About Kai

Kaimare, known to many as Kai, was born and raised in the southern most isles of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago. Passionate about sports and assisting others reach their full potential, Kai has been working with competitive and elite athletes since 2012 with his first experience occurring while consulting in the Elite Development Performance Unit (EDPU) at the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORT-TT), where he provided sport & performance psychology services to several national athletes and teams. Since then, Kai has spoken and consulted with hundreds of collegiate athletes, teams, coaches, high schools, elite academies, and professionals across the US, assisting individuals and teams achieve their desired level of performance and success.

Besides consulting with athletes & coaches, Kai has presented his work over the past few years in various national & state conferences such as the Illinois Counseling Association Conference and the National Coaching Conference. Dedicated to helping other professionals in the field as well, Kai mentors sport psychology consultants and graduate students who are striving to gain certification at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). As a competitive soccer player for various semi professional teams across the U.S. Kai's love for the sport guided him to coaching at several soccer programs, and is currently one of the head coaches at Tidewater Sharks Academy. Integrating his enthusiasm and passion for sports with his experiences as a consultant, coach, competitive athlete and entrepreneur, Kai currently collaborates with his team at The Performance Pursuit to provide the most holistic sport & performance psychology consulting services available to athletes, coaches, professionals and exercisers in Illinois, Virginia, and Trinidad & Tobago. 

Kaimare Laird Sport Psychology

Professional Certification:

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology

  • Certified Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)



  • M.A. in Counseling - Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology, Adler University

  • B.S. in Business Management, University of Tampa



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