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Joe Towne (@MeJoeTowne) is an actor, producer, writer and performance coach and mentor for numerous athletes, actors, broadcast professionals and more. His professional journey has taken him from coast to coast and across the Atlantic. He graduated with a BA in Theater from The University of Southern California and interned at 20th Century Fox. Joe then headed back east, where he pursued a career in theater and embarked on a 30-year journey that took him to the UK and back. Along the way, he studied at NYC’s Stella Adler with June Stein and with Gary Austin, founder and creator of The Groundlings.

Some of Joe’s most acclaimed roles include an “unfailingly imaginative!” 30-minute Star Wars Trilogy recap that was featured on BBC radio and performed live for George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch, Mr. Pink in Edinburgh Fringe Fest’s highly rated production of Reservoir Dogs and opposite Rebel Wilson in the New Line feature film Isn’t It Romantic.

We brought Joe on the podcast because athletes and those who lead them have so much to learn from people in theater, who experience way more failure than successes, who struggle with adversity and must overcome negative self talk, and so many other areas of the inner game. Joe gives us some great tools and ideas for being mentally strong and learning from our toughest moments. Sound useful for your athletes? 

You can connect with Joe at:

@theperformersmindset on IG

@MeJoeTowne on Twitter and IG

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