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Sports Psychology

Most athletes agree that a large percentage of their sport is mental and that the majority of their mistakes are mental mistakes. Yet most athletes spend little to no time strengthening their “mental muscle.” Why?

Performance Psychology

Business consulting with Dr. Todd Kays is inspiring and unique and is based on relationships and results.


Dr. Todd Kays and his consulting staff of counselors and psychologists are generalists in their training and experiences.


Dr. Todd Kays is a recognized speaker and trainer available for services ranging from individual work and small groups, to teams and large corporate and athletic organizations.

Everything we do in life is a “performance” whether we’re an athlete, coach, teacher, supervisor, physician, parent, student or manager. If you want to know how to optimize your “performance” in any of these areas, then you have come to the right place.

Dr. Todd Kays is devoted to helping people from all walks of life achieve peak performance on a consistent and frequent basis. Whether these “performances” are in sports, career, school, relationships or life, Todd Kays will assist you in utilizing the “athletic mind” to create and maintain peak performance on a daily basis.

“Do you realize that we can perform like some of the most successful athletes in the world – and we don’t even have to be great athletes?”

Todd Kays in the News


I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Kays for my entire professional soccer career and what a difference it made. Being a professional soccer player, there is more to the game than wins and losses. This past year Dr. Kays helped me with the mental aspect of the game. Through literature and “mind exercises.” Dr. Kays helped to keep me focused and prepared for everyday training as well as game days. With Dr. Kays’ guidance, I was able to reach my goals. A lot of my success and the Crew’s can be attributed to Dr. Kays. We as…

Jon Busch Goalie, San Jose Earthquakes. Goal Keeper of the Year, 2008

Dr. Kays has not only been an outlet for me to vent my frustrations, express my fears and acknowledge my accomplishments, he has been a friend. It is easy to get out there and play when your mind is at ease. Dr Kays makes it possible to free your mind of outside distractions and simply concentrate on the task at hand. We are very lucky to have him at our training sessions with our team.

Kyle Martino MLS Color Analyst Former MLS Player, Columbus Crew and LA Galaxy

Working with Dr. Kays has propelled me to achieve a greater sense of mental toughness on and off the tennis court. I take his new book ‘Sports Psychology for Dummies’ wherever I go and it’s great to have accessible knowledge at your fingertips. He has also made efforts to watch me play and has even sat in as my coach at a tournament in The Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina. He has also flown to Sweden to help me with off-season training. Dr. Kays truly cares about the people he works with and puts great effort into going…

Lilia Osterloh Former Professional Tennis Player Ranked in Top 50 in the World

I have known Todd Kays for almost five years now. He is tremendously respected in his field and I have no doubt that he is the next Bob Rotella! Todd is a wonderful person who can provide a positive approach to anyone’s game. Todd works with many different athletes from many different sports. He is especially talented when dealing with golfers. Todd will observe your game, ask you questions, watch you play and use his knowledge to map out a game plan for your success. Todd has done a tremendous job with the men’s golf team at Otterbein College. He…

Matt Smith

Dr. Kays has helped me take my game to the next level. He has made it possible for me to play at the Division I level in college. There is no way I could have ever gotten this far without him. I am looking forward to getting even better and better during my senior year and him helping me to get better and better in college. Former Tour Player Owner, The Golf Room The Golf Channel, Lead Instructor Top Young Professionals, 2017

Kyle Morris

This is my second year with the Columbus Crew as the Head Athletic Trainer. I feel that we have the best and most comprehensive medical and coaching staff in Major League Soccer. At this level of competition, the mental aspect of sports conditioning is one of the most important pieces to a healthy and successful team. Todd does not reap rich monetary rewards for his professional service, but he is a large part of our success. He attends weekly training sessions along with individual meetings with players and staff to develop mental training for peak performance and enjoyment in life…

Craig A. Devine, PT, ATC Former Head Athletic Trainer Columbus Crew

The mental skills Todd teaches allow musicians to move from the realm of technical execution towards artistry. Mental training can make it possible for performers to realize their full potential, both in the practice room and in front of an audience. As a performing musician, I notice the difference the practice of these skills makes in my own performances; as a teacher, I see the difference it has made for my students, who have been able to go beyond their fears to more fully realize their potential as musicians.

Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley Assistant Professor of Flute University of South Carolina

Dr. Todd Kays has been instrumental in my understanding of the mental aspect of sport. Working with him dramatically improved my ability to prepare and implement a mental training plan for my team. His knowledge and insight has been an assistance on countless occasions, and his guidance in the most difficult situations has been invaluable. My interaction with Dr. Kays has laid a framework which generations of my athletes will benefit from. These are not athletic tools, but life tools which I am often encouraging my athletes, my staff, and myself to implement on and off the water.

Andrew Teitelbaum Head Women's Rowing Coach The Ohio State University

Dr. Kays has made such a tremendous difference for the coaching staff, players and the entire Crew organization. His dedication, creativity, motivation, and presence have been a vital reason for our success, including being the 2002 US Open Cup Champions. We have become one of the most mentally tough teams in the MLS because of him! Greg Andrulis Head Soccer Coach James Madison University Former Head Coach Columbus Crew

Greg Andrulis

I have personally worked with Dr. Todd Kays and watched the growth of individuals and groups that have benefited from his philosophy, knowledge and understanding. Dr. Kays helps to reveal confidence, develop strategies, organize information and guide individuals who aspire to be the best. As the margin of victory becomes narrow at the top, those bearing the burden of success must have the help and guidance of professionals like Dr. Kays.

Lori Walker Head Womens Soccer Coach The Ohio State University

Dr. Todd Kays has been a great asset to the Ohio State Women’s Golf Team and coaching staff for the past 8 years. His expertise with the game of golf has been a key component with developing Lady Buckeye golfers. His insights are just as important as the many physical skills that most players only want to focus on. If you do not believe, favorable results will not happen no matter how hard you work and prepare. Todd assists our players getting into a place which allows their physical work to shine!

Therese Hession Head Womens Golf Coach The Ohio State University

Wow!! What a comprehensive manual for coaches and athletes. Leif and Todd have compiled a terrific resource for serious competitors. Every encounter that awaits the coach and player is addressed. This book needs to be on every coaches desk and in every players locker.

Jim Tressel Former Head Football Coach The Ohio State University