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Welcome! Foundation Mentality is a mental performance coaching service provided by Alex Barene, MS. Coach Alex uses sport psychology and mental skills to help athletes in the Portland, Oregon area and beyond!

The Foundation Mentality blog is designed to cultivate a community of athletes, performers, and professionals who share stories & practical strategies for mental performance.

Luke, NCAA Track Athlete

Alex helped me grow as an athlete and as a person. He helped me grow emotionally, mentally, and taught me the value of determination.

Michele, Jesuit Golf Coach

Alex engaged our athletes with thoughtful exercises that challenged and served them in practical ways. He was integral to our team's success.

Jess, CrossFit Athlete

Working with Alex helped me develop better mental toughness. I learned how to 'lean in' when things get hard.

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