Welcome to I Got Mind


Promoting Mental Health in Sports and Life

After a lifetime in the Sporting World as a young aspiring athlete, as a coach, a parent, and now a mentor, I have learned many valuable lessons. I would like to share some of those in this website. If you are a parent, an athlete, a coach, or member of an organization, please give me your attention for a few minutes, as what I have learned could help you.

We know that every parent has reasons for putting their kids in sports. Keep them off the streets, develop a strong work ethic, play within a team, to have fun, set and achieve goals to name a few of the main reasons.

As an Athlete, it is about doing something you are good at, something you love to do. Being with like minded people (team), and having a dream. Seeing how good you can be and pushing yourself to new heights.

As a coach it is creating a place where young athletes can grow, fail and succeed. A place where you can not only help them reach their potential but to actually see it, and to help them develop processes to live up to it. To provide an experience they will remember for ever.

There are however some things that you need to be aware of that are very concerning, and growing at a rapid rate. As an athlete I suffered from Anxiety (used to throw up before games), Stress of trying to live up to everyone's expectations, especially my own. It got to me and I became depressed, I was in pain and felt I could not tell anyone. I could not show weakness. Substance abuse and self loathing took over and I thought of suicide on more than one occasion.

As a mentor to young athletes in all sports I see this issue growing. Many athletes are struggling. As a parent or coach you see it, but don't know what to do. Maybe you are the reason. Most young people are not going to share with the adults in their lives because we have not shown we are worthy of their trust. As a parent they have tried to talk with you, but you didn't listen, had to take a phone call or deal with something more important. As a coach, they are in fear of telling you they don't feel right, as it may translate into less playing time or ridicule.

THESE ARE THE FACTS, not of all the athletes, but 1 in 5 is suffering from one of the afflictions I have described. Is yours one of them? See them withdrawing? Have they become extremely moody and unpredictable with their behavior? Or have they wanted to quit all together?

These are all indicators you need to be aware of.

The Canadian Mental Health Association states that mental health affects every Canadian in some way. Sports can amplify the issues. As athletes we never feel comfortable sharing issues we are having. As parents we can feel helpless. As a coach we can get frustrated. Together it makes for the perfect storm.

I Got Mind is all about education. We strive to connect and address the issues with our seminar attendees, personal clients and organizations.

If you are struggling with any of the issues we shared above, or would like to improve athletic and personal performance, check out some of the links below.

We hope to hear from you soon and hope you are well.

We are proud to announce our Cross Canada Tour. We are currently touring Alberta.

Click here for more information.

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If your looking to gain The Mental Advantage, then keep reading!

If you are unsure of how we can help and have already checked out the FAQ page, then maybe its time we talk.

You can go to our bookings page and book and initial consult. This is where you book a time for us to get together on the phone or in person and we discuss your situation and see if I Got Mind is a fit. There is no cost for this initial consult.

This is the most effective way to benefit from all of the possible teachings required to gain Mental Strength.

Our Success Strategies program gives a foundation of values and understanding that allow the athlete to see themselves in a new light. It creates a sense of self, it raises their awareness in all situations and gets them to create a road map of how they are going to get where they want to go.

If you want to talk some things through or just discover, set a time on our bookings page for an initial consult.

In April of 2017 there was a terrible tragedy that involved the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. It brought back so many terrible memories as I am a survivor of the 86 Swift Current Broncos and lost four of my teammates.

A conversation with one of the parents from Humboldt was about the last conversation with his son. It was around the Mental Challenges he was facing. At that moment I decided it was time to do something more.

I was able to pull together a team of individuals who are passionate about promoting Mental Health. Kelly Hrudey who is a great friend was my first phone call, then Mental Health Clinician Shawn O’Grady and before we knew it, we were on stage in Calgary before a full house sharing our stories.

