Thriving Under Pressure
Under the direction of Dr. Michael Gervais, DISC’s High Performance Program is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and organizations through its formative commitment to design and implement evidence-based solutions toward performance excellence. Pinnacle Performance’s programs offer innovative opportunities for people and organizations to develop the essential performance skills necessary to thrive under pressure.
Over the course of the past decade, with the goal of designing scientifically validated programs and strategies to enhance performance, the High Performance Program has consulted with professional sport organizations, branches of the military, national sporting Olympic governing bodies, countless universities and high schools, community-based organizations, and corporations across the nation.
About Michael Gervais, PhD
Dr. Michael Gervais serves the director of the DISC and Red Bull High Performance Psychology Program. As a California licensed psychologist specializing in high performance, he works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond. Dr. Gervais has consulted for the top sports organizations, including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, US Olympic Team and Red Bull’s North American athletes, as well as the US Military. While Dr. Gervais’ roster includes some of the world’s most elite athletes, he is expanding the reach of his capabilities into the broader spectrum. He recognizes that, like athletes, all of us are required to perform daily. read more
What is Performance Psychology
Performance psychology can assist athletes, executives, military personnel, and artists (i.e., any performer) to achieve new heights in their performance and personal lives. While many devote countless hours to physical preparation, sound mental preparation is also necessary to succeed in our pursuit of consistent and increasing personal performance. Performance psychology consultants meet with teams and individuals to enhance their mental skills, with the goal of gaining a “mental edge” in competition/performance. By identifying the obstacles that get in the way of personal excellence and then teaching effective techniques for dealing them, individuals gain more control over performance, higher performance levels, a new perspective and generally reach a level of greater enjoyment and satisfaction.
Our ultimate aim is to develop performers who thrive under pressure. We help individuals and organizations reach their goals by measuring and developing psychological skills for performance excellence.