We do our best to place you with your provider of choice, however not all providers are taking new clients. If your first choice provider is not available, we will work with you to find the provider that is the best fit for you.


Dr. Chrissy Holm Haider

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant, Leadership Coach


Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, High School and Collegiate Athletes, Elite-Level Athletes


Certified Mental Performance Consultant
EQ-i 2.0 / EQ360 Certification


Ed.D. in Sport and Performance Psychology; MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of Western States

MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology – Brunel University, London

BA in Communication Studies and Psychology – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Work Experience

Chrissy’s climb at Premier has been prodigious, beginning as a project specialist writing curriculum and facilitating lectures for the company’s Leadership U program at the University of Minnesota, and building to mental performance and leadership development work with local colleges, businesses, and professional franchises like the Minnesota Twins, where her education, considerable ambition, and experiences as a coach for one of the country’s most prestigious athletic programs could be brought into fuller view.

In addition to her group and leadership work, Chrissy regularly sees individual clients of all age and skill levels, and has been the chief curriculum developer for Premier’s Resilience programming.


Chrissy comes by her expertise in Leadership and Mental Performance honestly.  A five-sport letter-winner in high school, Chrissy began a career in rowing while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, where she won national and world titles on her way to Big-10 Athlete of the Year (Rowing), Academic All Big-10 honors, and a Leadership Distinction award from the renowned Jeff Janssen Leadership Academy.  She went on to earn a master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Brunel University in London, competing on the university’s netball team, before repatriating to coach Women’s Crew for the University of Minnesota.  She has since earned her Ed.D in Sport and Performance Psychology with a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Western States.

Chrissy’s work at Premier includes developing and facilitating leadership curriculum for clients and university programs, and bringing mindfulness practices and mental skills training to amateur, professional, and Olympic-level athletes.  Chrissy also consults for a variety of business organizations and executives to improve leadership and work performance.

When not working at Premier, Chrissy can be found in the yoga studio, where she is a LifePower certified instructor specializing in Flow Free, HIIT yoga, Warrior Sculpt, and yoga/mindfulness fusion.

More of the team

Founder, CEO

Assistant Training Director, Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist

Vice President of Clinical Services, Sport Psychologist

Director of Clinical Assessment, Sport Psychologist

Director of Clinical Training, Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist, Leadership Consultant

Sport Psychologist

Postdoctoral Resident

Postdoctoral Resident

Director of Youth Sports & Outreach, Athletic Counselor

Mental Performance Consultant

Mental Performance Consultant

Athletic Counselor

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant

Athletic Counselor, Project Specialist

Hockey Performance Consultant

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

President, Executive Leadership Consultant

Executive Director of Client Relations


Leadership Advisor

Director of Operations

Research and Development Consultant

Human Resources Manager

Leadership Consultant, Project Specialist

Office Coordinator

Intake Specialist


Evening Receptionist

Intake Specialist

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