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The Mental Approach with Dr. Morris Pickens

It's All In Your Head


Dr. Morris M. Pickens, a Sports Psychologist and Leadership Consultant at Sea Island, received his Ph.D. in sport psychology from the University of Virginia in 1995.  Dr. Mo, as his clients refer to him, currently works with 9 players on the PGA and Buy.com Tours. In addition to sports, Dr. Mo is increasingly sought out to coach teams and companies on how the guiding principles in athletics apply to the business world. Whether it is understanding how to become a trusted advisor to your clients, learning how to lead a sales team of 100 through obstacles and adversity, or figuring out how to manage the personalities of your 5-member advisory board, Dr. Mo can help guide you to make wise decisions and implement effective strategies.

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(912) 638-5119

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Athletic Topics that Parallel to Business

  • Structuring Life and Work: On-course, Practice and Prep, Off-course
  • Performing Under Pressure: Loving the thrill of it, yet remaining calm and unemotional
  • Processing Life: How to view outcomes and situations in an effective manner
  • Using a Process to Achieve Results: Using routines to be more effective
  • Maximizing Your Failures: Learning from all feedback, not just the fun feedback
  • What You Should and Should Not Change when Struggling: Principles vs. Feelings
  • Inviting Challenge and Embracing Uncertainty: Relishing Adversity vs. Managing it

Previous Programs

Winning in the Market

Company: Thornburg Investment Management

Audience: Customers/Investors

Presentation Focus:

  • Organizing your practice productively (how to structure your business so everything “has a place” mentally)
  • Comprehensive Performance Plans (how to analyze stats and develop a sound improvement plan)
  • Game Plans for different clients and markets (how to attack different situations based on your strengths and situational weaknesses)

Trust Your Process, Not Your Emotions

Company: Kylin Management

Audience: Investment Professionals

Presentation Focus: How your beliefs about events, not the actual events themselves, have the biggest impact on your business. Other topics included:

  • Overcoming adversity
  • Challenging the choices you make
  • How you prepare for obstacles
  • Developing a process you trust under pressure

Team Success

Company: Milliken

Audience: Milliken Research Leadership Team

Presentation Focus: An interactive presentation/discussion covering on:

  • Becoming a First-Choice Advisor
  • The Winning Way (process of achieving results)
  • Core Value Implementation
  • Leadership Qualities

The Mental Game for Golfers

The Mental Game Clinic


Range/short game demonstration. The basics of thinking more effectively to play better. During this lesson students will learn how to develop effective pre-shot routines, truly play one shot at a time, transfer their “range game” to the course, and handle pressure situations.

Lunch and Dinner Programs


Similar to the range/short Mental Game Clinic, conducted over a meal in a seminar setting. Dr. Mo will tell stories about what he’s working on with the PGA TOUR players and have a question and answer session.

See it for yourself.

Want to see Dr. Mo in action? Take a look as he discusses his book The Winning Way in Golf & Life, which includes golf tips and testimonials from some of the best players in the game today. It also makes for the perfect gift for meeting attendees!

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