John Haime

John Haime
Purdue University Grad
New Edge Performance

John Haime is President of New Edge Performance and a world-class Performance Coach. He has a wide range of practical experience in high performance and leadership in high-level professional and amateur sports, the corporate sector and the arts.

From 1985 to 1991, John successfully competed on international golf tours in Canada, Australia, Asia, South Africa and the United States. Along with several professional victories, career highlights include a career low 62 in a professional event in Melbourne, Australia. Before turning professional he was one of the country’s top amateur and junior golfers.

John is a world-class coach in the area of performance and one of the world’s leading authorities in Emotional Intelligence as it relates to performance in sports. He personally coaches some of the world’s leading professional and amateur athletes, executives, executive teams and artists in a variety of performance areas. He is a sought after speaker by sports and corporate groups around the world.

He is the bestselling Author of You Are a Contender! Build Emotional Muscle to Perform Better and Achieve More … in Business, Sports and Life. The book was released in December 2009 by Morgan James (New York). The 2nd edition of You are a Contender! was released in February 2016.

Through New Edge Performance, John developed a 5-step, leading-edge process to bring athletes to the next level of performance and beyond – on and off the playing field. John’s clients range from athletes in major professional sports leagues to up and coming, young elite athletes. Sports include: equestrian, soccer, basketball, football, hockey, golf, tennis, volleyball, squash and others.

John is also one of 20 selected mentors in North America for the Viktre Athletes program ( John mentors active and recently retired North American professional athletes  and Olympians from sports to life after sports.

He is a partner in the innovative global leadership initiative, The Big Hook –

He lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and son. He is a graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA.

Further details about John’s work can be found at


Meet John at the US College Expo in Ottawa.