Kris Beech, MSc, is a mental performance coach specializing in meditation and mindfulness. Playing his final years in pro hockey, he became certified through the McLean Meditation Institute and recently completed the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) teacher training. In 2018 he was named the first hockey ambassador for the athlete mental training app Lucid.
Graham Betchart is a sports psychology mental skills coach and current director of mental training for Lucid Performance. He is known for the concept "Play Present," which teaches that an athlete needs to stay focused on the task at hand and immediately move on to the next play despite results or outcomes.
Dr. Dzung Vo
Dr. Dzung Vo, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician, specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital and clinical associate professor at UBC Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver. His medical practice, research and teaching emphasize promoting resilience in young people to help them thrive in the face of stress and adversity.
Dr. Dehra Harris
Dr. Dehra Harris is the Director of Performance Research & Education at the Toronto Blue Jays. Dr. Harris is a physician and teacher by training whose work brings together biomechanics as well as applied research in learning theory, workload management, nutrition, strength training, and mental performance.
Pete Kirchmer is the UC San Diego Center For Mindfulness mPEAK Program Director, co-creator of the mPEAK course and developer of the mPEAK Coach Certification curriculum. Pete mentors mPEAK Coaches-In-Training and has a private Mindfulness Coaching practice with clients around the world.
Dr. Karen MacNeill
Dr. Karen MacNeill has the unique experience of having both competed and consulted on the World Stage. A registered psychologist and performance consultant, she has over 18 years of experience helping Olympians, organizations and business leaders consistently bring their best in high pressure situations.
Dr. Angus Mugford
Dr Angus Mugford is the SVP of Player Performance & Development at the New Jersey Devils in the NHL. Formerly the Director of Performance at the Toronto Blue Jays and at IMG Academy, Dr Mugford has a track record of using performance psychology to enhance individual and team performance.
Dr. Véronique Richard
Dr Veronique Richard is a Research Fellow at University of Queensland, an Associate Researcher for L'École National de Cirque, and is a Mental Performance Consultant for INS Québec and Cirque du Soleil. Her research focuses on the effects of creativity enhancement on motor performance and psychological adaptation.
Dr. Amy Saltzman
Dr. Amy Saltzman is a holistic physician, mindfulness coach and lead coach for the mPEAK (Mindfulness Performance Enhancement Awareness and Knowledge) program, at the Center for Mindfulness at UCSD. She is recognized as a visionary and pioneer in the fields of holistic medicine and mindfulness for youth.
Lori Schwanbeck is focused on the conditions that enable people to thrive in their personal and professional life. Her unique blend of qualifications as a marketing professional, psychotherapist, and mindfulness teacher, enable her to deliver a depth of knowledge, along with practical skills that support change.
Dr. Leslie Sherlin
Dr. Leslie Sherlin, is a licensed associate counsellor and sport & performance psychology consultant. Dr. Sherlin has extensive experience in providing patient services, academic research and instruction in mental health care. He is a leading expert and leader in the research and use of neuroscience for improving human performance.
Travis Thomas started in improvisational comedy 20 years ago. These principles of improvisation have led him on a path of personal development, leadership consulting, corporate training, and performance coaching. Travis is the Leadership & Teams Development specialist for the US Soccer Federation.
Dr. Andrea Wieland
A licensed psychologist, Dr. Andrea Wieland is the Director of Wellness for Sensei. Formerly the Director of Sport Performance for University of Pennsylvania and Head of Mental Conditioning for IMG Academy, Dr. Wieland has extensive experience in helping elite performers reach their optimal potential.