Testimonials

In the Winning Spirit, Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell have joined together to share their tools for peak performance. They make success, achievement, and performance under pressure accessible to athletes and weekend warriors as well as people in all walks of life. 


- Brian Boitano: 1988 Olympic gold medalist

 

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​I was privileged on several occasions, as general manager of a large real estate company, to engage Tom Mitchell as a keynote speaker at our company conferences.  Tom's content was always relevant, insightful, thought provoking and exceptionally well received by his audience.  Without hesitation I would recommend Tom to any business organization, as a speaker and facilitator. 


- Dennis Park: Owner/Broker, Alain Pinel Realtors

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Tom Mitchell is a truly gifted advisor and coach. He has the wisdom to help people discover who they can be at their best and define a simple, clear path to get from here to there. Tom's magic is in how he combines insights about performance from athletics with deep knowledge about human psychology and just the right amount of inspiration from eastern philosophy. Seasoned executives, startup entrepreneurs and everyday folks can all take themselves to a new level by following Tom's smart ideas and practical tips for success. I'm deeply grateful for his many years of trust and guidance.

- Udaya Patnaik: Jump Associates LLC

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Tom Mitchell was my college basketball coach as well as my mentor.  His positive influence and the life lessons he taught, helped me prepare for competition on and off the court.  He would say over and over, to visualize how you want to play in the game… and often it came to fruition! I still practice and apply the fundamentals of visualization he taught me in my everyday work.


- Maurice Thompson: Clover Stornetta

 

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Leaders in any field of excellence are always working on improving their game. Tom Mitchell is an expert coach who has mastered the principles of the “Inner Game” of success and will guide you to the promised land of personal and professional fulfillment.  


- Dr. Fred Pockrass: Co-founder of the Eco Dentistry Association and Co-creator of Transcendentist®

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​Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell are dedicated to transforming everyday management teams into high-performance leadership teams. We are fortunate to have these two pros now sharing with a wider audience their secrets about enthusiasm, resilience and the competitive spirit. 


​- John Polumbo: former president and CEO, AT&T Consumer

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In working with Tom for a period of 3 years, I found him to be an extreemly giving and emphatic person who is always willing to listen. He really cares about people and wants to make this world a better place. He has never devalued any of my thoughts or feelings and has been an inspiration to me. He has given me many new ways to think about life experiences and I will always be grateful to have had him in my life. 


- Gail Look Yan: Design Specialist, SolarGard

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​ Tom's unique journey has blessed him with the opportunity of being around greatness in sports. He is an open spirit and engaged teacher of performance, who willingly shares with those committed to their own journey of greatness. If you're not engaged and committed to your journey, know that you could be, after meeting Tom. 


- Matt Riveras: President Wealth Inspiration 

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​ Tom Mitchell has an approach that reaches deep inside the confines of the person he is working with, takes ahold of their most vulnerable emotions, holds them up for examination in his gentle hands, then shows them why you are not reaching their potential. For most people, that vulnerability is an uncomfortable place to be, however, Tom's clients thrive in that position. 


- Joe Milam:  former Founder / CEO Legacy Capital.  
Current Founder / CEO AngelSpan

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Tom Mitchell has been a great coach and sounding board for me. He cares and takes the time to listen. I value his advice and friendship. He has helped me become a more effective leader. 


- Frank Chong: President Santa Rosa Junior College
 

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I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tom and Hilleary for over 10 years. They have been not only effective one-on-one life coaches, but they also have been extremely effective team consultants. I trust them as professionals, both as a team and individually. I highly recommend them based on their superior skills and results. It is a pleasure to know them as consultants, but it is even more important that I can call them friends.


- Rory C. DeJohn: Senior Vice President Turner Construction Company

 

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Tom’s coaching has been instrumental in both my personal and professional development and success.  He is a truly passionate and inspiring speaker and a leader in his field. 
Tom’s coaching was highly influential in teaching me how to think instead of what to think and in teaching me how to think outside of the box to achieve maximal results. He is both insightful and caring and is extremely talented in his craft. An opportunity to work with him should not be missed!


- Megan Valente: Global Director of Events and Wellness, Autodesk, Inc.

