David L. Cook, PhD 2017-05-05T13:27:11+00:00

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David L. Cook, PhDDavid L. Cook, PhD

The Mindset of a Champion

David Cook is one of the top sports psychologist, speaker, consultant, best-selling author on mental advantage.  He has coached world champions in the NBA, the NCAA and has worked with hundreds of athletes from the PGA, NFL and MLB using his principles of mental toughness resulting in higher performances.

Renowned in the science of peak performance, he has created a seamless transition from applying game day readiness strategies to the fast paced, competitive business world.  David’s performance principles on mental toughness has increased results to a variety of Fortune 500 organizations such as American Express, Exxon Mobil, San Antonio Spurs, Valero, Sprint, Heinz, Bayer, Frito Lay and many more.

David’s first performance novel, Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia, released in 2006 was made into a movie in 2011. David released Johnny’s U.S. Open: Golf’s Sacred Journey 2, which was a sequel to his first novel.  He is the best-selling author of, The Psychology of Tournament Golf; Playing Your Best When it Means the Most.

David’s 30-year career has included notable leadership roles with University of Kansas Applied Sport and Performance Psychology and the Mindset Academy, a nationally recognized mental training academy for aspiring competitive golfers.  He is the past president of the National Sport Psychology Academy.   Due to his unique approach to mental toughness, David was selected to represents the United States at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece in 1988.

David owns and operates a successful consulting business, coaching top golfers on The Tour and corporate CEOS within organizations.   He has been featured on ESPN and the Golf Channel, and his articles have appeared in Golf Magazine, Golf Illustrated and Golf Tips. Golf Digest named him one of the “Top 10 Mental Game Experts”.

David received his undergraduate degree from Baylor and earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Virginia.

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List of Past Clients

  • Exxon Mobil
  • Texas Instruments
  • PGA of America
  • StorageTek
  • Sprint
  • HP Compaq
  • American Express
  • Usaa
  • Robert half International
  • Bayer
  • Key bank
  • Colorado rockies

Topic Titles:

The Mindset of a Champion


Seven Days in Utopia