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“Geoff Miller is a tremendous asset to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.  He has a great feel for players and a deep understanding of the game.  Geoff’s involvement helps us bridge the gap between a player’s potential and his on-field performance.”

Brian Graham, Director of Player Development, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2002-2007

“Our relationship with Winning Mind has been both positive and enlightening. They aided our scouting staff with some preparatory work leading up to the 2002 NHL Draft in Toronto and their analysis was helpful as we finalized our list of priority players for draft day. These individuals were professional in every aspect of their business. Winning Mind can be an asset to any organization looking to learn more about its player personnel, both present and future.”

David Poile, General Manager, Nashville Predators

“The clarification and direction Winning Mind gave me regarding the performance of our Major League players was an invaluable tool with “on field” instruction regarding focus and concentration. The TAIS quickly identified areas to address and player response was very positive. A really practical, invaluable tool to improve athletic performance.”

Tim Hewes, 
Performance Enhancement Specialist, 
Toronto Blue Jays, 1989-2002

“Thanks for all your help. The work you did with my kids has made a very meaningful difference in the way that they perform, both on and off the field. As their personal coach, I discovered major flaws in my intuitive approach. I treated them as I am, not as they are. I found the process by which you were able to help them and me understand how they tick to be incredibly accurate and practical, allowing them to improve their performance. Our discussions as to how to capitalize on their strengths were right on target. Everyone who strives to be a better performer should go through your program.”

George Rogers, Past President, San Diego Surf

“The presence of Winning Mind during our pre-season camp emerged as a key ingredient to making the play-offs. They know all aspects of the game well. Winning Mind assisted us in identifying mental strengths and weaknesses, building team spirit and developing a healthy chemistry to maximize our success on the field. Our players felt comfortable talking with their staff and subsequently more confident in assuming their various roles in our team efforts. Winning Mind knows what makes players tick and significantly enhanced their performances on the field.”

Horst Richardson, 
Head Soccer Coach, 
Colorado College

“Winning Mind and its assessment program would be beneficial for any student-athlete. For a coach to provide a program that will teach a student-athlete how to be focused, confident and committed to anything they do is an invaluable tool that young people can take with them in competitive sports and beyond. Based on comments from our coaches in attendance, the presentation of the Winning Mind was one of the most well attended and received educational seminars in recent memory.”

Gregg Grost, 
Executive Director, 
Golf Coaches Association of America

“As Director of Education there is responsibility to find a clear, simple, workable approach to the mental aspect for our sport. Winning Mind was very professional, organized, and dependable. Texas Gymnastics would recommend the techniques of Winning Mind knowing we can all use a mental training coach.”

Cheryl Jarrett, 
Director of Education, 
Gymnastics Association of Texas

“The professional staff at Winning Mind teaches athletes to redefine “winning” and helps to create winners in every sense of the word. To me, their work is invaluable.”

Candace Conradi, 
Vice President, 
Legit Sports, Inc.

“Thank you so much for making a difference in my students. Having been a professional tennis player for thirteen years, I’m very aware of the importance of the mental aspect of the game and in particular, the importance of controlling your emotions. 

It is rare to find somebody that not only points out what you need to improve but actually works extra hard with you to make positive changes happen. Not only have my students benefited tremendously from all your work I too have applied a lot of your knowledge to my own professional and personal life. Winning Mind has made me learn things as a coach and has made me grow in different areas of my life. Thank you Marc for making a difference.”

Angelica Gavaldon, 
Former WTA player, 1987 – 2000, 
Voted best female tennis player 
in Mexican history, 
Represented Mexico in Barcelona and 
Atlanta Olympics, 
USPTA Professional 
Currently coaching top juniors

“In professional tennis, the ability to focus, compete and perform under pressure separates great players from the rest. It has been said that tennis is 80-90% mental yet most players spend only a fraction of their time training their minds. Winning Mind has taught me how to work as hard on my mental game as I do on the physical and technical components of my game. I’ve learned techniques that have improved my focus and mental toughness on the court– techniques that I can apply no matter what the situation. I am grateful to be able to work with Winning Mind.”

Biffy Kaufman, Professional Tennis Player, Captain, Yale Tennis Team


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