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Chantale Lussier

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Mental Performance Consultant

Proven game changer in mental health literacy, mental skills training, & optimal mental
performance. Architect of sustainable excellence.
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’s
Contemporary 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 Performance
Specialist 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.