Testimonials

Cohorts Testimonials

Tim Corbin

My inclusion with the Auxano Cohort has been, and continues to be, one of my most favorite moments of being a teacher. To be involved with other teachers/coaches who have such a high passion for learning and teaching, and are willing to share their personal thoughts is better than any book that I could ever read. It is a "class" that I look forward to taking every month and I am motivated further by the energy that is stimulated on that call. I am greatly indebted to Travis... his care level for this project is over the top...I am so appreciative.

Tim Corbin

Head Baseball Coach
Vanderbilt University

Anson Dorrance

One of the unfortunate elements of having a long coaching tenure is that tragically you are rarely put in a position where you are the student in the room. I have always believed that to achieve your true potential you have to live on a never-ending ascension. So, you can’t have periods where you are just circulating your own blood. We all have to keep learning or we are going backwards.

The Auxano Cohort has helped me continue to grow as a coach and as a human being. So, I would like to take this public opportunity to thank Tim Corbin (Vandy baseball), Kevin Hambley (Stanford volleyball), Dan Heefner (Dallas Baptist baseball) and Pat Murphy (Alabama softball) for sharing their extraordinary wisdom and their deep humanity. And for Travis for recruiting us, organizing us and weaponizing us once a month to pour our experiences and sometimes our souls into conversations I would never have otherwise.

Anson Dorrance

Head Women's Soccer Coach
University of North Carolina

Kevin Hambly

My experience with the cohort has been one of the most transformative experiences of my coaching career. Travis did a fantastic job of getting the most out of us through impactful conversations, great questions, and creating a safe space where we could all be vulnerable. There are few places in this day and age where coaches can get out of their silos and learn. Thanks to Travis, we all found a space!

Kevin Hambly

Head Volleyball Coach
Stanford University

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Travis Wyckoff is gifted at the lost art of asking good questions! This is what separates him and makes the groups he puts together so exceptional. He's present and aware to find moments to throw in encouragement or a challenge when needed. You can expect these things from your time in a cohort: good discussion, brainstorming of ideas, inspiration to grow, and a good amount of introspection. It is worth your time! 

Kristy Kiely

Head Women's Soccer Coach
Point Loma University

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I have thoroughly enjoyed our Kingdom Coaching Cohort!  Travis does an awesome job of facilitating conversation and asking probing questions that get us to think about things that we don’t always take the time to consider.  In a short amount of time, this cohort has helped me grow spiritually and professionally, while also developing deep relationships with like-minded college athletics professionals.

Lee De Leon

Deputy Director of Athletics
University Louisiana

Joe_Oliveira

This cohort helped me grow personally and professionally more than I ever could have imagined. I feel more self-aware than I ever have been, and understand more clearly what makes a great leader. My eyes are open to things I do well and why those things have a positive impact on our program, and also have become more aware of things that I need to work on and how those things can impact my work. I've never felt more prepared to lead others and lead an organization. Travis provides a great platform that includes a wealth of knowledge/insight, detailed worksheets, relatable articles/podcasts and a community of coaches with similar mindsets that promotes leadership growth. 

Joe Oliviera

Assistant Baseball Coach
San Diego State

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It’s a no brainer for me to recommend a Kingdom Coaching Cohort to anyone hoping to develop their leadership abilities, increase their clarity and understand their role in building people; Travis’s ability to connect, create, and conduct quality interactions that promote growth are second to none.

Blake Beemer

Assistant Baseball Coach
Ball State University

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I was looking for opportunities to grow as a leader not only as a coach but also in my personal life. Travis is excellent at leading a group through different topics of leadership while allowing everyone to learn and grow from each other. If you like to learn and grow - I have not personally experienced something better than being a part of a group led by Travis Wyckoff.

Jake Hendrick

Head Baseball Coach
Northeastern State (Ok)

Kelsey Fenix

“Travis did a great job of leading the cohort I was a part of. He asks great, thoughtful questions. This experience allowed me to get to know other coaches around the country. Most importantly, it helped me to feel connected in a job that can often feel very lonely. I highly recommend joining a Kingdom Coaching Cohort, I would definitely do it again!”

Kelsey Fenix

Head Women's Soccer Coach
Trevecca Nazarene University

Lauren Glenn

When I first heard of the opportunity to join a Kingdom Coaching Cohort, I jumped at it.  I was looking for an opportunity to connect with other coaches and continue to grow in my craft.  Travis is phenomenal to work with.  He asks thoughtful questions, challenges you to grow, and does a great job of providing a space where coaches can connect and learn with and from each other.  I would highly recommend working with Travis!

Lauren Glenn

Head Women's Basketball Coach
Olivet University

Cooper Fouts

This has been a career changer for me. The information that I have been given has absolutely made me a better leader and coach. Travis has given me so many tools that will allow me to continue to learn and grow. This is a no-brainer for a leader that truly wants to grow and become better.

