About Abby

As a competitive swimmer for 12 years, I wasn't what you'd call exceptional. You could describe me more as delightfully average.

 

It's not that I didn't want to get faster, move up to the top group, or swim at the state meet.

 

What I know now is that I got in my own way. Mismanagement of nerves held me back. Inability to calm myself down created inconsistency. Lack of mental toughness cost me enjoyment.


If you are the thing that is preventing yourself from showing up, stepping up, or leveling up, I'm here for that.

 

I'm Abby Keenan - swimmer turned runner, music and podcast enthusiast, recovering perfectionist, and one of the most organized and detail-oriented people you'll ever meet. I create space for you to be authentic and honest about your experiences in your sport. I'll be there every step of the way as you get curious, embrace discomfort, learn mental skills and strategies, and do the work. When you learn about yourself, commit to the process, and grow your knowledge, skills, and abilities related to mental toughness and resilience, you can create positive change in your life as an athlete and a person.

 

Here's a little more about me, my background, and my work with athletes just like you. I'd love to learn more about you - who you are as an athlete and a person, what you're struggling with, what goals you have, and how I can help you perform better, have more success, and be happier in your sport and beyond. 

Education

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

B.S. in Psychology

Minor in Sociology & Spanish

 

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

M.S. in Educational/Sport Psychology

 

Certification

Mentorship

Adjunct Faculty Member & CMPC®️ Mentor

John F. Kennedy University

College of Psychology

Sport Psychology Department

 


Clients

Abby has experience working with middle school, high school, collegiate, age-group, Olympic Trials qualifying, and professional athletes.

 

She has been consulting since 2011 and has supported a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, diving, fencing, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, running, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, triathlon, and ultimate frisbee. 

 

Abby specializes in working with swimmers, runners, and triathletes.

 

Experience

Challenge Course Facilitator

Florida State University

 

Academic Advisor

Florida State University

 

Cognitive Performance Coach

for US Army Special Operations Soldiers at Fort Bragg, NC

 

Triple Play Contract Lead & Facilitator

Boys & Girls Clubs of America in partnership with Anthem Foundation, Coca-Cola, and GUIDE, Inc.

 

Service

GUIDE, Inc. & Georgia Teen Institute 

Volunteer: 2009 - current

 

AASP Certification Exam Review 

Subject Matter Expert: 2016 - 2018

 

AASP Web Presence Committee 

Member: 2017

Chair: 2018 - current 

 

AASP Business Ownership Special Interest Group

Member: 2018 - current

 

AASP Study & Practice of Supervision Special Interest Group

Member: 2020 - current