ABOUT THE GUEST:
Don is an experienced leader in performance management having worked with athletes at all levels. Highly skilled sports scientist with over 30 years experience in elite sports performance. An exercise physiologist by training, Don specializes in fitness and athletic assessment, player training and performance optimization.
Don’s expertise includes extensive use of wearable technology for assessment purposes. He is experienced using Omegawave, Firstbeat, Polar, Mio, Heartmath, Zephyr, Velotron, Halo as well as many other tools. For the last several years, Don has been focused on supporting the Ohio State University Wrestling Team. His other prior experience includes working as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Exercise Science program at Urbana University, owner of Lemonade Neighborhood Fitness, founder and CEO of ViA Performance Systems, Director of Sales for Polar Electro, and coach at The Ohio State University. Don has also directed training programs for Olympic Medalists, NCAA All-Americans, professionals, fitness clubs, physical education programs and sports organizations across the continent.
Don wrestled for The Ohio State University where he captained the team and earned a Big 10 Championship in 1985. Don remains close to leading edge solutions by teaching and conducting research in physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology and nutrition. Don devotes his personal time to supporting his wife and daughter’s lacrosse dreams.
Steven Kotler: Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.
He is the author of nine bestsellers (out of thirteen books) and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME and the Harvard Business Review.