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My name is James Leath.

I am a MENTAL Performance Coach for Athletes and Coaches.

I provide workshops, Deliver keynotes, and create online courses.

My topics include leadership and character development, mental resiliency, and Intentional coaching.

I Also run a coach Book Club and write weekly coach Notes.


Do you have an event that is looking for a dynamic, experienced professional speaker or an MC to keep the event moving smoothly? I will deliver a thoughtful, audience-specific presentation that will inspire and motivate the audience to action.

Topics include:

  • 4 Ls of Leadership (for athletes)

  • Intentional Influence (for coaches)


1/2 or Full Day Clinics allow me to dive deep into the mental conditioning and leadership development skills needed for elite performance. Clinics can be for a single team, all athletes in a sport, entire athletic department, or the whole student body. 

Workshops Include:

  • Lead. Focus. Compete.

  • Do. Say. Be. The Leadership Triad

Click the box below to connect with me about your event.

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James is the Founder of Unleash the Athlete and former Head of Leadership and Character Development at IMG Academy. He teaches the mental strength skills and leadership development tools to athletes, coaches, and gamers through interactive lectures and team building activities.

Using stories, improvisation, audience participation, and lots of energy, James provides an experience for the audience with clear takeaways for continued growth. He uses his “Do, Say, Be” formula for developing leaders and empowering them to take ownership in their personal development through goal setting, self-talk, commitment, and teamwork.

James enjoys working out, traveling with his family, and reading. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Fresno State and a Master’s degree in Performance Psychology from National University.


  • NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Member


  • B.A. in Communication - Fresno State

  • M.A. in Performance Psychology - National


UTA is a mental conditioning and leadership development company for athletes and coaches in high school and college. We use interactive activities, team building exercises and research-based lecture to build mental skills and develop leadership qualities. 


Our curriculum is designed to help improve: 

  • Attitude

  • Readiness

  • Concentration

  • Communication

  • Connection

  • Motivation

  • Confidence

  • Composure

  • Enjoyment

  • Resilience

  • Focus

  • Adaptability