About Brian Levenson

Brian Levenson believes in building relationships by collaborating with his clients so they can develop a process that leads to optimizing their opportunity to win moments, maximize potential, and enjoy success.

Brian is a mental performance coach, who developed an innovative program, CORE Mental Training, to help athletes maximize their mindset for performance. He has worked with a wide range of athletes in the following sports: basketball, football, soccer, baseball, hockey, synchronized ice skating, wrestling, softball, swimming, lacrosse, rugby, tennis, and golf. Those athletes are a diverse population of amateur, high school, college, and professional athletes. The CORE Mental Training program now serves those beyond the playing surface, as Brian also coaches students and tutors on test taking, executives on best business practices, and others in a number of fields.

Brian is a dynamic speaker. Whether speaking to teams, businesses, or at country clubs, his Win the Moment concept helps people connect with what matters most. He has given presentations for a number of organizations, including Club Golf, the Mid Atlantic Golf Association, Woodmont, Springfield and Bethesda Country Clubs, TPG Sports Conference, The Inc. Business Council, Private Prep, Strength and Performance Training, Explosive Performance by Sport & Health, DRT Strategies, American University Athletic Department, and with many high school, college, and professional sports teams.

Brian also works as a consultant with professional and Division 1 sports teams. His Prepare to Perform program combines speaking and coaching to help build team cohesion, develop mental toughness, and build championship culture. The program is holistic in nature as he works with front office, management, and players to maximize potential. Additionally, as a consultant, he assists in the interview process for the NBA and MLS combines. While interviewing players, he evaluates mental strengths and weaknesses, and creates a detailed player profile for selection purposes. In addition to the evaluations, he also provides an action plan on how to best help the player succeed at the next level.

Brian obtained his Masters in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, completing his thesis on home court advantage in the NBA. The research provided him the opportunity to interview NBA players on the differences between playing at home and on the road. That experience helped form a foundation for his work with clients on the challenges of transitioning to new environments. As a coach, Brian believes in working with the client to continue to strengthen their strengths and to turn their weaknesses into strengths.

CP
PGA
PVI
NBA
DRT
D Hockey
The SEED School of Maryland
Peace Players
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Woodmont Country Club
TPG
Bethesda Country Club
Washington Rugby Football Club
PGA Middle Atlantic Section Junior Golf
Team Ashburn Synchronized Skating
Strength & Performance Training
American University
DC United
Maryland Football
Private Prep

Recent Videos

Brian Levenson MLS Combine

Brian Levenson MLS Combine

Check out this video which gives insight into Brian's work at the MLS combine with D.C. United.

Beyond the Surface with Teague Moore

Beyond the Surface with Teague Moore

Brian goes Beyond the Surface with American University head wrestling coach Teague Moore.

AU, Win the Moment

AU, Win the Moment

Brian discusses winning the moment with American University athletes. How are you winning moments?

Interpretation and Perspective

Interpretation and Perspective

Your interpretation and perspective is what you decide it to be. Make sure to bounce forward, not just back.

AU, Focus

AU, Focus

Enjoyed talking with the AU Athletes about focus as directed attention.

Brian's Message of the Day: Expectations

Brian's Message of the Day: Expectations

Brian talks about his Message of the Day and discusses excpectations for athletes.

Getting Dunked On

Getting Dunked On

We make fun of NBA players who get dunked on, as if it's an embarassment, yet all of the greats have had it happen to them. Getting dunked on should be a right of passage, not an opportunity to exile.

Heather Dorniden Interview

Heather Dorniden Interview

Heather Dorniden of Univeristy Minnesota talks about her epic race.

PVI Camp

PVI Camp

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Paul VI Boys Basketball camp. Great group of young kids! Thanks to Coach Farello for having me.

American University Wrestling 50-50 Challenge

American University Wrestling 50-50 Challenge

Brian partnered with SAPT Strength to provide American University Wrestling with the 50-50 challenge.

Georgetown Prep 50-50 Challenge

Georgetown Prep 50-50 Challenge

Brian and SAPT Strength partnered to help Georgetown Prep improve mentally and physically.