|"Bill Cole is a world-class coach... A
National Speakers Association
| "He is one of the top peak performance
coaches in the country."
Stanford University Baseball Team
|"...one of the top peak performance coaches
on the ATP Pro Tennis Tour."
Israeli Davis Cup Team
|Bill Cole, (left) on the ATP Pro
Tennis Tour, coaching at the 2001 US Open, with fellow professional
coach Kevin Cummins. Bill was the Sport Psychology Consultant
to the Israeli Davis Cup Team. Israel had just beaten South
Africa a week earlier to advance in the Davis Cup Tournament.
The William B. Cole Consultants Team
William B. Cole Consultants maintains strategic partnerships
and alliances with various capable companies, and with highly qualified,
experienced individual trainers and coaches for some of our program
offerings. Our associates are trained in our systems and methodologies
and maintain the highest professional standards. Unless otherwise
indicated or arranged, all coaching and programs are directed and
led by William B. Cole Consultants CEO, Bill Cole.
About Bill Cole, MS., MA.
Cole, MS, MA, is a thought leader in the worlds of peak performance,
coaching and the mental game. His imaginative, visionary work has
been profiled hundreds of times in both the electronic and print
media, ranging from MSNBC.com, Success Magazine, HuffPost Live TV
show, The BBC, KGO radio, KNBR radio, NBC TV, SB Nation, INC. magazine,
Prevention magazine, Chief Learning Officer magazine, The Coaching
Edge, The Performance Menu, The Journal of Health & Athletic Excellence,
The Washington Post, Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine, Golf
Magazine, The San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, Yahoo! Sports,
The San Jose Mercury News, The Denver Post, The Detroit News, The
Buffalo News, Tennis Magazine, Runner's World, Fitness Magazine,
Presentations Magazine, Professionally Speaking Magazine, California
Job Journal, Corporate Training Magazine, American Society For Quality
Newsletter, Straights Times Newspaper (Singapore) to Sirius Radio
and many more.
Bill is an internationally and nationally recognized authority on
peak performance and coaching. He has coached at the highest levels
of corporate America, the Olympics, major-league pro sports and
big-time college athletics. A multiple Hall-Of-Fame honoree as an
athlete, coach and school alumnus, he is an in-the-trenches coach
and consultant to corporations, universities, associations, businesses,
organizations and individuals and is the creator and developer of
many leading-edge workshops, seminars and training programs.
He consults, coaches and speaks from a wide and deep background
as a high achiever across many disciplines. He has achieved excellence
in these arenas:
- Professional Speaker and Trainer
- Executive Coach, Presentation Coach, Sales Coach and Corporate
- Founder and President of an International Coaching Association
- World-Class ATP Pro Tennis Tour Sports Psychology Coach
- Two-Sport National-Level Athlete and Professional Athlete
- Published Book Author and Author of Over 360+ Articles
- Award-Winning Scholar and Academician
- Numerous Awards And Honors
Bill's multifaceted career has taken him into
the worlds of business, politics, professional speaking, training,
education, sports, journalism, writing, music, coaching, psychotherapy,
the media and entertainment.
Known as the Mental Game Coach, Bill has traveled the world
coaching high performers in pressure-cooker sports situations as
varied as the Baseball College World Series, Wimbledon, the US Open
and Davis Cup.
Bill is a prolific author, and has published over 360 articles,
training manuals, assessment instruments and audio products on peak
performance, motivation, self-development, leadership, the paradox
of success, mental toughness, workplace productivity, sales and
customer service, team-building, achievement, mental training, sports
psychology, speaking and coaching.
His ability to find practical wisdom from his life's stresses, opportunities,
challenges and successes make him eminently qualified to speak about
peak performance and personal achievement. The depth of his experiences
and accomplishments allow him to bring invaluably creative means
of helping people solve the challenges they face in their personal
and professional lives, as he has done in his life.
A professional speaker, seminar leader and workshop leader for over
30 years, Bill Cole has spoken to a wide variety of groups, including
business, medical, academic, association, professional and corporate
audiences. He's an engaging, warm speaker and master storyteller.
He was a member of the Board Of Directors of The National Speakers
Association (Northern California) for two years.
Bill was the first person in the world to be
awarded a Bachelor of Science (with honors) in Sport Psychology.
As an undergraduate at SUNY-Buffalo, he was awarded the Albert Zeigler
Award for academic excellence, and as a graduating senior, he won
the Clifford R. Furnas Award as a University Scholar-Athlete. Bill
has been one of the most innovative writers and practitioners of
the mental game of sports since the mid 1970's.
He holds a Master of Science in Physical Education with specialization
in sport psychology from California State University-Fullerton,
and was inducted into Psi Chi, The National Honor Society In Psychology.
Bill is also a member of The American College of Sports Medicine.
Bill is also a graduate of Santa Clara University with a Master
of Arts degree in counseling psychology. That degree included formal
academic and clinical training. Bill has done additional graduate
studies in clinical psychology at the Western Graduate School of
Psychology and in psychology at the University of California-Santa
Cruz. He received post-graduate training in clinical and medical
hypnosis. He brings an outstanding, eclectic and well-rounded academic,
clinical, research, educational and multidisciplinary approach to
his work. Bill taught college for 15 years in New York and California.
Bill has started and operated a number of businesses since the 1970's,
and this has provided him insight and a practical knowledge of how
the business world operates, which he uses to help others. Experiences
as an academic counselor at the college level, as a school counselor
in an alternative high school, as a psychiatric recreation leader
at a state mental hospital and as a psychotherapist in the outpatient
division of a large mental health agency allow Bill to bring a wealth
of stories and insights to his audiences.
He has counseled troubled youth, couples, gang members, psychotics,
drug and alcohol addicts, runaways, the homeless, convicted felons,
road-ragers and neurotics.
He was a two-sport athlete at the national level, and played pro
tennis in the early 1980's.
Bill is also an accomplished musician. He won numerous State Music
Championships as a member of his high school band, and played in
a #7 nationally-ranked drum and bugle corps.
Bill was inducted into the Buffalo Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008,
for being one of the top players in western New York in the 80's
and for his many coaching accomplishments. See a summary
of his accomplishments in tennis.
Bill has received four Who's Who honors and four academic awards.
- Who's Who in Professional Speaking
- International Who's Who of Professionals
- Who's Who in American Education
- Who's Who of Executives and Professionals
- Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology
- The Albert Zeigler Award for Academic Excellence (as an undergraduate)
- The Clifford R. Furnas University Scholar-Athlete Award (as
a graduating senior)
- Winner of the 2003 Distinguished Alumni/Wall Of Fame Award
as an Outstanding Graduate of the Williamsville Central School
- Inducted into the Buffalo, New York Tennis Hall of Fame in
Cole is the Founder and President of the International
Mental Game Coaching Association, an organization dedicated
to advancing the research, development, professionalism and growth
of mental game coaching worldwide.
Bill Cole's exceptional, wide-ranging, life-long journey into the
world of peak performance and personal development as an innovative,
in-the-trenches coach, teacher, performer, businessman, researcher,
writer, trainer, speaker and therapist make him uniquely qualified
to speak with authority as one who has walked the talk and as one
who can coach others on how to achieve their dreams.