Dr. Todd M. Kays
Dr. Todd M. Kays, Ph.D. is the president of the Athletic Mind Institute, a sport and performance consulting firm in Dublin, Ohio. Dr. Kays is a licensed psychologist and is devoted to helping athletes and people of all walks of life achieve peak performance on a consistent and frequent basis. He attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate degree and obtained his doctorate at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Kays is a leader in the field of Sport Psychology. The co-author of Sport Psychology for Dummies (2010), Dr. Kays’ training and guidance have helped thousands of athletes eliminate the most common mental errors and breakdowns in sport. For five years, he was the sport psychologist for the Columbus Crew, the MLS team in Columbus, Ohio and has worked with numerous soccer players and coaches throughout the country.
Dr. Kays has consulted with athletes and coaches from all different levels of sport, including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, United States Tennis Association, Professional Golf Association, and Ladies Professional Golf Association. He consults regularly with the athletic departments at The Ohio State University and Ohio University, both of which he also serves as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Kays was the first sport psychology Doctor at The Ohio State University, training several athletes, coaches, and teams, including National Champions, All-Americans, and Olympians.
Dr. Kays has appeared on radio, television, and newspaper, including ESPN, Golf Channel, Fox Sports, and New York Post. He is and has been a consultant to top businesses, including NAPA Auto Parts, Huntington Bank, Mount Carmel Health, and Ohio Health. Dr. Kays brings an elite set of skills of transferring golf psychology into practice in the heat of competition. Through quantitative analysis, goal setting, and teaching the art of recognizing the moment we are in during a tournament, one can correctly assess and correct their current mind set to play at peak performance.