Sports Psychology Performance Coaching:

Performing Edge Coaching Professionals

Our Certified Coaches

Learn more about PECI Coach Certification at: Meet our most recent Graduates who have become Certified as Performing Edge Coaching Professionals:

In our Coach Spotlight this month is:

Paul Hewitt, Certified Performing Edge Coaching Professional (PECP)

BIO – Paul Hewitt is a Performing Edge Certified Sports Psychology coach and hypnotherapist who helps athletes and teams in all sports overcome performance blocks, deal with pressure, and deliver outstanding results.

U.K – based Paul is also a former British and European champion in freestyle jetskiing and manager of the British Freestyle team.


Joel Pelland, Certified Performing Edge Coaching Professional (PECP)

Former division one baseball player at Central Michigan University has been in the coaching field for over 12 years. Joel has traveled across the country to speak to high school teams, college teams, and businesses about peak performance and leadership. “My mission in life is to positively impact the people I come in contact with. I want to add value to their lives and their careers.” I’m excited to be a part of the PECI community Joel has worked privately with high school, college, professional, and olympic athletes on peak performance and leadership. As a John Maxwell Certified speaker/trainer and working with Dr. John Underwood’s Human Performance Project  Joel works with athletes in multiple dimensions. “I really like to focus with my athletes on mental skills, lifestyle, and leadership, all of those will play out and impact optimal performance.”  Contact him today to help bring your game up to another level. Joel resides in the Chicago Suburbs with his wife and five children.


Jimmy Cortez, M.S,, Certified Performing Edge Coaching Professional (PECP)

Jimmy Cortez is a former U.S. Marine infantry unit leader with 20 years of service. During his tenure, he served in combat operations in Iraq and also as a Drill Instructor training several hundred recruits. He completed a Bachler’s of Arts degree in psychology in 2012, and a Master of Science degree in psychology 2014. Due to his extensive experience as a trainer and as an instructor coupled with his avid interest in fitness and sports, a certification in performance coaching was a natural segue. His interests include: motocross, martial arts, football, basketball, running, weight training, and cross training. He is amicable and enjoys working with and learning from people of all ages.

Rob Wortman, Certified Performing Edge Coaching Professional (PECP)  http:// 

Rob Wortmann has been a collegiate scholarship volleyball player and was named as an All-American athlete.  He has been active in sports as a coach for over 35 years and has worked with numerous All-American and several Olympic athletes.  He was instrumental in the winning of 2 NCAA Volleyball National Championships.  In addition, he has been a marathon runner and won a 5-K trophy on a cross-country race course. He has also studied many advanced modalities of healing and bodywork and has worked side-by-side with a Doctor of Psychology for 2+ years. All of these led him to where he is today, a Performing Edge Coach.

As your Performing Edge coach, Rob helps you to bridge the divide between where you are now and where you want to be. What is it that you want to create? What is missing in your training and performances?  By joining forces with Rob you may be able to mend any gaps  and make your dreams your reality.

Dr. John Cannon Certified Performing Edge Coaching Professional (PECP)

Dr. Cannon is a Performing Edge Coach in Omaha, NE. at   He is dedicated to the development of human potential in sports, music, the corporate board room, or any other arena of performance which would benefit from the Performing Edge.    Dr. Cannon helps his clients develop the positive mental attributes necessary for attaining their own unique and specific goals.

Amy Haller, Certified Performing Edge Coaching Professional (PECP)
Inner Champion –

Amy Haller holds a degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from TheUniversityofMiamiand a Masterʼs Degree in Education, specializing in Administration and Supervision fromAugustaCollege. She was nationally ranked as a junior for tennis and was awarded a full scholarship to The University of Miami, a Division 1 school. She has since been inducted into The Buffalo Tennis Hall of Fame. She also has Coaching Certifications in Positive Psychology, Wellness, and Life Coaching. ( CPC)

Amy Haller is an innovative, experienced, and passionate Sports Life Coach. She specializes in motivating, educating, and communicating Peak Performance skills and Strategies in both Life and Sport. Amy believes in “Optimizing Ones Human Potential !” ( mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.) Whether it be an elite athlete, corporate executive, or anyone facing challenges or transitions in their life. Her Coaching Skills and Workshops are empathic, intuitive, and life changing. Amy is fun, vivacious, and entertaining. This is one experience you wonʼt want to miss.

Amy has been involved in the professional sports and tennis world for the last 25 years as a competitor, coach, and ambassador for future generations to come. Amy is married ,has 2 daughters and resides in thePhiladelphia area.

