Hearts & Minds: Who We Are

Transforming hearts and training minds, one athlete at a time.

What We Do

At Hearts & Minds, we specialize in mental training for athletes and individuals seeking to enhance their mental fitness. Our flagship product, the Focus 5 app, provides on-demand access to mental training concepts, articles, and courses designed to boost performance, resilience, and overall well-being.

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Our Commitment

Our approach is centered on compassion, integrity, and excellence, ensuring that every individual we serve receives the support they need to thrive.

Making It Affordable

We help athletes develop mental resilience and raise their game, regardless of financial background.

Making It Worthwhile

We want every athlete to feel confident in their own abilities, ready to take on life both in and out of sport.


Meet Our Team

Get to know the experts, coaches, and staff behind our movement.

Trevor Conner
Founder and CEO

Education: B.S. Psychology, MS.Ed. Guidance and Counseling
Resides: Houston Texas

Trevor has worked with the world's most elite athletes and teams at two of the United States' most prestigious training facilities (IMG Academy, FL, 2011 & 12, SPIRE Institute, OH,  2013 - 2016).

Trevor has worked with over 50 Olympians, dozens of professionals in different sports, and thousands of high school and collegiate athletes, and teams in a variety of sports including working with U.S. Navy SPECWAR groups, a division of Recruiting for Naval Special Operations pipelines.

Email: trevor@hmperform.com

George Rivers
Mental Coach and Author

Education: B.S. Psychology - M.S. Clinical & Mental Health Counseling
Resides: Tomball, Texas

George was born and raised in the Houston area where he currently resides. He played tennis competitively in juniors and also at the collegiate level for Tyler Junior College (JUCO D-1) and Indiana University where he received his undergraduate degree in psychology.

He has experience coaching at the collegiate level where George was the Assistant Men's Tennis Coach at Trinity University (NCAA D3) while completing his Master's Degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. His goal and philosophy as a mental coach is to create great athletes but even greater people.

Email: george@hmperform.com

David Matthews
Mental Coach and Head of Curriculum Development

Education: B.S. Psychology -Sports Management, MS. Sport/Exercise Psych
Resides: Los Angeles, California

David has a vast range of expertise from working with Olympic and professional athletes on their mental game as well as "Biohacking" with wellness influencers in Southern California.

Dave is a certified level 3 Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) for the United States Army and taught soldiers across the US from 2016 to 2019He specializes in team-building, education and dynamics, academic performance training, pre/post-deployment readiness training, and early childhood resilience training in schools.

Email: david@hmperform.com

Jacob Sutton
Head of Design and Brand Positioning

Resides: Houston, TX

Videographer. Web Developer. Graphic Designer. Student. Athlete. Bonafide Genius.

Email: jacob@hmperform.com

Cory Aldridge
Public Speaker and Former MLB Player

Resides: Katy, TX  Cory is a former MLB player for the Atlanta Braves and is now a hitting coach and speaker who is focused on both the physical and mental aspects of his athletes.

He has played internationally in both Korea and Mexico and wants to use his experiences for the benefit of athletes around the world.

Available to book for speaking opportunities (keynote, professional development, athletics-based).

Follow Cory on Instagram here: @coryaldridge IG

Email: cory@hmperform.com

Mackenzie Anderson
Head of Sports Nutrition

Resides: Houston, TX  
Education: B.S. in Kinesiology Exercise Science

Mackenzie is a former soccer player, originally from Minnesota, attended the University of South Dakota, and is dedicated to helping Hearts and Minds' athletes manage their nutrition on a daily basis.

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