Meet the Athlete Tutor:

Nigel Hole

Although I graduated university with numerous academic and athletic honors, it wasn't until after I left campus that I began to master the mental skills that enable student-athletes to thrive.

Simultaneously, I began working full-time as an Accountant at a Big 4 firm, studying to become a CPA, and running 160km per week trying to qualify for the Canadian National Track & Field Team. Time was scarce and results mattered – I had to train my brain to learn faster and compete courageously.

I have since become obsessed with studying mental performance and teaching the next generation of student-athletes how to perform to their potential in both school and sports.
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Meet the Athlete Tutor:

Who I've teammed up with

  • UBC Thunderbirds
  • Langley Mustangs Track & Field Club
  • SHAD Canada
  • St Thomas More Collegiate
  • Vancouver Thunderbirds T&F Club
  • West Point Grey Academy


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Kevin Harrison <br> Coach & President at Langley Mustangs T&F Club

Just what our club needed

Kevin Harrison
Coach & President at Langley Mustangs T&F Club

The support provided by Nigel and the structured approach to mental training that Athlete Tutor creates was just what our club needed to take our athletes’ performance to the next level. It has given our coaching team a common language to communicate with the athletes about goal setting, developing a growth mindset, and focusing on process rather than outcomes.

The online lessons and worksheets encourage athletes to self-direct their learning and be accountable for their progress, both powerful tools for future athletes and students.
Nicole <br> Parent & School Teacher

Super impressed by the content and layout

Parent & School Teacher

I am super impressed by the content and layout of this course.  I can see its application in BC curriculum for Capstone, G12 grad requirement....I hope this is copyrighted!

Athlete Tutor helped my daughter appreciate the value of personal goal-setting both at school and on the track.  Engaging videos and targeted discussion topics helped her realize the influence mind-set has in her success.  She also learned to use the lessons failure offers to sharpen her focus in personal improvement.

Athlete Tutor encourages the student-athlete to be adaptable and resilient both on the field and at school while developing self-knowledge and awareness. 
Jess Tang <br> Coach at Matmen Wrestling Club

I could have burst into tears right there

Jess Tang
Coach at Matmen Wrestling Club

This content is honestly gold, Nigel. Thank you x10000. It really made a huge difference for my athletes this past weekend at wrestling nationals.

We were in the warm up area about to step onto the mats and one of my wrestlers takes his headphones off turns to me and simply says "process over outcome." I could've burst into tears right there. I was so so so happy and proud to see it sink in. I've never seen him wrestle better. After he lost a match, instead of launching into an emotional outburst for the rest of the day like he usually does, I found him five minutes later in the stands methodically writing in his journal. His nerves before each match were way better than anytime before.

Not only did it make a big difference for my wrestlers, it gave me a lot of confidence as a coach to be able to fall back on these frameworks and use that language with them.
Cindy Crowther <br>Coach at Vancouver Thunderbirds T&F Club <br> Former Canadian National Team Athlete

Tools broken down into workable steps

Cindy Crowther
Coach at Vancouver Thunderbirds T&F Club
Former Canadian National Team Athlete

Finished lesson one!! That was AWESOME! It helped reframe things in my own mind and enabled me to reflect on my own experiences as an athlete and how they could have been so profoundly different if I had been working from these frameworks.

I can use the language to more effectively help our athletes restructure their thinking. I'm a huge believer in process over outcome, so it was great to have the tools broken down into workable steps.

I’m a fan of this entire program as it works, and it’s essential to being your best you - be it an athlete, coach, co-worker, boss or parent....etc. I love this!