Golf’s winningest sport psychologist

Dr. Gio Valiante graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. from Emory University after which he earned status of Full Professor at Rollins College.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Gio Valiante has become golf’s most accomplished sport psychologist. His players have earned over 50 Professional wins and countless amateur accolades. In one year, his players were responsible for over 20% of the wins on the PGA Tour. His two books, Fearless Golf and Golf Flow, are the gold standard in golf psychology.

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Top golf clients

Dr. Gio 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.

Fearless Golf Academy

The key driver for the success is his signature Fearless Golf Academy, the one-day transformational process that resets a golfer’s mindset and puts them on the path to greatness. The Fearless Golf Academy has been deeply researched and proven time and again on golf’s biggest stages. This one day event is designed to get struggling golfers out of slumps quickly, and to help golfers who are playing well to raise their game to higher highs than ever before.

For the first time, we are offering the Fearless Golf Academy for golfers of all levels, with the option to be attended remotely from wherever you are. For more information on attending a Fearless Golf Academy with Dr. Gio and turning your game around, click here.


Ina Kim-Schaad

Fearless Golf Certified Mental Skills Instructor

Ina Kim-Schaad is an accomplished player with a distinguished resume that includes:

  • Junior Ryder Cup.
  • Ranked 7th in the nation in junior Golfweek rankings.
  • First-Team All-American honors.
  • Northwestern University (Team Captain).
  • Met Player of the Year.
  • Met Amateur Champion (3x).
  • Met Open Champion.
  • USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion.

Her mental fortitude was instrumental in her success every step of the way. Dr. Gio’s first Fearless Golf Certified Mental Skills Instructor, Ina combines the experiences of a champion who was able to get the job done, with insights from Dr. Gio’s psychology, research, and methods. Ina splits time between NYC and Jupiter, Florida

Dr. Gio books

Fearless Golf Conquering the mental game
Golf Flow

Dr. Gio in the media