Gio Valiante

Gio Valiante

Formal First Name
1971 - present

Dr. Gio Valiante is one of the most prominent sport psychologists in the world. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Gio has become golf’s most accomplished sport psychologist. He has logged more than 5,000 hours coaching the greatest portfolio managers, executives, golfers, and athletes around the world. He has worked with many of the sport’s top players, including Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Camilo Villegas, Sean O’Hair, Davis Love III, and Alexis Thompson. He previously served as Head Performance Coach for the Buffalo Bills and Point72 Asset Management. Today, Dr. Gio is the mental game consultant to Golf Digest, The Golf Channel, PGA Tour,  and the University of Florida.

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  • Dr. Gio is recognized as the world's foremost sports psychologist for golfers, and one of the most successful performance coaches in the world.

  • His clients over the past decade have won dozens of championships, and he has become the winningest sport psychologist on the PGA Tour during that time

  • He has worked with the game's best players, including Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson, Justin Leonard, Camilo Villegas, Sean O’hair, and Stuart Appleby, among many others.

  • He has worked as a mental game consultant to the PGA Tour’s hottest players, including Chad Campbell, Heath Slocum, David Duval, and Chris DiMarco. 

  • He has been featured in national publications, including The Financial Times, The New York Times, Good Morning America, CNBC, and ESPN.



  • Sports Psychologist of the Year by The Golf Channel

  • 2011 Golf Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential People in Golf

  • 2010 Golf Channel's Guru of the Year