Brian Lomax is an expert in training mental toughness and competitive skills to highly motivated athletes looking to become their best. His students have enjoyed success at local, collegiate and national levels in a variety of sports including tennis, golf, football, volleyball, basketball, softball, luge, and figure skating. He directs the mental skills training programs for several of the best junior tennis academies in New England, and works with a number of Division 1 college sports teams.
Brian received his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri and completed his undergraduate study at Vanderbilt University. He achieved a certificate as a Mental Toughness Specialist from the Human Performance Institute and is a certified tennis professional by the USPTA. On the competitive side, Brian has been a highly ranked tennis player throughout his adult career both nationally and in New England with a career best ranking of #2 in the US in Men’s 35 and over singles in 2006. He continues to compete at a high level and believes that this experience helps him identify with his students.
Quotes from Episode:
“The important thing is to win this match, it’s not to get upset about a mistake that I cannot change.”
“There is a notion these days that being a perfectionist is a good thing”
‘That’s what was the major change, focusing on the process, but also figuring out what it (process) was.”
“One of the reasons we call mental toughness, you know toughness, is it forces you to make tough choices and one of them is looking at yourself as the reason why things happen.”
“If you are blaming things that are outside of your control, then they can never change, and then you can never change.”
“If that’s how you feel and think when you’re playing at your best, well why aren’t you working on getting yourself to feel that way?”