Whether you call it sport psychology, mental training, performance excellence, or consulting, the goal is the same: create a mindset and culture that leads to success. KPEX is dedicated to helping athletes, coaches, corporate leaders, and other performers to achieve greatness in sport, business, and life. KPEX’s programs focus on identifying the mindset in which you perform your best and providing ways to recreate that mindset. We take a strengths-based approach to developing mental toughness.
We work with individuals and groups to develop programs catering to their unique mental demands. Addressing the mental aspects of performance ensures that you perform at your peak when the pressure rises. We also work with groups to develop a culture of success. We focus on areas like communication, goal-setting, and attitude to make sure the environment is one that leads team members to be motivated to excel.
Our Philosophy: We take an individualized approach to addressing the mental aspects of performance. We get to know each client and seek to understand how their mind influences their performance, both positively and negatively.
Our Company Name: KPEX stands for Keystone Performance Excellence. Architecturally speaking, a Keystone is at the apex of an arch. It’s often the final piece of construction that locks the rest of the structure into place. Without the Keystone, the arch cannot support itself. This is how we see the mind–you can have built the best structure (skills, knowledge, nutrition, fitness) but without the proper mindset that structure will often fail. Much like the Keystone is at the peak of a building, your mind helps you to reach your peak performance; it’s a necessary element of success. The Keystone design is also a shout out to our headquarters in Pennsylvania, the “Keystone State”. It was in Pennsylvania that the foundation of America was born and it’s from your mindset that the foundation of excellence can grow.
Dr. Aimee Kimball is the CEO of KPEX Consulting. She is the Director of Player and Team Development for the New Jersey Devils, worked with the Penguins' organization through 2 Stanley Cups, and assisted the Pittsburgh Steelers with their draft picks.
As a former D1 collegiate swimmer and Academic-All American, Dr. Samantha Monda knows what it takes to succeed. Dr. Monda’s work revolves around peak performance training, student-athlete development, and leadership training.
Dr. Leigh Skvarla is a mental training consultant and athletic counselor who works with athletes and performers. She earned a PhD and two Master's degrees in Sport & Exercise Psychology and Counseling. She specializes in work with youth and teens.
Alex provides individual and group training for athletes, dancers, and other performers. She earned her Master’s in Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling from Pitt and strives to enhance the mental skills and psychological wellness of others.
Donato is a former college hockey player and coach that is passionate about helping athletes and performers to optimize their potential, overcome challenges, and improve overall well-being through mental skills training. He has a Master’s degree in Sport &...
Sarah Swenson specializes in working with athletes and first responders in strengthening their mindset. Sarah is a former D2 volleyball player and recently worked at West Point helping cadets enhance their mental toughness, resilience, and emotional control.
Emily is passionate about working with youth and collegiate athletes. She received her Masters from Miami University and is completing her PhD at Michigan State where she is a mental skills consultant for MSU women’s tennis and local youth hockey teams.
Jeff Kimball is the former CEO of a family business that included third-generation employees. He oversaw the firm through its successful sale to a publicly traded company. He now helps business leaders create actionable business growth strategies.