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Christi Powell

Christi Powell
Visualization Strategist
Mindfulness for Focused Performance

Christi Powell is a visualization strategist in the mindfulness sector of mental performance. She empowers athletes and leaders by enhancing their focus and mindset adaptability through visualization.

By collaborating with coaches and sports psychologists, she creates holistic growth plans—utilizing visualization tools, meditation, and mindset strategies—to optimize performance and skill development.

With an 11-year background in visualization and meditation and over 15 years working for global brands in advertising, she understands the key to unlocking your true potential lies in mastering the mental game.

Christi’s proprietary system helps her clients visualize, develop and deploy a regimen of highly personalized strategies and specialized visualization design to help them feel in control while adapting to high-stress situations. By drawing on her athletic instinct, and extensive experience as a Creative Director leading and writing copy for global brands, Christi quickly finds the right words and images to empower high performers to conquer inner barriers and build confidence from the inside out, essential to long-term success.

Christi offers both 1:1 consulting and group education, including travel to clients' cities and competition for in person support for all sports disciplines such as Figure Skating, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Hockey and more.

Clients include World, International and Olympic competitors in the United States and Great Britain.

“In order to do something you've never done, 
you have to try something you've never tried”

VISUALIZATION,
MODERNIZED

Focus your performance

My visualizations move past old-school methods that focus solely on outcomes. You can't control outcomes, but you can control the various variables for better adaptability, which then influences better outcomes. Focus your performance with mindfulness and visualization techniques. 

My Visualization Methods & Benefits:

  • Holistic Approach: Address life inside and outside of sport, treating the whole person.
  • Innovative Techniques: Combine tactical, process, and non-sensical visualizations to regulate emotions, create consistency, and develop skills.
  • Customizable: Fully adaptable to evolve with the athlete's growth.
  • Empowering: Teach athletes to create their own visualizations.
  • Collaborative: Work with coaches and athletes to break down sport elements, plays, or movements for visualizations
  • Efficient: Dissect elements with visualization to create muscle memory without overworking the body.
  • Unified: Get your brain and body to work together as one.


JAMES HERNANDEZ
World Competitor 2024
2X JR GRAND PRIX SILVER MEDALIST 2023
PEWTER MEDALIST JUNIOR WORLDS 2023
3 X BRITISH JR ICE DANCE NATIONAL CHAMPION

I don't even know if I'd gotten to the competition if it wasn't for the sessions with Christi

What’s valuable about what Christi does, is recognizing that we are not robots. We are people. People naturally just go up and down. You wake up in a pretty much a different mood every day. Your body tends to follow your mind and our sport is massively mental. She gives you different tactics like visualization, mood charts and nonverbal communication tools for different situations that has strengthened my partnership in ice dance. These tools have been helpful to create deeper understanding and communication between my partner and me, allowing us to navigate the challenges of competition as a united front. 

One of the worst things that can happen, happened at probably one of the worst times. But I learned tools through her and only her to be able to actually continue with my life and not let everything amalgamate into a mess. We skated the best ever we ever have and we finished fourth at Junior Worlds. And I don't even know if I'd gotten to the competition if it wasn't for the sessions with Christi in those times. 

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Tyler THames
'23 & '24 US Figure Skating Adult Silver
Men's National Champion 

'22,'23 & '24 US Figure Skating
Midwestern Sectional Silver Men’s Champion 

Christi has been one of the most amazing experiences I've had in my life

Working with Christi Powell has been one of the most amazing experiences I've had in my life and has also transformed my life for the better. She has become someone that not only I trust but my coaching staff for figure skating has openly stated “continue working with her...it’s working”. Christi has a very profound way of unlocking and guiding certain triggers that may appear, allowing you to work them out in a much healthier way to not only grow in your sport but in your daily life. She has become a valued member of my team in skating but also someone I cherish in my life. If you’re looking for someone you can trust as a safe space in a world of mental fog and someone to be a lighthouse to guide you through it, you’ve found your person. She provides numerous tools to handle and adapt to high stress practices and competitions. I look forward to each session and may more journeys in the future with Christi.  


Jessica Nicosia, Phd
Senior ADULT Skater

Invaluable life lessons and a newfound sense of self-awareness and confidence

I began working with Christi after seeing some of her work with the Road to Gold program. As a researcher and neuroscientist myself, I began reading up on the science behind visualization and was compelled by the evidence to add it to my skating regimen. Christi was quick to get a read on me as an individual and was able to adapt our sessions and her techniques to my specific needs. I went from popping, on average, 4/7 jumps in my program to being able to do consistent run-throughs rotating, on average, 6/7 jumps and leave the ice feeling a sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction. I rely on her visualization recordings to get me relaxed and focused before I skate and can hear her saying “emotions aren’t logical” and “adapt to the chaos confidently” every time I feel my performance anxiety start to creep back up. Christi is a rose among thorns in the skating world and our sessions together provided me with invaluable life lessons and a newfound sense of self-awareness and confidence.

Rosemary Wensley
Parent of pre-bronze skater

She landed all of her jumps...and finished on the podium

I can't say enough good things about our experience working with Christi. My athlete lost all her doubles, and then kept trying and trying which made things worse, and then led to significant anxiety about jumping. Christi reframed her mindset, reinforced practice strategies, gave her visualization exercises for her jumps and for competitions. This is her first USFS competition of the season, and she landed all her jumps and as an added bonus, finished on the podium.

Emily Hotchkiss
Parent of junior skater

Skills that will help her throughout her entire life

Since Carly began working with Christi, Carly has made huge positive improvements in her mindset and competitions. Carly hated to compete because she’s a perfectionist and would focus on the negative if she didn’t land a jump or mess up on any components of her program. She would have anxiety and cry right before competing and didn’t want to get on the ice…nothing anything said could alleviate her anxiety. Since working with Christi, she has learned visualization techniques and is much less stressed on competition days. In just 1 year, she placed 27th in her excel season and was actually laughing with her coach right before starting her program. As a mother, I’m so relieved to have a coach that can alleviate my daughter’s angst and learn skills that will help her throughout her entire life. I would recommend Christi to any athlete, not just athletes, but to anyone needing a shift in their negative thinking to positive.

AMY FANKHAUSER
FOUNDER + NATIONAL COORDINATOR
ROAD TO GOLD TRAINING CAMPS

It's a game changer

Christi brings a fresh perspective to visualization techniques that empower athletes and enables them to see their goals and what is blocking them from a completely different view. She opens your eyes to thinking about your goals in a different way. As a coach and skating director, I loved watching the athletes discuss everyday concerns . The connection between the athletes and Christi and one another were amazing.

Figure skater with a debilitating eating disorder 

As a child, I skated while grappling with body dysmorphia and an eating disorder from ages 12 to 25. It was during this time that I discovered the addictive nature of validation through achieving goals and medals.

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2023

I needed to take control of my life in a different way

At 27, burnout and anger consumed me while I worked 100+ hour weeks as an advertising copywriter. Realizing the need for change within myself, I ventured into meditation and visualization classes for enjoyment, eventually teaching it myself.

I pivoted to start working with mostly athletes

During the pandemic, I had a bold notion to apply these tools to help athletes in addition to the business professionals I had been working with since 2013. I started working with Road to Gold Training Camps and evolved my techniques through trial and error. 

My clientele has expanded globally and grown notably

After refining my tactics and visualizations over a couple of years, I've expanded my athletes and high-performance clientele to include elite international clients across various ages, sports, businesses and skill levels.

I launched my first online course for photographers

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JANUARY 2023

I traveled to Berlin and found my true calling

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I got married to my soulmate and best friend

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I made $100K from my online course this year

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