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Dr. Saul Miller is a performance specialist consulting in sport, business, health care and the arts.

With a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Dr. Saul Miller is one of North America’s leading mental coaches. His work in the areas of enhancing performance and team building has helped organizations, individuals and teams be successful while dealing effectively with pressure, stress, and change.

Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Saul Miller’s clients have included sport teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, CFL, Major League Baseball plus PGA Tour golfers, NCAA athletes, and Olympians in over a dozen different sports.

His business clients have included Cisco, Cominco, Envision, Honda, Investors Group, Motorola, Nike, Roche, Sony TD, Telus, Toyota, Visa, and 24 Hour Fitness.

Dr. Saul Miller is the author of 8 books on performance and well-being including his latest book:
  • Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success in Business, Sport, and Beyond
  • Hockey Tough: A Winning Mental Game
  • The Complete Player, The Psychology of Winning Hockey
  • A Little Relaxation
  • Performing Under Pressure: What the Man Who Teaches the World's Top athletes Can Teach You About
  • Winning in Life and Overcoming Stress
  • Sport Psychology for Cyclists
  • Food For Thought: A New Look at Food and Behavior
Personal Excellence
Success in sport is a function of how we manage our minds. This program explores the thinking, attitudes, images and feelings that generate success and highlights the five building blocks that are fundamental to our personal excellence.


Teamwork - Why Teams Win
The program explores why and how organizations succeed and teams win. Nine key qualities of winning teams are defined and described. The list includes; leadership, strategy, commitment, chemistry and identity. The program can include interactive exercises designed to clarify and enhance vision, commitment, communication, and identity.


Leadership
This powerful program explores winning leadership. It describes Dr. Miller’s Ten Commandments for Effective leadership and presents specific directives to increase personal power and influence.


Performing Under Pressure- Mastering Stress and Change
This program is about performing well with less stress. The seminar discusses power, success, and wellness and the interconnectedness of these core concepts. It reviews the elements of performing under pressure and sustaining a high level of productivity while experiencing more health, ease, and balance.
"Dr. Miller the psychologist from Los Angeles joined the Mets in San Francisco as part of his continuing assignment to help certain players improve their motivation."
New York Times

"'When Loses Got Honeycutt Down He Called Up Psychologist' Article How frustrated and depressed was Rick Honeycutt during his 11 game losing streak with the Dodgers? Enough to begin visiting Saul Miller, local sport psychologist."
Los Angeles Times

"Following a remarkable performance MSU baseball player Bruce Castoria said, “The road trip was almost like a dream. It was phenomenal. I didn’t expect this much success out of it. I always knew I was capable, but I didn’t expect this much. I still can’t fathom it. This is how I always thought I could play.” It just took someone like Miller to put him in the right frame of mind."
The Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS)

"Saul is a wonderful speaker. He is pleasant, charming and supports his points with stories and examples that everyone can relate to. His techniques for maximizing performance are very practical and relevant. "
Murray Auto Group

"Your comments on the psychology of “winning” were not only dynamic and to the point, but were in the judgement of the group, the wave of the future."
NBA Coaches Association

"Thank you for an outstanding presentation at the coaches’ seminar. What was especially impressive was the practical nature of your program and the entertaining way it was presented. "
Canadian Ski Association

"Dr. Miller's program was excellent. It was relevant, well-researched, and delivered with energy and humour. Many felt it was one of the best talks on teamwork and performance they had heard."
Bruce Power

Performing Under Pressure: Gaining the Mental Edge in Business and Sport

Managing pressure can be the difference between winning and losing. For over a quarter of a century Dr. Miller has worked with professional athletes, Olympians, corporate executives, and performers from the arts, health care and law enforcement coaching them how to deal with pressure, stress, and adversity. In Performing Under Pressure he shares a wealth of practical tools and exercises that allow anyone in any situation to manage the pressure they feel and to channel it into peak performance. The book is an essential toolbox for anyone who wants to ensure that when it comes time to face intense high-pressure situations, they'll be prepared to succeed.
The game demands more than talent. You need to be able to perform when it counts. Dr, Miller’s
book is an excellent guide for performing under pressure… a great read, I highly recommend.

- Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland A’s


Dr. Miller truly knows the intricacies and criteria required to enable peak performance. Performing
Under Pressure is loaded with precise and practical advice on how to excel in the moment.
- Roger Schmidt, competitor and three-time Olympic and World
Championship Coach for USA, Italy, Austria and Germany



Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success in Business Sport and Beyond

Today there is a greater than ever need for people to work together effectively in teams. Why Teams Win distills Dr. Saul Miller’s work with hundreds of high-performance teams—in the worlds of sport, business, healthcare, and the arts—into lessons to help teams perform at their best. It identifies the 9 key characteristics of successful teams - describes how to improve personal, organizational and team performance in each of these 9 areas – explains: how and why to apply different strategies to different types of teams - how to balance individual needs with the needs of the team - how to get the maximum potential out of a group of individuals -provides recommendations for improving motivation, chemistry and leadership, as well as building confidence and a positive team identity. The book features advice, quotes, and interviews from high-profile athletes and coaches, as well as from business leaders - includes self-evaluation and team-building exercises.

Why Teams Win offers anyone wanting to improve their personal and team performance a proven and accessible formula for success.

Dr. Miller has really hit on the basics of building a successful team.
The nine elements provide the blueprint for all coaches.
- Mark Messier



Hockey Tough
A winning mental game (published by Human Kinetics, 2003)

Hockey Tough provides players and coaches proven methods for mastering the mental side of the game. Author Dr. Saul Miller shares the psychological training and emotional management techniques he has successfully taught hockey players and teams for over 20 years. Throughout the book, NHL stars such as Mark Messier, Steve Yzerman, Scott Gomez, Pavel Bure, Chris Pronger, Paul Kariya, and Markus Naslund offer insights and tips on a variety of topics related to achieving a winning mind-set.

Miller, one of North America’s most prolific and sought-after sport psychology consultants, presents mental exercises and assignments to help players -mentally prepare to compete, -stay focused to execute skills and tactics, -use visualization and self-talk to raise performance, -develop a winning attitude on and off the ice,-overcome emotional fatigue and physical aches and pains to perform at the highest level throughout the season, -manage their anger to avoid costly penalties in crucial game situations, and develop the discipline and tenacity to force and capitalize on opponents’ mistakes.

Miller discusses other topics of interest, such as the intangibles that coaches and scouts look for in players and what it takes to make it to the top level of competition. Bottom line, HOCKEY TOUGH will help players and coaches achieve a mindset to excel on the ice.

HOCKEY TOUGH will help you get your game and your life to the next level. This stuff works.
- Cliff Ronning, 16 year NHL veteran


“Dr. Miller has developed an excellent resource, thanks to his years of experience dealing with hockey players and
coaches. He has simplified the mental approach players need to perform well.”
Marc Crawford, Head Coach, Vancouver Canucks.



The Complete Player, The Psychology of Winning Hockey
(published by Stoddart, Toronto, 2001)

Why do some players score lots of goals, yet others with apparently equal skills rarely score at all? How is it that some players are easily distracted by pressure and the violence of the game, while others are able to stay focused? How do players get up for the game, shift after shift, night after night? And most of all how can I improve my game?

Dr. Miller answers these questions in The Complete Player. Dr. Saul Miller has been helping players get a psychological edge for 20 years. He is one of North America’s leading sport psychologists. In the Complete Player he describes the mental training techniques he has successfully employed with a number of rookie and veteran NHL players and provides insights and tips from Pavel Bure, Chris Pronger, Paul Kariya, Luc Robitaille, Scott Gomez, Tiger Williams, Pat Quinn, Scotty Bowman and many others. Dr. Miller’s clients include the Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers as well as junior and development teams.



A Little Relaxation
(published by Hartley & Marks, Vancouver, 1993)

Feel freer, lighter, more alive and at ease. In this enjoyable, effective how-to-relax book, Dr. Miller gives you a proven and pleasureable way to release tension and reduce stress. The technique has been used successfully by people in all walks of life, including some of the world’s top performers.
Practical, simple, and sophisticated, an excellent guide for living.
- Laura Huxley, Author

Dr. Miller is the Wizard of Ease.
- Dr. Irwin "Win" Paris Founder of Fitness Medicine



Sport Psychology for Cyclists
by Dr. Saul Miller and Peggy Maass Hill
(published by Velo Press, Boulder, CO, 2000)

A complete mental coaching program for serious and competitive cyclists, written be an internationally renowned sport psychologist and co-authored by a world class cyclist.
Eight chapters describe eight coaching sessions covering all the elements of mental training for optimal cycling. The first five sessions describe a variety of tools that the cyclist can use to enhance his or her cycling experience. The final three sessions iscuss individual differences and competency issues. All sessions are loaded with training tips and homework assignments.

