Lesley Paterson

Lesley Paterson’s Braveheart Coaching combines the personalized training methods of World Champion triathlete Lesley Paterson with state-of-the-science mental training from her husband, Dr. Simon Marshall, an international expert in mental toughness. We toughen up your body and then train your mind to get out of its way.


What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don’t want?  What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress?  YOU CAN.

The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train better, race faster, and fully enjoy your sport.

Try our free, no-strings Braveheart Smog Test of your current training to get the skinny on how we would change things up to make you a better athlete.

At the core of the Braveheart philosophy is one simple truth: You are more than a data point. At Braveheart Coaching, we understand the importance of coaching the whole person. Sure, there’s a whole bunch of science-based training techniques, drills, splits and progress assessments, but at its core, it’s about building a trusted relationship to help your mind and body reach its potential. And this takes a team.

  • Cal Tri members receive a 15% discount on all coaching packages. 
  • Packages are individually tailored and priced to meet your needs.
  • For more information about the Braveheart special sauce, visit www.braveheartcoach.com 

Lesley Paterson is a three-time world champion in off-road triathlon, a 70.3 champion, and a national champion at Sprint and Olympic distance road triathlon. Nicknamed the ‘Scottish-rocket’ for her diminuitive size but large personality, Lesley coaches athletes of all levels, from the super-sprint beginner to the seasoned Ironman pro. Lesley’s husband, Simon Marshall, PhD., is a sports psychologist and former professor of behavioral medicine at the Universtiy of California, San Diego. He specializes in training the brains of endurance athletes to ‘embrace the suck’ and race with more confidence, control and enjoyment.