Dr. Shaunna Taylor is the Executive Director of the PacificSport Okanagan Sport Centre, and she is committed to developing athletes and coaches in the Okanagan Valley. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia in the High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership program, and is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. Shaunna was formerly a coaching consultant at the Coaching Association of Canada, and she sits as the Chair of the viaSport Women and Girls Sport Advisory Committee, and is a member of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Women in Sport Committee.
She maintains a clinical practice and has been consulting with coaches and athletes from grassroots to the Olympic/Paralympic level for 15+ years, involved in athlete and integrated team support for over 6 Major Games cycles. Shaunna has a special interest in providing a holistic sport system that promotes equity, fair play and accessibility for all. Her current research interests are projects pertaining to coaching athletes with a disability, promoting positive self image in sport, and adding to a sport landscape that empowers female athletes and leaders.
Shaunna earned her degrees in Health Sciences (Sport Psychology) from the University of Ottawa, and is a certified clinical counsellor. Her services may be eligible for 3rd party insurance coverage, and she is a service provider to nationally carded athletes through the Canadian Sport Institutes in BC, ON and QC. (Sliding fee scale available).