Eagles Owner (Lurie) seeks Emotionally Intelligent Coach – wins Super Bowl (coincidence, not!)

EQ4 Sports & Athletics we’ve been teaching for 15 years now …  folks are starting to catch on.

Parrish O. Taylor


For those wondering…  EQ stands for Emotional Quotient (new skills and competencies we can measure). Emotional Intelligence (as mentioned by Mr. Lurie) refers to those specific sets of skills and competencies most often found in top performers; under pressure.

EQ & EI are difficult – that’s where we come in – we make simple.


The Headline:


The Article (PDF): Eagles owner says next coach after Chip Kelly needs to value ’emotional intelligence’ – SBNation.com


The Problem (Choke):

The “problem” in athletic competition is the choke – when an athlete performs less than best.  Technically speaking, this is called an emotional highjack.  A term created by the Godfather of EQ (emotional quotient) himself, Dr. Daniel Goleman.

You, as a coach.  You, as an Athlete.  You, as a parent of a young aspiring athlete are all interested in EQ.

EQ is the silver bullet to remedy an athlete’s choke.

Said correctly, EQ develops skills (EI – emotional intelligence skills) that empower an athlete with abilities during times of adversity, pressure, and/or stress – basically the athletic competition.

Here is an article from 2013 (2013!!!!!)  – Get the feeling you are little behind?

The Anatomy Of The Choke – this article talks technical about the emotional brain; this article validates why EQ is important in sports performance and sports development.


The Solution (Optimal):

We can now measure EQ – Specifically 10 Emotional Intelligence Skill Sets:

ESi Coaching Report 2014 (low res)

We can even measure the Coaches EQ – kinda important if ya want a program that develops these skills in others.

We can also develop the EQ – Emotional intelligence skill sets within coaches, players, team-cultures.


Optimal is a clinical term that has to do with all your thoughts, all your emotional states, and all your physical talent pointed at one task in one specific moment.  EQ teaches how to summon that talent… we make EQ simple with the M.E.T. (Mental & Emotional Training).


Still not convinced you need to develop your teams EQ?




You are 30 minutes away from learning to regulate your chatter – Schedule the Call



“Our philosophy is simple – the mind is an athlete’s competitive advantage.
Like the body the mind must be strengthened and developed for what’s called the brain-body sync for the task-at-hand.  The MindSet System benefits individual performance as well as team unity and leadership”

Parrish Owen Taylor
Designer | Master Trainer



Bechtel Corporation

Category : Client Portfolio

Consult | Design | Produce:

The corporate EH&S team wanted to use video to launch a branding & cause marketing campaign.  There were two different projects: EH&S Special Report and The Top Five (5) – each with it’s own unique scope of use video messaging to motivate, educate and refresh both corporate and field personnel.

Each scope included promoting critical statistics and visual elements. This design included a custom studio and newscaster delivery with graphic and image support from several of the clients projects (2012). The messaging included corrective actions and subtle refreshers with  unscripted interviews (extremely rare at the time) with both safety and executive teams – speaking candidly, sincerely to deliver the message.

  • Brendon Bechtel interview by P Taylor during executive team interviews (unscripted)
  • Joe Thompson interview by P Taylor during executive team interviews (unscripted)
  • Leading & Lagging indicators drive the critical message for top of mind awareness.
  • Organizational wide - visual communication to communicate global project goals

The trade secret after two decades of designing content is “sizzle” and “substance”.  High end video production with custom, relevant content. For more information on our Consulting | Design or Production capabilities, please contact 866.487.2815.

Parenting Athletes: Cost of Excellence

Great article from USA Today on how parents are budgeting and changing buy behaviors in order to give their young athletes every advantage for success – in sport and life.

Mental & Emotional Skill Development is the next frontier for young athletic development.  To learn more about the M.E.T. MindSet Skills Training Program, please contact 866.487.2815 or email mindset@tmctraining.net.

Article: Reprint September 2017


iP Utility Safety Conference & ICUEE Expo 2018

The Skill of Concentration: How to Improve Your Focus

Improving your focus requires active, daily routines to develop the mental skill of concentration.


