"Jim's the best on the mental game... no one can touch Jim..."
"A powerful coach... Truly inspiring."
"The best coach I've ever had."
"A proven winner... Every aspect of what it takes to be among the world's elite is covered in Jim's program..."
"(On a scale of 1-10) You were a 15—10 is too low a score for you. I don't think you realize what a big impact you had on us. You're a very powerful person and I will treasure the time we spent together."
"Jim is in the upper percentile of coaches. He's definitely on the cutting edge of the power of the mind. His seminar The Dream Season was huge for me both personally and how I work with athletes. There are definitely things I will act on from this seminar."
"It's been one of the most amazing transformations I've seen in my 29 years in the game. His total transformation from last year to this year has just been amazing."
"Before working with Jim, our team was plagued with underachievement and a lack of team unity. In one year, Jim turned our team into Canadian and U.S. national champions - both firsts in 100 years of UBC varsity golf. Neither titles would have been possible without Jim's guidance and inspiration!" I cannot thank Jim enough for his coaching, guidance, and inspiration over the past 3 years. He has helped me become a better golfer, team captain, student, and individual than I thought possible. My time on the UBC varsity golf team has passed but I will continue to seek Jim's guidance, read his books, and live my life accordingly. I wish everyone could be exposed to Jim's coaching!"
Jim,Maybe that is why I took this job and we struggled early. Simply to have the chance to meet you. Either way I know I'm a better coach and know I will use you and your methods, wherever this crazy profession leads me in the future. I also want you to know what a positive impact you had on our team. I'm getting nothing but tremendous feedback from everyone. Even our most hardened guys are telling me how awesome your stuff was. Great job man. Take care and keep up the good work. Look forward to talking soon.
Jim,Thanks for everything. There is no doubt I could not have done it without you. Anyway, I am really excited to be here [playing professionally] and to hopefully help them to play a little more like Murphy would have them. I feel extremely privileged to have worked with you. …I don’t feel what I have said really encompasses all I have learned from you, and I have trouble getting it into words. I wish you could really know what you have done for me…
"Everything you do they don't teach in the minors. I was so confident when I first turned pro I didn't think I needed the mental training and coaching. Now I know it's essential. Your coaching and book (Dugout Wisdom) is right on."
"Jim has been a huge addition to our team. We had a lot of young, inexperienced guys this year and with Jim's powerful influence, helping us focus, believe, and visualize, we were able to stay in the moment and play with passion. In one of the biggest events of our players' lives, they played with poise under pressure. Jim had a major role in that, with not just our players but also with the coaching staff. I truly believe the inclusion of Jim Murphy in our program this year was one of the main reasons we became a championship TEAM."
"We couldn't have done this without you. Thanks for everything."
“Jim Murphy has been my coach the past two years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Since day one I’ve learned so many valuable things on and off the golf course. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to all his athletes, as well as a caring and enthusiastic attitude. He builds a trusting friendship with his athletes that will last forever.
Jim has helped me personally stay poised under pressure and overcome the fear and doubt that arise in competition. Since he began working with myself and the entire team (UBC) two years ago, he has helped transform us from a skillful team that couldn’t win the big one, to NAIA and RCGA national champions. We transformed from a group of individuals to a powerful team that carried themselves with pride, confidence, and true resonance. I owe a lot of my success both on and off the golf course to the coaching Jim has provided and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am today without Jim’s guidance. Thanks Jim!”
“The score is for the fans, we play for the love of the game.”
"You really opened up some eyes. You've really got a good thing going."
“I really want to tell you that I thought you did a fantastic job last year and that you really, really helped me, most notably towards the end of the season.”
“Coming off a season filled with a lack of confidence, underachievement, and total disappointment, I turned to Jim. Highly recommended from a close friend and professional baseball player, I found Jim to be a perfect fit for expressing my troubles and fears as he was able to relate, having played at the highest level. Not knowing what to expect, Jim taught me lessons that exceeded the baseball field. Jim taught me the power of being able to control your mind and take control of your thoughts and actions. Acquiring this ability through awareness, visualization, and affirmation opened up a brand new perspective towards the game I play and the life I live. The confidence that came from having a mental advantage over my competition allowed me to have one of the best seasons of my career! The turnaround in one season was unbelievable.”
"Jim's passion in preparing our student-athletes for competition is taking our men's golf program to the next level. He's a great communicator. He works directly with the coaching staff and players, bringing new levels of confidence, focus, and excitement to our game. Jim helps me be a more effective coach and together we're a powerful team."
"I've known Jim for quite a few years now. I've read his book and watched his videos. He's a proven winner who takes athletes to their peak performance by developing a mastery of the mental game. Every aspect of what it takes to be among the world's elite athletes is covered in his program. You'd be wise to hook up with Jim."
"I really appreciate what you've done for the team and myself. Your book is one of the best I've read and I've read a lot of baseball books... Reading your book and speaking with you has made me a better coach."
“Before I started working with Jim I was ready to quit golf. Now I’m having the time of my life,”
"Jim was a huge part of our national championship. He showed us how to shut off our minds, how to relax in pressure situations, and how to play with passion. I learned so much from him: how the mind works, how to become detached from the outcome, how to stay in the now, and all the things that prevent me from doing that. Jim is an amazing coach—I can see why he's so successful."
