For over 15 years, sports psychology consultant, Jeff Greenwald, MFT, has been a popular and thought-provoking mental game speaker at conferences, workshops and meetings all over the world. Addressing audiences of players, coaches and parents, Jeff has given thousands of recreational and professional athletes practical strategies and tools that can propel them to new levels of achievement, both on and off the courts and fields.
In addition to his work as a sports psychology consultant, Jeff is a therapist, the author of “The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance” and a former world-ranked tennis player. Drawing upon his unique background as an elite athlete, psychotherapist and sports psychology consultant, Jeff is able to deliver highly practical and personalized content while directly connecting with his audience.
All with a high degree of interactivity and intensity, some of Jeff’s most popular speeches have included:
In addition to his work as a sport psychology consultant, Jeff is a therapist, the author of “The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance” and a former world-ranked tennis player. Drawing upon his unique background as an elite athlete, psychotherapist and sport psychology consultant, Jeff is able to deliver highly practical and personalized content while directly connecting with his audience.
Finding Pleasure in Pressure: Developing Emotional Mastery
Jeff introduces an evidence-based approach to emotional mastery that includes autonomy intrinsic motivation and specific practices to teach athletes how to manage their mind and body under pressure. Specific relaxation skills and Jeff’s performance triad will be introduced that describe how to help athletes drop tension and play loose, shift their focus and maintain their optimal intensity.
The Mental Factor: Six Keys to Reducing Stress and Preventing Injury
Jeff Greenwald, MFT, describes the blue-print that emphasizes long-term development and how to reduce stress while supporting athletes who have been injured. Common pitfalls are discussed and how to integrate proper recovery into athlete’s training programs.
Motivational Coaching: How to Optimize the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Drawing on extensive research in clinical psychology regarding positive change, in this popular presentation, Jeff teaches coaches a powerful communication style that increases athlete buy-in and recruits them into the decision making process. Skills and techniques in this presentation will reduce conflicts with athletes, increase motivation, and enhance performance.
Optimal Parenting for Young Athletes: What is the Ultimate Balance?
Jeff teaches parents how to instill a sense of self-reliance in their children, increase intrinsic motivation and identify problem behaviors that interfere with athletes’ development. By learning specific communication skills and understanding athletes’ individual temperament, parents are armed with new skills and perspective to improve their interaction patterns with their children.
"Jeff has the rare ability to both inspire and teach people how to be their best when it counts. Few in the world of sports psychology have earned and merited such universal respect.”
-Dick Gould, Former Stanford Coach, Winner of 7 NCAA Titles
Some Outstanding Clients
- United States Tennis Association
- The Czech Tennis Federation
- United States Professional Tennis Association
- Dominican University
- Claremont McKenna College (Athaneum)
- Merrill Lynch
- University of California San Francisco
- Dynasplint Systems (Medical device company)
- Millennium Farms (Equestrian)
- UCLA Medical Center (Neurosurgery Department)
- Golden Gate Fencing Center
- UC Berkeley Tennis Team
- Uhlenhorster Hockey and Tennis Club, Hamburg, Germany