Cristina Rolo

Cristina Rolo

Cristina combines her energetic, loving demeanor with her highly educated background leading to a professional approach with a unique personal delivery for her clients. Her scientific knowhow, intercommunication skills, and flexibility give plenty of room for adaptive and eclectic variations, which keeps the work with her effective, fun, and adventurous. Cristina is a lifelong learner and passionate about sharing knowledge with her clients. She specializes in performance enhancement psychology, positive psychology, leadership, team building, conflict resolution, well-being, and parenting.


At a glance:

  • Doctoral degree (P.h.D.) in Exercise and Sport Psychology, Graduated Suma Cum Laude at UNCG, USA.
  • Masters (M.S.), in Exercise and Sports Psychology at Technical University of Lisbon, PT.
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC #529).
  • Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) Associate faculty.
  • Speaker at diverse Sport Psychology conferences (AASP, ISSP, ENYSSP, FEPSAC) in several countries.
  • Collaborated with renowned international governing bodies, elite athletes and institutions, such as: National Football League (NFL), United States Tennis Association (USTA), United States Water Polo,  United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Mexican Olympic Committee (COM), Portuguese Judo Federation (FPJ), Portuguese Tennis Federation (FPT), Academia Victor Hanescu, ATP World Tour top 100 players and coaches.


Awards & nominations:

  • UNCG Young Alumni Award (demonstrated professional excellence, service & balance between professional & personal life), USA.
  • Best Development Sports Project (award attributed by the Romanian Press Association). Head of Sport Psychology of the award-winning programs “Victor Hanescu Train Like a Pro camps”, Cluj-Napoca & Curtea de Arges, Romania.
  • Susan Stout Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, UNCG, Greensboro, USA. 
  • Nominated twice for “Distinguished Professional Practice Award”, Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), USA.
  • Nominated for “Teacher of the Year” National Award, Portuguese Ministry of Education, Lisbon, PT.
  • Young Researcher Award, International Congress of Physical Education and Sports for Youth and Children, Braga, PT.


Dave de Haan

Dave de Haan

Being around Dave, you right away feel that there is both knowledge and experience present. The in-depth consulting and dedication, which he delivers are of a level that can only be described as rare and extraordinary. As a former high-performance athlete, it is easy for him to understand and connect with people who deal with high-pressure situations daily. His methods are prone to directness and demand discipline. He is a very pragmatic professional and will use anything to teach and implement desired routines and behaviors.


At a glance

  • Former professional Basketball player, (Dutch national team, NCAA Division I, international clubs)
  • Coach of Victor Hanescu (best ATP ranking 26)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology specialized in fear and aggression.
  • Former Director of sales for a manufacturer/supplier of industrial encoding machines in the Benelux
  • Pioneer in applied sport psychology applied to tennis
  • Over 15 years of experience in performance enhancement psychology consulting in sports, academics, health, and business.
  • Author of diverse articles and books on performance enhancement in sports and education


Awards & nominations

  • The University of North Carolina at Asheville “Order of Pisgah” award, UNCA Alumni Association, Asheville, USA. (2017)
  • Romanian Press Association: “Best Development Sports Project”. Head of Sport Psychology of the award-winning programs “Victor Hanescu Train Like a Pro camps”, Cluj-Napoca & Curtea de Arges, Romania.