About Katie

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Katie Irwin, MA, is a Mental Skills Trainer in Union, Washington and is a Master Resilience Trainer- Performance Expert with the military. As a Mental Skills Trainer, Katie teaches others the importance of mental training and implementing it into their sport, career, performances, and daily lives. As a young competitive swimmer, Katie was introduced to Sport Psychology as she struggled with her own mental roadblocks. While she was working on her mental toughness, Katie realized that there is a connection between body and mind that needs to be controlled for optimal performance. Helping others achieve mental toughness is one the most rewarding pieces to her job. Katie works with athletes of all ages and levels, along with coaches and parents improve their own mental training. By utilizing both in person and online resources, Katie gives her clients the essential tools to assist in being successful.

Helping others achieve mental toughness is one the most rewarding pieces to my job.
Katie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University. She decided to pursue her love of Psychology and sport by attending John F. Kennedy University for a Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology. She is a Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert for the military has a private practice in Union, Washington. Katie is a Certified Consultant (#408) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

What athletes are saying

I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them.

Amanda Beard

Before the (Olympic) trials I was doing a lot of relaxing exercises and visualization. And I think that that helped me to get a feel of what it was gonna be like when I got there. I knew that I had done everything that I could to get ready for that meet, both physically and mentally.

Michael Phelps

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.

Muhammad Ali

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

George Herman “Babe” Ruth

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.

Bruce Jenner

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win…channel your energy. Focus.

Carl Lewis

Visualization was the key to my success.

Jack Nicklaus

If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.

Carl Lewis

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