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Webinar: Mental Wellness Considerations for Coaches

Thursday May 6th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT

This series is a joint collaboration of Sport North and SIRC.

About the webinar

You’re a high performer too!

Those working in sport often experience a double-edge sword. Leaders, coaches, and other staff often gravitate to these roles because we value being of service and athlete-centered in our daily operations. On the flip side, we often neglect our own mental wellness as high performers ourselves.

The purpose of this workshop is two-fold:

  1. to explore mental wellness considerations as they apply to you as a high performer at work, rest, and play; and
  2. to discover how to optimally integrate mental health literacy, mental skills training, and mental performance consulting across our sporting ecosystems.

This webinar is for coaches in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. It is offered to you free of charge courtesy of Sport North and SIRC, Canada’s leading Sport Information Resource Centre.

About the speakers

Dr Chantale Lussier

Dr. Chantale Lussier, PhDMental Performance Consultant, Founder & CEO, Elysian Insight

Proven game changer in mental health literacy, mental skills training, & optimal mental performance. Architect of sustainable excellence. Disruptor, innovator, team player. Dr. Lussier is the Founder and CEO of Elysian Insight, a company dedicated to mental performance solutions. A highly sought after specialist in her field, and Professional Member for the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Chantale has worked with hundreds of nationally and internationally-ranked competitive, elite, and pro athletes (NHL, CFL, NFL), as well as military service men and women, and emergency services professionals (police, fire, first responders, etc).

As a kidney cancer survivor, Chantale utilized her mental skills set to support her healing journey back to wellness. Her personal motto is Less Kidney, More Heart, and informs both her professional and personal outlook in life. She is passionate about enhancing mental health literacy, striving for optimal mental performance, supporting healthy transitions, and fostering a culture of sustainable excellence. Knowledgeable and innovative, she has been called a “game changer” by her clients. She brings a level of care, dedication, and loyalty that is unmatched in the industry. For more info:

Dr. Sharon Anne Firth, C.M., O.N.W.T.

The first Gwich’in Indigenous woman to compete in four winter Olympics:

  • 1972 Sapporo, Japan,
  • 1976 Innsbruk, Austria,
  • 1980 Lake Placid, NY, USA
  • 1984 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. 

Awards and Recognition:

  • 1987 The Order of Canada
  • 1990 Induction into the Canadian Museum Ski Hall of Fame
  • 2002 The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award
  • 2005 National Aboriginal Achievement Award
  • 2008 Inducted into the Banff Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2012 The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Award
  • 2012 Inducted into the NWT Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2017 Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Alberta
  • 2018 Canada Post Stamp “Canadian Women in Winter Sports Series”
  • 2018 Canada Post Trustee
  • 2018 Adjunct Professor University of Alberta, School of Public Health 
  • 2018 Order of the Northwest Territories