doha, Qatar obtaining a teaching assignment at Qatar University where she taught a variety of sport science courses. Topics included the application of goal setting, imagery, self-talk, and motivation. She is currently completing her PhD in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University Chicago. Cassie’s anticipated research findings will investigate the relationship between psychological resilience and health behaviors in military cadets.
Cassie has played and competed in a variety of sports over the past 30 years. Her background includes individual and team sports such as varsity competitive cheerleading, dance, track and field, snowboarding, and sprint triathlons. In addition to her experience as an athlete and collegiate strength and conditioning coach, Cassie has coached both middle school and varsity competitive cheerleading. Today, she is pursuing an expertise in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Cassie’s wealth of experience has provided her the framework needed to help teams and individuals of all levels reach their peak performance. She believes that successful outcomes require positive collaboration between consultant and client grounded in respect, integrity, and honest communication. It is her mission to create self-directed learners able to apply their mental performance skills to every area of life.