Kristen Hale is a consultant to Launch Peak Performance of Oklahoma. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a successful private mental health practice and is pursuing Board Certification in Neurofeedback through Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.
She received a B.A. in English from the University of North Texas, followed by an M.S. in Counseling from Oklahoma State University. Kristen was a competitive dancer throughout her high school and collegiate career, having been part of a National Championship dance team as a senior in high school and then being selected to the Kilgore College Rangerettes, the first collegiate dance/drill team in the United States. While a Rangerette, Kristen served as an officer as well as a member of a select jazz dancing troupe within the Rangerettes. She danced professionally for the Dallas Mavericks Basketball team for two years and spent fifteen years teaching dance across the country to middle school and high school students at NCA and Starmakers dance companies.
Kristen is a former high school teacher and coach of multiple award winning dance teams, including four state championship teams and two National Championship teams during her tenure as the coach of the Union Highsteppers in Tulsa, Ok. She is the founder of Oklahoma State Dance Team Director’s association and a former director of a spirit program of over 800 students and 30 coaches for Union Public Schools. Although retired from active coaching, Kristen still judges competitive dance and teaches and trains coaches across the country in the mental aspects of bringing out the best in athletic performance in a variety of sports.
Kristen is happily married to Sam and is a mother of four children, a girl and three boys. Her daughter was involved in local and scholastic theater productions during middle school and high school and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater Education at Missouri State University. Kristen’s oldest son has spent his middle and high school career as a competitive basketball player. Having had struggles with focus, her son underwent neurofeedback training and was able to increase his athletic performance on the court significantly, ending his sophomore season as his team’s leading scorer, helping lead his team to a conference championship and being named an all-conference honorable mention. Her seventh-grade twins are both competitive athletes, compete in state-wide academic bowl competition, and have both used neurofeedback to help their performance edge, specifically to overcome perfectionism and performance stress.
As a consultant to Launch Peak Performance, Kristen lends her considerable blend of experience as a coach, performer, and neurofeedback provider, as well as a parent of competitive athletes and performers in order to help Launch clients truly find their NEXT LEVEL.