Being an exceptional performer means you bring your best self to the game – even if your best looks different day-to-day. You become so present for each play that you recognize that who YOU are is bigger than any goal you set.

Because even if you don’t win that next game, the person you become along the way is the most precious trophy you’ll ever gain. But recognizing that YOU are the goal can be hard…inner challenges come up for even the world’s top performers, including:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Fear of failure
  • Low sense of meaning
  • Lack of focus
  • Sense of inadequacy
  • Looking externally for confidence
  • Performance pressure
  • Substance abuse

The solution to overcoming these?

It’s not to win more trophies or medals.
It’s in knowing how to regain composure, joy and confidence…even in the toughest of life’s moments.

With our sports performance and mindfulness coaching, you’ll know how to stay fully present even when you feel like the weight of expectations of the entire team, community and even yourself .. is on your shoulders.

Feel empowered beyond the game

At the intersection of high performance sports and mindfulness, you’ll find our coaching and courses designed to help you:

Optimize performance (without sacrificing wellness)

Crush anxiety and the inner critic (with kindness)

Enjoy a life filled with meaning and passion (that fuels your performance)

Whether lining up for an Olympic final or tackling personal or organizational change we’re here to help you and your team get to the next level.


Are you a performance director or a sports coach who values the health and well-being of your team as much as their performance in the game?

Empower your team with a custom-designed program to strengthen your athletes’ confidence and ability to navigate challenges.

Empower Your Team


Ready to stretch your personal edges and become the highest version of yourself without that heavy sense of pressure or anxiety?

Achieve your goals with tailored coaching. Overcome the mental and emotional challenges that might be holding you back from your full potential.

Be Your Best Self


Learn how to cultivate a full presence and apply the secrets of optimal performance to experience greater awareness, inner peace, and resilience.

  • AAA Mindful Sport Performance
  • mPEAK Performance Enhancement
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Courses are suitable for individuals, groups, and teams.

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Clients and Partners

Blending sports performance & mindfulness to achieve your goals

Hi, I’m Derek. As a former international athlete and Olympic performance director, I’ve seen perfectionism, stress, and sport performance anxiety drain precious energy from even the most talented performers on my teams. As someone passionate about helping athletes succeed, I’m here to help make sure this doesn’t happen to you or your team.

By combining sports performance tools with science-backed mindfulness techniques, I’ve been honored to support over 2000 athletes in achieving their Olympic dreams. I’ve taken everything I’ve learned over the past two decades to bring you strategies that empower you and your team in being your best without sacrificing personal success and fulfillment……

…so you can go to bed each night feeling proud, knowing you played full out and with no regrets on how your showed up.

Derek’s personal and professional experience gives him a unique insight into the mind of the elite performer. Beyond his experience, he has a natural sincerity and deviation that will make him excel at anything he does; leaving a memorable positive impact.” – Pete Kirchmer, mPEAK Director, UC San Diego School of Medicine – Center for Mindfulness

Our approach to performance is different

While many traditional sports performance techniques inspire positive change, they’re often a specific tool for a particular goal. But by focusing solely on the things you need to change, you’re not focusing on what already makes you strong. By focusing on what you are not yet, you’ve introduced an idea you are not good enough now.

But who you are is already whole. And there’s no one better at knowing how to best care for yourself than you!

We offer science-based tools for wellness but empower you to make them your own. We meet you where you are without adding yet another thing to you need to be good at. Mindfulness is effective precisely because it is a way of being.

Derek’s deep understanding of what it takes for athletes to perform at the highest level during maximum pressure and his ability to create a special environment that allows peak performance were key to so many Canadian Olympic success stories. Derek is a compassionate individual with high integrity that you can always count on.” – Max Gartner, Olympic Head Coach

What is mindfulness in sport?

Mindfulness is being fully aware of your present experience exactly how it is – without judgment or a desire for it to be any different.

Backed by decades of peer-reviewed science, mindfulness meditation is one of the fastest-growing areas in sport. It’s been used by athletes, coaches, and medical and sport psychologists from all over the world as a tool for preparation, performance, and recovery.

Our mindfulness training makes meditation simple and accessible to anyone…even those with a busy mind or schedule.

Mindfulness shifts you out of the tension and stress that keeps you from being fully present. As a result, you’re priming yourself to experience the benefits of:

• Elevated levels of focus, concentration, and flow
• Stronger immunity, improved heart regulation, and better sleep
• Increased connection, communication, and teamwork
• Greater resilience and emotional regulation
• Less unintentional reactivity and more intuitive responses

Want to try it out for yourself?

Grab our free ebook to learn 3 simple mindfulness practices that help you increase key mental skills for better performance AND presence.

Feel the joy of living out your purpose

As an athlete, you have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on your community and the world. This can bring a deeply enriching sense of purpose that can get you through stressful times easier.

Curious about harnessing the power of your purpose? Learn more below.

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