Angie Fifer, PhD, CC-AASP
Angie is the owner and sole member of Breakthrough Performance Consulting, LLC, in Pittsburgh, PA. The practice focus is helping performers to break through to a new level of excellence utilizing mental skills to prepare, compete, and recover at the top of their abilities. For the past seven years, Angie spent time as a Performance Psychology Trainer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She provided performance excellence training including confidence building, attention and focus training, effective goal setting, stress and energy management, and visualization to numerous Division I and club teams and individuals. Angie also provided monthly leadership training to all of the Army West Point athletics team captains. Prior to her experience at West Point, Angie worked with a variety of coaches, teams, and individual athletes guiding their mental conditioning development as they strove for excellence in their performance domain as a doctoral student at Michigan State and then as a post-doctoral intern at the University of Georgia.
Angie earned a bachelors in science in both Kinesiology and Psychology from Penn State University, her masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology from California State University at Fullerton, and a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Michigan State University. Her dissertation research focused on recreational female marathoners and how running brings meaning to their lives.
Personally Angie is a former level-10 gymnast and high school track and field athlete. For the past ten years Angie has been involved in endurance sports. She has completed numerous half marathons, 10 marathons, and 5 ultra marathons. In recent years Angie has become a triathlete and a three-time Ironman finisher.