Terry Orlick, PhD, is a world-renowned leader in the applied field of sport psychology, mental training, and excellence. A former gymnastics champion and coach, Orlick has served as a high-performance coach for over 34 years to thousands of Olympic and professional athletes in more than 30 sports. He has served as a performance-enhancement consultant and mental skills coach in several Summer and Winter Olympic Games, as well as a consultant for various professional teams and leading business corporations.
Former president of the International Society for Mental Training and Excellence, Orlick has authored more than 20 highly acclaimed books. He has created innovative programs and books for children and youth to develop humanistic perspectives and positive mental skills for living, including Cooperative Games and Sports (2006, Human Kinetics) and Feeling Great: Teaching Children to Excel at Living (2004, Creative Bound).
Orlick, a graduate of Syracuse University, the College of William & Mary, and the University of Alberta, is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and founder of the innovative Journal of Excellence. He holds distinguished service awards from numerous Olympic and education associations, as well as certificates of merit from governments, universities, sport organizations, and schools for distinguished service to the community. He has given lectures on the pursuit of excellence in virtually every corner of the world. Orlick lives with his family at Meech Lake, Quebec.