I Got Mind Sports

Our Team Programs

The courses we have developed to educate and enhance wellness and performance for the athletes, coaches and parents:

  • Leadership for Athletes
  • Creating a Culture of Success
  • The Power of Attitude
  • Stress Creates Skill
  • Building Habits for Success
  • Defining Your Role
  • Setting Realistic Expectations
  • Confidence in King
  • Perfection is a Ghost
  • Defining Your Role

Our Sports Program​

A sample of our course videos. This is from Building Habits for Success.

IGM Founder's Story

Bob Wilkie grew up in Calgary with the dream of becoming an NHL hockey player. However, he faced great adversity through his journey.  

Bullying, extreme power differentials, unrealistic expectations, being traded, the trauma of a team bus accident all contributed to his downward spiral. As a result, Bob suffered from anxiety attacks, depression, and addiction. 

Unfortunately, because there was little or no help at that time, he suffered on his own in silence. He was afraid to speak about his struggles for fear of being ostracized. The lack of support services and his fear of reaching out cost him his career as an elite NHL hockey player.  

After retirement, Bob created I Got Mind to provide a safe place where athletes, their families and their coaches can become educated on the importance of mental wellness. It has become his passion.  

I Got Mind was established 15 years ago to help athletes, their parents and coaches find the solutions they need to increase awareness, eliminate ignorance, build resilience, and increase performance.  

Bob is proud to say that thousands of athletes and their families have been helped as a result of the I Got Mind programs.  

The company has won awards and has travelled the country with one purpose, to enhance the mental wellness of all participates through education and awareness.  

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 coaching experience includes working with student-athletes in a variety of sports spanning over 30 years. Dean has mentored coaches as a part of his role as an Athletic Director. Dean's insights are valuable and relatable.

Shawn O'Grady - IGM Mental health Clinician MSW, RSW

Director of the Pre-Adolescent Treatment Program at Hull Family 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 about what happens to our brains while in competition. This is valuable as the model provides a visual for the athletes, coaches and parents. We think in pictures! Shawn is the parent of two young 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. His accolades include back-to-back gold medals with Hockey Canada, multiple WHL Coach of the year awards, 2005 CHL Coach of the year, 1996 AJHL Coach of the year. Most recently an assistant Coach with the Kamloops Blazers championship team, previously the head coach of Kolner Haie of the DEL and Head Coach of the Binghamton Senators of the AHL. 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 such a valuable addition to the IGM team. His perspectives are unique through his experience as an elite athlete, coach, and athlete-parent.

Caitlin Watters - IGM Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist Specializing in Education

Caitlin is one of our in house mental health professionals. She works with the Calgary Board of Education and runs her own private practice. Her knowledge of the psychological issues individuals struggle with provides great value to IGM participants. Cait is a former athlete and the parent of two young athletes.

Sarah Weninger - Elite Athlete

Mt. Royal Cougars Women's Hockey Alumni and Social Worker

Sarah has been a unique addition to the IGM team. her experience growing up in a competitive home culture is insightful for athletes and parents alike. The struggles she endured makes her story impactful and allows for the opportunity to have deep and meaningful discussion during facilitation with female athletes.

Bob Wilkie - President IGM Inc.

Award Winning Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author

Bob is a former NHL player who has won championships both as a player and coach. He has coached from youth to professional levels. He was inspired to start IGM after the healing work he did post retirement. Issues he suffered from include excessive stress, addiction, self-sabotage and others all stemming from his time as an athlete. His passion is to educate athletes, coaches and parents about how to get the most out of the experience in sport, and develop strategies to deal with the challenges that come with pursuing one's goals.

Testimonials from Our Students