Angie Fifer, PhD, CMPC
Angie is the owner and a performance coach for 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. Previously, Angie has worked with Bucknell and Drexel athletics developing a sport psychology program within their respective athletic departments. She also 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 skills 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. She is an AASP Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), and is currently pursuing her International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Angie is also DiSC, Five Behaviors, ProSci Change Management, and AQai Adaptability certified.
Personally Angie is a former level-10 gymnast and high school track and field athlete. For the past fifteen 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. She lives in Cranberry Township with her husband John and they have a baby on the way.
Noelle Torres, M.S., CMPC
Noelle Torres is a Mental Performance Coach and a member of Breakthrough Performance Consulting in West Palm Beach, Florida. In the past, Noelle was a Performance Expert and Master Resilience Trainer for Army Active Duty and National Guard Soldiers, coaching units and individuals in both military performance and academic domains for three years. She has led the development and execution of Wellness Camps for National Guard Soldiers, as well as, provided masteries (individual sessions) with Army’s emerging leaders. Following her experience with the military, Noelle provided Cognitive Enhancement Training for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Officers at Orlando International Airport. She helped Officers effectively manage their energy, regulate their thoughts, and focus their attention to ensure Homeland Security’s mission of vigilance and safety. Mrs. Torres also has had the privilege of coaching a cohort of Army Captains through their Captains Career Course providing one on one career development and performance enhancement techniques.
Noelle grew up playing sports: softball and competitive soccer. She has trained several collegiate athletic teams across all NCAA Divisions on the mental aspect of performance. Mental Performance Training includes, but is not limited to, effective thinking, mindsets, building confidence, energy management, attention control, imagery, goal setting, teambuilding, leadership, team cohesion, and time management. Mrs. Torres earned a B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University, a Masters in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), administered by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).