Dan Trathen DMin, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Certified Business & Life Coach

Sports Psychology: Developing Elite Athletes from the Inside Out

Dr. Dan Trathen is dedicated to developing professional athletes from the inside out. He has a 44 year career and a proven model and process that works with professional sport athletes, entertainment professionals and executives.

He consults with professionals across their entire career span, and has 30 years of experience working with those getting ready to enter their professional sports career, professional and retired athletes.  Investing in the development of the entire individual has a broad systemic impact, including significant risk mitigation for all stakeholders (athlete, agent, agencies & team).  He works with individual pro athletes, agents and teams that have a sincere interest in developing players across their entire life span.

Dr. Dan believes in and advocates for the hub and spoke model.  In this model, the player is the hub requiring many different people and services as spokes to keep the wheel of their lives and careers moving forward.  Many successful people realize that their success is due in a large part to those around them who invested into their lives. It’s about people investing in people to assist them to meet their short term and long term goals. “I have observed and learned many things in my years of working with elite athletes.  One of these is summarized in a quote from Ralph Emerson “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”  The bottom line for any athlete becoming elite is to learn to overcome obstacles and to choose to master the next level.” (Dr Dan)