The internal tribe of the MindStrong team is listed below. These are the learners and experimenters of what we’ve shared and challenged since the inception of the project. As a unit each individual has dedicated their lives to building a deeper understanding to human potential across many spectrums. From podcasts, coaching, training each member serves a strong purpose in the growth of our platform.
FOUNDER/ MINDSET & BREATHWORK COACH
Harvey is the founder of The MindStrong Project. Harvey specializes in training professional athletes within the MLB, NHL, and NFL and has consulted at every level of College Athletics (Div. I, II, III, JUCO). He has also aided in Player Development with the Milwaukee Brewers since 2015. Outside of sports he has spoken and conducted seminars with business organizations and teams around the world optimizing human performance and shining a light on the importance of breathing and mindset. His podcast hosts numerous athletes – everyone from Olympians, NHL, NFL, MLB as well as extreme sports professionals. Beyond the field of athletics, some of the world’s best coaches, doctors and thought leaders are featured as well. You can find these guests on “The MindStrong Project” Podcast.
His unique approach to coaching follows the laws of nature. Creating adaptation through the basic necessity of breathing, nutrition, movement, and sleep. His work involves the use of environmental stressors such as heat and cold exposure with breathing techniques that teach performers how to shift their mental and physical state in the moment. These techniques teach clients the importance of breathing and the ability to make choices under pressure. Managing reactions and simplifying behaviors to optimize the highest competitive edge. These practices have been taught too over a thousand people within the field of Human Performance.
Harvey is a former Division 1 athlete from Central Michigan University. He was awarded National Pitcher of the Year before signing to play professionally with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013. Harvey received his Master’s Degree in Sports Performance and a certified strength trainer. His interest in learning the biomechanics and physiology of the human body led him to become certified as a Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner (NLP) focused on bringing change to perception and a growth mindset. His breathing certifications range from BREATHE which was established by Dr. Belisa categorized as Warrior Breathing as well as Art of Breath which is focused on principles driven through modern science.
David Fischer is a co-founder of The MindStrong Project. His journey through life has been paved in ice as hockey is his first love and passion. In 2006 as a senior David was named the Associated Press’s Player of the year in high school hockey, First Team All-State and was also Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey, an award given to the best High School Hockey player in the state. In the summer of 2006 David was selected 20th overall in the first round of the NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, one of the most storied hockey clubs in the history of the sport. The next four years found David playing with the Golden Gophers while attending the University of Minnesota. He now spends his time playing in Austria’s top league. Playing professionally for over 8 years has allowed David to learn through experience. His passion is learning and helping others to achieve sustainable success in their own lives.
MINDSET & PERFORMANCE COACH
Austin has a Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. During his time at Minnesota State Austin had the opportunity to create mental training workshops and train high school teams, as well as consult with high school and college individuals. Austin also served multiple roles with the Minnesota State University, Mankato baseball program for four seasons. In 2018 he became a volunteer assistant and held the positions of Bullpen Coach and Mental Performance Coach. He is our Mindset & Performance coach and runs the MindStrong Academy.
Brian is a professional football player and former Captain of the Houston Texans. He played collegiately at Northwestern University where he received a Master’s Degree and was a co-captain earning multiple All-Big Ten honors. His path to the NFL has been remarkable as he played in the AFL, UFL and CFL before being signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 2015. He made his NFL debut on October 4, 2015. Brian is also a level 1 CrossFit trainer and founder of Happy Hearts Lockers for the Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. Brian’s perseverance and work ethic is second to none and we are incredibly proud to have him be a Strength and Leadership Coach for The MindStrong Project.