Dr. Jim Taylor is an internationally recognized authority on the psychology of sport and parenting. He has consulted with athletes, coaches, and parents for more than 30 years. Dr. Jim has been a consultant to numerous national teams and has been an invited speaker by the Olympic committees of the U.S., Spain, France, and Poland. He has worked with professional, Olympic, collegiate, and junior-elite athletes in, football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, golf, ski racing, and many other sports.
Dr. Jim received his Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and earned his Master's degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Colorado. He was an associate professor in the School of Psychology at Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, a clinical associate professor in the Master’s in Sport and Performance Psychology program at the University of Denver, and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Sports Management program at the University of San Francisco.
Dr. Jim is the author 15 books including eight sport psychology books and four parenting books. He is also the editor of three textbooks related to sport psychology. He has published more than 600 articles in popular and professional publications and has given more than 1000 workshops and presentations throughout the North America and Europe. Dr. Jim’s blog posts have been read by more than ten million people on psychologytoday.com and huffingtonpost.com, as well as on his own web site. He also publishes two widely read e-newsletters, Prime Sport Alert! and Prime Family Alert!
A former internationally ranked alpine ski racer, Dr. Jim is a certified tennis coach, a 2nd degree black belt and certified instructor in karate, a marathon runner, and an Ironman triathlete.
Dr. Jim lives north of San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.
To learn more, visit www.drjimtaylor.com.