Upholding the gold standard

Date published: 2008-04-24 2:13:42 PM

Back in 1978, a SSHRC doctoral fellowship helped Peter Jensen secure a place in the emerging field of sport and performance psychology. Since then, he has been a part of six Canadian Olympic teams, helping athletes at the pinnacle of their sports achieve their full potential under intense pressure. Jensen has guided the psychological conditioning of Canada’s synchronized swimmers, the national women’s hockey team and figure skaters Elizabeth Manley and Brian Orser—all Olympic medal winners.

Most recently Jensen worked closely with elite Canadian athletes in preparation for the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2010 winter games in Vancouver.

Olympic sport has been Jensen’s laboratory. His experience and thinking have coalesced in a profound understanding of leadership, and helped him forge an enduring reputation in the dual arenas of sport and business. Author, speaker, corporate trainer and instructor in seven programs at the Queen’s University School of Business, Jensen has brought fresh insight to the qualities of leadership and successfully applied the lessons of high-performance sport in the boardrooms of leading corporations throughout North America.

Peter Jensen, psychology, Queen’s University