Elisa Chapman, MA, MBA

Mental Performance Consultant
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Elisa Chapman is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC) administered by the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP). She holds a M.A. in Sports Psychology and MBA from John F. Kennedy University, as well as a B.S. in Kinesiology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Ever since she was very young, she was passionate about sports and engaged in several athletic activities. These included gymnastics, sports acrobatics, track, diving and soccer; with soccer emerging as my primary sport. She played year-round, competitive, traveling soccer; including the Olympic Development Program, and continued to play through her freshman year at Azusa Pacific University. That season, her team made it to the semi-finals at the National Championship.

Along with her athletic endeavors, she spent time assisting her dad coaching soccer and working as a counselor at local summer camps. This initiated her passion for mentoring and coaching others to grow and become confident in the people they are.

After her first college season, she decided it was time to more fully explore this other passion for mentorship. She ended her soccer career and spent the next 5 summers at Mt. Hermon summer camps in Santa Cruz. Working her way up from counselor, assistant program director, to staff counselor; she had the privilege of mentoring individuals and groups from 8 to 23 years of age.

After graduating college, she decided to rekindle her athletic side. She moved to Mammoth Mountain for a “season" to snowboard, and ended up falling in love with all things snowy.

She spent the next 10 winter seasons, working with individuals and groups, as a snowboard instructor and coach. She attained the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) Western Division Level 3 certification, became a PSIA-AASI West staff member and examiner, and attained the USA Snowboard Association (USASA) Level 200 coach’s certification.

Elisa's personal experience as an athlete, as well as her experience as a coach and counselor, led her to pursue an MA in sport psychology and MBA to create The Mobilized Mind.

She knows how vital mental skills are to the success of athletes, as well as to the people in any competitive and/or high-pressure environment. Whether you are performing on a snowboard, in a team sport, as a business sales rep, in the boardroom, on stage, or in rehabilitation, strong mental skills are vital to success. Training in mental skills is an advantage for any performer.

As a mental performance coach, she has found a niche that combines her passion for sports with her passion for mentorship of high performers in all walks of life. She is enthusiastic about every opportunity she has to partner with a performer on his or her journey of performance excellence.

For more information about mental performance training or to make an appointment, please call the Tahoe Forest Center for Health at 530-587-3769 or email wellness@tfhd.com.