Alison Arnold (Doc Ali), PhD

Doc Ali pioneered mental training in the sport of gymnastics. For the past 25 years, Doc Ali has worked with Olympic medalists, NCAA champions, and thousands of athletes chasing their dream. After receiving her PhD in Psychology, she spent 12 weeks studying the mind with the masters in Nepal, four weeks in a Thai forest monastery, three weeks in the Amazon jungle in Peru, two weeks in silence integrating it all, and still made it back to teach it. A former gymnast herself, she is relentless about helping people reach their potential. She has been a mental toughness coach for USA Gymnastics since 1997. Doc Ali is a consistently invited contributor to regional and national USA Gymnastics congresses, and industry publications and websites around the world.