Inspirations

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

Albert Einstein

Testimonials

A woman of many of talents with a calm, focused, but also, it seems, endless energy! And wisdom way beyond her years... Chantale has worked with my teenage son on performance for almost a year. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, always extremely positive and open to altering her approach as she gets to know him better. We couldn't ask for a more dedicated and hard working professional to be working with him. I recently discussed a completely different project with Chantale and was greeted with fantastic enthusiasm! Thank you, Chantale! In my opinion, one of your greatest gifts: I sense that you will be a student of life forever...

Claire Gibbens,
Mother to Tennis Player

Mental Performance Director


Chantale Lussier, Ph.D

Dr. Lussier is the Founder and Mental Performance Director of Elysian Insight, a company dedicated to mental performance and mental health solutions. A highly sought after specialist in her field, and regional representative (Quebec) for the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, Chantale has worked with hundreds of national and internationally-ranked competitive, elite, and pro athletes. Chantale is more than familiar with both optimal mental performance and athletic transitions. A graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, she enjoyed a 12-year career as a professional dance artist (stage, film, and television), 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). 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 realm. The go-to Mental Performance Consultant for the Ottawa Senators (NHL), 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. Noteworthy, she was a Mental Performance Specialist for Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS). A cancer survivor, Chantale understands the value of perspective in healing and utilized her mental skills set to support her journey back to wellness. As Project Manager for the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the COPSI network’s total wellness program Game Plan, Chantale is passionate about enhancing quality mental health literacy, supporting healthy transitions, and fostering a culture of excellence in sport and life.

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