Lauren S. Tashman, PhD is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), providing mental performance coaching, leadership advising, and team/organization consulting in sport, exercise, and non-sport performance settings in New York City and worldwide through her private practice, Align Performance LLC. She has consulted for over 10 years with a variety of sports, such as golf, softball, baseball, gymnastics, soccer, rowing, swimming and diving, tennis, basketball, and volleyball at a variety of levels including youth, collegiate, professional, and national/Olympic. She is also the Mental Performance Coach for Canada’s National Women’s Softball Team and Golf & Body NYC. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey, and her Master’s and PhD degrees in Educational Psychology with a major in Sport Psychology from Florida State University. During her PhD she worked for three years as a Research Assistant in a lab headed by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson studying expert performance in SWAT police officers and critical care nurses. After receiving her doctorate, Lauren worked for 7.5 years at Barry University in Miami, Florida serving as an Associate Professor in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (SEPP), Coordinator of the Master’s program in SEPP, and Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services for Barry Athletics. She has also conducted and overseen research on a variety of topics, has presented, done workshops, and been an invited speaker at both national and international conferences and clinics, and is the co-editor of two books published by Routledge: “Becoming a Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Professional: a Global Perspective” (2014) and “Global Practices and Training in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology” (2016).