Performance-Enhancing Psychology

Performance-enhancing psychology (PEP) is essential to our work on improving individual and collective performance and well-being – and ensuring positive personal, team, and organisational development.

It all depends on how we humans think and feel. About ourselves and other people, our circumstances, and our past experiences.

And we have to think and act differently in order to achieve new and better results.

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used, when we created them.
Albert Einstein

What Is It About

Our performance-enhancing approach and methods are based on theoretical and practical knowledge and evidence, and various directions in psychological science – with special focus on neuropsychology, positive psychology, the pscyhology of language, and sports and performance psychology.

Our approach and methods are shaped by our founder and CEO, Klaus Veile, and his long-standing experience and expertise in the field of of high performance leadership, management and teamwork – working with business managers, employees, and teams, as well as elite athletes, and world-renowned expert sport coaches.

How Can It Benefit You

For example, performance-enhancing psychology can help you and your team to:

  • Set effective goals and enhance your performance.
  • Become and stay motivated to reach your goals – despite obstacles and setbacks.
  • Prevent and cope well with pressures and stresses of everyday life and performance situations.
  • Create new habits and make them stick – and avoid falling back into old habits and routines.
  • Let go of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that hold you back from achieving desired outcomes.
  • Deal powerfully with circumstances that inhibit or prevent you from achieving desired outcomes.
  • Strengthen you connection with yourself and others.
  • Increase your overall mental, emotional, and social well-being.
  • Better understand your own and others’ preferences, behaviours, and driving forces.
  • Work more effectively and inclusively with individual strengths and human differences to enhance performance and thrive.

Performance-Inhibiting Factors

Which factors inhibit or prevent you from performing, thriving or changing – and to what extent – depends on the situation and circumstances, and the individual.

Thus, every individual perceives and interprets things differently, and we respond and recover differently from stressful situations. The good news is that you can change your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to your advantage.

Psychological challenges and obstacles for individual, team and organisational performance, thrive, and positive development and change include:

  • Ingrained and repetitive thinking patterns and habits.
  • High work and performance pressure experienced over a long period of time.
  • A constant stress experienced over a prolonged period of time.
  • Challenging times in your life, personally and professionally.
  • Negative affective experiences such as sadness, anger, or frustration.
  • Feeling bored, unchallenged or stuck.
  • Lack of meaning, motivation, and development.
  • Conflict of views and values in and among teams and individuals.
  • Inconsistent, inadequate team leadership.
  • Unclear, divergent, and demotivating goals and requirements.
  • Inadequate performance appraisal and reward.
  • Management disregard for health, familty, or personal problems.