top of page

Playing in the Zone


George Mumford




George Mumford shares his pioneering journey in mindfulness and sports performance, from working with iconic teams like the Chicago Bulls and the Lakers to his current role with the New York Knicks. He reflects on the challenges of introducing mindfulness to successful athletes and highlights the transformative power of mindfulness in managing stress and maintaining peak performance.


So whether you're a big sports fan or not, I'm really excited about this session, because I think there's going to be a lot of interesting stuff for us to talk about here in regards to sports, and performance in mindfulness. And as you may know, do us a sportsman of I'm pinch hitting for Congressman Tim Ryan, who was supposed to be here. He'll be here later, but he got stuck in Washington doing something important, and he couldn't make it here this morning. 

But as a former baseball player, myself, I'm honored to be up here with George and with Mike to talk about this. And I think I want to start George with you, because, you know, so as was introduced, I mean, George, you've had a chance, really a pioneer in this world working with the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan, and working with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. And now working with the New York Knicks. Talk a little bit about what was that, like when you first started working with athletes in this regard? A number of years ago?

bottom of page