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), as well as military service men and women, and emergency services professionals (police, fire, first responders, etc). She is an Assistant Professor at Saint- Paul’s University and resides in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
A graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, she enjoyed a 12-year career as a professional dance artist (stage, film, television, sports entertainment in CFL, IBA, NL), choreographer, teacher, and artistic director. She earned a B.A. (honours) in psychology during her last five years in dance. On the heels of her retirement, she pursued an M.A. in human kinetics (sport psychology), and a PhD in education (psycho-pedagogy). Informed by her research, Chantale developed a unique 3-year mental performance program for The School of Dance’sContemporary Dance Diploma program, helping dancers navigate their intensive training and transitions into the professional dance world.
The go-to Mental Performance Consultant for the Ottawa Senators (NHL) for years, she also helped Hockey Canada’s Women’s U18 National Team earn 3 gold medals and a silver medal at the IIHF’s World Championships (2012-2015). Noteworthy, she was Mental PerformanceSpecialist for Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) as well as Manager of Programming and Advisor Lead for the Canadian Olympic Committee's Game Plan total athlete wellness program where she managed a team of 9 Advisors, and was in charge of mental health strategies. As Mental Performance Specialist for Equestrian Canada, she worked with athletes in the disciplines of jumping, dressage, and para-dressage in preparation for, and at the 2017 World Equestrian Games (WEG) testing event and in preparations for the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Most recently, she had the opportunity to work with the CFL’s Ottawa RedBlacks, supporting the team to a winning 2018 Eastern Finals Championship, earning their ticket to the 106th Grey Cup.