Director of Coaching & Mental Performance Coach
Nicholas Santino is a Senior High-Performance Coach, PhD Candidate, and the official Mental Performance Consultant for Elite Prospects. From his specialized psychology research program, to his PhD studies, Nicholas has gained a tremendous foundation of knowledge and appreciation for the human experience. His passion for psychology has accumulated to a commitment to studying and applying positive psychology and stoicism. This commitment has led Nicholas to conduct many research studies focusing on understanding why and how some people thrive and prosper while others do not. His admiration for evidence-based solutions has propelled Nicholas to produce studies revolving around mindfulness, grit (perseverance and passion), performance, quality participation, social relationships, and well-being.
Nicholas’s devotion to Psychology is equal to his love of sport. Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, Nicholas played competitive hockey and was greatly influenced by watching his brother excel through Junior A and NCAA hockey. Nicholas is devoted to mobilizing his knowledge of psychology to help athletes and all people live happy and fulfilling lives, reach their utmost potential, and achieve consistent elite performance.
Although Nicholas’ athletic career was hockey based, as a mental performance he coach works with a wide variety of high-level individual sport athletes (skiers, fighters, climbers, kayakers, fencers, & golfers) as well as the traditional team sports like baseball and soccer players.
- Ph.D.(c), Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
- M.Sc., Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
- B.Sc., Specialized Honours in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), York University