Adam Wright, M.Ed., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized peak performance coach who specializes in the mental and physical conditioning of elite performers. He is also a peer reviewed author, university lecturer in sport and exercise psychology, executive coach, and speaker on optimal human performance.
Consistently operating at the apex of performance is a balancing act that demands optimal conditioning of the mind, body, and spirit. My passion is to help individuals and teams to leverage their existing strengths and build new competencies to flourish in their craft and their life. Success in the pursuit of excellence and self-mastery is not measured merely by performing better; it is measured by being better.
For the past 20 years, I have been fully immersed in the world of high performance. I have had the privilege of coaching performers of all abilities, ages, and levels of motivation. While my clientele includes world-class and professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities, CEOs, and hedge fund executives, I have also coached husbands and wives, teens, grandparents, and even entire families. I have coached amateur athletes; people in unhappy relationships and ecstatic newlyweds; people at the peak of their physicality and others dealing with debilitating physical illness and chronic disease; others who are just sick and tired of being sick and tired.
During my time in the trenches, I have learned many lessons:
First, my rigorous graduate training in sport and performance psychology alone had not prepared me to deal with real people in the real world. I would need to leverage my life experience and commit to years of mentoring and thousands of face-to-face hours to develop the skills necessary to help clients facilitate real and lasting change. Two, every performer -and we are all performers in our various life roles- is not merely a data point; instead, they are individuals with a unique back story, strengths, challenges, and goals. Thus, successful performance coaching always necessitates the artful application of the science of optimal performance. Third, there is no such thing as an “expert” in the field of optimal performance; as the science evolves, we must develop and reinvent as well.
Dr. Wright is the owner and president of Arete Fitness and Performance Training Inc. and is also the co-founder of Elevate Performance Group LLC. He currently serves as Head of Mental Performance for Puerto Lacrosse Women’s National Team.
Before obtaining his Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Temple University, he also completed a BA in Philosophy (LaSalle University), graduate work in Applied Physiology (Columbia University and Long Island University) and graduate work Clinical Psychology (Yeshiva University).