Colin Guthrie, PhD

Colin Guthrie, PhD

Colin Guthrie has a passion for health and human performance.

For over 20 years, Colin Guthrie, PhD has lived and breathed high performance environments. His straight-forward approach as an executive coach and corporate educator has been honed through uniquely diverse experiences as a professional athlete, sport psychology consultant and trusted advisor to senior business teams, C-suite leaders of global companies in both Canada and the US and Olympic athletes.

Colin has experience leading diverse teams of professionals. From 2005-2012 he provided leadership to an interdisciplinary group of sports science and medicine professionals for Canada’s Own the Podium organization. Colin also acted as a sport psychology consultant to Olympic sailors and coaches at three Olympic games (Athens, Beijing and London).

Working with senior leadership teams with a number of significant corporations, Colin’s recent experience includes an intensive three-year assignment within the legal department of an oil field services Fortune 200 company, coaching CEO succession and talent development with the largest processor and marketer of value added seafood in North America and guiding high potential development with one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Colin holds citizenship with the US, Canada, and the EU. He earned his Undergraduate and Masters degrees (Kinesiology) from Dalhousie University (1998) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and his PhD (Kinesiology/Behavioural Science) from Temple University (2008). While attending Temple, Colin also completed a Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies.

Personal time for Colin is spent with his wife raising their two children, helping them develop their appreciation of family, community and sailing.


What our clients say about us

Leading a team, one of the great benefits of mental performance coaching is knowing yourself better. And because my whole team has been through this, they know themselves better.

Alan Crain
Former Chief Legal & Governance Officer, Baker Hughes

With Colin's help, I found my own path to success. He helped me develop the optimum framework for my training environment with a goal oriented and scientifically based program. When it was time to perform at my best, I was able to execute by trusting my gut feelings.

Paul Tingley
Paul Tingley
2014 IFDS World Championship, Silver Medal, Sonar Class

Colin draws on his diverse life experiences to provide coaching and leadership development that is highly tailored and effective. His experience advising world class athletes provides him with an additional perspective that adds significant value for the client.

Henry Demone
Former Chairman of the Board, Highliner

Colin is incredibly innovative and resourceful, recruiting resources and practices that aren’t typically a part of an athlete’s training plan. And perhaps most importantly, he never shied away from holding me accountable to my goals, in the most supportive way.

Alex Duckworth
Alexandra Duckworth
2014 Olympian - Canadian Snowboard Team

Leading my team to victory in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was the most testing experience of my life. 11 months, 65,000km, and the worst mother nature could throw at us. One advantage I had over the competition was that when I was being most challenged, I could call upon Colin Guthrie at MPCG. Those conversations would always leave me with an increased perspective and an actionable plan to move forward.

Eric Holden
Skipper of Henri Lloyd and winner of the 13/14 Clipper Round the World Race.

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