Ben Oliva is a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC) and mental health counselor. He specializes in training athletes and performers of all ages to maximize their potential by teaching evidence-based mental skills and techniques that apply both on and off the field.
Ben is the mental performance coach for Fordham University and New York University Athletics. He also works with the Baylor Football program and other NCAA teams. Beyond athletics, Ben is a mental performance coach for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Mental Performance Initiative and delivers leadership and mental performance workshops for business organizations across the country.
Prior to joining SportStrata, Ben’s experience includes working for the mental skills group of the Boston Red Sox and serving as an assistant coach at Williams College for the baseball and football programs, where he was also a two-sport varsity athlete. In addition, Ben worked for nearly a decade at a summer camp for children ages 5-12.
Ben received his master's degree (EdM) in sport and performance counseling from Boston University and his undergraduate degree in psychology and astrophysics from Williams College. In his free time, Ben enjoys hiking with his dog, spending time with his friends and family, and playing sports. He currently competes as an endurance athlete and has completed the Boston and Los Angeles Marathons.