Dr. Joe Parent has coached Performance Psychology for business, life and golf for over 30 years. After completing
his Ph.D. in psychology in 1979, Dr. Joe trained in the tradition of mindful awareness practice, developing a unique blend of modern western psychology and venerable eastern wisdom for stress management and skill development. He has become a renowned and sought-after consultant teaching the path to success through peak performance principles. His simple yet powerful techniques help people get out of their own way so they can get the most out of their abilities.
Dr. Joe receives rave reviews for his inspiring keynote speeches, with titles such as:
“At the Top of Your Game – How to Get There and Stay There”
“Bouncing Back – Turning the Tables on Difficult Times” and
“Riding the Waves – Strategies for Conquering the Challenge of Change”
He has made presentations at corporate events hosted by companies such as Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Emerson Electric, Charles Schwab, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Tessco Technologies, UBS, Pimco, MedAssets, Fidelity Investments, CBRE, Dreyfus, TransAmerica, the World Presidents Organization, among many others.
Dr. Joe also offers his cutting-edge insights through executive/performance coaching for professionals in the fields of management, communications, marketing, sales, financial advising, commodity trading, and acting. He has worked with hundreds of pro and amateur golfers, as well as athletes in a variety of other sports.
A distinguished PGA TOUR and LPGA Sports Psychologist/Instructor, Dr. Joe has attracted major champions and other top professionals. He has the singular distinction of coaching both a man (Vijay Singh) and a woman (Cristie Kerr) to the #1 World Ranking.
Golf Digest magazine named Dr. Joe to their list of “Top Ten Mental Game Experts” in the world, and made him a featured teacher in their popular instructional section, “Breaking 100, 90, 80, and 70.” His lesson articles appear in many major golf magazines around the world, and he is a regular "go to" guest for national television, radio, and print media.
His first book, the #1 best-seller ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game, is now in its 21st printing, with more than a half-million copies sold world-wide, including foreign editions in nine languages. Vijay Singh, the world’s #1-ranked golfer in 2004-2005, said, “Dr. Parent has been a great influence on my mental game. ZEN GOLF is the best book at connecting golf and the mind together. It’s for everyone, it really helps, and you’re really going to enjoy it.” Golf Digest reviewers say, “Here is a book that is highly original and exciting, destined to become a classic. Dr. Parent is a groundbreaking writer.”
Dr. Joe has been featured on CNN, NBC’s “Today in New York,” HBO Sports, ESPN, and in many appearances on The Golf Channel. The ZEN GOLF book is featured in a widely circulated MasterCard “Priceless” ad, and had its own cameo appearance being read by Ray Romano on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” while HOW TO MAKE EVERY PUTT was read by Malcolm McDowell on "Franklin & Bash." Dr. Joe has coached Ray, Malcolm, Kevin James, Bernie Mac, George Lopez, Anthony Anderson, Michael Bolton, Steve Harvey, Michael O’Keefe (who played Danny Noonan in Caddyshack), Richard Schiff, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Marcus Allen, Oscar de la Hoya, and Alonzo Mourning, among many elite athletes and celebrity golfers.
Dr. Joe Parent teaches at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Resort in Ojai, California, and at The Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, California.