Performance and development coaching.
Life provides the opportunity for change, which one can resist or embrace, disrupt or initiate.
Challenge is uncomfortable and discomfort creates the cataclysm for growth. This never ending process fosters awareness, joy, love, and a deeper connection to all.
So that we may "simply evolve."
Drew has enjoyed a lifelong interest in performance. Years of observation and experience have led him to believe that extraordinary feats are the result of a rather simple approach - singular focus.
Drew studied finance and economics as an undergrad at the California State University, Chico. He spent his early career in the stock and fixed income asset management sector in San Francisco. Drew received an MBA from UC Davis in 1993. While there he expanded his study to include work in sports psychology and graduated with a concentration in performance and leadership. He gained experience during graduate school working with inner city at risk youths and the Sacramento Jesuit boys high school basketball program. He taught goal-setting, meditation, visualization, and focus skills to those he served. The results were strong and proven statistically.
Upon graduation from UC Davis, Drew again found himself in the investment world and a chance encounter led him to a volunteer high school basketball coaching opportunity. The engagement he felt led to a decision to switch careers to full-time coaching. His experience would include high school, volunteer work in Division 1 college, and stints coaching in the WNBA and NBA with the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trailblazer organizations. He created one of the first analytic player personnel databases in professional basketball when he worked in the WNBA in 1998. The database and resulting output was a statistical tool that removed subjective bias from player evaluations.
Drew left professional basketball in 2002 to spend more time with his family. He went back to the business world and is now in his 17th year in the commercial real estate industry. He started his tenure at Newmark Cornish and Carey in 2002 and then moved to JLL in 2005 to help build and grow the Sacramento office. The experience provided access to a global Fortune 500 corporate infrastructure that allowed further research into performance theory. Drew next worked as an acquisition specialist for Strada Investment Group covering the Southern California and Seattle markets. He is currently employed by CBRE in the capital markets sector.
In 2016 Drew enrolled in the UC San Diego mPEAK program. He is now an mPEAK trained coach. The acronym stands for Mindful Performance Enhancement, Awareness and Knowledge. This cutting-edge curriculum created in 2014 for the US BMX Cycling Team was developed by neuroscientists Drs. Lori Haase and Martin Paulus, and the UCSD Center for Mindfulness leaders Executive Director Dr. Steven Hickman and Managing Director Allan Goldstein. The program is built around the latest brain research related to peak performance, resilience, focus, and “flow.” Drew continues his collaboration with mPEAK and uses these skills in his outside performance advisory work.
Drew currently lives with his wife, Grace, in Davis, California. His daughter, Kyra, plays women’s beach volleyball for the University of Washington where she pursues a degree in digital creative design.