Embrace Your Pace Performance

Mental Performance Consulting

Embrace Your Pace Performance is committed to providing support, guidance and tools to help you improve your wellbeing and optimize your performance. Together, we will maximize your potential at your own pace.

Services offered in English and French.

One-On-One

Individual sessions for athletes and coaches targeting identified needs such as how to build confidence and motivation, reduce performance anxiety and overcome injuries. 

Team/Group

Team sessions targeting identified needs such as how to improve team cohesiveness, strengthen communication, increase motivation and work towards common goals.

Workshops

Educational training for athletes, coaches, groups, schools, students and organizations on agreed upon performance-related topics. 

About Me

I am a professional 100 meter hurdler and a 5-time Team Canada member. My journey has been far from linear. In 2008, I suffered a back injury that kept me off the track for 3 years. During this period, I worked on my physical recovery with countless specialists. Although I made a successful return to the track in 2012, I experienced higher performance anxiety and self-doubt, struggled with low-confidence and developed a fear of reinjuring myself. Because of the “toughen up” culture in sports, no attention was paid to the mental aspect of my recovery. This is why I have made it my mission to support athletes by normalizing performance-related mental issues and providing the tools and resources they need to manage, cope with and overcome performance barriers.  

I have a BSc with a specialization in Human Kinetics and a MA in Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the State of Washington and am working towards my certification as a Mental Performance Consultant through the Applied Association of Sports Psychology. 

My approach

I believe that we can all reach our full potential and experience a more fulfilling life with the right tools and support. I meet my clients where they are on their journey and embrace their pace while also helping them strengthen and develop the mental skills they need to optimize their performance. I create a space where clients can be themselves and where they are treated as whole persons and not just athletes. Let’s work on our mental fitness just as we do our physical health. I look forward to meeting you!

Podcasts

I am _ and this is my story

"A 5-time team Canada National team member and one of the best hurdlers in the country. The theme of resilience and grit was very prevalent in her 12 year athletic life. She hopes to embark on a journey filled with compassion after her track life and I hope you enjoy her remarkable story".

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Using adversity to become a better version of yourself

Karelle's authenticity will inspire you as she discusses how adversity can take us to destinations we couldn't have gone otherwise. 

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The Power of Mindfulness

"A conversation about Karelle's journey to Team Canada, her couragerous choice to prioritize her wellbeing and the negative impact that can come from perfectionism and rigid expectations".

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Blogs

Athletes and mental health

"We can’t separate the athlete from the person".

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Athletes and mental health pt 2.

Oiselle Haute Volée hurdler, Karelle Edwards, talks training, pausing, and embracing a new pace.

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