Paco Segarra is a former professional soccer player who played as a left side for Barcelona FC during the Maradona decade, and then for Celta Vigo.
He injured himself at the age of 25 years old and had to stop his professional sports career. Once retired from soccer, he reconverted as an important entrepreneur in construction. He didn’t abandoned his pursuit to make his passion for sports a leaving as he became in 2008 the president of C.F. Sporting Mahones, a professional soccer club of the Spanish 2nd division.
His experience as a professional athlete who had to stop his career at a young age because of an injury has always driven his interest in spreading the importance of sports psychology within sports organizations to help athletes become better and stronger persons on and off the court.
Eric Simmons has over 15 years experience as a consultant in organizational development both nationally and internationally.
Eric played college football at Towson University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. He continued his career in professional football in Europe and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California.
During his career, Eric has developed a very broad range of skills in the environment of sport psychology:
Eric has developed and managed a variety of personality tools for selection and development of professional athletes. He has customized these tools for many industries, including professional teams in the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBS. These assessments are designed to identify the personality risks associated with players before selection, and to identify the ideal personality traits for success.
Eric is an experienced executive coach who helps individual athletes and sports organizations in both coaching “one-on-one” and the development of performance improvement programs for individuals and teams.
Leadership and Team Development
Eric has facilitated workshops designed to help multinational companies and leading professional clubs understand their personal learning and communication styles. He has delivered feedback sessions focused on personal performance results for the selection of players and professional teams to help with the preparation and implementation of development programs.
Quim Segarra is a specialist in Psychology and Education. He has a Bachelor of Psychology (Clinical specialty) from the University of Barcelona and is a Social Educator Specialist, after having spent 24 years working with teenagers in the fields of Social Welfare and Justice.
He is focused on the development of Personality and Personal Capabilities, and has led specialized teams towards enhancing personal development capabilities. He participated in the creation, development and implementation of the Psychosocial Competency Program (PCP), which led to the discovery and development of personal individual potential. He has worked with various government agencies (Ministry of Social Affairs, Government of Extremadura, Generalitat de Catalunya) to spread the importance of communication as a fundamental element of personal development.
He has played football and basketball at lower levels, and advocates the importance of knowledge and development of psychological and communication skills as essential tools for individual personal progress in sport.
Jean-Baptiste Gehin is a strategy and marketing professional with a large experience in top e-commerce companies managing products and web-services. For over two years, he worked alongside Eric Simmons, analyzing the U.S professional sports industry in order to develop and improve the psychological services of Professional Sports Consultants for several customers in the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB.
He is an active contributor to the sports world, with participation to various professional sports events, including the NFL Scouting Combine and the Adidas Eurocamp.
Jean-Baptiste has a double Master in Marketing and Management from the INSEEC business school in France and the University of Economics in Wroclaw, Poland.
He is passionate about sports, and played competitive basketball for over 12 years, as well as several other sports including football, squash and pádel.
Jordi is a former professional basketball player. He played for 12 years in the Spanish professional league (Liga ACB), in clubs such as Unicaja, Taugrws (Caja Laboral) and Murcia. He played for the Spanish national team in categories until the age of 21.
Over the past 13 years, Jordi is developing his professional career as commercial director and team coach in the real estate sector.