Rachel Jones

MApplPsych (Sport & Ex) BPsychSc(Hons) BExSc MAPS CSEP MIACN

Founder and Director 

Rachel is an endorsed Sport and Exercise Psychologist with over a decade of experience working in elite sports and other elite environments including business, military, performing arts and medical contexts.

Her focus is on training the brain to achieve maximum performance, health, and wellbeing and she places an emphasis on a holistic approach to human performance, including mental health and welfare, as well as performance skills training.

Rachel is currently the lead Sport Psychologist for the Queensland Cricket Women’s Program (Brisbane Heat & Queensland Fire), QAS Rugby 7’s, Football Queensland, Future Matildas and Brisbane Roar Women’s Programs. She is also a network provider for the AFL Players’ Association and currently provides her expertise at the Royal Australian Air Force.

She has experience working with elite coaches and athletes from Australian teams and organisations including Super Rugby, NRL, AFL, AFLW, Football Australia, Queensland Jockeys Association, Racing Queensland, Sporting Wheelies, Professional Golfers’ Association of Australia, Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport and more.

Kat Mellon

General Psychologist 
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Hons) 

Performance Psychologist

Kat is passionate about developing a collaborative approach to therapy to assist clients to identify goals and strengths within themselves and to build upon them when faced with stressful situations. Kat has a background of professional experience within private practice and sporting teams with both men and women. She uses evidence-based practices informed by DBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT and EMDR.

Kat has a keen interest in sports psychology and working with developing athletes and teams to enhance performance, cope with the pressure of competition and achieve their full potential. She is currently the lead psychologist for Coorparoo Kings QAFLW program and has experience working with school and community based sporting teams as well as professional and amateur athletes and coaches across a range of sports including, AFL, soccer, swimming, cricket, boxing, rowing, athletics, water polo and rugby. With her own history of competing in elite sport she understands the challenges it brings and connects with teams and individuals on a personalised level to help them reach their goals.

Jill Gohdes

Administration Manager

Jill is our Admin Manager and she holds the team together! She is an experienced personal assistant with a background in logistics, facilities and administration and has also played hockey at an elite level. Jill represented Australia playing for The Women’s Hockeyroos Team and represented Queensland for a decade playing with the Women’s Scorchers Hockey Team. 

Jill loves assisting people and supporting them in any way possible. She has a bubbly and approachable personality with attention to detail and gets things done (and helps the team get things done!). In her spare time, Jill loves camping in the bush and weekends at the beach with her family. She has 3 young boys and is working part-time to assist in the running of Lift High Performance.

Jill is available via the office phone and email on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.