Dr. Eric Bean is a high performance coach and leadership consultant. Through both one-on-one and group training, Eric has worked with Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, surgeons, business professionals, and athletes on the psychology of high performance, leadership development, culture, and team dynamics. While working with the Army, Eric led a small team to create and implement the first mental training curriculum for surgeons and emergency physicians at Madigan Army Medical Center.
As the Director of High Performance for HigherEchelon, Inc., Dr. Bean partners with organizations in both private and public sectors to design, develop, and implement customized solutions for enhancing leadership, aligning strategy and culture, and generating powerful team performance. Dr. Bean has taught a master's level Leadership Theory and Application course at Boston College while also consulting with Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and athletes of all levels.
Dr. Bean is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (AASP), Associate Certified Coach (ICF), and serves as the Public Relations and Outreach Chair on the Executive Board within the Association for Applied Sports Psychology. Eric received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in Sports Psychology from Cal State Fullerton, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Sports and Exercise Psychology. Dr. Bean has gained insights from both elite performers and junior athletes on what it takes to be their best and is a published, peer-reviewed author. Dr. Bean and his family live in San Diego.