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David Cook

David Cook

    President of Mental Advantage; Sports Performance Psychologist; and former "Mental Training Coach" for the San Antonio Spurs
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$10,000 - $15,000

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David Cook, Professional Speaker and Performance Psychologist

David Cook, Professional Speaker and Performance Psychologist

Dr. David Cook - Mindset of a Champion

Dr. David Cook - Mindset of a Champion

David Cook is one of the country's top motivational speakers and seminar leaders. Along with performance seminars, David Cook has created one of the most innovative executive development programs in the industry. This program brings together his seminars with specifically crafted action/learning experiences on the golf course guaranteed to build individual and team performance in the marketplace. It is unlike any outing in the country and has the potential to transform the way companies do business.

In addition to seminars, David conducts The Executive Development Golf Outing. This golf adventure requires teamwork, crisis management and creativity. It is a powerful, life-changing experience designed to impact business with positive change by applying the principles and winning strategies of the sports arena to the business arena.

Dr. Cook emphasizes such topics as dealing: dealing with pressure, leadership development, team building, creative thinking, performance enhancement training, building critical client relationships, goal setting, and strategies for goal achievement.

In his The Mindset of a Champion Series, the emphasis is on focus, passion and mental toughness as key factors to success. Topics include: discovering the Greatest Predictor of Success and how to Cultivate it, Understanding the Keys to Mental Toughness, Responding to Change with Motivation & Passion Rather than Fear, Doubt or Anger, Focus Keys for Enhancing Goal Achievement, Personal Excellence & Productivity, Leadership: Inspiring Others, Building a Winning Team, and Blocking Out Interference. He customizes the presentations, tailoring them specifically towards each group he meets so as to best address their needs.

David served as "Mental Training Coach" for the 1999 World Champion San Antonio Spurs. As past president of the National Sport Psychology Academy, he is known as a leading authority in sport and performance psychology.

David is president of San Antonio based Mental Advantage, Inc., a performance enhancement firm that bridges the gap between the sports and business arenas. He also serves as director of The Mindset Academy at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio.

He is the former director of Applied Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Kansas where his peers elected him President of the National Sports Psychology Academy in 1992. During his twelve year tenure at KU, he counseled over 1,500 athletes and coaches.

Along with performance seminars, David Cook has created one of the most innovative executive development programs in the industry. This program brings together his seminars with specifically crafted action/learning experiences on the golf course guaranteed to build individual and team performance in the marketplace. It is unlike any outing in the country and has the potential to transform the way companies do business.

To book David Cook call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.


Each of us 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.
This session concludes by allowing members of the audience to volunteer a defining moment story. This time of compelling stories is a powerful catalyst to building trust and respect among the team. (optional)

"Building Relationships, Leadership, and Enhancing Job Performance Through Action Learning" 

An Executive Development and Action Learning Adventure

The purpose of this corporate outing is to provide a unique venue for performance enhancement training as well as building teams within an organization or building lasting relationships with strategic clients. During the course of this program relationships will be enhanced, leadership skills of each participant will be honed, and new performance enhancement strategies will be learned and employed. Our unique delivery model incorporates a cutting edge seminar followed by a comprehensive “action-learning” component and culminates with a follow-up debriefing session which ties the day's activities to the real world of business. The action learning component revolves around a uniquely crafted golf adventure which requires team work, crisis and pressure management, mental toughness, creativity, strategic planning, and shared leadership to navigate successfully. This powerful training tool is used to mirror the corporate arena thus providing a solid application experience for the day's learning.

Your employees or most valued clients will receive a meaningful and impactful gift in the form of performance enhancement training along with a team building experience, both of which will serve to enhance your bottom line while building relationships. Bonds are built when individuals engage in experiences, which are unique, competitive, challenging, fun, and productive. We have built this program upon that model.

The Components of the Outing:

The Performance Seminar: The day begins with a seminar entitled Mindset of a Champion: Reaching Your Potential in a World of Constant Change. This unique seminar incorporates illustrations and performance strategies from several of the world's greatest performers and leaders. It has great relevance to the corporate playing field and has been delivered to many Fortune 500 companies including Exxon/Mobil, Southwest Airlines, HP/Compaq, Texas Instruments, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Bayer Corp., State Farm, StorageTek, U.S. Filter, American Express, and others. The program is led by Dr. David Cook, one of the nation's top sport and performance psychology consultants and speakers.

The Strategic Planning Session: The Mindset of a Champion seminar leads into the initial team building activity, which features a strategic planning and practice session. The rules of the Mission Impossible golf adventure are distributed allowing each team to evaluate its potential through a “hands-on” trial and error session. Our teaching staff will be available to help beginners and others who want to hone their games for the round. This practice session culminates in each team submitting a sealed performance bid for the upcoming challenge. This bid process forms the basis for the day's competition and provides a bridge to the real world of business.

The Action Learning Challenge: The stage has now been set for Mission Impossible: The Ultimate Team Building Golf Challenge. This uniquely crafted action learning experience requires team work, crisis and pressure management, mental toughness, creativity, strategic planning, and shared leadership, all of which are critical elements to success in the corporate arena. While this experience revolves around normal golf new elements are integrated into each hole requiring team members to "think out of the box" to accomplish the mission. To compete successfully each team must call upon the principles taught during the morning's seminar. (It is assumed that most individuals have played golf, however those with little or no previous golfing experience will be able to participate and contribute in this format.

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