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Mental conditioning coach opens own firm

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 18 / 15

Trevor Moawad, a noted mental and motivational coach who used to work at Exos and IMG Academy, is forming his own company. Moawad Consulting Group will be based in Moawad’s residence of Phoenix and he is opening the doors to his mental coaching firm with three core clients — Seattle S...

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