Meet Our Team of Psychologists

At Condor Performance we currently use the services and expertise of a number of sport and performance psychologists located in a number of different locations. Below is a summary of our current team. Due to our stringent selection process they are all exceptional mental coaches.

Chris Pomfret

Senior Performance Psychologist

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Psychologist Registration Number (Psychology Board of Australia): PSY0000966671

Link to LinkedIn Profile

Favourite Sporting Moments:

The 2000 “State of Origin” Rugby League when New South Wales whitewashed the series in a combined scoreline of 104 to 42 – the biggest gap between the two sides in history.

 

 

Overview of Credentials:

Chris completed his undergraduate studies in a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of Queensland (2001 – 2004) and subsequently obtained full registration as a psychologist via the Psychologist Registration Supervision Program at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (2005 – 2007). Since obtaining his registration, Chris has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom in the fields of mental health, drug and alcohol counselling, education, employee assistance programs, occupational rehabilitation, employment and disability services and of course performance enhancement.

As a senior performance psychologist with Condor Performance, Chris combines these credentials with a lifelong passion for sport to provide individual and group performance coaching to assist athletes (both amateur and professional) with achieving their sporting dreams and ambitions. Chris works with a range of athletes, coaches and parents from a wide variety of sports although in recent years the most prevalent have come from the sports of golf, rugby league, rugby union, swimming, athletics, triathlon, squash, martial arts, equestrian events, shooting, BMX racing and tennis.

Chris has the enviable knack of making the most complex psychological challenge seem surmountable and is therefore very much ‘in vogue’ as a mental toughness trainer and coach as well as being a mentor to the growing number of provisionally registered psychologists that are currently ‘cutting their teeth’ at Condor Performance.

David Barracosa

Senior Performance Psychologist

Psychologist Registration Number (Psychology Board of Australia): PSY0001733584

Link to LinkedIn Profile

Favourite Sporting Moment:

The post season run of the Boston Red Sox baseball team in 2004 whereby they overcame a 3-0 deficit in American League Championship series – and then went on to win the World Series.

 

 

Overview of Credentials:

David is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) with a genuine passion for performance psychology. He completed his four-year undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Wollongong in 2011 with honours. His passion for sport, which has developed from first discovering the fun in playing sport as a child to understanding the psychological nuances required for optimal performance as his interest grew, began to influence his professional choices when he decided to complete a thesis related to motivation and confidence in his final year of university.

In late 2011, David took the infamous Condor Performance sports knowledge assessment and to this date holds the record for highest score and soon after joined our team. Since then, David has worked with a number of different performance clients, both one-on-one and in group settings, which has allowed him to hone his skills and develop a wide range of approaches in delivering our mental toughness training.

Brian Langsworth

Senior Performance Psychologist

brian4 hi res2 Psychologist Registration Number (Psychology Board of Australia): PSY0001339412

Link to LinkedIn Profile

Favourite Sporting Moments:

Schwarzer’s saves and Aloisi’s goal to send Australia through to their 2nd Soccer World Cup, Adam Scott winning the 2013 US Masters but the favourite moment has to be Keiren Perkins defending his 1,500m crown at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, having just scraped into the Australian team initially, having barely made the final by 0.24 seconds, and winning from lane 8, going out hard as he had done in the semis but this time not fading. Remember watching in my tiny apartment, on an ancient TV, with tears in my eyes.

Overview of Credentials:

Brian is a registered psychologist and associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. His academic qualifications include: Diploma of Professional Practice from the College of Professional Psychology; Bachelor of Social Science and Honours degree in Psychology from Charles Sturt University; and Bachelor of Performing Arts from University of Western Sydney. Brian has over twelve years’ experience working in the field of Organisational Psychology working to improve the performance and effectiveness of individuals across the full employee life cycle from graduates to CEOs.

As a trainer, coach and facilitator, Brian has been involved in various programs across a range of areas including: providing effective feedback and coaching others; having crucial conversations; presentation and influencing skills; assessment of individuals for selection and development; career counselling; emotional intelligence; building a high performing team; understanding individual and team strengths and development opportunities; and building mental resilience.

His experience as an actor and a Psychologist see him uniquely placed within the industry. With his diverse experience, passion for sport, interest in performance, people and their development, Brian brings to Condor Performance a wealth of knowledge and insight into human behaviour and mental conditioning.

Gareth J. Mole

Senior Sport Psychologist, and Chief Improvement Officer (CIO)

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Psychologist Registration Number (Psychology Board of Australia): PSY0001372747

Link to LinkedIn Profile

Favourite Sporting Moment:

Jonty Rhodes’ spectacular run out of Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 Cricket World Cup which put the young South African on the map as one of the best fielders of all time.

 

 

Overview of Credentials:

Gareth was the ‘first’ Condor Performance psychologist; having started the company back in 2005. He boasts both the highest possible qualifications in applied mental conditioning as well as a wealth of practical experience across a number of sport and performance settings. Under his guidance, Condor Performance has grown to become the largest independent performance psychology practice in Australia and the exclusive provider of the ‘user-friendly’ Metuf™ mental toughness training program.

Gareth earned full registration as a psychologist as a result of successfully completing his Masters of Sport Psychology at the University of Western Sydney (2004 – 2005) and before that his BSc (Psychology) at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) and University of Salamanca (Spain) from 1996 to 1999.

Seen in some circles as a controversial trailblazer to a new generation of performance psychologists who are looking to change the way the profession goes about their work and is perceived, Gareth is a member of the International Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He currently splits his working time between coaching his own sporting clients as well as managing and supervising the rest of the Condor Performance team to ensure they, like our clients, are always improving.

Fluent in Spanish due to his time spent living in Spain and Colombia, Gareth has significant travel experience which combined with the above makes him one of the most sought after sport psychologists and mental conditioning coaches going around.