Psychologist in Private Practice • Founder of Mind in Sport • Founder of Zanendaba Consulting
Ken has 35 years of specialized experience in the fields of clinical and performance psychology. He is registered as a psychologist in Ireland, Switzerland and South Africa.
Ken deeply appreciates the complexity that one encounters in the world of high-performance. He is an expert in performance psychology, with extensive global experience and success in working with executive business teams, elite athletes and international sporting teams. He has worked with the South African Olympic team, as well as the national cricket and rugby teams. Applying the same principles, he has consulted on a number of award-winning commercials working with children in a playful, creative context. He has presented leadership, mentoring and coaching workshops internationally. Ken is known for transforming teams in crisis.
A systems orientated process thinker, Ken focuses on creating possibilities, with actionable vision, for those he consults with. He works with the diversity of ideas that exist within a group, and examines how these ideas influence the decision-making process, culminating in effectiveness during performance.
His work draws on the philosophy of ecologic, in that ideas and actions are interconnected holistically. He works with the underlying principles, diversity and philosophies within a team to influence the successful decision-making required to deliver performance. He believes that human transformation occurs when the power of energy and the complexity of information integrates in a meaningful, focused way.
Ken is the author of two books and has written numerous published articles on performance psychology. Through his love for spending time in nature, has come to deeply appreciate the psychological and physiological benefits of spending time in these environments. He co-facilitates “The Inner Adventure” a recorded series focused on the intersection of nature, ecology and psychology.
Ken is an avid landscape photographer, an outdoorsman and a lover of things wild. Originally from South Africa, he and his wife now live in southern Germany from where he consults to clients globally.
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