Our Team

HeadStrong Consulting is dedicated to helping great athletes become even greater
through individual and team coaching, mental toughness exercises and more.


Dr. Nicole Detling received her BA in psychology and sports science from Ohio Wesleyan University, her MS in sport psychology from Ithaca College, and her PhD in sport psychology at the University of Utah. She also completed a sport psychology internship in the Sports Medicine Center at the Mayo Clinic. 

Hillary Israelsen, MS

Hillary Israelsen received her BS in Exercise and Sport Science and her MS in Sport Psychology from the University of Utah. She has been consulting with athletes since 2009. She has been sought out by athletes and coaches to teach sport psychology skills and techniques. She has given presentations at a coach's clinic and sport training sessions.



Kristina joined HeadStrong Consulting with an extensive background in sport psychology consulting, coaching, world-level athletic training and international athletic competition.

Kristina received her MS in Psychosocial Aspects of Sports in 2013, graduating with honors from the University of Utah.  She also completed her BS in Exercise & Sport Science and Minor in Nutrition at the University of Utah.


Dr. Nick Galli has worked in the field of sport and performance psychology as a professor, researcher, and mental training coach since 2004. A certified consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), he also holds a Ph.D. in the Psychosocial Aspects of Sport from the University of Utah, an M.S. in Sport Studies from Miami (OH) University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Sacramento State University.



Justine Jones' passion to help people become the best versions of themselves in life as well as sports, brought her to Headstrong Consulting. 

Justine grew up in Boise, Idaho before moving to Salt Lake City. She attended Westminster College while playing for the Women's Soccer team. Justine received her BS from Westminster College in Psychology.