Lisa Veloce (Perlmutter) is a mental performance consultant and professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association with extensive experience as both a coach and an athlete for over 20 years. As an undergraduate student, Lisa represented The University of Western Ontario in varsity cross country running, track and field and rowing teams and received many academic and athletic honours including academic all-Canadian. Soon after graduating, Lisa was introduced to the sport of cycling and rapidly climbed the Canadian ranks in both the road and track disciplines winning three Canadian National Track Championship silver medals against internationally ranked athletes, all within her first year of competition. Following this early success, Lisa was invited to take part in national training camps and qualified to represent Canada at the Pan American Championships in 2009. As a junior athlete, Lisa competed in many sports including: soccer, alpine skiing and swimming. Lisa also has extensive experience coaching junior, high school, Special Olympics and club teams to athletic success.
Lisa winning Canadian Henley in 2006
Early in Lisa’s athletic career, she began to appreciate the importance of the psychological aspects of successful performance. This was the beginning of over a decade of research and education into the mental aspects of sport performance which led to the completion of her MSc from the University of British Columbia as part of the Psychology of Exercise, Health, and Physical Activity Lab. Through Lisa’s extensive personal sport and coaching experience, she understands the unique demands athletes face in various sports and competition levels and the dynamic sporting culture that athletes must navigate through to achieve success.
Lisa is passionate about developing the best programs possible and is committed to continued research and education in order to share the newest and most effective mental training strategies with her clients. She currently consults with recreational to international and professional level athletes and teams.
Lisa at the 2011 Canadian Track Nationals