Tim Gallwey

Pioneer of coaching and performance improvement

Tim Gallwey is The Founder of The Inner Game and is widely acknowledged as the godfather of the current coaching movement. 

He is Chairman of Inner Game Resources & Co-Founder of The Inner Game Institute.

About Tim Gallwey

Tim Gallwey is a pre-eminent thinker in performance improvement and organization change. He has written six books, The Inner Game of Tennis, The Inner Game of Golf, The Inner Game of Skiing, The Inner Game of Music, The Inner Game of Work & The Inner Game of Stress. These seminal books not only accelerated performance in professional sport but introduced the busines world to multiple high-performance models which have revolutionized not only the coaching industry globally but how organizations themselves can bring the best out in their people and truly achieve exceptional performance.


Industry pioneer of performance improvement globally

As well as being one of the leading authors and pioneers in the professional sports world, for 30 years Tim Gallwey has brought the Inner Game approach into organizations looking for better ways to manage change. The Inner Game provides the means to develop and change corporate and institutional culture. The number of leading global organization that have incorporated Inner Game learning and thinking into their way being shouts to potential and the power of the value of the work and its impact. Companies like Apple, ATT, Coca Cola, IBM, Rolls Royce & Xerox have all experienced the extraordinary impact and results.


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“Rocket fuel for individual & corporate superior performance.

David Brown, CEO, Performance Consultants


The History of the Inner Game

Starting in the mid-1970s many corporate leaders and managers recognized the implications of Inner Game concepts and models for facilitating desired changes in the workplace.

One of Tim Gallwey’s first long-term clients was AT&T. In the early 1980s they were faced with the challenge of changing the mindset of the largest company in the US from the “bell shaped head” of monopolistic thinking to the mindset of a competitive, market-driven, entrepreneurial company.

Not long after, Tim Gallwey was asked to help IBM to change its prevailing corporate attitude of “we know it all” to that of a learning and coaching organization. Inner Game methods were then put to use in Apple Computer Company’s Leadership Development program. And in the 1990s Inner Game methods were used to train most of the top-level managers of The Coca-Cola Company in how to coach and develop the skills of their work teams, and eventually to move towards becoming a learning organization.



“There is always an inner game being played in your mind no matter what outer game you are playing. How aware you are of this game can make the difference between success and failure in the outer game.”

Tim Gallwey, Creator of The Inner Game


Tim Gallwey | The Inner Game | Performance Consultants: Video Playlist

To learn more about Tim Gallwey and the Inner Game, you may like to explore a selection of videos and audio on the Tim Gallwey | Inner Game | Performance Consultants playlist on YouTube.

The playlist includes “The Inner Game of Tennis (In a Nutshell)”, an audio segment taken from the audiobook 50 Success Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon which provides an excellent overview of The Inner Game and the truly ground-breaking work that Tim brought to coaching, leadership and performance improvement.