Lee Holland: Performance Psychologist

Founder of Mental Note, Lee Holland has been fascinated by performance psychology throughout her career. Combining her experience of performance as a performing musician, training in mental skills, coaching and mindfulness, Lee has a unique perspective to make connections between her experiences as a performer and her work with clients.

From her experience she understands that technical skill alone can’t provide performers from the worlds of performing arts, business and sport, with the strong and consistent performances they strive to achieve.

Lee holds an MSc in Performance Psychology from Edinburgh University. Lee also has a Masters in Performance (Distinction) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Post-Graduate Professional Coaching Certificate and an Executive Coaching qualification accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) through Full Circle Global, Edinburgh.

Lee is qualified to teach both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Living course (MBLC) curriculums. Her teaching certificates are from the Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor and the Mindfulness Association, Scotland. Lee lectures at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on two degree accredited modules ‘Mindfulness for Well-Being and Performance’, and ‘Mental Skills Training for the Performer’.

Mental Note works with a range of individuals and teams from the public, private and voluntary sectors. Past clients include the Humanitarian Academy, Live Music Now, Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH), freelance and salaried professional musicians and corporate clients from pension and investment firm Aon.


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