The internal tribe of the MindStrong team is listed below. 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/ DIRECTOR OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE
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.
DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
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.
NUTRITION COACH, COO & CMO
At 15 years old, Matt dealt with sports induced spells, low energy, and constant injury. A recommendation to go gluten free changed his life and has shaped his perception of how important food is to not only our quality of life, but also performance. Matt was the former captain of the Princeton University Football Team and since has traveled the world. He spent time working in Tanzania for the International Rescue Committee and upon moving back realized his deep interest in helping people connect to real, local food. He is on a journey to transform the food supply chain system as we know and to share his wealth of knowledge around how eating healthy, local foods can lead to healthier, more fulfilling lifestyles. Matt is currently finishing up his Nutrition Coaching Certification and will begin Nutritional Coaching soon!
YOUTH 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.