Jeff LaVaute, MS, Certified Performing Edge Coach Professional (PECP)

Jeff has over 30 years experience in corporate manufacturing/engineering, independent business operations management, and athletic competition. As a former A.M.A. professional motocross license holder, Jeff remains passionate about helping others in sport reach their highest potential of goal achievement. He is the Principal of LSP Mental Edge @, which specializes in working with motocross racing athletes. Jeff is also the President and Founder of LakeView Sports Plus @, a client focused sports management and marketing athlete services organization. These businesses are both strategically located in the sports oriented Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

Peter Murphy, Ph.D, Certified Performing Edge Coach, Licensed Psychologist,PECP

Dr. Peter Murphy is CEO and founder of  http://www.MurphyPeakPerformance.coma comprehensive mental training resource to help golfers perform their best. Dr. Murphy practices in Tarzana, CA,  has 30 years of golf experience, and has an international golf coaching business that helps athletes at all levels to enhance their mental game.
Wayne Kurtz Certified Performing Edge Coach, Deca Ironman Triathlete, PECP
Wayne Kurtz is the founder of (, the world’s largest, free, online, multi-discipline, racing resource – “Helping Endurance Athletes Build Exceptional Race Calendars,” and Endurance Racing Report –which has worldwide endurance race profiles and training advice reports (; and – which is a comprehensive training resource for athletes. Over the last 25 years, I have tested myself and triumphed over hundreds of endurance race events. I thrive on the adrenaline, and feel an un-paralleled passion about the challenge, strength and endurance required not just of the physical body, but the test of my mental stamina to hang in there, and confront all the obstacles. The thrill of the stick-to-it mentality to keep going even when I am physically exhausted, allowing my mind to take over, pushing to never give into physical defeat, is why I am so passionate about this sport.

Dr. Nick Garcia Certified Performing Edge Coach, PECP

Dr. Garcia is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice Bakersfield, California Dr. Garcia has a wealth of clinical experience and works with athletes in all sports at all levels, and does both assessments and coaching for individuals and team sports. He is an excellent, knowledgeable sports psychology expert who can help you get to the next level.

Sue Hasker Certified Performing Edge Coach, Level 2, PECP

Sue Hasker’s passion and purpose in life is to help people to find healthy ways of coping with the emotional pain caused by a physical injury. She is a graduate student working toward dual Master’s Degrees in Counseling and Sport-Exercise Psychology, and becoming a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sue holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Level 2 Certification as a Performing Edge Coaching Professional through Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter of PECI- Performing Edge Coaching International, Sue’s studies have allowed her to implement the theories and practical applications of coaching, counseling, and sport psychology for the benefit of people from all walks of life. Her motto is, “Sports psychology is not just for athletes anymore.”

Dr. John Moore, DC,  Sports Medicine Chiropractor, PECP

Dr. Moore, a sports medicine and clinical nutrition expert, works with Olympians and professional athletes from Stanford University and throughout the SF Bay area with the mind-body connection to enhance performance in a variety of sports. He worked on-site at the Olympic Games in Syndey with several  swimmers on the US Olympic Team.

Dr. Andrew Colyer, DC. Holistic Practice Development, PECP

Dr. Colyer is a Performing Edge coach and Chiropractor practicing in Sedona, Arizona and New York.  at Founded on the principles of service, integrity, and accountability in the business of health care, Holistic Practice Development is the world leader in cultivating thriving, sustainable practices for natural and holistic health care practitioners from all disciplines.

William Dunn Certified Performing Edge Coach, PECP

William Dunn has been a national class runner for over 30 years. He was national champion in the 15 K championship. He was PAUSATF champion in all 3 race series – short and long road racing, and cross country racing. He was crowned one of the top 10 runners in the US., published in Running Times Magazine for the 50 year old age group.

William coaches runners at all age groups and levels. His vast experience as a national-class runner, combined with his Certified Performing Edge Coach training gives him the perfect combination to coach you to the next level. Bill works with his athletes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Troy Giles, DC. Sports Medicine Chiropractor, PECP

Dr. Giles, CEO of Family Wellness Center, in Bountiful, Utah, works in sports medicine and nutrition with athletes and clients at all levels  to accelerate healing and maximize performance. He is working with advanced equipment for assessment of health and fitness.

Heidi Michaels Certified Performing Edge Coach, PECP

Heidi Michaels is a Certified Performing Edge Coach as well as Life & Sports Performance Coach that specializes in helping her clients develop a positive mental game that brings success to life and sports performance allowing her clients to achieve all they want in life. She has excellent clinical and coaching skills and experience.