When Decision Making Matters Most
Performance in Mind works with leaders to improve executive performance.
Meet Dr. Nick
Dr. Nick Molinaro, boasts over 35 years of extensive expertise with an illustrious career which includes working closely with collegiate, professional, world-class and Olympic athletes across a diverse spectrum of sports . Dr. Molinaro is dedicated to offering unparalleled mental skills assessment and training aimed at unlocking your full potential as a diver.
Dr. Nick Molinaro
performance & sport psychology
Who We Are
We are a talent management consultancy helping individuals, teams, and organizations optimize performance under pressure with data-driven coaching. We use time-tested, proprietary diagnostics to understand an individual’s decision-making and information processing methods. From these insights we generate prescriptive guidance to enhance high-level performance.
Our passion is peak performance. Our founder, Dr. Nick Molinaro, has spent his career studying, working with, and advising high-level performers and professionals across business, sport, and military environments. As a matter of scientific inquiry, he has always been intrigued by and focused upon the essence of performance excellence, particularly when execution is required under pressure. learn more
Talent Insight. Professional Development. Organizational Development. Performance in Mind uses a data-driven approach unlike any other
The Performance in Mind consulting team consists of lifelong learners, subject matter experts, and scholar-practitioners across multiple disciplinary fields with diverse expertise and deep business experience.
Dr. Nick is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience in clinical, sport, and performance psychology. He serves as a strategic performance consultant to Fortune 500 companies in the financial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing sectors. His roster of elite athletes includes players in the PGA, LPGA, NBA, and NFL as well as USA Olympic team members in multiple sports.
Dr. Nick Molinaro, CEO/Founder
Kieran is a strategy and analytics partner with experience in applying psychometrics to business cases. He is a TAIS Qualified Professional II and has analyzed thousands of assessments. He has a BS in Evolutionary Anthropology from Rutgers University and a certificate in Data Science also from Rutgers
Kieran Buckley, Partner
Joe serves as the executive coach for the Rutgers Business School's Executive MBA (EMBA) program and is a senior editor for the Rutgers Business Review. He was formerly an Associate Dean at the Rutgers Business School and an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the school's Supply Chain department. Joe holds a Master's Degree in HRM from Rutgers University and an Executive Coaching certification from the Columbia Business Schoo
Joseph Schaffer, Consultant
Marshai is a performance consultant working with professional and collegiate athletes focusing on mental fortitude, cognitive performance, stress management, and mindfulness. She has spent over a decade working to address challenges related to anxiety, depression and life transitions. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a M.A. in Counseling from California State University, Fresno. She is a former Division I athlete.
Marshai Iverson, Consult
Lorette is a qualified industrial organizational psychologist with experience in psychological assessment for talent selection and development, leadership, career development, organizational culture, training facilitation and coaching. She holds a master's degree and her research focuses on psychological capital
Lorette Theron, Consultant
Ryan is an active-duty U.S. Army Captain and full-time MBA candidate at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Ryan has served as an Infantry Officer since 2012 and has held leadership and Commander roles in conventional and special operations units throughout the U.S. Army and Allied NATO Force. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, a senior military parachutist, and U.S. Army Pathfinder.
Ryan Crayne, Consultant
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Common Queries on Sports, Fitness, and Wellness
Our data driven coaching is based upon assessments of decision-making processes and not personalities. Personality assessment provide an understanding of this function of the person. Inferences can be made from them but it is not the same as assessing the specific processes used in decision making under pressure processes. We use the Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) to assess decision making under pressure (please put red button for TAIS here to shift to specifics on TAIS which I will provide ) Once the assessment and personal debriefing is accomplished a “Playbook” is developed per individual and may include additional goals established by key stakeholders.
Our proprietary interpretation of data will integrate all assessments into the “PlayBook” Customized assessments will include decision making under pressure, consensual validation, personal interviews, values assessment to determine cultural biases towards colleagues and leadership, cognitive processing from operational through tactical strategies, intuition, creative decision making, etc.
We provide tailored sessions for individuals, dyads, small group, etc. to optimize performance under pressure. Specific comparisons can be made per individual in the context of the above groupings with customized norms when appropriate to do so. We have a statistician and analytics expert available to review the potential of customizing the norms per group if requested. We offer customized presentations with leading experts in many fields in leadership, corporate culture enhancement, talent identification/development, etc.
PIM integrates its data driven diagnostic, prognostic and prescriptive processes into a customized program offering for individuals, dyads, small groups, etc. Stakeholders such as HR Directors, CEO, COO, VP, Dept. managers assist in the formulation of a ”playbook” per individual or small group. Once the PlayBook has been approved the 4 session coaching sessions can begin. At the end of the 4 sessions we will meet with the Key Stake Holders to share feedback and determine if an additional 2-4 sessions are recommended. The process can be ongoing depending upon the nature of the program needs
Our consultants are experienced professionals specializing in talent management, psychology, and organizational behavior. They hold relevant certifications and have a proven track record in coaching individuals and teams to achieve peak performance.