Founder & Mental Conditioning Coach
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.