John Haime

World Class Coach, Professional Golfer, Emotional Intelligence and High Performance Expert

John Haime

John Haime is a human performance and emotional intelligence expert who prepares the world’s best by helping them tap into the elusive 10% of their abilities that will get them to the top. This is something that anyone with a goal craves and John Haime knows how to get you there. 

The best in the world trust John. They choose him because he doesn’t just talk about the world of high performance – he has lived it and lives in it everyday. He is a former Tournament Professional Golfer with professional wins. He has a best-selling book that is widely read by world-class athletes, coaches and business performers.  He has worked around the globe for some of the world’s leading companies.  Athlete clients include performers who regularly rank in the World top 50.  John has the rare ability to work as seamlessly in the world of business/leadership as he does in the world of high level sports.

Working with individuals or teams, John takes you inside his world of high performance and provides insights and long-term solutions to help you build on core capabilities. He shares the fundamentals that he uses with the world’s best. You will learn what separates the average from the elite and how you and your team can maximize your abilities. While elite athletes can tell you what they did, John can tell you how he got them there - maximizing their abilities to reach their targets.

John is passionate about helping others think, prepare and perform like a world-class athlete.  He teaches you how to tap into the 10% that makes 90% of the difference in daily performance.

Following  a successful career in professional golf, John created LearningLinks Inc. LearningLinks has developed a number of unique corporate performance solutions including Mastering the Game: Leadership Effectiveness at Work, In Life and In Golf. The innovative program integrates the power of Leadership, Performance, Emotional Intelligence and Sport to maximize the potential of leaders and teams. The program has been delivered for some of the world’s leading companies around the globe.  

John has been published in leading business, leadership and sport publications. His first book, You Are a Contender! Build Emotional Muscle to Perform Better and Achieve More … in Business, Sports and Life was released in December 2009 by Morgan James (New York). You are a Contender! became a bestseller in the United States in mid-2010. The 2nd edition of the book was released in February 2016.

John is a professional mentor for active and retired North American professional athletes and Olympians through his consulting business New Edge Performance and Viktre Sports. He mentors athletes through the difficult period of transition from sport to life after sport.

John himself has been mentored by some of the top industry practitioners in high performance and leadership. He is a life-long learner believing that what worked yesterday is often outdated today. He has researched, studied, investigated and used trial and error to help people perform at extraordinary levels. His only benchmark is measurable results for his clients.

John lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and son.

Please contact us for more information or to book John Haime for your next event. 

  1. Negotiating with Emotional Intelligence

    We negotiate everyday – at work and at home.  Negotiating is an important part of our responsibilities as it establishes the terms and frameworks with clients and our families. Sales Professionals are specifically trained in the planning and tactics of negotiation but most don’t like negotiation because when losing is a possibility, fear emerges as well as negative emotions.  Both have a big impact on the final outcome.  To be truly outstanding and relaxed when negotiating, Emotional Intelligence is required.  EI is the key to understanding ourselves and others and it is critical to moving our negotiating skills to the next level.  Being effective in this important form of communication is key to negotiating and creating long-term, sustainable relationships with clients.  In this keynote John shares how to gain a competitive advantage by effectively negotiating so it's enjoyable, effective and creates a win/win value for you and your client.


  2. Emotional Intelligence and High Performance

    In this keynote, John shares his unique look at Emotional Intelligence and how it separates the Elite performers from the rest.  He shares:

    • How the key piece of emotional intelligence is the critical factor in high performance
    • The biology behind Emotional Intelligence and why you must know about it
    • The five key fundamentals of emotional intelligence and why you must have them to be a high performer
    • John’s Emotional Caddie model is used by some of the world’s leading performers and coaches – learn why it’s important and how to develop your own Emotional Caddie to drive performance
  3. Achieving Top Performance: Tapping into the 10% that Makes 90% of the Difference

    We all know that performance starts in the mind. Train the mind and the rest follows.  In this keynote, John Haime shares his "Be World Class" performance approach including: 

    • A look at the key fundamentals of mental/emotional high performance and some practical actions you can take to sharpen the “last 10%” to make you a better performer
    • Practical, humorous stories of working with some of the world’s best and the paths they’ve taken to reach the top
An excellent presentation by John Haime!!!! Would even like to hear him again next year. He had so much good information to apply in life generally, terrific delivery and content. Extremely impressive.”
Participant – EWGA Annual Conference

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