Cornelia’s approach to performance coaching and culture design is informed by decades of ski racing, athletic training, and formal academic study. The great-granddaughter of the Harvard scientist who coined the term ‘fight or flight response’ and developed the concept of homeostasis, Cornelia’s fascination with physiology and performance began in childhood. She started to ski race when she was six years old, and pursued that sport until the age of 21, when she was seriously injured in a ski accident. In order to recover from her traumatic brain injury, she spent the next decade studying and healing her brain and body. Her exploration led to a license in massage therapy and certifications in homeopathy, mindfulness, yoga, and, in 2003, a Masters of Divinity in comparative religion and contemplative studies from Harvard Divinity School where her program of study included training in pastoral counseling, psychology, and peak states of consciousness with additional coursework at Harvard Business School on family business management and leadership. Her deep knowledge of the mind, body, and spirit informs Cornelia’s training approach. From 2006 through the 2010 Vancouver Olympics she served as the mental skills, team building, and leadership development coach for the U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team. During that time, the U.S. team achieved its first-ever world No. 1 ranking. Cornelia is a summa cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, a NCAA Division II giant slalom ski racing champion, and member of both the varsity tennis and crew teams. She is blessed to live in Pebble Beach, California with her family where she can play in the ocean and the mountains.
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