Food For Thought: A New Look at Food and Behavior
By Dr. Saul Miller and Dr. Joanne Miller
(published by Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1980)

8 A refreshingly different look at food and behavior, Food For Thought shows how wholesome, natural foods, eaten in the right combination, can relieve feelings of anxiety and depression and bolster your whole outlook on life.

The book explains how the foods you eat affect what you think, say, and do. The authors reveal the ten principles of sound eating that can help you balance your diet as well as your life. Based on ancient principles of eating the book discusses the food allergies, overeating, sexual behavior, plus the impact of chemical additives and today’s ‘extreme diet’ on development, behavior and personality. Packed with anecdotes, case studies, and cross-cultural references the book shows you how to improve the quality of your life, and reap the benefits of a healthy, centered diet.
USA Today
Mental Coach Curbs Slumps

Dr. Saul Miller is a mental repairman.

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The Vancouver Sun
Miller is a Master of Mind Games

The New York Mets nicknamed him Dr. Bombay, as in the wizard who restored special powers in the t.v.
series Bewitched. The NFL Rams dubbed him Yoda, the all-knowing master of Starwars fame. But Miller
insists his work is not a matter of magic. It’s a matter of technology and it’s state of the art.

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Montreal Gazette

What Miller has done is break down what it takes to win and then train individuals how to develop a winning
attitude... What he was able to do for us was focus us into a team. We were focused on winning. We didn’t
think about losing.  We were totally committed to winning.
- Captain, Canadian Olympic Team

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The Sault Star (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
He Teaches You To Win

Everyone’s a performer whether actor, salesman, housewife or athlete. Dr. Miller’s techniques make for a
more calm, balanced, charged up, focused person who converts a problem into an opportunity.

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The Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS)
Miller has helped this team to the degree of turning them from losers into winners.
- MSU Golf Coach

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The Outlook
Mets Mastermind: Psychologist Dr. Saul Miller Was the Coach Inside the Heads of the 1986 New York
Mets, a Team Which Staged the greatest comeback in World Series History.

If you knew how effective psychologist Dr. Saul Miller is teaching receptive minds about relaxing in tight
situations, focusing on the task at hand and believing in yourself you’d know that his work during the
World Series paid off in huge dividends for manager Davey Johnson’s Mets.

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The Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
The Wizard of Ease Expels the Demons of Doubt

Miller has the uncanny knack of being associated with winners… For more than a decade Miller has
specialized in getting inside athletes’ minds and erasing fears that limit their performance.

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Calgary Herald
Call Dr. Saul Miller for sage advice.

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New York Times
Dr. Miller the psychologist from Los Angeles joined the Mets in San Francisco as part of his continuing
assignment to help certain players improve their motivation.

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Los Angeles Herald
Dr. Miller Psyches Up Rams With ‘Positive Imagery’.

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The Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS)
Following a remarkable performance MSU baseball player Bruce Castoria said, “The road trip was almost
like a dream. It was phenomenal. I always knew I was capable, but I didn’t expect this much. I still can’t
fathom it. This is how I always thought I could play.” It just took someone like Miller to put him in the
right frame of mind.

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The Commercial Dispatch (Columbus, Ms)
So You’re in A Slump, Go Have A Talk With Dr. Miller

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Auburn Journal ( Auburn, CA)
Winning Channel

Dr. Saul Miller, a psychologist who has spent years working with professional athletes has a formula
for success. He believes the same techniques can be used in the business world and in our personal
lives.

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Men’s Fitness
Peak Performance

Dr. Saul Miller is a psychological pacemaker.

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US Air Magazine
Managing Stress

Thinking you have to stay pumped to excel is nonsense. Over the long term whether you are an athlete
of a corporate executive you will do far better after you’ve gotten a handle on stress.

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East West Journal
Exercising The Mind

You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to benefit from Dr. Saul Miller’s positive approach to achieving
your personal best.