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Meet Our New Mental Performance Consultant

9 Jul 2020 1:42 PM | Joey Hutton (Administrator)

Hello High Performance Team Members,

I hope this letter finds you well during this unprecedented time.  So much going on, so much history being made as the world slowly starts turning again.  Please remember to stay safe and adhere to the parameters outlined by your local governments. 

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new team member to the High Performance Program.  We have recently contracted Chloe Gagnon as our Mental Performance Consultant.  Chloe is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters Degree in Human Kinetics.  She has worked with the Women’s and Men’s National Paralympic Goalball Teams and a variety of provincial Ringette teams.  Prior to receiving her Masters in Human Kinetics, Chloe was a Physical Trainer/Kinesiologist for “Ringfit” and “Ringtech” Programs and a Sport Administrator for Baseball Canada. She is fully bilingual and recognizes the importance of teamwork and collaboration with athletes, coaches and other multidisciplinary staff.

Chloe will be presenting monthly Mental Performance sessions via BlueJeans (look for her emails, coming soon!) and it is our hope that she becomes a long-term asset for our athletes, building relationships, developing and implementing mental performance strategies, identifying athlete strengths and weaknesses that contribute to or affect performances and exploring innovative approaches to performance enhancement. Chloe will also be working on a one-on-one basis with some of our Next Gen athletes as a pilot program. Please join me in making Chloe feel welcome.

Finally, please make sure you are taking care of yourself.  Self care during this time is vitally important.  Put your mental, emotional and physical health at the forefront of your daily activities.  Good self care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety.  Take care and we hope to see you on the range soon!

Lisa Deneka

VP, High Performance

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