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Mykal Manswell is the founder of HYPE Consulting.

Mykal graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport & Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University with Cum Laude honors and President’s & Dean's List distinctions in May 2018. As a former walk-on for the 2015 Mountaineer football team, Mykal was unexpectedly dismissed from the team during his sophomore year, changing the trajectory of his life forever. Since his football dreams were altered, Mykal had to spend time as a pizza delivery driver in order to pay rent and contribute to tuition cost. Mykal decided to use his pain as fuel for his passion, which sparked the motivation to take a calculated risk to conduct scholarly undergraduate research and be awarded opportunities to present at sport psychology conferences. Mykal's hard work and dedication paid off when he and his mentor, Dr. Scott Barnicle, became published authors in the Journal of Sports Research. Mykal's research focused on:  “Athletic Identity and the Transition Out of Sport Among Division I Football Players” (Click to Preview Article). 

After graduation, Mykal entered the workforce and accepted a job offer at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL in June 2018. In his role as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Mykal trained athletes in several sports from over 80 countries around the world. He was regularly recognized by athletes, parents, coaches and IMG staff members for his coaching style and ability to connect with the diverse athlete population. In March 2019, Mykal decided to pursue and obtained his Professional Life Coach certification.


In May 2019, Mykal transitioned from the weight-room back to the classroom and was accepted into graduate school at Robert Morris University. He graduated with his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in May 2021 and obtained full-time employment in the mental health & early childhood development field. Mykal's versatility is what makes him such a unique and established resource when it comes to Life Coaching. His current goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and High Performance Mindset Coach. Mykal now resides in North Carolina where he is currently pursuing his Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate license and Certified Mental Performance Consultant certification. 

Throughout his academic, athletic and professional development, Mykal has become a trusted professional to students, athletes, youth & adults from diverse backgrounds, ages, cultures and career fields. His insight, ability to analyze complex situations and brainstorm potential solutions to problems allow for clients to turn to Mykal to achieve personal goals, provide additional support and create an unmatchable sense of positivity!




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