TakeAways:  Event Promo 2017



Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Conference Center in Loveland, CO.

Topic: Distraction Training: Technical Skill of Concentration

Date: Wednesday, April 25

Time: 01:30pm  – 03:00pm

Registration: Weblink



BreakOut Session Summary:

This presentation emphasizes the core skills of ‘self-awareness’ and ‘self-regulation’ covered in the studies of emotional intelligence and neuroscience.

Explore how you can improve your focus and learn new techniques for navigating through the personal and external distractions lineman face every day. Then practice your daily thought-processes designed to develop this critically important skill-set.



  • How to define emotional quotient and emotional intelligence in line work.
  • Identify self-awareness skill-sets and competencies to improve your focus.
  • Identify personal intervention tools to improve your professional performance on the job.
  • Identify team intervention techniques you can use to increase the emotional quotient among crew members.


Learn more about Tactical EQ4 Electric Utilities – bring this innovative training to you workforce and subcontractors.  Or call 866.487.2816.

Success: Incident Prevention Loveland CO Reviews


You are 30 minutes away from building an EQ Leadership Culture – Schedule the Call


Distraction Training:   The Technical Skill of Concentration

“TMC continues to make a positive impact in the Electric Utility industry by developing EQ skills and competencies; change is here with a new educational agenda to develop mental and emotional skills.  We are talking all occupations from the Chief Executive Officers and Senior Leadership teams; to those in the field with their hands on the tools doing the work.”



  • Event:  Incident Prevention Spring Safety Conference – Spring 2018
  • Location: Loveland, CO
  • Breakout Session:  Distraction Training – Technical Skill of Concentration (full course)
  • See what others are saying …. (PDF): Evaluations Loveland CO May 2018_web





Taken live from IP Expo 2017 Louisville, KY


Next Event:

Incident Prevention Fall 2018 – Orlando FL

Mental5 (The Book) Podcast: Mental Skill of Concentration

Narrative by: Parrish Taylor

Mental (Athlete's Version) Chapter 6: Concentration - Parrish Owen Taylor     

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EQ4 Law Enforcement

Category : Client Portfolio

Consult | EQ Training:

It’s a thin blue line for those in the law enforcement family – when contacted by the Director at the Regional Training Academy for law enforcement – it was clearly an EQ conversation that was long over due.

Two pilot programs were implemented educating senior officers (and some military veterans) – both projects received exceptional ratings.

To review the participant feedback surveys, down load the workshop brochure or watch the promotional video – please go to the EQ4 Law Enforcement web page or call 866.487.2815.


Florida Tech Institute

Category : Client Portfolio

Consult | EQ Training:

“Parrish’s understanding of emotional intelligence and his ability to relate this information to athletes is exceptional.

I sat in on three (3), two (2) hour sessions with our student-­athletes when he spoke to them and I was amazed at his ability to relate to each of the groups.

It has been said that an audience has a limited capacity to concentrate on a speaker. When Parrish ’trained’ our students-athletes, I watched as their attention increased during each of the two (2) hour sessions. What he has to say and how he relates it is powerful. I’m certain that each of these athletes put into practice what he had to say.

By sharing with them what typically is in the mind of each of us as we perform the task at hand, he is able to help them transform their mindset by mapping out strategies to unleash their full potential; this is what each athlete wants to hear. He teaches them how to focus better, and eliminate the distractions and negative thoughts that affect their actions.

I have found myself practicing many of the strategies that he teaches with good results. Once you understand what is limiting your performance, you are in a better position to do something about it, and Parrish helps you in both of these areas.

His enthusiasm and passion for this field is contagious, and I encourage anyone who wants their teams to perform at a higher level to reach out to Parrish Taylor—you won’t be disappointed.”

Bill Jurgens

Director of Athletics – Florida Tech

  • FIT Swim Coach: Justin Andrade believes in EQ training.


For more information on we can bring this innovative EQ training to your team or campus please call 866.487.2815.