come in many forms for author, coach, athlete and businessman
Bill Cole. He has thrived in all his endeavors through
a winning combination of talent, drive, passion and dedication.
From New York to Texas, to high in the Austrian Alps,
from England to Hollywood, Bill Cole has always remembered
one thing. He remains first and foremost, a coach. Bill
has been coaching people for as long as he can remember.
He proclaims, "There is nothing more fulfilling for
me than seeing my clients come full circle, to find the
mental power they always possessed, but never realized."
Bill Cole has been on a lifelong quest to help people
reach their full potential.
His innovative, ground-breaking research, writing and
coaching on mental readiness, removing self-limiting mental
obstacles, self-coaching and the zone has improved the
lives of thousands of people worldwide. From the start
he had a gift for translating seemingly impossible-to-understand,
complicated psychological theories into readily useable
and practical coaching tips and methodologies. The countless
success stories he has created for his clients are a testament
to his wisdom and effectiveness as a mental alchemist.
In the 70's Bill Cole became tennis coach to the Hollywood
stars, teaching Bill Cosby, Chevy Chase, Andy Williams,
and members of legendary musical groups like the Fifth
Dimension and Gladys Knight and The Pips.
Bill Cole, The Mental Game Coach, is an internationally
and nationally recognized authority on peak performance
and coaching. He has coached at the highest levels of
corporate America, major-league pro sports and big-time
college athletics. Bill's brand names, including "The
Mental Game Coach", are recognized worldwide.
Bill has coached top 30 ATP-ranked tennis player Harel
Levy in the US and Europe, sharpened the minds of the
#1-ranked collegiate baseball team in America, Stanford
University, polished the platform performance of politicians,
spoken internationally to major associations and companies,
and has even coached a first-time comedian at the world-famous
Hollywood Improv comedy club.
He was the first person in the world to earn an undergraduate
degree in sports psychology. He also holds two graduate
degrees in the field, has numerous academic honors, and
is a member of The American College of Sports Medicine.
Since the 1970’s Bill has been a leader in the world of
"mental game coaching".
Harper Collins called Bill to write the chapter on mental
training for the upcoming book Curl To Win,
by the two-time world curling champion and 2006 Olympic
Gold Medalist Russ Howard, who was named "Curler
of the Century" by Sweep magazine. Bill has published
over 400 articles worldwide, and has authored the books
The Mental Game of Golf and The Mental
Game of Tennis. He was named the golf psychology
columnist for Four Corners Golf Magazine in 2009.
The media contacts Bill weekly for quotes. His imaginative,
visionary work has been profiled hundreds of times in
both the electronic and print media, ranging from MSNBC.com,
Success Magazine, The Washington Post, Corporate & Incentive
Travel magazine, Golf Magazine, The San Francisco Examiner
and Chronicle, Yahoo! Sports, The San Jose Mercury News
and many more. Bill has appeared as a psychology expert
on the psychology of human-animal world records on the
Animal Planet TV series for the Discovery Channel.
Having a blue-chip coaching clientele has given him the
opportunity to interview thousands of successful peak
performers from all walks of life, and to integrate their
wisdom into his coaching systems and processes. He has
developed numerous proprietary methods and approaches
to resolving many of the long-standing performance issues
people face under pressure. Bill has worked with well
known, accomplished athletes such as Sarah Will, a four-time
World Champion and twelve-time Gold Medalist paraplegic
downhill ski racer, and Erik Weihenmayer, athlete and
extreme adventurer, the only blind person in history to
climb to the top of Mount Everest.
B. Cole Consultants, the company he founded in 1997,
has provided mental game coaching services for individuals
and/or teams in over 60 sports, plus dance, music, bridge,
poker and blackjack at the youth, amateur, high school,
college, and professional levels. Sports psychology coaching
and consulting are offered through his Sports
Psychology Coaching website, which also provides detailed
information and articles related to sports psychology.
