Brenley’s passion for motivating audiences to reach their full potential has received praise from corporations, sports organizations, and schools, across the International landscape. Her powerful and engaging speaking style captivates audiences and inspires them to revolutionize their thinking, empowering them to build a mindset for success and a culture of performance excellence.

As a Toronto-based Sport Psychology & Performance Consultant, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and Certified Sports Vision Trainer, Shapiro has become the first female Mental Performance Coach for the Arizona Coyotes in the NHL, as well as the OHL for the Peteborough Petes. She is the Mental Performance Coach for the Men’s & Women’s Chinese National Hockey teams for the Beijing 2022 Olympics and sits on the expert panel for Sport Psychology for the Coaches Association of Ontario. Brenley is a Published Author, an Ambassador with Lululemon, and the founder of Heads Up High Performance.

Recognized as a distinguished thought leader, her presentations ignite passion and insight, all while teaching the success strategies necessary to develop extraordinary performance. Whether in the sport world, business world, or life in general, Brenley will provoke excitement, engagement, and the transformation of the power of the mind. Her talks are a game changer for all audiences.


Speaking topics are based on the principles of cutting edge mental performance strategies, culture, leadership, and a blend of Cognitive-Behavioural, Performance, and Positive Psychology. Popular keynotes include:

Brenley has presented at our annual conference for the past two years. I can't say enough about how great it is to work with her. She is just one of those speakers people love, and need to listen to. Her presentations are always bursting with the best of the latest knowledge. They are packed with unique and tangible ideas our participants are able to walk away with, along with real-life examples they can connect to. It is a true privilege for us to work with such a committed professional who cares so deeply about making an impact and making sport better. We cannot wait to have Brenley back again!
Eric McLoughlin
Senior Lead, Events & Partner Development Coaches Association of Ontario
The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Canada has been privileged to have an amazing group of presenters speak at our annual conference, and Brenley kept to this tradition at our 2019 ‘Tee it Up’ event. Brenley’s enthusiastic and experiential talk kept our audience engaged. She enlightened us all on how we could contribute to an athletes mindset and ability to perform in stressful situations. Her pointed examples and stories were particularly helpful in allowing the audience to understand the contribution of the mental / cognitive side of athletic performance. Our post conference delegate reviews confirmed what was otherwise obvious, Brenley is a great presenter and our organization would not only recommend her, but indeed hope to have her back at a future conference.
Dr. Scott D. Howitt, CSCS, MSc, RKin, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCPOR
President, Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Science Canada
I have had the privilege of working with Brenley on the OHF/OHL U-15 Program of Excellence for the past three years. She is an excellent presenter, who has an innate ability to connect with everyone she encounters. Her knowledge of Sport Psychology and the benefit it can have on an athlete's performance is second to none. I strongly recommend Brenley to anyone as a speaker or involvement in your development programs.
Scott Carlow
Manager- Development Programs, Ontario Hockey Federation
I wish every single parent with a kid playing hockey would hear this talk (Effective Sports Parenting). It is so important! Brenley’s presentation will no doubt make you re-think your approach to sports parenting and give you the tools to set your child up for success. The presentation was eye opening, engaging and entertaining, and I highly recommend it to every hockey parent.
Jean Perron


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