NASP 2019 Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker

Friday, March 29, 2019

6:45 – 7:45 pm

Geoff Miller

Mental Skills Coach at the Philadelphia Phillies

“Making Intangibles Tangible”

 

Geoff Miller was hired as the Phillies’ mental skills coach on Sept. 16, 2016.  In his role, he is a resource to Major League players and staff, is involved in player development at each level in the minor leagues, and he assists the scouting department with psychological evaluations of potential draft selections.

Geoff joined the Phillies after a fifteen year career (2001-2016) as a founding partner at Winning Mind, LLC, a San Diego-based consulting firm specializing in performance under pressure and working in corporate, sport, and military environments. While a partner at Winning Mind, Geoff managed sport programs and conducted corporate coaching programs and talent development using applications and tangible lessons from the sports world.  Geoff has provided mental skills coaching services to the Pittsburgh Pirates (2005-2009), Washington Nationals (2010), Atlanta Braves (2010-2014), and Los Angeles Angels (2015-2016.) In 2012, he authored Intangibles: Big-League Stories and Strategies for Winning the Mental Game – in Baseball and in Life, a unique look at the mental game that teaches players and entertains fans. In 2016, he published a Spanish translation of Intangibles, making it the first baseball psychology book to be published in Spanish.

In addition to his work in Major League Baseball, Geoff was a resource to player agents and amateur athletes in all sports as well as to corporations. He has consulted with such corporate clients as Pandora, MetLife, Chick-fil-A, and Genesys. He has lectured to a diverse mix of audiences, including Leaders in Sport, the SABR Analytics Conference, the American Baseball Coaches Association, the Golf Coaches Association of America, and the USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment. He has led intensive academic skills training programs for NCAA football players, headed up golf psychology duties at Okemo Valley Golf Academy in Ludlow, VT, and has developed programs for retired athletes transitioning into new careers as well as for teaching young athletes how to become role models in their communities.

Geoff received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Riverside and earned a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from San Diego State University.