About: Nicole Forrester

Dr. Nicole Forrester is an Olympian High Jumper, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Mental and High Performance Consultant, and Professor. She believes and is committed to the pursuit of excellence. Nicole is the founder of Optimal Zone Inc. a consultant company which specializes in helping athletes and organizations reach and sustain high performance through training and developmental programs. Additionally, she has worked as a reporter, television host and blogger with CBC, and has provided content and comment for CTV, Rogers and Discovery Health Channel. Her blogs include high performance and lifestyle. Occasionally, she likes to push the envelope, blogging on taboo topics she references as Achtung Series!

Recent Posts by Nicole Forrester

MIND Your Way to Gold

Listen carefully and you’ll notice the barrage of comments referencing the monumental role, mental state has on the performances of athletes competing in the Olympic Games.  If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand of times before – often the difference between a podium performance and not, is  the...
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Lest We Forget

In Canada, we refer to November 11th as Remembrance Day. A day of a remembrance for all those who have fought and those we have lost in battle in our name. To symbolize our support and gratitude for those many soldiers, we wear a poppy on the right side of...
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In PURSUIT of Excellence

And as I walked across that stage, to receive my doctoral degree and to be hooded by my advisor, Dr. Feltz, all that I could think about, was what it took to get to that point in life. Memories quickly flashed before my eyes. Thoughts of those many, many, many,...
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