Larry G. Maguire
Writer, Researcher, Performance Coach
I'm Larry, small business owner, writer, researcher, and performance coach. From an academic base in psychology, 20+ years in business and amateur endurance sport, I aim to assist athletes and the self-employed find clarity and direction in career & work.
I hold a first class honours degree in psychology from DBS Dublin and I am currently undertaking a MSc. Work & Org Psychology at DCU. I am also a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Outside official programs and CPD course work, I continue to research and write on expertise, creativity human behaviour and performance.
My business career began at 25 and spans 20+ years in the construction and service industries. In sport, I've been an enthusiastic and committed amateur involved in the GAA since I was a child. After I became too slow, I took up extreme endurance running completing over 80 marathons and ultra events. Today I run for health & fitness.
My background is in small business and endurance sport, so I work best with athletes, freelancers, and the self-employed. I take a person-centric, yet scientific approach to optimal human performance, helping you develop and refine the psychological skills necessary to function and deliver your best under pressure and high stakes in your work or sport.
I work with individuals and teams in business, sport or the arts, exploring the psychological processes influencing behaviour and performance. Whether you are an experienced business owner, amateur or professional sportsperson, writer, musician or stage performer, I can help you find clarity & direction in your career and work.
About Performance Psychology
The psychology of performance attempts to understand the human cognition and behaviour associated with the pursuit of excellence and optimal performance. It is applicable to a wide range of domains including the arts, business, sport, medicine, music, emergency services and many others. A performance psychology coach or consultant helps performers in these domains, manage anxiety, cope under pressure, develop their mental game and deliver their best work on a consistent basis.
How I Can Help You
Find Clarity & Direction
Are you a business owner or thinking about it? Few understand the entrepreneurial challenge. But I've been there and can assist you navigate the terrain.
Manage Stress & Anxiety
I help you learn the skills you need to manage the stress and anxiety in your work or sport, build resilience and succeed even when conditions don't support your goals.
Develop Psychological Skills
There are no shortcuts to success. If you truly want to witness a change in your business or sporting career, then you must become the agent of change you wish to see. I can point the way.
Improve Your Mental Game
Learn to apply the psychological skills necessary to release your creative potential and achieve the success you deserve.