Lanny Bassham was born on January 2, 1947 in a small Texas town. He wasn’t the best athlete in school growing up but had Olympic size dreams. His dream and his dedication to training lead him to the Olympic Games. He was capable of shooting winning scores and knew that the Gold Medal was in his reach.
In 1972, at the Munich Germany Olympic Games, Lanny Bassham failed in his attempt to win the Gold Medal in International Rifle Shooting. He had a mental failure resulting in his taking the Silver instead. He had not mentally prepared for the Olympic Pressure and chocked in the most important competition of his life. Frustrated, Lanny wanted to take a course in controlling the mind under pressure. After looking for such a seminar and not finding satisfaction, Bassham began to interview Olympic Gold Medalists to discover what they were doing differently to win.
What he discovered was truly remarkable. Bassham created a system of mental control he calls Mental Management®. Within the next six years Lanny Bassham dominated his sport, winning 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4 world records and winning the coveted Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in 1976.
For the past 33 years, Lanny has been teaching Mental Management® to Olympians, business owners, Fortune 500 Corporations and the elite of sport and business community. Lanny Bassham is recognized as a teacher of the world's best in the area of mental preparation for sport and business. His company Mental Management Systems is located in Flower Mound, Texas. Their clients include the PGA and PGA tour players, Miss America finalists, Miss USA winners, World and Olympic Champions, Fortune 500 companies, The United States Secret Service, The US Navy SEALS, The United States Army Marksmanship Unit, The FBI and many more.