David Cook, Ph.D.
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David Cook, Ph.D.
Key Topics:
  • Mindset of a Champion
  • Performance Psychology
  • Mental Training
  • Leadership
  • Bio Info:

    David Cook leads the pack when presenting on topics such as The Mindset of a Champion, Moving to the Next Level and Reaching your Potential. David Cook is one of the country's top Peak Performance consultants and seminar leaders. He is a frequent speaker for the prestigious Zig Ziglar Corporation and served as "Mental Training Coach" for the 2003 & 1999 World Champion San Antonio Spurs (1996 – 2004). He also served as mental training coach for the Washington Wizards of the NBA in 2005, helping them reach the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 26 years. Golf Digest recently named him one of the “Top 10 Mental Game Experts” in the world of golf. As past president of the National Sport Psychology Academy he is known as a leading authority in the science of Peak Performance. He has counseled performers from the PGA (over 100 players), NBA (two NBA MVP’s), NFL, MLB, Olympics, and collegiate national championship ranks. His business clients have included The PGA of America, Exxon Mobil, Sprint, HP/Compaq, USAA, Heinz, American Express, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Texas Instruments, Bayer, Interstate Battery, StorageTek, Pitney Bowes, US Filter, State Farm Insurance, Robert Half International, and many others.

    David is President of his Texas and Colorado based Peak Performance firm that bridges the gap between the sports and business arenas. He is the former Director of Applied Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Kansas (1984 – 1996) where his peers elected him President of the National Sport Psychology Academy in 1992. During his twelve year tenure at K.U. he counseled over 1500 athletes and coaches. He also directed the Mindset Academy at the Westin La Cantera Resort, a nationally recognized mental training academy for aspiring competitive golfers from 1996 - 2006. David’s articles have been featured in Golf Magazine, Golf Illustrated, and Golf Tips. In 1988 David represented the United States at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece.

    Outside of business and sport, David heads up Sacred Journey Stories Ministries and is a frequent speaker at Christian men’s events around the country. He also serves several times each year as guest speaker for family camps, marriage retreats, and men’s retreats at Wind River Ranch in Estes Park, Colorado. He recently released his first novel, Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia.

    The Mindset of a Champion Series

    “Reaching Your Potential in a World of Constant Change and Adversity"

    Technology changes with a blur, the stock market continues to fluctuate wildly, major corporations are imploding because of a lack of integrity, consumer confidence continues to erode, and all the while a new strain of terrorism grips the world. In the face of this onslaught of adversity, corporate success will be directly related to interference management. The Mindset of a Champion seminar tackles this issue head on and provides cutting edge strategies for competing at the highest level while facing great odds. It has been said that performance = potential – interference. The issue in most organizations is not one of potential. No, the issue is how to have potential emerge on “game day” when the interference is the loudest.

    Turning Point Leadership

    “Strategies and Tools for Moving to the Next Level”

    Everyone can remember a Turning Point experience; a defining moment in life and business where everything changed on a dime. People, experiences, adversity, and coincidences serve as catalyst for these life changing events. In this session you will discover strategies and tools for moving to the next level and preparing yourself and others for those critical defining moments in business and life. One of the great tragedies in life is to have destiny knock at the door and be unprepared to open it. There may be no greater reward for a leader than that of coaching another through a defining moment, a breakthrough, or helping someone move to the next level of performance.

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    Colorado and Texas
  • “Reaching Your Potential in a World of Constant Change and Adversity”
  • The Mindset of a Champion
  • “Strategies and Tools for Moving to the Next Level”
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