Tom Mitchell’s passion for exploring the boundaries of performance and leadership began as an athlete in his native Pennsylvania. His avid study of sport psychology, motivation and personal development, has led Tom to a richly varied career as a collegiate coach, professor, NBA team counselor, corporate executive coach, author and speaker.
Co-founder of MVP Performance Institute, Tom works closely with business leaders in a wide range of industries, focusing on team dynamics, leadership development and life transitions. His straightforward methods and practices reveal the importance of tapping into one’s “inner game,” which leads to greater team and individual performance.
Tom is most interested in working with executives who want to make significant and lasting change both within themselves and their companies. His skillful interweaving of sport psychology principles within business teams is driven by his desire to help leaders realize their potential and perform at their best.
Tom co-authored “The Winning Spirit, Sixteen Timeless Principles that Drive Performance Excellence” with NFL legend Joe Montana (Random House 2005), “Winning Spirit Basketball” with NBA Hall of Fame member Chris Mullin (Skyhorse 2011), and “Winning Spirit Business” in 2014 with MVP co-founder Hilleary Hoskinson.
Tom lives in the wine country of Northern California.