Véronique Richard (Cirque du Soleil – Mental Performance Consultant)

creativity improvisation psychology strength and conditioning Apr 28, 2024


Episode 73: Ben Ashworth chats to Véronique Richard a Mental Performance Consultant for Cirque du Soleil. Véronique has also worked for the INS Quebec, Water Polo Canada, and many other elite organisations. Véronique has a Ph.D in sport sciences and her applied expertise is in performance psychology. Through risk friendly environments to encourage people to navigate through discomfort and grow psychologically – Véronique uses movement improvisation as a method to stimulate creative mindset and set the stage for creative problem solving, creative ideation and creative performance. 

In this episode Ben and Véronique discuss: 

  • Véronique’s background
  • Creativity in performance
  • Implementing creativity for athletes
  • Coaches using creativity exercises

Where you can find Véronique: