Dr Roy Sugarman

Dr Roy Sugarman’s Biography:- Peak Performance Neuroscience

Dr Roy Sugarman is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society's Colleges of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, member of the Royal Charter of Psychologists in the UK, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology and Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology, and a member of the American Psychological Association. 

In the USA he is on the advisory boards of several USA-based entities: as Neuroscience lead with Social Health Innovations and Transhuman Inc, Sydney and Delaware), Mind Experts International (Fla), as well as directing Applied Neuroscience in the Performance Innovation Team of EXOS (Az).  In this last capacity he served as a mindset coach with the USA National Men's Soccer Team, as well as providing support for various Olympic and Club level athletes in multiple sporting settings including the USF athletes and US Military Special Forces personnel. He served as an advisor to FC11 in Australia and Neurodynamic Vision in Atlanta USA. He is a foundation member of BoxSpring Entertainment in the UK and USA. In his role with Social Health Innovations, he is co-creator of Be A Looper, and award-winning app addressing the issue of suicide. With Mobecom Ltd in Sydney, he developed the neuroscience model behind LifeIQ, SeventeenHundred, Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology Club, Altius Life, FiiTR.me and related health apps. 

He is the author of two acclaimed books, “Saving your life one day at a time”, and  "Client-centred coaching: A trainer and coach's guide to motivating clients" (3rd ed), the latter with commentary by PTAGlobal in the USA, now their standard textbook for training their clients in engagement skills. He is a contributor to various other works, including The Hecht Effect by Steve Hecht, and Every Day is Game Day, by Mark Verstegen, both noted luminaries in the peak performance world in which Dr Sugarman works internationally. He has had input into major corporations' corporate health including programs at IBM, Intel, Sheraton, Walgreens, Cisco, Sony, SAP, Wesfarmers, Google, Johnson and Johnson, United Health Group, Union Pacific Railroads, KFC, Qantas, Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association and others, historically including Aviva and Singapore Armed Forces, Sun Life in Manila and Orix in Japan, as well as FWD, Cigna, Ogilvy, Mazlo, Fitness First, Primal Fitness, Department of Education and the Environment, and other corporates and organisations worldwide.   

Dr Sugarman's clinical work continues in traumatic brain injury, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders in children and adults, and he serves as a Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at UNSW, assisting with the assessment of candidates for medicine and research into best practice in that regard.  With numerous publications, Dr Sugarman has developed an integrated approach to achieving peak performance in both body and brain, contributing to the current state of the art in both rehabilitation and peak performance circles: showcased in his books and in the well received TV series, Body and Brain Overall on OneHD and Channel 10.  His online program "The neuroscience of Peak Performance", produced by EXOS Presents in the USA, has received critical acclaim.  He has contributed to other EXOS Works presentations promoting best practice in professional coaching circles and is currently developing a novel approach to using ACT approaches to coaching in deprived communities in the US with his colleagues at EXOS.

Dr Sugarman works with individuals from his practices in Rose Bay and Bankstown, Australia with both clinical clients as well as high level executives and sporting bodies, building resilience through his integrated approach to body-brain optimisation, following the principles of ACT and Process-Based CBT.  

Dr Sugarman also serves as veteran's program director on the Banksia Project, a charity funded by Medibank, which provides support to traumatised Veterans in Australia.  Dr Sugarman is a regular contributor to Cigna's annual white paper on wellness, as well as Ogilvy's contribution to this worldwide study of wellbeing. 

Roy Sugarman