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Halton, ON, Canada


Forrester, PhD

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For over 15 years Nicole has specialized in high performance as an Olympian and world-class athlete, researcher, scholar, and consultant. She is passionately committed to ensuring individuals and organizations realize their greatest capabilities. Nicole holds a PhD in sport psychology from Michigan State University, as well as a Master of Education from the University of Texas in Kinesiology. She attended the University of Michigan on a full athletic scholarship and attained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management & Communication. Her area of interest involves understanding the psychosocial factors separating good performers from great performers.

Recently retired, Nicole is also an Olympian, and an 8-Time Canadian Champion who has represented Canada on 20 Track & Field National Teams in the high jump. She is a Commonwealth Games gold and bronze medalist, a Pan American Games silver and bronze medalist. In addition to consulting, Nicole serves on the Athlete Commission for the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Board of Directors for Commonwealth Games of Canada. Drawing upon her knowledge, experience and understandings she is committed to helping others achieve their potential as a mental performance consultant.

Professional Affiliations: Performance Consultant, Owner, Optimal Zone Inc.; Athletes Commission, Canadian Olympic Committee; Athlete Representative, Board of Director, Professor, Commonwealth Games Canada; Registered Kinesiologist, College of Kinesiologists of Ontario; Professor, Niagara College


Additional Training:

Registered Kinesiologist, College of Kinesiologists of Ontario




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