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:

Mindset, Performance, & Success

Understanding what it takes to break barriers, achieve big goals, and perform at the highest level, is something Brenley knows a lot about. In this keynote she shares first hand knowledge and experiences, both personally and professionally, of what it takes to ‘win’ the mental game and drive success.

The audience will learn about the power of the mind and its connection to performance and success. The specific insights and steps Brenley shares, will not only generate a shift in the audience’s state of mind, it will leave them inspired to generate change and elevate their game.

Whether in sport, business, or life in general, this talk will help your audience set the foundation to maximize your potential and improve overall productivity. Success isn’t given – it’s earned.

Who is this for? Sports teams and organizations, business and staff development, corporate retreats, and schools

Parents today recognize the importance of the role sport plays in their children’s lives. Sport and physical activity not only promote healthy growth and development, but teach values, commitment, and beneficial life lessons. Yet why is it that when parents enter into the world of youth sports, some CRAZY things start to happen?

This powerful, engaging, and entertaining presentation offers great insights for your audience, helping them understand why the simple nature of being a sports parent itself becomes the recipe for ‘a perfect storm’. It will make them laugh and sometimes even want to cry, but most importantly it will guide them through a journey to best support their youth athletes. If anyone knows what it takes to turn sport into a growth cultivating experience and get to the highest levels, it’s Brenley. Let this keynote give your audience the tools to foster a positive journey and healthy relationships for everyone involved.

Make sure your audience is among those parents that support your mission, NOT destroy it.

Fostering a Growth Mindset & High Performing Culture

The ability to persevere is one of life’s greatest tools. This presentation provides an understanding of perseverance and the impact it has on overall success in both life and sport. It examines the reasons why people give up and shares inspirational stories of those that overcame devastating failures to achieve great success. You will be left inspired to take control of your own life and empowered to lay down the foundation for developing a pathway towards success.

“The mind leads the body” is the driving statement upon which Brenley’s work is built. This presentation will help you develop a deeper understanding of how to “train the brain” to enhance neurocognitive functioning and maximize performance potential. You will be introduced to cutting edge knowledge and training that helps athletes and high level performers see more, think quicker, and react faster than everyone else, leading to the “one second advantage” and the ultimate edge in performance.

Inspiring Greatness – Building A High Performance Culture

​Driving success and inspiring teams and organizations to excel at the highest level goes far beyond talent acquisition. This powerful presentation stresses the importance of culture before strategy, and teaches a values-based and vision-driven approach to building a high performing culture.

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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