Learn more about Inner Champion.
Nate Wolch, Inner Champion’s founder and mental conditioning coach, received his master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology from Western Washington University. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Nate's primary area of expertise is performance under pressure and his research on The Effects of a Brief Mindfulness Intervention on Free-Throw Shooting Performance Under Pressure can be found here.
Nate’s sport background as an athlete includes amateur boxing, collegiate tennis, and basketball. As a mental conditioning coach, Nate has worked with youth, collegiate, professional and senior athletes, corporations, government employees, and first responders.
Nate also teaches introductory sport psychology courses at Seattle University and Western Washington University as an adjunct professor.
Nate is also a Cognitive Performance Specialist and works full-time consulting with tactical athletes. While earning his master’s, Nate chaired the Best Practices in Consulting Committee as a student delegate of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) for two years . He has also presented research on sport concussions at the American Psychological Association (APA) national conference. You can find a newsletter article written by Nate and his colleagues here.
Is mental training right for you?
We are all performers in our own right. Whether you are an athlete, coach, first responder, a business professional, or a weekend warrior, we all perform on a regular basis. Training the mental aspect of performance can take you to the next level.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
- THEODORE ROOSEVELT
BENEFITS OF MENTAL TRAINING
A well-trained, disciplined mindset can provide you with a competitive advantage over equally skilled opponents.
Mental Skills Apply To Life
While mental skills are taught with the primary intent of improving performance, many people see indirect benefits in other facets of life, such as mood, relationship quality, and many other areas.
Mental Skills + Physical Training
Mental skills can be integrated into your physical training to save time and improve the quality of the training that you are already doing.
Just like physical skills, mental skills can be trained and conditioned to allow for optimal enjoyment, skill development, and performance of an activity.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There are three main session formats that we offer when it comes to our mental skills training services
Mental skills can also be taught in group or team workshop format. The skill(s) taught will be tailored to the unique challenges or obstacles that your team expects to encounter.
When meeting in person doesn’t work with your training schedule or when you’re on the road, Inner Champion delivers mental skills training via Skype and Facetime for One-On-One sessions.
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