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Dr. Joe Parent has been coaching the mental game in business, life and golf for over 25 years. After completing his Ph.D. in psychology in 1979, Dr. Joe began bringing his insights in mindful awareness to golf and business. Since then he has become a renowned and sought-after instructor of the mental game, teaching the path to success to hundreds of professionals and amateurs in golf and other sports, as well as to top executives seeking cutting-edge business insights.
He is a highly regarded keynote speaker at corporate, celebrity and charity events hosted by companies such as US Trust/Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Dreyfus, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Salomon Brothers, CBRE, World President's Organization, PGA of America, Tiger Woods Foundation, First Tee Foundation and many others.
A distinguished PGA Tour Instructor, he has attracted such clients as major champions Vijay Singh, David Toms, Cristie Kerr and Juli Inkster. About his first book, the bestselling ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game, Golf Digest reviewers say, "Here is a book that is highly original and exciting, destined to become a classic. Dr. Parent is a groundbreaking writer in the history of golf." Now in its twelfth printing, there are over 200,000 copies in print world-wide, including editions in seven different languages.
Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens is the follow-up, incorporating the groundbreaking yet timeless strategies from his Zen Golf philosophy to the all important game-within-the-game, putting. GOLF: The Art of the Mental Game is Dr. Joe's most recent book, pairing 100 of his mental game tips with the classic golf drawings of the renowned illustrator, Anthony Ravielli.
As a result of his writing and his instruction of PGA TOUR players, Golf Digest named Dr. Joe to their first list of "Top Ten Mental Game Experts" in the world, and made him a featured instructor in their popular instructional section: "Breaking 100-90-80 and 70." His instructional articles, rich with tips from his lessons, appear in many major golf magazines and online, and he has been quoted and praised in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Joe has been featured on CNN, NBC's Today in New York, HBO Sports, ESPN, and many appearances on The Golf Channel. The ZEN GOLF book has been featured in a widely circulated MasterCard "Priceless" ad, and had its own cameo appearance being read by Ray Romano on "Everybody Loves Raymond." Dr. Joe has coached Ray, Kevin James, Malcolm McDowell, Michael O'Keefe (Danny Noonan in Caddyshack), Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, world champion boxer Oscar de la Hoya, and many other celebrity golfers.
Dr. Joe Parent teaches at the Los Angeles Country Club and at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Resort, Ojai, California. Speaker materials available on request; demo video www.ZenGolf.com.