Our Team

Your Mental Health for Performance Specialists

Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood

Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood has spent the last three decades competing and consulting at the highest levels of performance, specializing in creating ‘human first’ brave spaces. Adrienne is a licensed psychologist, adjunct faculty at the University of Manitoba and co-founder of Heroes In Our Midst and Mental Health for Performance.  Dr. Toogood’s clients have ranged from individual Olympic medalists, teams and coaches, to PGA Tour winners, Grey Cup Champions, and World Champions.  She is currently the owner of Toogood Consulting Inc. and the Director of Sport Psychology at the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, working at the individual and system/team level.  She has extensive experience with other performers including air traffic controllers, RCMP emergency response team members, corporate executives, firefighters, and emergency medical doctors.  She believes in empowering people to ‘embrace their humanity’ so they are able to ‘elevate their performance’.  Her personal mission statement is “passion, commitment and intensity unleash a new freedom of an energetic, balanced and holistic person who is healthy for life”.

Lindsay Berard

Lindsay Berard believes that with personal insight and passion, we are all capable of truly designing a life we love. As a C. Psych Candidate and Mental Performance Consultant, Lindsay has worked to raise individuals, teams, and organizations in all areas of business, sport, performance, and life. Lindsay loves to break boundaries and draws techniques and strategies from a variety of areas to demand more in the mental health and performance arenas. She brings creative problem solving and high attention to detail and focus into her interactions with others while designing spaces and teams that people genuinely want to be a part of. She is adaptable, engaging, and passionate about supporting women as they break barriers and blend the many aspects of their lives.


Dallas Ludwick

Dallas Ludwick has 25 years’ experience building positive and productive team cultures and helping others to be their most awesome self.  As a high-performance coach in diving – a sport requiring tremendous amounts of courage – Dallas has helped athletes “go for it” from beginner to international medals at Pan Am Games, Commonwealth Games and World University Games. In 2020, Diving Canada named Dallas’ club “Team Awesome” for her team’s immediate and unabating creativity, collaboration and commitment in facing the pandemic. With a strong passion for team dynamics and meeting challenges head-on, Dallas is known to never shy away from important, challenging, or awkward conversations. In sport, business, life, Dallas loves searching for the balance between structure and possibility; exploring… What Must be Done? alongside What Could Be Done?

Michelle Sawatzky-Koop

Michelle grew up in the small city of Steinbach, Manitoba. As a volleyball player, she gathered all kinds of accolades: provincial champion, multiple-time national champion, Pan Am Games bronze medalist, and 1996 Olympian- things you shouldn’t be able to do when you’re only 5′ 6″ and from rural Manitoba! Through doubt and setbacks, Michelle learned that it truly matters what is on the inside and that to be successful in this life, you need others; how you make others feel will determine the kind of team you can be a part of.

An accomplished musician and teacher, volleyball coach, motivational speaker, and 25-year veteran as a morning radio host, Michelle has shared her story and has made it her mission to share the true stories of others. You will hear her passion for finding the “human behind the performance” in each podcast episode. She allows all guests to speak openly, sharing lessons to help us perform to the best of our ability and help us be well, inside and out.

Dr. Lindsay Arnal Wishnowski

Dr. Lindsay Wishnowski believes that with preparation, all things are possible! Investing in one’s preparation is essential to performance in all forums, from sport to academics to work life. She has over 10 years of experience teaching athletes and teams to hone their mental skills as they approach the technical side of sport.

Lindsay is a Registered Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She is passionate about helping individuals understand who they are and develop themselves in a comprehensive way that builds skills both for sport and life. She utilizes a client-centered approach that focuses on the individual, recognizing that everyone’s process is unique. Her behaviour therapeutic approach draws on various techniques to provide a toolset of skills to help individuals better understand their behaviour, so they can push through barriers and achieve their goals- whether in competition or in everyday life.

Justine Fredette

Justine Fredette comes from a background of elite athletics. From her experience and understanding of what it takes to be in high performing spaces, she dedicates her career to finding the human behind the performance. Whether it’s working with individuals in high pressure careers, elite athletes, or teams, Justine takes a holistic approach to elevating one’s performance and humanity. By drawing from multiple modalities, Justine helps create and design a road map for change for each client, ditching the one size fits all mentality. She also makes it a priority to make the daunting task of change into a realistic and sustainable reality. With her education in psychology and counselling, Justine strives to help you reach your goals in both your humanity and performance. Through her passion for this industry, Justine brings her all to any project, no matter how big or small. She applies her work ethic, leadership, and focus to help bring any collaboration to life. 

Chris Howe

Chris helps people and organizations with big goals get unstuck. As a high performance athlete turned business operator across several industries, Chris has always seen people as the pathway to better business and sporting outcomes. Chris has chased his passion for people into the world of high performance therapy, where he helps athletes and executives create space to unpack what is holding them back from their full potential. His clients are often capable “doers” and “thinkers” who find themselves stuck, perhaps moving fast but not in directions that fill them up or facing challenges that feel out of their control. Whether you’re a cognitive solver or an emotional feeler facing problems from above, below, or across your team, Chris is known for having a variety of models and resources that can help you find a pathway forward and ensure you never feel alone in your journey.

Cheryl Coulter

Cheryl Coulter comes from a background in teaching and coaching, recently having made a shift into counselling and mental performance in sport. Cheryl’s passion is in helping people who are feeling scared, stuck, anxious, unsure in any part of their lives to feel better, confident and in control. She works in supporting them to develop their personal blueprint for what is important, and create new patterns in life. Her goal is to support clients to develop a sense of who they are, identify and augment their strengths and support them in improving challenging areas to become the best version of themselves. Whether working with athletes, coaches or officials, Cheryl believes in a holistic approach – it’s tough to perform at one’s best if one isn’t at one’s best in other areas of life. The connection between mind and body is essential and she is particularly interested in guiding athletes to develop strategies for overcoming challenges related to performance anxiety that also promote life-long mental health. Her approach is client focused and she adjusts to meet their goals in empowering them to come to their own conclusions in their journey towards transformation and seeking balance in life.

David Coodin

David Coodin is a School Psychologist who practices in the public school system in Winnipeg. There, he has worked with students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and their families, to help support a healthy and positive educational experience in school and beyond.
Outside of his work in schools, David has participated in many different sports throughout his life, including squash, tennis, and basketball; however, his area of greatest athletic interest (and mild obsession) is golf. David enjoys playing, talking, watching, and thinking golf, and is hopeful that his two year old son will soon be his newest golf partner and caddy.
If David isn’t working or playing golf, he is probably playing board and card games, walking his dog, Chandler, watching a comedy special, or spending time with his wife and son.
David believes that everyone should be given the opportunity to work towards their goals, whatever they may be, and that can only be accomplished when they have the support from people around them in a loving and positive manner.

Chantal Van Landeghem

Chantal Van Landeghem is a dedicated clinician and Olympic athlete with a deep passion for helping others maximize their potential. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her integrated and individualized approach draws from her clinical training and diverse experience, including working with professional and amateur athletes from various sports, as well as other high-performing individuals, including active and retired RCMP members. With a strong background in evidence-based treatments, she specializes in addressing a wide range of mental health concerns to empower clients to overcome obstacles and achieve peak performance in their personal and professional pursuits. In addition, she empowers her clients to feel and learn from their uncomfortable emotions, and to choose valued action. She takes a stance of warmth, curiosity, and non-judgement when she works with her clients, and cultivates an environment where her clients feel seen and accepted.