Timothy Gallwey

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

About Timothy Gallwey

Tim developed The Inner Game in the mid-1970s and has spent three decades inspiring successful organizations including long-term clients Apple, AT&T, The Coca Cola Company and Rolls Royce with whom he shared The Inner Game of leadership, sales, change management and teamwork.

Tim’s bestselling Inner Game series of books set forth a new methodology for coaching and the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields. His books have led many to realize that the Inner Game holds the key to the outer game of their lives.

“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

The Inner Game for Organizations

As well as being one of the leading authors and pioneers in psychology, for 30 years Tim Gallwey has brought the Inner Game approach into organizations looking for better ways to manage change. In the two books, The Inner Game of Work and The Inner Game of Stress, Tim Gallwey provides real solutions for people working in organizations to change their Inner Game and raise their performance.

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.

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.


  • The Inner Game of Tennis
  • The Inner Game of Golf
  • The Inner Game of Work
  • The Inner Game of Skiing
  • The Inner Game of Stress
  • The Inner Game of Music