Ted competing in the Sydney Olympics

your mind is your greatest ally

Mental Performance Training

The mind/body connection cannot be ignored. Think of your mind as a muscle – with proper training, you will perform better, and with more confidence and self-belief. In our collaboration, I will provide you with a custom mindset tool kit that enables you to unlock the best version of yourself.

My mission is to help you to accomplish your goals and aspirations and be comfortable in your own skin. Ready to take charge of your mental game?
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Coaching Services


Individual coaching sessions are designed for a deep dive into sources…


These are customized standalone or multi-session workshops.


I tailor to your needs.  Please contact me for more details.

My Coaching Philosophy

An underpinning of my philosophy of practice is ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy). By ensuring one’s goals  align with core values, it yields higher commitment and motivation, as well as increased resilience. The more quickly clients can move past their emotions, the quicker their self-belief and confidence returns, allowing goals to be more readily attainable.

As an eleven year old windsurfer, the raw power and beauty of nature profoundly struck me.  I found that simply being in “sync” with the elements allowed me to forget all the pressures of the world and just “be”  – in flow.  Fast forward to 2010, and I decided to harness my decades of elite level sports, music, and corporate life experiences to help clients become more comfortable in their own skins, be more in-the-moment, and succeed at whatever they put their mind towards. 

Leveraging a combination of cognitive behavioral skills integrated with acceptance commitment therapy, non-judging awareness, and the power of choice, clients learn to stay laser focused and in the present moment more consistently. 

True story of intentional focus at work: A talented rider racing at the collegiate level decides, 7 months before the 2004 Olympic Trials,  “I want to  represent the U.S. at the Athens Olympics in road cycling. I think I can do it.” She creates a plan in partnership with her team director, assembles a support team around her, and while retaining her full time job as physician, 7 months later, while working full time, she actually wins the Olympic Trials and become an Olympian in the road race and time trial events – just barely missing the bronze medal (4th)! That’s the power of intentional focus!

The Goal is Flow


From an early age, the power and raw beauty of mother nature profoundly struck me. It was like simply being in “sync” with the elements allowed me to forget all the pressures of the world and just be. I came to realize that this was precisely like being in a kind of flow state where time slowed, and I could focus only on what was immediately relevant. I was intrigued by how some individuals could get there more easily than others, and it helped in outperforming more talented peers. My diverse life experiences as well as formal training have helped me to build effective tools that help individuals and groups to perform to the best of their abilities and beyond.

Women's Time Trial, 2008 Olympic Games, August 13, 2008

Intentional Focus

In addition to more traditional cognitive behavioral techniques, I incorporate mindfulness elements into my approach, with the belief that too much emphasis on thought stopping or behavioral avoidance can do more harm than good. Research has shown that our subconscious thoughts tend to go precisely to areas we might be trying to avoid or not think about. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral skills integrated with acceptance and non-judging awareness, you learn to stay focused and in the moment.

About Ted

Ted got hooked on competing after winning the U.S. Junior Windsurfing Championships at 14. With amazing support from his parents, Ted set off on a roller coaster ride of international travel, training/racing abroad, culminating in competing at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.

Ted holds a B.A. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and an M.A. in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

To achieve his Olympic dream, Ted recognized the importance of building a trusted team around him. He forged relationships with the top German and Australian windsurfers for the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics, becoming their official training partner. Together, they became better. Ted’s next athletic challenge was a more team oriented one. He took up road cycling, quickly ascending to the professional level. Along the way, while competing and working full time, he launched successful professional men’s and women’s road cycling teams (2003 – 2010), even competing in the 2003 Olympic Road Race Trials himself. Ted is proud to have played a role in developing four of his riders to compete for their countries in the 2004/2008 Olympics.
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Ted Windsurfing at the Sydney Olympics

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