Ashwin Patel is a Professor and Program Coordinator for the Sport Management and Recreation and Leisure Services programs in the Faculty of Business at Humber College. He is also the co-founder of Sport and Wellness Consulting. Ashwin received his Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Upon graduating, Ashwin spent seven and a half years as an Associate Professor in the Recreation and Exercise and Sport Sciences department at Western Colorado University. During his time there he worked with coaches and players in the Athletic Department. In 2014, he accepted a position as a Professor at Humber College.
Since 2003, Ashwin has provided Mental Performance Consulting to individuals and groups – both corporate and in sports. His primary passion is working with hockey players. Since 2016, he has worked in this capacity with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League. In 2017, he began providing mental skills services with the student-athletes at Victus Academy – a private hockey school in Kitchener. In fall 2019, he also began working with the Vancouver Canucks – with a focus on their AHL team in Utica, NY. In 2020, he was a mental performance consultant with Hockey Canada’s U17 team and in April 2021, was selected as the mental performance consultant for Hockey Canada’s gold medal winning U18 team in the IIHF World Championships in Frisco, TX.