Dr. Michael Gervais completes test for Dave Freitas Racing
Dr. Michael Gervais
On Wednesday, November 20, 2012, Dr. Michael Gervais completed a successful test for Pacific Formula 2000 Championship winning Dave Freitas Racing at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park circuit in Buttonwillow, CA. Guided by the coaching of two time Pacific Formula 2000 Champion and Team USA Scholarship winner Robert Podlesni, Gervais, who had never driven a race car previously, quickly got up to speed in the Dave Freitas Racing Van Diemen and was very impressive in his performance.
Four time Pacific F2000 frontrunner Ira Fierberg commented "It was really cool to see Dr. Gervais drive my #27 car. Dr. Gervais has helped me tremendously to get to the top of the podium, and I was so stoked to have him in my car. It was so cool to see him take in all the information we gave him, and watch him methodically get up to speed. By the second session he was really pushing the car."
Dr. Michael Gervais serves as DISC's Director of High Performance Psychology. As a California licensed psychologist specializing in high performance, he works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond.
With the vision of helping his clients thrive under pressure, he has created a performance model that allows people to achieve their maximum potential, whether on or off the field. Dr. Gervais combines state-of-the-art brain mapping techniques with an approach grounded in high-performance psychology. The result is a completely individualized performance plan that allows each person to train by fully engaging both their mind and brain toward that personal best.
For more than 10 years, Dr. Gervais has applied this methodology in consulting with top sports organizations, including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, US Olympic Team and Red Bull’s North American athletes. His work has also played an integral role to the US Military, as well as several collegiate and high school programs. Dr. Gervais is also the high performance psychologist for Winforever.
While Dr. Gervais’ roster includes some of the world’s most elite athletes, he is expanding the reach of his capabilities into the broader spectrum. He recognizes that, like athletes, all of us are required to perform daily. We all navigate our own high-stakes environments and can benefit just as much with the right training. Ultimately, Dr. Gervais’ goal is to create amazing journeys for clients while exploring their boundaries of human potential.
A published, peer-reviewed author and recognized speaker on human performance issues, Dr. Gervais has been featured by ESPN, CNN, NFL Network, FUELtv, Red Bull TV, Extra, The Huffington Post, GolfersMD, South Bay magazine and others. He is currently authoring a book that reveals how human potential is cultivated and developed – by examining the most successful high-risk takers in the world: extreme and action sport athletes.
Dr. Gervais received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University. He completed his PhD while studying under the father of American applied sport psychology, Dr. Bruce Ogilve, at San Diego University, Integrative Studies.
Applying that passion to explore human performance boundaries to his personal life, Dr. Gervais is an avid surfer who also enjoys skiing Canada’s backcountry.
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