Véronique Richard earned her doctoral degree in sport science from the University of Montreal and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in sport psychology at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the effects of creativity enhancement on motor performance and psychological adaptation.
She is currently enjoying a rich and varied performance psychology practice primarily working as a mental performance consultant with different Canadian national teams (water polo, artistic swimming) and individual elite athletes (gymnastics, figure skating, trampoline.) As a Mental Performance Advisor for Cirque du Soleil, Véronique supports artists to optimize their performance and ensure their well-being. Additionally, she is an associate researcher at the Montreal National Circus School working on several creativity projects.
Building on her research and applied experiences, Véronique has designed a program to stimulate creativity which combines movement improvisation, creative problem solving and collective ideation. With this program, she has helped coaches and athletes in organizations around the world including Cricket Australia, Swimming Australia, AFL teams, Coaching Better, PAISAC, NXT WWE and PGA.