Rolf Wagschal, PhD

Job Title: 
Game Plan Advisor
Disciplines: 
Mental Performance
Athlete Services
Education: 

BA (Hon) Psychology, University of Western Ontario

MA Sport and Exercise Psychology, Argosy University/Phoenix

PhD Kin – Behavioral Science/Sport and Exercise Psychology, Temple University

MBTI Certified Practitioner

Biography: 

During his time as a National Team athlete, Rolf represented Canada at the 1999 World University Games and 2002 World Sailing Championships among other international events. After retiring from competition, he continued his education, earning a Masters Degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology and a PhD in Kinesiology, specifically Behavioral Science (Sport & Exercise Psychology).

As Rolf recalls, his transition away from sport was relatively smooth. However, he understands the challenges many athletes face during career transitions, and the consequent effects on their overall well-being - both positive and negative. It is one of the reasons why this former National Team sailor finds working in this particular area of psychology immensely rewarding: he can help athletes achieve positive outcomes during and beyond their sporting careers.

His experience includes years working as an educator, mental performance consultant, volunteer hockey coach, and athlete career transition advisor. These roles have fortified his skill in providing athletes with expert-based support to manage their non-sport commitments without compromising their sport performance. This includes working with athletes from not only a performance-enhancing perspective, but from a life skills management one.