Tom Crawford is a founder and managing partner of High Performance Associates (HPA). HPA provides consulting services to a broad continuum of clients, including hedge funds, private equity and financial services companies, market leading healthcare, commercial real estate and technology companies, universities, professional sports franchises, and executives and athletes across the United States. Since its inception, High Performance Associates’ expertise and commentary has been sought by publications and news outlets such as the NY Times, NY Post, Fortune, Newsweek, USA Today, Men’s Health, Popular Science and ESPN.

HPA is the culmination of Dr.Crawford's twenty years in the Human Performance field, including almost 10 years as the Director of Coaching and managing director of high performance programs for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). During his tenure at the USOC, Dr. Crawford led the development and management of education and performance programs for over 45 Olympic and Pan American sports, including virtually all Olympic teams and coaches. His work supporting America's top coaches was featured on NBC during the Atlanta Olympic Games. Prior to the USOC, Dr. Crawford was a founding staff member and Senior Director of the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, where he worked collaboratively with corporations, universities, medical centers, government agencies and National Governing Bodies of Sport. In his capacity as Senior Director, he led the research, development and management of performance and preventive health programs for the complete continuum of human development, including nationally acclaimed executive development programs. He also worked with and provided counsel to athletes and coaches from the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Football League, ‘Top-10’ professional tennis players, as well as other professional and amateur athletes from across the United States. His programs at the National Institute were featured live on "CBS This Morning."

Dr. Crawford has been a keynote/featured speaker in over a dozen countries worldwide, as well as an invited lecturer at prestigious universities such as The Wharton School, Columbia, Brown, Stanford, Indiana, Purdue, The Shanghai Institute, the Australian Institute for Sport, The University of Malaga in Spain and the Wingate Institute in Israel . He has organized and appeared on programs with athletes, coaches and journalists such as John Wooden, Digger Phelps, Billy Packer, Frank Deford, Bob Costas, Bonnie Blair, Todd Martin, and many more. He also appeared with over a dozen Nobel Laureates at the Inaugural World Science Festival. He presents on a variety of topics including: Leadership for High Performance – Maximizing Human Potential; Talent Identification and Development; and Authentic Happiness.

In 1989, Dr. Crawford was the first graduate to receive a double-doctoral degree in Performance Psychology and Motor Development from Indiana University, where he was awarded the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award and served as a special advisor to the Dean of the School of Health. Previously, he received his master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with an emphasis in Leadership from the Purdue University School of Science. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Chief Executives of Sport.

Dr. Tom Crawford
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