I Got Mind Sports

I Got Mind Sports
Programs for Athletes, Coaches and Parents
"Sports do not build character, They reveal it."

Bob's experience as an athlete

Bob grew up in Calgary with the dream of becoming an NHL hockey player. Through his journey many things happened to him as to all individuals who pursue their dream with passion.

It was his inability to deal with the challenges that began to alter his behaviour. Bullying, Extreme Power differentials, Unrealistic Expectations, Being Traded, the Trauma of the Bus Accident, all of these things lead to anxiety attacks, depression, and addiction.

These issues have happened to thousands of athletes and continue to happen. Bob created I Got Mind to educate the athletes, coaches and parents. The education is based upon the experiences, the brain science, and the recurring human behaviour issues.

Every problem can be solved. I Got Mind is here to help you find the solutions you need to increase awareness, eliminate ignorance, and build resilience. High level mental performance only happens when we are mentally healthy.

Why you should consider I Got Mind

Developing athletes from the inside out –

The experience of the team here at IGM is extensive. We have been a part of many teams for many years. Our passion is to provide insight and education that will allow for the true benefit of sport to be experienced. Working with the athletes, coaches, and parents allows all parties to learn how to be better for each other, and for themselves.

What we have found –

Some of the major issues of individuals within teams are:
Entitlement, lack of personal awareness, poor leadership, hidden agendas, ego and perspective. When teams are focused and accountable it cultivates success. We educate the athletes on key components of a successful culture so that it may become ingrained in the value systems which they carry for the rest of their lives.

Customized to meet your needs

Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Our team at IGM has lifetimes of experience, knowledge, and education to share with you. This entire platform and it’s content has been developed to address the needs of all members within organizations. At I Got Mind, we are solution focused. Our content is developed in part with feedback we receive about common issues within organizations. Before we begin, we will meet with you to gain an understanding of your organization’s specific needs and will customize your program accordingly.

The Process

Once we have met and agreed on the content, delivery schedule and completed the service agreement, it’s now time to start your organization’s journey! We will hold a kick-off meeting to introduce our team to yours. We will show them how to sign up on the website and create their individual learning profile to access the content. Each week the group will be assigned a lesson to complete, then we meet for a facilitated conversation. This will be the process for each lesson in the course.

Programs to help athletes, coaches, and parents deal with the effects of Covid

COVID 19 has given all of us opportunity. Yes, we are more stressed, anxious, and we struggle with motivation due to isolation and the loss of our regular way of life. We have learned that crisis creates opportunity and have developed effective new courses to support athletes, coaches, and parents. Our programs educate participants in finding new ways of being productive, motivated, and implementing self-care strategies. Each individual must take responsibility for their well-being, when we do, everyone involved will be a benefactor.
New Programs

Issues on the rise and why sport is so important for our brains

Understanding Stress (most popular mental health course)

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A sample of a few of our most popular and effective courses

Meet the Professionals of the IGM sports team

Dean Sawatzky - Former Athletic Director

30 Year Educator, Coach, Mentor, Leader

Dean has worn many hats in the education system. He has been an athletic director, coach, teacher, organizer, program developer and more. His experience is coaching student-athletes for 30 years in all sports. He has also mentored coaches as a part of his role as an athletic director. Dean's insights are helpful and relatable.

Shawn O'Grady - IGM Mental health Clinician MSW

Director of the Pre-Adolescent Treatment Center of Hull Services

Shawn has his Masters in social work and leads a team of individuals that rehabilitate youth who have experienced severe trauma. He is trained in the Neurosequential Model of Trauma by Dr. Bruce Perry. Shawn is passionate about teaching athletes and coaches what happens to our brains while in competition is valuable because it provides a visual for the athletes, coaches and parents. He is also the parent of two young female athletes.

Cory Clouston - Former NHL Head Coach

Professional Coach

Cory has been coaching for over 25 years reaching his goal of the NHL with the Ottawa Senators. Cory was also an exceptional athlete playing for the University of Alberta. His passion for the game and supporting the athletes he coaches is what makes him a great addition to the IGM team. His perspectives are invaluable as an athlete, a coach, and a parent of an athlete as well.

Caitlin Watters - IGM Registered Psychologist

Register Psychologist Specializing in Education

Caitlin is one of our in house professionals. She works with the Calgary Board of Education as well as runs her own private practice. Her knowledge of the psychological issues individuals can struggle with assists the participants. Cait is a former athlete and the parent of two young aspiring athletes.

Sarah Weninger - Female Athlete

Former College Athlete and Social Worker

Sarah has been a great addition to the team. her experience in growing up in a competitive home and culture is very valuable for the athletes and parents to learn. The struggles she endured are impacting and provide the opportunity for discussion in our facilitations with female athletes.

Bob Wilkie - President IGM Inc.

Award Winning Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author

Bob is a former NHL player and has won championships as a player and coach. He has coached from youth to pro. He started IGM because of the healing work he did after retirement. A lot of issues he suffered from excessive stress, addiction, self-sabotage and others stemmed from his time as an athlete. his passion is to educate the athletes, coaches and parents on how to get the most out of the experience in sport and develop strategies to deal with all of the challenges that come with chasing the big goal.

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