“Jim is one of those rare coaches who’s knowledge of strength and conditioning is equal to his knowledge and skill in coaching the mental part of the game.”
“I am grateful to have met and learned from someone like you. I’ve never met anyone like you. Thanks again and we will keep in touch.”
“I thought your work Jim was so valuable to our team's success this year and you should feel as much a part of our accolades as we do.”
"Jim is a master at keeping you focused in the moment while also allowing you to expand your goals and dreams."
"Thank you for everything you've done for me. Your coaching had a huge impact on my life, not just baseball. You've helped me incredibly as an athlete and as a person. Much of the values I have I've taken from you. For the Olympics I was in the best shape of my life mentally and physically—I was totally focused and in the zone. "
Jim,Thanks so much for all you’ve done. I was just telling my wife what a huge impact you’ve had on the team. Your work with the guys has made a tremendous difference. The coaches and players all agree what a big help you’ve been.
“We’ll do whatever it takes to get you back. You were the #1 factor in how we did what we did last year.”
"Jim, I got asked who my biggest inspiration was and who helped me be the best athlete I could be.......YOU where the first person to come to mind. Thanks for your dedication to not only help me live a fulfilled life but reach my full athletic potential."
“I’ve learned so much working with you, not just how to be the best athlete I can be, but how to truly live. Thank you for everything. I hope to continue our relationship long after my career is over.”
"Jim's a phenomenal coach. The work he's done with athletes and teams, turning around careers, winning national championships, it's amazing. He brings a presence to every team he works with. He's such a great communicator—he seems to know the athletes better than they know themselves. I can't say enough about Jim."
"Jim's knowledge and motivation have truly inspired me in my journey. His training methods are on the cutting edge—second to none."
"I had the chance to work with Jim Murphy who was a big part of my mental approach to baseball and life—thanks Jim!"
Jim,I just got back from the Nova Scotia Amateur Championship. I had one of the best golfing moments of my career and I can honestly say I wouldn't have made that putt or even have been in that situation if it wasn't for your help over the past year.
“Training with Jim changed my life. I’ve grown in many ways, not the least of which is having far more confidence.”
“I truly believe that my experience at the Olympic Games and the utmost fulfillment I feel now is because of Jim’s teachings. He taught me how to feel truly alive, how to focus and how to be fully present in those moments when you are doing something you truly love.”
“Coach Jim’s preparation of our team for the Olympics was much more than physical. Not only was I in the best shape of my life, but mentally I was totally prepared.”
"Thank you so much for all the work you did with me. Being able to visualize was really good. I felt like I was there before."
I wanted to tell you how much you’ve helped me. You gave me the hope to become the person I wanted to be, by telling me, it's possible because others did.
· I realized I can realize my deepest dreams.
· I realized I wasn't crazy.
· I realized I was in the right way for my life, consequently most of the doubts disappeared.
· YOU GAVE ME CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF
And because my confidence grew so much I have started to truly live. You gave me a key which can open all the doors. Everything is happening NOW. (I was sure this key was somewhere on earth, I was looking for it many years. I followed my heart, completely blind by the hope to find it, and I came to Vancouver and I finally got it).
The most helpful things you've taught me: I'm allowed to listen to my heart by taking in consideration all the thoughts flowing through my mind.
· how to live the present moment.
· how to connect with my true self.
· how to be myself with others,
I just remembered one of the first things I told you: This first month in Vancouver is like, I met several persons, and each person represents one part of myself. You are one of them. I remembered so clearly now, I can still imagine, when I was talking to you at Monica's place, I saw at that moment my brain divided in several parts. Thanks Jim.
“Your analysis of how elite athletes need to think and train is 100% spot on. Inner Excellence is a valuable tool for athletes and coaches who want to understand how to succeed.”
"Training with you has been awesome. Thanks for everything you've done for me. Mentally, physically, nutritionally--I'm ready to go."
"I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me."
“Don’t change a thing Jim. You are excellent at what you do and we have a gold medal to prove it. It would be interesting to work with you for a season not just one week. I could sit and listen to you for hours because I enjoy the psych side of what it takes to win.”
The entire process of learning was unreal this year… Keeping perspective; Staying present; Visualizing; My pregame routine; believing, trusting, having faith in the team and yourself; the audio all helped. I always looked forward to meeting with you because it was always a breath of fresh air, something different and positive to think about. Having you as a performance/life coach has been awesome! It has made me a stronger person and helped me become a more confident leader because I know who I am.
"I read the book from cover to cover and it will change your life. The book is a must read IF you desire to transform your personal and professional identity into something beyond the ordinary."
- Ronn Svetich, Performance Coach, Colorado Rockies professional baseball team
"The teaching in 'Inner Excellence' will be very useful in training our Olympic Gold medalists and world record holders. Even people who have achieved that level of accomplishment can learn, through Jim's instruction, how to challenge themselves beyond records and medals in their quest to achieve extraordinary performances and fulfillment in their lives.
Inner Excellence offers amazing clarity on what extraordinary performance is, gives a blueprint as to how it is achieved, and, most importantly, gives direction on how to acquire appreciation of who you have become when that performance happens."
- Sean Hutchison, US Olympic swim coach