Press Release


Kaci Allen, Catch23 Performance, Receives 2018 Nashville Award

Kaci Allen
owner, Catch23 Performance

Nashville Award Program Honors Achievement in Sport and Entertainment

NASHVILLE May 6, 2019 — Kaci Allen, owner of Catch23 Performance was recently presented with the 2018 Nashville Award in the Sport Psychology & Performance Psychology category by the Nashville Award Program for her work with Entertainers, Athletes and Public Figures.  Kaci is the leading Performance Psychology Coach in Tennessee and works with Professional Entertainers, Athletes and Public Figures around the world.  As a Sport and Performance Psychology Professor at Belmont University, and an LPC-MHSP, Kaci’s individualized approach with each client, develops consistently top performers, helping them surpass challenges unique to their environments.  In doing so, she also works with families of those in high performing roles to help navigate challenges of taxing schedules and any other issues that may arise.  Previously located on Music Row, the offices of Catch23 Performance moved to a more private Green Hills location in 2017, though Kaci frequently meets with clients in their homes, and on the road whether on tour or traveling for games/meetings and remotely.

BIO: Kaci Allen is a 2001 Belmont University alumni, where she graduated with a Music Business and Marketing undergraduate degree, played softball, served on the Belmont Young Alumni Council, was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity for Women, and continues to support Belmont athletics through membership in the Bruin Club.  She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health at Lipscomb University, and developed the University’s first ever program focused on providing specialized Performance Psychology and Counseling support for athletes and teams in the Lipscomb Bison Athletic Department.  In addition to her full time private practice, Kaci is an adjunct Professor of Psychology and Performance Counseling at Belmont, and speaks nationally to various Sport and Entertainment organizations.

Kaci commented, “Strict confidentiality is a key element to each client’s success.  Whether a client wants to achieve major goals, take their performance to the next level, or needs additional support navigating professional and personal relationships, we work on all of it.  We incorporate visualization, mindfulness, breathwork, performance rituals/routines and strategies to cope effectively with anything that might cause stress, potentially interfering with them achieving their personal best. There’s no one-size-fits all, and  I make the time to get to know each individual and their family to work on their strategic life-plan.”

Admittedly, the valuable confidentiality piece can make marketing these types of services more restrictive.  Fortunately, after years in the Sport and Entertainment Industries, the majority of Kaci’s client population are direct referrals from current or previous clients, and we were happy to receive nominations on Kaci’s behalf from hundreds of clients in 2018.  Kaci is already being considered for a 2019 nomination.  

In addition to her work with Professional Athletes, Entertainers and Public figures, Kaci is an active volunteer in her community, spearheading events with her son, such as Valentine’s for Homeless, that distributed over 1,200 Valentines and candy to men, women and children experiencing homelessness, and hosting Easter Egg Hunts for Kids with Special Needs.  Kaci is the top female head coach of little league baseball in Tennessee, leading teams to undefeated seasons, and speaks nationally on the importance of developing solid mental health in aspiring performers at an early age.  She has truly created a unique approach unlike any of its kind and we are proud to honor this Nashville Business Owner.   

About Nashville Award Program

The Nashville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses and individuals throughout the Nashville area. Recognition is given to those who have consistently used their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business groups to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Ryan McCormick, Assistant to Kaci Allen | 615-517-6900