Donald MacNaughton | High Performance Coach

Don MacNaughton is widely-recognized for his ability to bring both athletes and coaches to a better understanding of High Performance techniques.  A two-time best-selling author, consultant, and keynote speaker, Don’s success comes from his practical approach to adapting the latest thinking in sports psychology.  His effective ability to integrate it into everyday life equips his clients with the tools necessary to sharpen their mental skills.  This assures enhanced performance in life and in sport.

Uniting personal excellence, leadership skills and talent development Don’s grasp on neuroscience and team dynamics is progressive.  His dynamic work can be seen in the successful achievements of his clients across multiple disciplines.  To that end, his work with governing bodies like the Scottish Football Association (SFA), Irish Football Association (FAI), Rugby Football League (RFL) and the British Association of Ski Instructors (BASI) have been a central part of his success.

In addition to his work with athletes, coaches and governing bodies, he is the author of two best-selling guides to self-development.  Their titles include, “The 12 Hidden Laws of Performance” and “Talent Unlimited”.

What people have been saying

  • “I met Donald in July 2005 when I was in the most crucial stages of getting back onto the slopes and qualifying for the Olympics after severely damaging my left knee. I had talked to sports psychologists and not found them very helpful so I was not convinced Donald could help me either. However, from the first meeting, I knew this would be different. By putting a system to my thoughts and making me realize why I was thinking or feeling how I was, he made me incredibly stronger mentally. Together with a range of techniques to help me focus before and during my race has definitely been a deciding factor that helped me get to the Olympic Winter Games 2006. Thank You!”
    Flight Lt. Roger Cruickshank, former World Cup and Olympic Downhill and Super G Skier said,
  • “We have worked closely with Donald this season and have found his input absolutely invaluable. He has transformed a driver who was very talented but raw, into one who is now able to channel his natural aggression and desire to win, into a supreme calmness and determination which make him very difficult to beat. We are very much looking for-ward to forming a long term association with Donald – he is able to get the best out of drivers to an extent that we have never seen before"
    Sarah and Tony Shaw MP Motorsport
  • “Donald MacNaughton makes players think because it’s not all about their body it’s about how they use their body  and a big part of that, I know, is  mental strength and positivity and this is where the “The 12 Hidden Laws of Performance” is great !’ John Collins  Assistant Manager Glasgow Celtic F.C. 
    ex Scottish International football player  A.S. Monaco F.C. , Everton F.C.

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