Sports Leadership Testimonials

"Until now though, coaches have relied primarily on years of painful trial and error and self-reflection to identify their strengths and how best to use them. The CoachPOP profiling tool gives coaches a unique opportunity to shorten that learning curve."

Dr. Wade Gilbert

Sports Psychologist, Professor, & Author – ‘Coaching Better Every Season’; Editor-in-Chief – International Sport Coaching Journal

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"Barry’s approach not only helped our athletes, coaches, and staff gain a better understanding of themselves and each other to improve team dynamics, but also gave us a common language and tools to empower each of us to contribute to a positive and winning culture going forward."

Sarah Storey

Past-President – Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton

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"As with any tool, the person facilitating the assessment is as important as the tool that is being used. Barry Jansen is an excellent professional that coaches would benefit from working with a great deal."

Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood

Sports Psychologist & Owner – Attollo Mental Health & Performance

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"The CoachPOP and SportsPro are extremely effective information-gathering tools that coaches, managers, and organizations can take advantage of to better support their people. I hired Barry to work with my coaching staff and leadership counsel and positive results were immediate."

Mark Smith

High Performance Director and Head Coach, Senior Women’s National Olympic Team – Softball Canada (Retired)

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"The process was extremely smooth, with support throughout and being able to complete the process online and within my own time frame was excellent, as with all of us involved in the game, time is our most valuable resource."

Niall O’Regan

Head of Education & Development – Football Association of Ireland

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"Working with Barry and completing the CoachPOP profile has not only helped with all of this but it’s helped me understand how others best learn."

Andy Reid

Assistant Coach – Nottingham Forest (First Team); former pro player Sunderland A.F.C. (English Premier League) and Republic of Ireland National Team

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"I would highly recommend Barry to any team, business, or organization striving for high performance and improved functionality. His unique profiling tool and enjoyable personality and presentation style where a huge benefit for us as coaches and managers and leaders and you will be amazed at some of the findings!"

Rob Gale

Assistant Coach – Portland Thorns FC; Former General Manager and Head Coach – Valour FC

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"Barry is passionate and invested in the success of our players and team. I can’t thank Barry enough for his positive contributions to our program."

Dennis Williams

Head Coach – Everett Silvertips (Western Hockey League)

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"Participating in Barry’s profile session as a staff was a fun, informative, personal, and team-based learning opportunity that I would highly recommend for any sports team, staff or group looking to achieve a common goal."

Lindsay Walsh

Former Director – Basketball Development – Ontario Basketball

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"It was a welcome relief to find answers that were in my control to help me work toward mastery of the art of coaching."

Shawnee Harle

Former Assistant Coach – Canadian Women’s National Basketball Team; Master Learning Facilitator – NCCP; Level 5 Certified Basketball Coach; Owner – Winning Matters

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"CoachPOP is an incredible tool for coaches to better understand themselves and their coaching style, leading to more effective communication and relationship-building which are the foundations of great coaching."

Stephanie Dixon

19x Paralympic Games Medalist, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

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"CoachPOP provides valuable knowledge into athletes and coaches and helps tremendously in starting both on a path to excellence."

Danton Cole

Former Head Coach – Michigan State University; Former Head Coach – USA Hockey National Team Development Program

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"Barry's experience in sport and knowledge of the tools was greatly appreciated by our club and we would strongly recommend any team at any level and for any sport to use Barry and the profiling tools if you are serious about moving your team forward."

John Paddock

(Retired) VP/GM/Head Coach – Regina Pats (Western Hockey League)

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"CoachPOP will allow leaders to maximize the potential of each person."

Mike Johnston

VP/GM/Head Coach – Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League); Former Head Coach - Pittsburgh Penguins

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"Barry has a very professional approach to his work, a positive debriefing style, and very polished delivery of the results. Thanks Barry for a very productive session."

Jeremy Cross

Executive Director – Coaches Association of Ontario

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