about travis

To Start With...

I am passionate about helping leaders unlock their potential.

Most coaches I know have a strong desire to get better. Some are trying to grow out of a constraint, some are trying to take their strengths and improve them, and some are working on both.

Imagine what it might look like to remove that constraint holding you back and operate in your area of strength at a high level.

Many leaders are stuck in what's called 'Galilean Relativity'. This is where a leader is so entrenched in their program (both mentally and emotionally) that they tend to lose perspective. Sometimes leaders simply need an outside perspective to help them recalibrate.

How many wins is that worth? How much peace of mind is that worth? How much is that worth to your family?

I'm guessing you'd say it is worth a lot!

I'd love to help get you there!

You see that button below that says Click Here? By clicking that button we can connect and investigate what it could look like to journey together to help you be a better, healthier leader.

About Travis

My name is Travis Wyckoff. Here is a glimpse into who I am.

Professional Career

  • I started Kingdom Coaching in September of 2017.
  • I am currently working with college coaches and athletes at all NCAA levels (D1, D2, D3), athletic directors at all levels, and leaders in the corporate setting.
  • I coached college baseball for 11 years.
  • I coached at:
    • University of Iowa
    • Creighton University
    • Des Moines Area Community College
    • Dallas Baptist University.
  • I played college baseball at Wichita State from 1993-1996.
  • After my college career, I played three years in the minor leagues with the Miami Marlins.
  • I spent six years on staff at Stonegate Church
  • I oversaw leadership development and the group's ministry while at Stonegate.


  • I have been married to my wife Cherice for 23 years.
  • I have three kids, Trevor (21), Cooper (19), and Ellie (16).

Social Media

  • You can follow me on Kingdom Coaching Twitter HERE
  • You can subscribe to my Coaching DNA podcast HERE
  • You can follow me on Instagram HERE
  • You can catch me on Facebook HERE


A Few Thoughts on Leadership

  • Being yourself is a massive key to success.
  • Building an elite environment is the most important aspect of leadership.
  • The hardest person to lead is yourself.
  • Most people will not do the simple, small disciplines every day to grow into an elite leader.

My Favorite books (Click on the link to view):

  • Intangibles
  • Trillion Dollar Coach
  • Super Thinking- The Book of Mental Models
  • Surprised By The Power Of The Spirit
  • Behind The Bench
  • InsideOut Coaching
  • Energy Leadership
  • Mental Models by Farnam Street
  • Pebble of Perception
  • The Inner Knight
  • The Creative Act
  • Streams in the Wasteland


  • I love to read and hang with my family.
  • I like to work out. Not too much though. And no running!
  • I don't hunt or fish and I absolutely do not like camp. (Maybe the craziest idea ever)

The best article I have read lately

Favorite Podcast (short description)

  • Coaching DNA (No explanation needed, Phenomenal podcast)
  • The Knowledge Project (Don't tell people what to think, teach them how to think)
  • Emotionally Healthy Leader Podcast (How to be a great and healthy leader)
  • Andrew Huberman - Huberman Lab (All about neuron-science, health, and biology)
  • Coach Your Brains Out (Good friend John Mayer host (also with Billy Allen, author of The Inner Knight)
  • The GM Journey

Things I Think

  • Writing helps my thinking. Writing is the quickest way to reveal how little I know about a particular subject.
  • Leadership/coaching is really hard.
  • Playing the long game is better than short game.
  • I need time to sit in silence and solitude.
  • Your kids will do more of what you do than what you say.
  • Elite leaders are gifted but maybe even more than that, they are super intentional...intentional with people, growth, & creating a great environment in their program.
  • There are unbelievable leaders at all levels of college athletics.
  • To be really present with people is not normal and can make a big impact.
  • Growth requires tension.
  • Your daily habits determine how you spend your life.
  • The people you hang with determine your life's trajectory.
  • If someone gave me life-changing money where I didn't have to work, I would still want to work with coaches.



I coached college baseball for 11 years… to varying degrees of success. Some years were really good, some were really bad... and everywhere in between.

After I got out of coaching, that is a whole other story in itself, I spent six years on a church staff. Those six years were the greatest growth years of my life. I worked for a guy named Rodney Hobbs and he developed me in areas that I had never been developed in before.

Self-awareness, winning influence, leading people without a paycheck, having hard conversations, running effective meetings, time management, energy management, on and on I could go. And at times he was just a great, wise sounding board. I would go to his office and bounce ideas and questions off of him daily.

I had been around some great coaches and worked for some great AD’s, but I never had in coaching what I had in ministry.

After six years of ministry, I felt led to start a consulting business working with coaches called Kingdom Coaching. I wanted to be a massive value add to college coaches like Rodney Hobbs was to me.

The way the college sports are set up, it is really really hard for a head coach or an AD to do what Rodney Hobbs did in my life.

Knowing the landscape of college athletic departments, I came to realize that in most situations, it takes an outside person with the singular focus to help develop the coaches.

And so I want to be that person. I have a laser-like focus on developing, equipping, and resourcing college coaches. I am convinced everyone needs their Rodney Hobbs.