About Us


We’re Igotmind, dedicated mental health experts and advocates

Mental health has no demographic or social boundaries, it affects us all.

Founder Bob Wilkie began suffering trauma as an athlete at age 10. He was a part of the 1986 bus crash with the Swift Current Broncos and he lost four of his teammates. It was this trauma and the continuation of unmet expectations, pressures to perform, and inability to talk about what he was feeling that led to severe depression, self-abuse and harm, substance abuse and prolonged thoughts of suicide.

While coaching in  2008, Bob realized the athletes and parents were showing the same signs that caused him the trauma. He sold his hockey pro shop business, received his certification as a life coach and began his journey to help provide insights and healing to sports organizations throughout North America. Since 2018 the I Got Mind team has been on tour sharing their stories and gathering information to support those in need.

I Got Mind has helped thousands of individuals see the issues and open the door to conversations that can make a difference.

Meet the Team of Professionals, Advocates, and Mentors.

Dean Sawatzky

30 Year Educator, Coach, Mentor

Dean has worn many hats in the education system. He has been an athletic director, coach, teacher, organizer, program developer and more. His experience is invaluable and his attitude is very contagious.

Shari Gebhard

30 year educator, coach, community leader

Shari has developed programs that helped students struggling with mental health, addictions and behaviours. She has served as an Athletic Director, mother of two, former CIS athlete. One of her highlights at Thom Collegiate was developing and teaching in the Thom’s Achievement Center. (TAC). TAC was a program for at risk students of whom had sporadic to non-existent attendance and experienced mental health and family issues.

Cory Clouston

Igot Mind Facilitator

Former NHL coach - 25 years of coaching experience - Mental Health Advocate

SAra Weninger

i got mind Facilitator

Former college athelete (women's hockey)
Social work degree - Mentor

Kelly Hrudey

Igot Mind Advocate

Former NHL - Athlete, Father, Community Leader, CBC Hockey Analyst


i got mind Facilitator

HULL Services Counselor, Mom - Wife - Community Leader


Igot Mind Advocate

Former CFL - Athlete, Coach, HULL Services Counselor

Shawn o'grady

Senior Director of Therapeutic Campus Based Care, Group and Continuing Care at Hull Services

MSW, Certified Mental Health Clinician and I Got Mind Facilitator.

derek hines

Igot Mind Facilitator

Former US Marine - Machine Gunner, Collegiate Athlete, Mental Health Advocate, Athlete coached by Bob Wilkie - father of two.

Caitlin Watters

Igot Mind Facilitator/Psychologist

Cait is our in house Psychologist with an extensive background in child development. She is the mother of two and a former elite athlete.

Tania O'Neill

Director of the Pre-Adolescent Treatment Centre at Hull Services

Tania has been working in the mental health field with children and families for over 20 years. She is a certified Child and Youth Care Counsellor and a member of the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta. She is also a mom to two young athletes.

Ali de Souza

MSW and Certified Mental Health Therapist

Ali has extensive experience with adolescents and families managing a wide variety of mental health concerns. She is passionate about building on existing strengths and fostering resilience in individuals. Ali has developed a love for athletics through her own personal experience playing volleyball and her involvement as a fan and a coach.

Maria Malouf


Maria is a registered provisional psychologist. She has been working in the mental health field for 15 years with children and families in various community, educational, and campus-based settings.

Ken Blough

Ken is a Professional Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists Professional (uncertified member) of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Ken is certified as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor in Alberta. He offers individual, couple, and family therapy and is a member of Calgary’s I Got Mind Team as a Facilitator, Clinician and Writer.
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I Got Mind’s focus is to promote the importance of mental health in sports and in life. We are a team of passionate former athletes and mental health experts working together to support and educate as many people as possible.