Adam Naylor, Ed.D., CMPC - Player Development Consultant
Greater-Boston - New England
For over two decades, Dr. Naylor has brought a commitment to helping athletes, coaches, and sporting organizations thrive both on and off of the playing field. Of note, his clients include – Top 50 ATP and WTA tour competitors, Stanley Cup champions, Olympic/International medalists, NCAA champions, UFC martial artists, and champion Red Bull athletes.
Beyond leading Telos SPC, he is currently the Mental Game Consultant for Northeastern University Sports Performance, Player Development Consultant for Junior Select Golf Junior, consultant to Team Star River (China, pro tennis), and the Vice President of Coaching and Content for Valor Performance. He has been an educator in a variety of higher education settings including serving as Clinical Faculty at Boston University, an instructor within the University of Massachusetts's renowed Sports Management progam, and faculty in Trinity College's graduate studies programs. He has been an engaged scholar focusing research inquiries lie in understanding best practices for player development and how coaches, parents, and organizations create optimal growth environments for athletes. He has served as a coach educator for USA Hockey for his entire career, served on United States Tennis Association sport science committees, and been part of the Institute of Rowing Leadership since its inception.
Dr. Naylor obtained his doctoral and master degrees in counseling psychology and developmental studies (specializing in sport psychology) at Boston University. He earned his bachelors degree in psychology, minoring in human movement studies, from Trinity College (CT). He is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Mental Performance Consultant. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @ahnaylor.
Matt Cuccaro, Ed.M. - Performance and Leadership Consultant
Greater-Savannah - Hilton Head
Passionate about personal growth and the development of high performance team cultures, Matt has more than a decade of experience working with athletes, coaches, parents, businesses and educators on the mental aspects of elite performance.
As a Performance and Leadership Consultant with Telos Sport Psychology Coaching, Matt assists the development of individuals and teams from the junior level to the highest professional ranks through workshops, individual meetings, speaking engagements and publications. He currently serves as Director of Performance at The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort and also leads mental game programming at Smith Sterns Tennis Academy on Hilton Head Island, SC. He collaborates with athletic departments at colleges and universities across the country, including the University of Georgia and Savannah College of Art and Design to mentor student-athletes through their competitive journey to excellence on and off the field. Matt also consults with leaders in business and education seeking to maximize the potential of their respective teams. Matt’s clients include Olympians, Major Championship winners and innovators leading Fortune 500 companies.
For nine years, he served as Director of Mental Training for Junior Sports Corporation (International Junior Golf Academy and Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy) where numerous All-American student-athletes continue to emerge from the culture created under his guidance. Matt received his Master of Education from Boston University in Counseling/Sport Psychology and continues to be an active member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mentalcoachmatt.
Watch his TEDx Talk: Courage: Leaning into Fear
Greg Chertok, Ed.M., CMPC - Player Development Consultant
Greater-New York - New Jersey
Greg has over five years of applied sport counseling experience with athletes and coaches ranging from youth to professional status. His clients include high school and NCAA champions, Super Bowl champions, Stanley Cup participants, and Olympic athletes. Greg serves as the Director of Mental Training at CourtSense, a high performance junior tennis academy in Bergen County, NJ, and at Magnus Potential, its fitness training affiliate. At the center, Greg has helped develop programs through which athletes work with professionals in Fitness Training, Nutrition, and Mental Training to enhance overall athletic and personal performance.
Greg has presented at regional and national conferences, and has been featured as an expert on Healthradio's Sports Medicine & Fitness Show. Greg has written numerous articles on the mental game of sport and has contributed to Reuters, ESPN.com, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Runner's World Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Men's Life Today, The Chicago Tribune, and SportingKid Magazine, among others. He is on the Editorial Board of the American College of Sports Medicine's Fit Society Page, and has co-authored The Baseball Starter: A Handbook For Coaching Children and Teens.
He received his Master of Education in Counseling/Sport Psychology at Boston University. He earned his bachelors degree in psychology from Tufts University (MA). He currently co-owns and operates a youth summer baseball academy called Pitch by Pitch Baseball, Inc., in Congers, NY, one of the area's larger specialty day camps that introduces both physical and mental skills training for young ballplayers. He is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Mental Performance Consultant. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @gregchertok.