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As a player, I appreciated Tom’s passion and motivational skills. As an educator and coach, I now have great respect for his ability to communicate with diverse groups and his creative methods for making people better.​


- Mark Giorgi: Professor / Head Men’s Basketball Coach,
American River College

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Tom is a force of nature…. powerfully spirited and gifted with an inspiring style and presence that encourages others to be their best.   As a coach he fills you with desire to achieve, to go beyond your self-imposed limitations and asks nothing of you that he isn't asking of himself.  As a friend, we all hope to have someone in our lives like Tom. He has a passion for life that is exuberant, positive and up-lifting.  


- Teresa Hargrave: Charter Oak Consulting Group,
Women Up Front, a division of COCG, 
Women Presidents' Organization

 

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Having played for Coach Tom Mitchell, I learned what having a winning mentality encompasses. It's not just giving your best. It's the ability to give more than you thought you could and believing in yourself to overcome adversity. More importantly,  it's about being accountable to yourself and your teammates. Now as a high school teacher and varsity coach, I use what Coach Mitchell instilled in me as a young man, and teach these same principles to my students and players. 


- Sol Henik: High School Teacher / Varsity Basketball Coach

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Tom and I have been friends for over 50 years and have a very special friendship of which I am very thankful for. In addition to being my friend, he has been a brother, a counselor and a mentor. He has helped guide me through many personal and professional challenges and I owe a great deal to him for that. Tom taught me early on how to embrace The Winning Spirit and I have continued to use this and owe much of my professional success to him. Thanks Tom.

- Steve Fox

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Tom Mitchell can teach you things about yourself you had no idea you didn't know. He has valuable insights on interpersonal communication, relationships and motivational dynamics that I had never even thought about.  The more time I spend with Tommy, the better prepared I am to think outside of my box. You can't put a price on that.


- Kurt Wittek: Wittek Development

 

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Tom has a unique ability to cut through the clutter and get to the issues that need solving.  His focus on the individual within the team concept, holding individuals accountable and the power of visualization has left an indelible impression on me and has been an inspiring force for my personal and professional development.


- Lance Catarozoli: Sourcing Manager, Autodesk

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As a collegiate basketball coach, you often talk about your experiences as a player and the coaches who shaped your game and life. For me, that coach was my junior college head coach Tom Mitchell. I was an average player who didn’t understand what a work ethic was, but after my first year at Santa Rosa, Coach Mitchell made me realize exactly what it meant!  He spent many hours with me in the gym that ultimately helped me improve both my game and my life. He still mentors me today and for that I am forever grateful!  


- James Clark: Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach,
Georgetown University

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Coach Mitchell has always inspired and taught  me more about team dynamics then I would ever considered possible. I first experienced Tom's talents as a teacher and motivator while college playing basketball. My two years with coach Mitchell was the highlight of all my years as a student athlete. I was blessed to experience his wisdom, energy, grit and "no stopping us" spirit. His  teachings and inspiration still speaks to me many years later, especially in times of  difficulty. I can honestly say that I  incorporate his lessons about teamwork, competition and brotherhood into the lives of  my 3 sons and with the students I teach.


- Kevin Koch: Coach, Teacher, Dad

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My time with Tom Mitchell focused on two main themes; being present and being profoundly appreciative.  In our coaching sessions, Tom always led the way with both… in a way that was contagious.  There was a constant drive to be aware of your true self and your essential being, while also focusing on being good and efficient at how I performed in a hyper-active business world. 


​- Karl Wente: Wente Vineyards

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Tom delivered a highly motivational session to our full leadership team. His experience and stories of success were insightful and compelling and he will really help us up our game as we enter into the big leagues as a company.​


-Stacey Epstein: Chief Marketing Officer, Service Max

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Tom Mitchell’s passion for excellence is contagious and empowering. While coaching his two daughters in figure skating for more than a decade, I was able to witness his effectiveness in encouraging his daughters to achieve beyond expectations not only on the ice but in an incredible array of personal and professional endeavors. Tom's ability to support family, friends, clients and colleagues alike on their individual journeys to pursue an amazing life is inspiring.​


- Choeleen Loundagin: Coach and Author

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