PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR AT THE ROYAL SPANISH CANOEING FEDERATION (RFEP) // DOCTOR (PhD), LECTURER AND RESEARCHER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY (EHU-UPV) // FORMER INTERNATIONAL KAYAKER (2x World Champion) // BAT BASQUE TEAM COACH //
Ekaitz Saies is a high performance director and consultant based in San Sebastian where he lives with his wife and three children.
He was an international kayaker for over 15 years and during that time he won 2 World titles with his teammates.
He got a PhD specialised in sport performance psychology and he has worked at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a lecturer.
Currently he works as a Performance Director at the Royal Spanish Canoe Federation and he was the Team Leader at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where the Spanish Canoeing team won 4 medals.
At the same time, Saies helps people who want to reach and maintain their potential in different areas related to performance.
He applies evidence-based procedures and experience based practices to help people to achieve optimal wellbeing while delivering their best performance.
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