He has been the Mental Game Coach to a top ten world junior
water-skier from Mexico, a top-ranked junior figure skater
from Australia, a top-30 world ranked tennis pro from
Israel, a winner of the Pan-American water skiing championships,
a pro water skier, numerous college golfers, junior golfers
who played in the World Golf Championships, pro golfers,
High School quarterbacks and pitchers and England's number
one female mixed martial arts competitor. In the sport
of tennis alone, his students have earned hundreds of
rankings, honors and tournament titles in every conceivable
age level and division in four sections across the United
States and internationally. He has coached seven National
Bill is the Founder and President of The International
Mental Game Coaching Association (IMGCA), the leading
worldwide organization dedicated to advancing the research,
development, professionalism and growth of mental game
coaching, which trains and certifies mental game coaches
A multiple Hall-Of-Fame honoree as an athlete, coach and
school alumnus, Bill was inducted into the Buffalo Tennis
Hall of Fame in 2008 as a result of his career as a #1
high school tennis team player and #1 college tennis team
player, with six college conference titles, and a pro
career that saw him compete against some of the best players
in the world.
In 2007, Bill Cole co-created the television show pilot,
"The Mental Game". He has been involved in post-production
of the pilots in the studio as a Producer, and is Consulting
Producer of a new Hollywood film, La
Ultra - The High.
"Winning is a state of mind…now go create that
state of mind".
---Bill Cole signature phrase
John A. Cole
John A. Cole
has over 24 years of experience in the entertainment industry
with numerous acting, producer, writer and director credits
in theater, film and television.
John began his entertainment career as a stage actor and
standup comedian in the mid 1980’s in San Diego California,
securing lead roles in local and state theater productions
as well as performing standup comedy at the world famous
Comedy Store, Improv and other comedy clubs. John also
participated in show case "comedy nights" at
the college and university levels as well as recognized
national hotel chains throughout the Southwestern United
In 1998 John became a member of a sketch comedy / improvisational
group and later as a member of the group's writing staff
and shows producer. In 2006, Mr. Cole completed his first
feature film as a principal player and received his SAG
eligibility. In 2007 he received his first producer credit
for a feature film, which included all phases of both
location and post production, numerous contributing hours
assisting the director and editors with final film and
audio decisions in the studio.
John co-wrote his first television pilot in 2007 with
additional writing credits in 2008 and 2009. His television
directing debut came in 2008 with the television pilot
"The Mental Game" and later in 2009 directing
the television pilot "The Mental Game of Golf".
John also co-directed the "Mental Game of Tennis"
pilot in 2009. He also continues to co-write, produce
and oversee the post-production of these pilots.
In 2009, Mr. Cole recently completed his first voice-over
animation character for an animation feature film pilot,
continues to train as an actor with Brian Reise studios
in Hollywood, California and is currently finishing his
first feature film screenplay and co-creating his fourth
Director, CEO, BCF&M
Jamie Mitchell has been a performer
and composer of music since the late 80's. He has played
lead guitar, produced and composed for such bands as Scaterd
Few, TRANSULTRA and Human Rights (Featuring HR of Bad
While he continues to play guitar and compose, he has
also developed a passion for the visual arts, namely filmmaking.
Ed Marx, editor of "Swimming With Sharks" and "Jeepers
Creepers", introduced Jamie to film editing and guided
him early in his career. Walter Murch's In the Blink
of an eye: A Perspective on Film Editing also
influenced Jamie and helped him develop his expertise.
Jamie began his editing career in earnest cutting trailers
("Ladder 49", and "The Life Aquatic" with Steve Zissou
and many more) for Disney for two years. Jamie is now
founder and CEO of BCF&M - Beachwood Cottage Film and
Music. Since then he has been involved in the creation
of over two dozen films and TV shows as director, post
supervisor, editor, producer and composer. Included in
his work history are the films "Chicken Little" and "National
Treasure", and his television credits include the award
winning "The Shield".
Jamie recently won an AOF/WAB Award for the Best Soundtrack
Feature for the film "The Red Canvas" (2009) and also
an "Action on Film Award" for the Best Action Sequence
Martial Arts Feature for the film "The Red Canvas" (2009).
Beachwood Cottage Film and Music is a comprehensive production
and post-production facility located on the "Lot", a major
motion picture facility in the heart of Hollywood. Staffed
with a dedicated and talented crew, Jamie and his company
have the ability to deliver a "turn-key" project from
script to screen utilizing the highest standards of industry