How Can Improvisation Transform Your Team Culture & Performance?

“Travis is one of the best in the business. His presentations are thought provoking, entertaining, and will help you understand how the “yes and” mentality can help you in every aspect of your life.”

— Justin Su’a, Mental Skills Coordinator, Boston Red Sox

 Companies and teams Travis has worked with include:

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  • Boston Red Sox
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • U17 US National Soccer Team (and Captain’s Training)
  • 2014 & 2015 NFL Combine collegiate athletes at IMG
  • 2013 &2014 NBA Combine collegiate athletes at IMG
  • Under Armor Innovation and Research Teams
  • U.K. Sport Group
  • United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace
  • Gatorade Intern Training at IMG


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How do you take the principles of “YES, And…” and incorporate them into a team?

Success in sports comes from being able to compete and perform at a high-level. But it’s more than just training athletes to become bigger, faster, and stronger. Performance is about developing and nurturing a mentally tough and resilient mindset. It’s about creating team cultures built on purpose, trust, and values. These are aspects we know are important, but don’t always know the best way to teach and implement. Let “Live, Yes, And” help. 


Team Training: The “Yes, And” Mindset

Length: 60-120 minutes

In this session Live Yes, And will teach the basics of a “Yes, And” Mindset in relation to mental toughness and performance. Athletes and Coaches will learn the difference between the “Victim and Victor Mindset” and how to inspire beliefs that lead to empowered thought and action. Athletes and Coaches will the understand the value of failure as a learning tool, and how to manage and conquer the pressure and distractions of competition. 

The session will also cover these areas:

  • Effective Communication
  • Player Engagement
  • Improving Confidence
  • Thriving Through Adversity
  • Leadership

Estimated Cost: $2,000

(Live Yes, And offers discounted rates to schools, clubs, and non-profit organizations)


Team Training: The “Yes, And” Culture

Length: 60-120 minutes

In this session Live Yes, And will demonstrate for Athletes and Coaches the key principles needed in order to develop a thriving team culture. This session is all about taking the characteristics and qualities of successful teams and experiencing them in a practical and relevant way that translate to the arena and locker room. These are team cultures built on trust, respect, safety, courage, and selfless leadership. 

The session will also cover these areas:

  • The “We” vs. “Me” Challenge
  • The Power of Empathy
  • Communication Diversity
  • Making Your Teammate Look Brilliant
  • Collaboration vs. Competition

Estimated Cost: $2,000

(Live Yes, And offers discounted rates to schools, clubs, and non-profit organizations)


One-On-One Performance Coaching

Length: 60 minutes

Are you a player struggling with confidence, focus, and overall performance? Are you a parent or coach who wants to support and get the most out of your child and athletes? We have all been told that sports are 90% mental, but what do we provide to help young athletes develop these mental muscles? We talk about leadership, but how do we develop leadership in our athletes?

In these one-on-one coaching sessions Live Yes, And will help athletes, parents, and coaches understand the tools needed to perform at an elite level. How to work through fear, pressure, and distractions, and how to say “yes, and” to every adversity that comes your way!

Estimated Cost: $200 hr. (Discounted packages available as well)

(Live Yes, And offers discounted rates to schools, clubs, and non-profit organizations)


“Live Yes, And” Podcasts & Blogs on Sports 

Podcast: That’s Cub with Josh Lifrak (Director of Mental Skills for the Chicago Cubs)

Blog: GRIT It!

Blog: The Special Sauce of Excellence

Podcast: High Stakes Pressure with Dion Von Moltke (Pro Race Car Driver)

Podcast: On the Pitch with Tyler Adams (Pro soccer player)

Podcast: Train Ugly with Trevor Ragan

Blog: Coaching – The Fine Line Between Demeaning and Demanding

Blog: Tryout Season – 5 Tips for Making the Cut

Blog: The Lost Impact of Hazing

Podcast: A League of Her Own with Rachel Balkovec

Podcast: Mental Toughness with Dr. Rob Bell

Podcast: March Madness with Trevor Huffman (former pro basketball player)

Podcast: Navy SEAL Captain Tom Chaby

Podcast: Flintstone Tim Bograkos


“It seems as if too many of us have accepted the fact that as a country, and in particular, our young athletes have lost our ability to speak, empathize, understand and communicate with each other.  These are immutable principles that are not luxuries for success in every field, but absolute necessities.  Travis Thomas and the platform he’s developed is exceptional at helping people understand that they can change, grow and improve in these core areas.  His energetic personality and well executed games and activities make it easy and highly relatable for even the most challenging of audiences.  I believe wholeheartedly that these areas can be taught and improved and that Travis is in a select group of people who have the tools to hep people do it.” Trevor Moawad, MA, President –  Moawad Consulting Group

If you have an idea for any coaching or training you need, get in touch with Travis!