Todd M. Kays, Ph.D.
President of the Athletic Mind Institute
Mental Performance Coach
Josh Krolicki is a Mental Performance Coach at the Athletic Mind Institute, where he works alongside Dr. Todd Kays. In this role, Josh leverages his prior experience as a competitive golfer with his passion for using positive psychological principles to enhance the performance of golfers of all levels. He believes that all athletes can learn to mentally perform at their best, regardless of the circumstance; this belief drives his work. He prides himself on being wholly devoted to his clients by intently listening to them and asking earnest questions to form a solution.
Josh encourages the athletes that he works with to live in the present moment, channel their motivation, and find constructive ways to handle the pressure that comes with being a competitive athlete. Josh uses a process-oriented approach to help athletes create efficient and intentional practice routines; he teaches visualization, mediation, and breathwork to encourage mindfulness on the course.
Josh’s enthusiasm for psychology and teaching extends beyond the Athletic Mind Institute. He curates sports performance psychology content which he shares on YouTube and his podcast. Through this work, he has had the opportunity to pick the brains of some of the greatest leaders in the sports world, including Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr. Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from San Diego State University.
When he is not at work, Josh enjoys being outdoors. He has a zest for sports and loves golfing, hiking, and swimming at the beach. His passion for leading an active lifestyle is benefited by his residency in Southern California. He is also an avid dog lover.
Psychotherapist and Mental Performance Coach
Linda (Lindy) Zahrndt is an LPCC-S and has been practicing in the field of psychotherapy for 15+ years. Lindy has worked with a variety of mental health issues. Lindy worked as a therapist and supervisor at Syntero, a community mental health agency, for 14.5 yrs. Currently she has a private practice currently in Grandview. Lindy’s areas of mental health services include anxiety, depression, relationship, child/parent communication enhancement, OCD/perfectionism, LBGTQ+ population-including individuals currently transitioning, grief and loss, and ADHD*. Over the past 15+ years, Lindy’s clients have ranged from 8-80 years of age. Currently her clientele’s ages typically range: 12-25 yrs. Lindy’s brand is to first and foremost, help folks feel comfortable, safe, and heard. The therapeutic process that Lindy uses is a collaborative one, where skills are taught and practiced, and homework sometimes assigned. Lindy believes that the therapeutic use of humor is essential, as well as accountability to do the work. Lindy has been known to go for walks with clients or meet at a park or location that the client chooses. Lindy’s unorthodox therapeutic style has on occasion included becoming engaged in an activity of client’s choice to allow the client to feel more comfortable, to ease nerves and help build rapport. Lindy’s athletic experience include playing volleyball, swimming, and running track in high school. Lindy coached a local summer league swim team for four years during college summers at OSU. She swam on the master’s swim team and was active in the intramural volleyball program. Lindy attended Ball State University’s graduate program as a paid TA in the Physical Education Dept where she taught various fitness classes. Lindy successfully swam the “escape from Alcatraz” in 2010 which consists of swimming from Alcatraz Island, (~ two miles) to the San Francisco Bay. Lindy concluded that this was a thrilling accomplishment, but never again… just too cold! Currently she runs 4-5x’s a week, swims, practices yoga and engages in daily walks around her Clintonville neighborhood with her boxer-lab (Jimmy). There she resides with her spouse, two cats- Joey and Twyla and her two sons.
*Lindy is not certified to assess for ADHD, but can treat the symptoms of ADHD.