Chelsea Lane is a highly esteemed Performance Therapist with over two decades of experience in working with elite and professional athletes.


Her expertise lies in enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of athletes, as well as developing and implementing high-performance systems and cultures for the benefit of sporting organisations.

Chelsea's notable career includes a significant tenure in American professional sports. She served as the Vice President of Athlete Performance & Sports Medicine for the NBA franchise, the Atlanta Hawks. Under her guidance, the Hawks made a remarkable ascent from the bottom of the league to becoming formidable competitors in the Eastern Conference Finals within just three years. This achievement underlines her exceptional ability to drive team performance and success.

Prior to her role with the Hawks, Chelsea was the Director of Performance & Sports Medicine for the Golden State Warriors, another NBA franchise. Her tenure there was historic, as she was the first woman to hold such a position in the NBA. During this period, the Warriors achieved extraordinary success, competing in the NBA finals each year and winning two NBA Championships. Chelsea's impact in this role was pivotal in optimizing the players' athletic performance and availability during the season.

Currently, Chelsea is the Head of High Performance for Basketball New Zealand, continuing her commitment to advancing athletic performance on a national level. Her experience includes working for High Performance Sport New Zealand as the lead sports physio for Athletics New Zealand before leaving Aotearoa.

As a speaker, Chelsea is both engaging and informative, offering invaluable insights and lessons from her extensive experience working with some of the world's most successful and celebrated athletes. Her ability to articulate complex concepts in high-performance sports and share practical strategies makes her an ideal speaker for your event.


Duration: 45 minutes. 15 minutes Q and A.

Essential Talent arranges a prep call with Chelsea Lane prior to the event, and provides an industry-standard agreement for peace of mind.