Darren is one of sport’s most recognized mental performance coaches providing support to Olympic and World Champions, athletes and teams who have competed and won at the highest levels of sport. He began working with Alberto Salazar and the Oregon Project in 2007. In addition to the OP he currently works with a select number of NFL and NBA players, consults at the University of Oregon and serves on Nike’s 20 member worldwide Executive Performance Council. Darren has held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and was a tenured Professor at Arizona State University. He has published over 60 scientific articles and book chapters on motivation and the psychology of peak performance and made invited keynote presentations at conferences in Croatia, France, Norway, Finland, USA, Canada and the United Kingdom including a recent presentation at the Leaders in Performance conference in NYC.