Challenge Success Fall Conference

I was honored this past weekend to be a presenter at Challenge Success' annual Fall Conference. Held at Stanford University, over forty schools from across the country were represented by teams of teachers, administrators, parents, and students.  In a jam-packed morning of fast roundtables, I had several great discussions with attendees about how to keep kids' sports healthy, fun, and educational.  The energy was great across the conference and it was well-run and coordinated.  

If you're unfamiliar with the work of Challenge Success, I urge you to check it out.

SB Rotary

Thanks to the great folks at Santa Barbara Rotary for hosting me today.  Great discussion with a fun group.  

Healthy Running Conference

What a great time today at the Healthy Running Conference in SLO.  Great and insightful audience!

Parenting Challenges Roundtable

I was pleased to be asked to meet with parents this Wednesday at SB Middle School.  We'll do a general Q&A and discussion about parenting stresses, challenges, and successes.  I'm sure it will be a fun evening.  

Planet Labs presentation

Thanks to the folks at Planet Labs for hosting me today at their office in San Francisco.  I had a great time presenting to this dynamic group of people who are helping us better see and understand the world we live in.  

Presentation for working group?

Have a working group that might benefit from a talk on performance, life, and values?  Contact me if interested!

Santa Barbara Middle School 12/14/16

I'll be presenting to the parents' organization of SB Middle School on Wednesday morning: Boys and the Transition Years.  I'm looking forward to a lively discussion.

Running Healthy in April!

I'm excited to have been invited to speak at the Running Healthy Conference in April.  I'll get to present to (and learn from) physicians, runners, and others engaged in the health of sport.  Come and check it out!

Presentation Update

I'm looking forward to giving a talk to the UCSB UCEN employees group tomorrow.  My talk is titled: Workflow: Ten Things Sports Can Teach Us About Bringing Out Our Best at Work and Life.

See my full list of presentations here:


I've been appointed as Division 51 (Study of Men and Masculinity)'s representative to APA's Interdivisional Coalition on Psychology in Education and Schools.  See more here

Crystal Springs Uplands School

I had another great trip to Crystal Springs Uplands School yesterday.  We had a really engaged audience with a lot of passion, insight, and interest.  Clearly, this is a school that is working hard to embody a culture of lifelong health, values-driven sports and coaching, and the education of "horizontal kids."



Crystal Springs Uplands School Presentation

I'm headed up to Hillsborough on Tuesday to present to the parent group at Crystal Springs Uplands School.  Healthy youth sport participation is important and I'm pleased that more and more schools are getting involved.

If you have a parent group that could use a presentation, please contact me for details.

Challenge Success Donation

As of September 1, I will contribute 5% of my net practice income to Challenge Success (  I'm proud to be a Board member of Challenge Success and I'm pleased to help support the mission to help schools, parents, and kids redefine what it means to be successful.  


"At Challenge Success, we believe that our society has become too focused on grades, test scores, and performance, leaving little time for kids to develop the necessary skills to become resilient, ethical, and motivated learners. We provide families and schools with the practical, research-based tools they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for kids. After all, success is measured over the course of a lifetime, not at the end of a semester."

Updated list of presentations:

Presentations About Youth Sports

Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, CA

La Entrada School, Menlo Park, CA

UCSB Human Resources Learn at Lunch

Menlo-Atherton High School, Menlo Park, CA

El Segundo School System, El Segundo, CA

Woodside High School, Woodside, CA

Crane Country Day School, Santa Barbara, CA

Prevail Conditioning, Santa Barbara, CA

Foothill Elementary School, Los Altos, CA

Sequoia High School, Redwood City, CA

California Association of Independent Schools, Oakland, CA

WBAL Athletic Directors, Menlo Park, CA

Presentations About Peak Athletic Performance

FastForward Professional Triathlon Team, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Baseball, Santa Barbara, CA

Westmont Track and Field, Santa Barbara, CA

Team in Training, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Cycling, Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Rugby, Santa Barbara, CA

Stanford Cycling, Stanford, CA

AltaVista Cycling Team, Palo Alto, CA

Solvang Triathlon Camps, Solvang, CA

Carmichael Training Systems, Santa Ynez, CA

Brawlin' Betties Roller Derby, Santa Barbara, CA

Rincon Tri Club, Ventura, CA

Hypercat Racing, Ventura, CA

GolfTec, Santa Barbara, CA

Transcend Racing, Thousand Oaks, CA

Santa Barbara Tri Club, Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Iron Team, Santa Barbara, CA

First Tee Golf Academy, Santa Barbara, CA

Big Sky Sport Psychology Group, Big Sky, MT

Presentations About Boys and Men

Young Men's Service League, Redwood City, CA

Sequoia High School, Redwood City, CA

Woodside High School, Woodside, CA

Presentation Announcement!

I'm looking forward to traveling back to the Bay Area for a presentation to the coaching staff of Crystal Springs Uplands School.

For a full list of my past presentations, please check out:

Playing at Sports

My new blog post at is live!  As a reminder, Challenge Success is a wonderful organization that aims to help parents, kids, and schools find healthy balance, appropriate achievement, and great lifetime habits.  Check it out!