I am a mental performance coach, father, athlete, and mentor. Before entering performance coaching, I spent over 20 years as a successful business consultant working for globally-recognized professional firms, such as Ernst & Young, KPMG, and Cushman & Wakefield. However, I came to realize that my “traditional” consulting career was truly aligned with my mission of helping others be better. As a result, I chose to pursue a career as a mental performance coach. I received a Master of Arts degree in sport psychology from John F. Kennedy University, one of the leading applied sport psychology programs in the United States. I previously earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. I am the father of two great kids, Patrick, 12, and Lucy, 10.
Founder and Lead Consultant
FTB is my guiding philosophy of practice. I believe in the fundamental value of two simple questions. First, what is really happening right now? Second, what can I do differently in this moment? FTB is rooted in the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) model of performance and positive psychology. Are we aware of what is happening around us, do we accept it, and are we committed to our next positive action? This philosophy will apply whether you are an athlete, coach, business executive, or performance artist with specific performance objective, or simply a person seeking to live a better life.
My core values and the core values of my mental performance coaching practice are: