Cari DeCandia, Ed.D.
Originally from New York, I came to North Carolina as a scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I played softball for the Spartans. After graduating with a BA in Psychology and Minor in Coaching, I started my career in the corporate world and spent the next fifteen years with companies ranging from Fortune 100 to small start-ups working in business development and sales. My responsibilities have included direct sales, supervision of sales teams, and the creation of business processes to name a few. While I enjoyed many aspects of my career and obtained a good level of success by most people’s standards, I realized that I did not feel fulfilled.
After some soul searching and long conversations with those important to me, I decided to go back to school and pursue advanced degrees in my original passion of sport and performance psychology. I realized that I felt most alive when I was both learning the skills of achievement and then was sharing that knowledge with others so they could also realize their potential. I have earned both my M.S. and Ed.D. in Sport & Performance Psychology and have a concentrated study in Positive Leadership and Administration.