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Sports psychology consultant to speak at Olivet College
Mar 02, 2011

Renowned sports psychology consultant Jerry Lynch, Ph.D., will speak as part of Olivet Colleges Lecture and Symposium Series Wednesday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Mott Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Lynch, who frequently presents on topics such as peak performance and ways of champions in a practical, easy-to-apply manner, will speak to students about mental toughness and self confidence.

A former sports psychologist for athletic teams at Duke, Maryland and Stanford universities, Lynch has worked with more than 25 national and international championship teams at the professional and collegiate levels. He has been involved with junior athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, helping them to overcome fears, blocks and slumps, and to perform up to their potential. Several of his clients have participated in various summer and winter Olympic games. Aside from sports, Lynch has worked with performing artists and corporate executives.

Lynch is a well known and in-demand public speaker at athletic and corporate conventions, as well as a presenter of clinics and workshops for coaches and athletes in high schools and colleges. A dynamic, entertaining and provocative speaker, he has presented at the New Zealand National Academy of Sport, Der Deutsche Schmerztog in Germany, the National Field Hockey Coaches Convention, the Ironman Sports Medicine Conference in Hawaii and the USA Lacrosse National Convention. In addition, Lynch has been interviewed by news programs on CBS, NBC and PBS, as well as the New York Times, O and Outside magazines, Sports Illustrated and on several radio broadcasts.

Lynch earned a doctorate in psychology from Penn State University and has completed post-doctoral work in philosophy and performance enhancement. He is the author of nine books, and several DVD and audio programs on coaching and performance. In addition, he is the founder and director of Way of Champions, a performance consulting group. Lynch maintains a private practice and sports psychology consultation service for athletes, coaches and parents around the world.

For more information on the lecture, call (269) 749-7131.


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