Get To Know Us

Rob and Lauren bring a unique combination of life experience and athletics to their work in mental health. Rob’s extensive work in heavy industries as a reliability engineer gives him a depth of knowledge on mental health in the workplace, how men in heavy industry are affected profoundly by disengagement, and the pitfalls of poor leadership in the workplace. Lauren’s experience as an elite athlete, having competed at the highest levels of Division 1 and professional ice hockey, combined with her education in psychology and counseling brings a focus to what it is like to live life as a high achiever.

Rob Kalwarowsky

P.Eng, CMRP, CRE, CLS

Rob Kalwarowsky has spent almost 10 years as a reliability engineer & asset manager within mining, oil pipelines, and consulting in heavy industry. Over that time, he has seen and experienced disengagement, frustration & mental health problems due to fear-based leadership. Since learning about people-centric leadership, Rob has been on a mission to spread the message throughout the world. Rob envisions a world where happiness & engagement are commonplace in the workplace. Prior to starting his career, Rob graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Management, was a 3-time Academic All-American in NCAA Water Polo and played on the U18 Canadian National Water Polo team.

Lauren Williams

B.A Psychology, M.Ed Counseling

As a former elite athlete, playing at both the college and professional levels, I bring a unique combination of experience and expertise into my work with clients.

I started out my hockey career like many other girls; chasing my older brother’s coat tails. I fell in love with the game at a young age and quickly figured out that I would do everything in my power to be the best. In pursuit of my goals, I left my family and my hometown to billet and get the exposure I needed to play D1 hockey my sophomore year of high school.

As a high school junior and senior I battled through some of the biggest hurdles in my life and lost my confidence, my identity, and my passion for the game I loved. I pushed through, on sheer determination and will power, and represented Ontario at the Canadian National Championships twice in 2013 and 2014. But something was off and I knew I needed help, so I sought the help of Coach Susan to help me find my way back.

I was entirely focused on external means of validation, I was hypercritical of my performance to the point where it paralyzed me, and my confidence was non-existent. By learning to use the mental skills in my toolbox and refocusing on my passion and my goal, I was able to earn a a full ride scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, the most decorated program in women’s NCAA ice hockey, earning 4 WCHA regular season championships, 3 Final Faceoff Championships and 4 NCAA Frozen Four appearances.

I finished my collegiate career an All Big-Ten and All WCHA scholar athlete while making 3 WCHA All-Academic teams. I graduated from Wisconsin with a double-major in Psychology and Sociology. I knew I had more in my tank and I had cultivated a desire to help other athletes like myself. I decided to continue pursuing excellence in the classroom and on the ice by enrolling in a Masters Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and declaring myself for the CWHL draft. I became the 2018 first overall draft pick and was selected to played in the 18-19 CWHL All-Star game.

My journey through adversity to becoming the best athlete and person I could be has lead me to this purpose-driven mission. I am eager to share my 15+ years of experience as an elite athlete as well as the knowledge I have gained and cultivated in my undergraduate and Masters degrees. I am here to help you become the best version of yourself as an athlete, but most importantly, as a person.

Want to work with us? Send us an email!

highperformancenarrative@gmail.com