About Us

Founded in 2008, I Got Mind’s focus is to promote the importance of mental health in the sporting world. Over the years of being heavily involved in sports, founder Bob Wilkie realized that the athletes he was coaching were heading down the same path he had traveled. Unmet expectations, striving for perfection, pressure from coaches and peers all which lead to anxiety, depression and substance abuse. I Got Mind is continuously growing, and a team of passionate former athletes and mental health experts are all working together to support and educate as many people involved in the sport as possible.

Mental health has no demographic or social boundaries, it affects us all.

Since 2008

The I Got Mind Story

Founder Bob Wilkie began suffering trauma as an athlete at age 10. He was a part of the 1986 bus crash with the Swift Current Broncos and he lost four of his teammates. It was this trauma and the continuation of unmet expectations, pressures to perform, and inability to talk about what he was feeling that led to severe depression, self-abuse and harm, substance abuse and prolonged thoughts of suicide.
In 2008 while coaching Bob realized the athletes and parents were showing the same signs that caused him the trauma. He sold his hockey pro shop business, received his certification as a life coach and began his journey to help provide insights and healing to sports organizations throughout North America.
Since 2018 the I Got Mind team has been on tour sharing their stories and gathering information to support those in need.
I Got Mind has helped thousands of individuals see the issues and open the door to conversations that can make a difference.

Passion, Purpose, & Dedication

Our Mission

We believe in sport. It teaches us resilience, focus, success and failure. Our goal is to educate as many parents, athletes and coaches to help them maximize the benefits that sport has to offer.

Our Vision

What we see are mentally strong athletes. We see supportive parents who are setting great examples and coaches who are exceptional role models. This is the picture we are trying to create with each athlete we educate, with each parent we support, with each coach we mentor. We see a safe and productive environment for athletes to fail and stay confident, where the parents show and teach respect with their behaviour and the coaches showing patience in their teaching.

Our Offerings

Our team offers experience along with patience, compassion, and education. We use these core values and characteristics to inspire and educate all who want to learn. We know that we can make a difference because we have always been difference makers and will continue for as long as people want to learn.

Our Ask

If you see young athletes in need, if you see parents struggling to manage their emotions or confused of what to do, if you see coaches not being good role models, we ask you contact us. If you see someone struggling with a mental illness reach out, if you are part of an organization that struggles with the culture, email us. We ask that you let us help you.

Testimonials

What the Tour Attendees Say

” We were given tickets through KidsSport, an amazing organization that has made it possible for my kids to enjoy sports. My 14 year old is having a difficult time with his teammates on his A boys basketball team. He transferred to his new school this year and has taken the starting spot from another student there is a handful of teammates that have disputed this and put in grivinces about him stealing another students spot. These boys put him down, calling him trash and always saying he’s only good for getting hurt. As his mom I’ve listened to this and it’s broke my heart. He’s never let it show that it bothered him. After your presentation he told me he felt so relieved and thankful I made him go. Caleb had the biggest impact on him. He told me he now knows he’s not alone but at the same time he knows he’s completely alone.he realizes that’s a hard way to explain a very complex emotion. He’s thankful to know he’s not the only one to experience this alienation but sad that so many have. I enjoyed ( I believe her name was Sarah) the girl as I could relate to her. I grew up with 4 brothers playing ice hockey and in-line hockey with them , in a separate change room and had a huge shock when I joined school sports on a girl team. I find with the boys it’s behind the coaches back and with girls it’s behind the coaches and each others. My point being that it was very beneficial to have a variety of panelists. Thank you for this very educational, inspirational eye opening event. It has made a huge positive impact on my sons life in sports, in school and even with his siblings. You are making a difference!!!! “

What the Tour Attendees Say

I have to give a big shout out to Bob and Shawn. They took time to talk with me and my son during a hard time. The one on one they did with him made him feel “normal” and that he wasn’t alone. He has had a rough month and I wish I could say its gotten easier, but were still working hard at changing his mind set with the anxiety attaches. I must say though at a hockey game the other night it took about 10 minutes for him to go onto the ice he was very panicky and overwhelmed with metal emotions, he used the term “I pretended i was hitting the monkey in my head with a hammer to get those bad thoughts out of my head” and went onto the ice and scored. He is learning to fight through it. Regardless thank you thank you thank you. Means a lot to know there is help out there and we have now met with a child physiologist and are making connections to make him feel more comfortable with talking and knowing he is not alone. <3

What the Tour Attendees Say

Amazing presentation. A must see for any parent athlete or coach. This should be a mandatory session for all athletes coaches and parents in sport . Bob Wilkie and his team really put their message through and do a tremendous job. Well done!!

What the Tour Attendees Say

Such a great presentation. Wizard vs Lizard. Such a great visual break down of how our minds can work. Every coach and player should take the time to see this! Thank you for stopping in Regina!

What the Tour Attendees Say

They talk to the people, not at people, easy to comprehend . Relatable across age groups, personal experiences , and the honesty was amazing. we are all a work in progress, and this presentation encourages to reduce the stigma of anxiety, depression , and be able to talk about not being ok. Asking for help, and nurturing hope. Probably hands down best mental health discussion/presentation I have been to.