About the Authors
Rose Mercier established her independent consulting business after a 20-yearcareer in the management and leadership of sport. An experienced facilitator in leadership and organizational development, she works with a wide variety of organizations within and outside sport. Her clients include Speed Skating Canada, Volleyball Canada, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, the Aboriginal Sport Circle, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Swimming/Natation Canada, Water Polo Canada, the Canadian Child Care Federation, the Coaching Association of Canada, and Sport Canada. She has served on various national committees and is a member of the board of the Social Planning Council of Kingston.
Penny Werthner, Ph.D., is a practicing sport psychologist who works with many national team athletes and coaches. She is the team sport psychologist for the national canoe/kayak team and the national aerial freestyle ski team. She is an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and is currently researching how coaches and athletes learn most effectively. A leader and innovator in international sport and in women and sport issues, Penny is a NCCP Level 4/5 presenter for Task 7, 8, and 17. She is a former Olympic track and field athlete who represented Canada internationally from 1970 to 1981.
Dru Marshall has a doctoral degree in exercise physiology and is the assistant dean, undergraduate program, in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Alberta. She coached within the national field hockey program for over 20 years, and was the head coach of the national women's field hockey team from 1996 to 2001. She is one of three field hockey coaches to have achieved NCCP Level 5 certification and has won numerous coaching awards. She is the author of many publications and technical reports and has conducted research on a wide range of topics including eating disorders in high performance athletes, coaching women athletes, and obesity and health.
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