• Prince Harry interviewed two-time Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim for a short film from BetterUp
  • Kim said she needed to feel good mentally in order to perform at her peak
  • The snowboarding champ shared that she's been prioritizing her mental health in recent years

Prince Harry showed off his interviewing skills as he discussed mental health and the importance of mental fitness with three special guests.

In a new short film from BetterUp, the coaching and mental health company for which the Duke of Sussex serves as chief impact officer, Prince Harry interviewed two-time Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim, psychologist Adam Grant and BetterUp user Blu Mendoza.

"We all have greatness within us," Prince Harry said at the start of BetterUp's "Transform with Mental Fitness" short film. "Mental fitness helps us unlock it. It's an ongoing practice, one where you approach your mind as something to flex, not fix."

During his interview with the 22-year-old snowboarder, Meghan Markle's husband asked Kim, whom he called the "Queen of Snowboarding," to describe the relationship between the mind and body when it comes to operating at peak performance.

"It would be unrealistic for me to expect to go out there and land an amazing run, learn a new trick if I wasn't feeling good mentally," the athlete said. "And I can't expect myself to perform at my peak when I'm doubting myself and I'm feeling negative emotions."

She added, "If I'm not feeling good mentally, then it will jeopardize my physical health and they go hand in hand. And, so, for the past couple of years, I've just been prioritizing that, listening to my body and I'm in such a better place."

Kim said she has "high standards" for herself and beats herself up when she doesn't meet these expectations. She credited her mental health coach with helping her through difficult times.

The Olympic champion has always prioritized her mental health. She took a full season off after the 2018 Games to focus on her studies at Princeton University as well as her mental health. She also decided to take a break from competing after the 2022 Olympics.

"Just for my mental health," Kim told Cheddar News when discussing her decision to step back for 2022-2023. "[I] just want to kind of reset, don't want to get right back into it after such a fun, but draining year, at the same time, knowing that it was an Olympic year."

When she's "feeling ready," Kim said she plans to "go after a third medal."

Prince Harry also spoke with psychologist Grant, who said that a "non-negotiable" part of his mental health practice is to work out six days a week.

Meanwhile, Mendoza told the royal that she spends 15 minutes journaling before she starts her day.

Prince Harry previously shared that he puts in a 30- to 45-minute window of time each morning to focus on himself, during which he works out, takes the dog out for a walk, gets out in nature or meditates.

"I know that I need to meditate every single day," he said in his first appearance for BetterUp back in February, adding that "self-care is the first thing that drops away" when life gets complicated.

The queen's grandson Prince Harry has said he will not attend but is due to go to his Invictus Games for disabled veterans in the Netherlands
The queen's grandson Prince Harry has said he will not attend but is due to go to his Invictus Games for disabled veterans in the Netherlands GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / John Lamparski