Our ideal engagements are with results-oriented leaders, teams driving big change and building complex projects, or companies needing to improve culture and engagement.



Over the years we have found five criteria for a success:


  • The leader feels  personally accountable for the results.

  • Teammates must depend on each other to get things done.

  • The team already has many of the skills, talent and resources required to do the job, but may need to use them differently to be successful.

  • The team has a competitive spirit and will fully engage in the tough, honest work necessary to win.

  • There is clear executive sponsorship for our engagement.

Check out our programs to Drive High-Performance Leadership and Teamwork



MVP Performance Institute was founded in 2004 by NFL hall of fame quarterback, Joe Montana; Tom Mitchell a Fortune 500 Leadership Coach and NBA Sport Psychologist; and Hilleary Hoskinson, a successful corporate executive and 25-year veteran of building teams within an array of banking, publishing and technology companies. Distilling from their first-hand experience, Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell, co-authored a book, The Winning Spirit: 16 Timeless Principles that Drive Performance Excellence (Random House 2005) demonstrating how to create exceptional results.

MVP was created to bring this unparalleled experience and skill to leaders and teams. We grew to be a trusted source, guiding clients with with direction, honesty and hands-on support to help them win.


We have improved team performance and coached senior leaders at a wide array of organizations including: ATT, Altria, Fidelity, Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett Packard, InterContinental Hotels Group, Los Angeles Unified School District, Nokia, Pacific Bell, Sprint, Johnson & Johnson, MarketShare, The Golden State Warriors, Turner Construction and UCSF Medical Center.

In 2014, co-founders Tom Mitchell and Hilleary Hoskinson published Winning Spirit Business: Sharpen Your Performance Edge. This book includes forty performance psychology principles and practices that are applied to business success. This book and its accompanying online assessment tool are the foundation for our ongoing work and programs for committed professionals and business teams.

Make Sport Psychology work for you in business. Our approach helps identify the fundamentals that will most impact engagement, focus, teamwork, and the ability to deliver results. Then we help you put these fundamentals into practice with our unique coaching, team workshops, and training programs.

Create a Winning Spirit

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Tom Mitchell

440 Moore Lane, Healdsburg. CA


Tel: 707-836-2306