We are currently continuing through Alberta with our Tour. If you have never attending an event around mental health, specifically mental health in sports, you need to attend. Even if everything is going along well, there will be bumps in the road. And these bumps can turn into mountains pretty quickly.

We are about educating and entertaining by telling our stories of how we became ill, what it caused and most importantly, how we can heal, prevent and become better through the process of sports.

For more information about our tour CLICK HERE. We hope to see you in one of the upcoming events.

If you are a coach, or part of an organization that is responsible for providing a safe and productive environment for young athletes, we have a few questions for you.

  1. We notice many organizations have a mission statement, do you know what yours is?
  2. Do you feel that your organization is living up to it?
  3. Did you know that 1 in 5 athletes are struggling with a mental health issue?
  4. What have you done as a coach or organization to provide mental health programming for your athletes?
  5. What kind of parent/coach education have you done in the last 12 months for your members around the mental health issues in society?
  6. Would you be interested in learning more about how I Got Mind can help your team/organization learn some valuable skills to make the experience more enjoyable and productive?

If you cannot answer yes or feel good about your answers to the first 5 questions, then go to the booking page and set up a time to speak with Bob about how I Got Mind can provide some valuable information for your team/organization.

You spend a lot of time volunteering as a coach or board member, the education I Got Mind provides will create accountability, and education that will allow for a more positive experience for all involved.

We Build Athletes from the Inside Out

Unlocking Potential - One Athlete at a time.

We have learned that each athlete needs are unique. Our programs identify the needs and then focus on developing a specific course of action to help them grow.


The Road is Long and full of Suprises

Every athlete THINKS they know all they need to know, until adversity shows up. We help the athlete create a clear picture of where they want to go and prepare for the unknown.


We are sure you have questions.

Click the picture above and see our answers to the questions most commonly asked.

The Fear is Real (to them)

Fear creates doubt, worry and uncertainty. Our programs teach the athlete how to overcome their fears.


SUCCESS comes from within.

I Got Mind is about education, knowledge truly is power.


"What my son learned with I Got Mind has changed him in so many ways. It was more than we could have hoped for and would highly recommend to any parent who has a struggling athlete."

- S.C. Calgary

The Programs We Offer

Below is a list of some of the programming I Got Mind offers.

  • Success Strategies

    I Got Mind’s most successful program. This consists of 8 modules of learning that create a foundation of understanding. It is a combination of workbooks and videos. It is a 1-1 coaching program that produces amazing results.

  • Family Councelling

    Growing up striving to reach the NHL came a a huge cost. It caused struggle and resentment within the Home Team. Being able to sit down and open the lines of communication, to set clear expectations is powerful. I Got Mind has been helping families for over 15 years.

  • On Ice Programs

    I Got Mind has been helping individuals develop their physical skills for 20+ years. A players level of skill produces confidence. We specialize in helping athletes learn how to make the improvements required for them to be successful on the ice. We work with ages 8 and up.

  • Team Presentations

    If you are looking to motivate your team, if you want to have a team builder that makes a difference, look no further. Our team presentations are motivating, educational and fun. The sessions are about 90 minutes in length and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • Keynotes and Banquet Speaking

    If you are looking to take your banquet or event up a notch, let I Got Mind provide a keynote that will have everyone talking. Bob Wilkie has been speaking to groups for over 20 years and his talks are motivating and thought provoking.

  • The Conscious Hockey Mom (Coming Soon!)

    We sat down and developed a program to help all the Mom’s out there. They are the emotional support and often are shut out of the process. Mom’s are the glue that holds it together. The athletes need the emotional support and we share our experiences straight from Mom’s who have been through the process.

"I cannot believe the difference I have seen. I never set goals or knew about focus and imagination. The Success Strategies program has helped me achieve all that I wanted to and more."

- C.C. Edmonton

"I was lost, frustrated and was ready to quit my dream. Since I went through the Success Strategies program my life has changed dramatically. I know Who I Am and Where I Am Going for the first time in my life!"

- S.A. USA

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