Testimonials

Reading this inspiring feedback from my clients

ryan_cochrane

"I was fortunate to work with Dr. Pinel for a number of years while on the Canadian national swim team and had very positive experiences with him..." read more

Olympic SILVER & BRONZE Medallist, Realtor
adam_kreek

"Six months before the Olympic Games I faced a crippling back injury and was uncertain about my future in sport. I spiralled into a despondent and hopeless state..." read more

Olympic GOLD Medallist, Executive Business Coach, Author: The Responsibility Ethic
john_moonlight

"I owe a lot of my success in my rugby career to Bruce. Always professional in everything he does, he helped me realize my potential as an athlete, leader, and person..." read more

Rugby Player, Pan American Games GOLD Medallist
john_mcroberts

"I worked with Dr. Bruce for 10 years and after four Paralympics for sailing my biggest takeaway was that it wasn’t the physically strongest that medalled..." read more

Paralympic Sailing
matthew_guest

"I worked with Bruce from 2011 through 2016 as a member of the Canadian Men’s Olympic Field Hockey Team..." read more

Canadian Olympic Field Hockey Player & Intensive Care Doctor
paul_bundy

"Bruce has been fundamental in creating and enhancing the mental performance culture within our athletes and staff..." read more

Field Hockey Canada Men’s Olympic Team Head Coach
christina_sharun

"In 2016 as Head Coach of Team BC hockey, I was grateful to have Bruce be part of our team. Bruce went above and beyond in his role with the team..." read more

Team BC U18 Female Hockey Head Coach & Canadian Coast Guard, Officer In Charge - Inshore Rescue Boat Program
darren_smith

"Bruce Pinel has been a highly valued resource working with all the players in our program. Bruce addresses that key area of performance that is often neglected" read more

Program Director – Spectrum Hockey Skills Academy, Victoria Royals Major Midget League

Ryan Cochrane

Swimmer – Olympic SILVER & BRONZE Medallist, Realtor

“I was fortunate to work with Dr. Pinel for a number of years while on the Canadian national swim team and had very positive experiences with him.  Whether it was working through the most stressful times of my career or merely throughout the years of preparation needed to achieve my goals.  Dr. Pinel was attentive, thoughtful, and proactive.  I always found it important to find someone you can trust and who will also challenge you – and Dr. Pinel was definitely that guy and he was integral to my success!  I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to recommend him.”

  • Olympic SILVER & BRONZE
  • World Championship SILVER (4 times), BRONZE (4 times)
  • Pan American Games GOLD (2 times), BRONZE
  • Commonwealth Games GOLD (4 times)
  • Pan Pacific Championships GOLD (3 times), SILVER (2 times), BRONZE
  • 8-time Canadian Male Swimmer of the Year

Adam Kreek

Rower – Olympic GOLD Medallist, Executive Business Coach,
Author: The Responsibility Ethic

“Six months before the Olympic Games I faced a crippling back injury and was uncertain about my future in sport.  I spiralled into a despondent and hopeless state.  Bruce was instrumental in coaching my mindset from depressed to realistic optimism.  Because of Bruce I now know how to focus on what I can control.  The goal remains, it’s just the route that changes.”

  • Olympic GOLD
  • World Rowing Championships GOLD (3 times)
  • Rowing World Cup GOLD (6 times), BRONZE

John Moonlight

Rugby – Pan American Games GOLD Medallist

“I owe a lot of my success in my rugby career to Bruce.  Always professional in everything he does, he helped me realize my potential as an athlete, leader, and person.  He has the ability to get the best out of me at anytime.  Whether it was dealing with an injury, preparing for a big game, or even preparing for retirement, Bruce was there to help me through it all and ensured I came out on the other end in better shape mentally than before.”

  • Pan American Games GOLD (2 times) – Rugby 7s
  • Captain, Canada’s Rugby 7s National Team
  • 2015 Rugby World Cup
  • 65 Rugby 7s World Series events

John McRoberts

Sailing – Paralympic SILVER (2) & BRONZE Medallist

“I worked with Dr. Bruce for 10 years and after four Paralympics for sailing my biggest takeaway was that it wasn’t the physically strongest that medalled, but the mentally strongest that did, because sailing is a mentally gruelling multi-day event. Dr. Bruce helped me be the best athlete that I could be, and he can help you too.”

  • Paralympic SILVER (2 times), BRONZE
  • Para World Sailing Championships GOLD, BRONZE
  • US Para Sailing Championships GOLD
  • 2013 Sail Canada Team of the Year

Matthew Guest

Canadian Olympic Field Hockey Player & Intensive Care Doctor

“I worked with Bruce from 2011 through 2016 as a member of the Canadian Men’s Olympic Field Hockey Team.  One thing I struggled with during my career was self-doubt and when my performance was struggling, I could almost always trace it back to this doubt and the feeling that I was letting my team-mates down.  When I started working consistently with Bruce, he taught me to channel a stronger and more confident mindset and this resulted in significantly improved performance.  Since I have finished playing and continued my medical career as an intensive care doctor, to this day I still use the techniques Bruce taught me to enable me to trust my knowledge & skills and be confident to make quick and effective decisions during stressful medical situations in the hospital.  I consider Bruce a trusted friend and supporter who helped me develop into a better athlete, person, and professional in my field.” 

  • Pan American Games SILVER (2 times)
  • Pan American Cup (World Cup Qualifier) SILVER (2 times)
  • Olympic Qualifier GOLD
  • Champions Challenge SILVER
  • Commonwealth Games
  • World Cup – Field Hockey

Paul Bundy

Field Hockey Canada Men’s Olympic Team Head Coach

“Bruce has been fundamental in creating and enhancing the mental performance culture within our athletes and staff. Be it working to shape our team identity and our performance accountability framework, to building individual athletes’ mental toolboxes for training and competition excellence, Bruce has been instrumental in our team’s success at the international level.”

  • Pan American Games SILVER (2 times)
  • Pan American Cup (World Cup Qualifier) SILVER (2 times)
  • Olympic Qualifier GOLD
  • Champions Challenge SILVER
  • Commonwealth Games
  • World Cup – Field Hockey

Christina Sharun

Team BC U18 Female Hockey Head Coach
Canadian Coast Guard, Officer In Charge – Inshore Rescue Boat Program

“In 2016 as Head Coach of Team BC hockey, I was grateful to have Bruce be part of our team.  Bruce went above and beyond in his role with the team and there is no doubt that his contributions led to the record setting season that our team had.  Now, as the Officer in Charge of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat Program, I brought Bruce in to provide training for our team leaders around leadership, team dynamics, and work efficiency.  The team leaders easily related to his delivery style and feedback afterwards was extremely positive.  I would highly recommend Bruce and look forward to working with him again in the future!”

Darren Smith

Program Director – Spectrum Hockey Skills Academy, Victoria Royals Major Midget League

“Bruce Pinel has been a highly valued resource working with all the players in our program.  Bruce addresses that key area of performance that is often neglected, yet essential for overall performance.  His knowledge, professionalism, and personal approach help the players get the competitive edge they need to be at the best for games.”

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