Cooper Fouts

Asstistant Baseball Coach
Purdue University

Jayson_KIng

It is always very beneficial to spend time with great coaches and an incredible facilitator of discussion like Travis. I am one that likes to keep things close to the program and those close to me.  Getting outside of my comfort zone with other coaches that I did not have a prior relationship with was the best part of my experience.  

Jayson King

Head Baseball Coach
Dayton University

Tim McMurray

Our Kingdom Coaching cohort provides the total package!  It is driven by personal and professional purpose, and inspired by Travis’ facilitation skills to take us places we would not get to on our own. The cohort has helped me lock in on relationship purposes, priorities, and people by grounding actions and decisions in faith – eliminating compartmentalization.  My advice... take action!  It is impactful, inspirational, and invigorating.

 

Tim McMurray

Athletic Director
Texas A&M Commerce

Rob Smith

This cohort was an excellent sounding board to discuss ideas but also a great platform for honesty and interaction with a coaching peer group. I highly recommend these cohorts to any coach looking to really grow in an honest and thought-provoking environment.  Travis challenged us all to think at a higher level and interact with each other in a way that helped me grow as a coach!

Rob Smith

Head Baseball Coach
Ohio University

Justin James

“The cohort was a great experience and something I looked forward to every week. It was great to spend time with successful coaches in different parts of the country of all levels. Bouncing ideas off each other, sharing beliefs and thoughts in a controlled, yet loose environment, was extremely beneficial. I would highly recommend joining a cohort. Travis was outstanding in providing materials and keeping the conversations flowing smoothly amongst all of us participating. Great idea for any coach!

Justin James

Head Baseball Coach
Point Loma University

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For my personal growth and development as a coach and leader, the cohort meetings that Travis put together were more than I could ever ask for. The information that was shared and talked about was something I looked forward to every week. I am 100 percent more prepared to lead my team now than I was before I took part in this. 

Rob DiToma

Head Baseball Coach
Fairleigh Dickinson

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This cohort provided me an avenue to grow and learn together in community with others in the same profession and journey. It challenged me to be open and honest with my peers and helped highlight areas where I needed to grow and develop. Travis creates a valuable platform and space for leadership growth to take place. His honesty and transparency seem to be the breeding ground for growth. Time spent with Travis in a cohort is time well spent. 

Connor Smith

Athletic Director
Dallas Baptist University

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I have known Travis since his coaching days and have been fortunate to have Travis work with our student-athletes, coaching staff, and administration at ETBU. His impact on our campus has been tremendous, as he has the unique ability to inspire others to focus on becoming a better athlete, coach, administrator, spouse, or parent, using Jesus as a model. In addition, I was blessed by joining an AD Cohort this summer and could not be more thankful to Travis and his leadership lessons, Kingdom focus perspective, and ability to generate conversation within our group each week. 

Ryan Erwin

Athletic Director
East Texas Baptist University

One on one Testimonials

Dowling_Kristen

I started working with Travis as a DIII coach. From day one he has been authentic and genuine. Travis and Kingdom Coaching played an integral role in my career development and continued growth as a coach. He has a genuine care for myself, my family and my program. Travis puts people first and I am so grateful he is on my team.

Kristen Dowling

Head Basketball Coach
Pepperdine University

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I can't think of a better person to be a coach's coach than Travis. He's played & coached at the highest level, he's easy to talk to, asks great questions & helps me look at coaching with an eternal perspective that is real & practical.

Dan Heefner

Head Baseball Coach
Dallas Baptist University
Jimmy_Elgas

Through all of the incredible highs and the tumultuous lows that the coaching profession can bring, Travis and his Kingdom Coaching program has helped me stay centered on what is most important in my life.  Travis has not only helped me grow so much in my faith and in my ability to lead my team, but we have developed a friendship during our journey, a relationship that will continue for the rest of our lives.  If you need advice in coaching, guidance in leadership or want to learn more about how to coach with Christ as the center of what you are doing, Travis Wyckoff is priceless and will deliver.

Jimmy Elgas

Head Basketball Coach
Henderson State University

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"I am unbelievably lucky to have the opportunity to work with Travis Wyckoff and Kingdom Coaching. His mentorship and leadership training has been instrumental in my development. The ability to work with Travis, who has played and coached at the highest level, challenges me to be a better leader.

I highly recommend for you to get outside of your comfort zone, partner with Travis and invest in yourself."

Spencer Allen

Head Baseball Coach
Northwestern University
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I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Travis.  We tend to invest so much in our players, that often times we don’t invest in ourselves. Working with Travis, helped me work through some leadership issues and struggles on my team and come up with a plan that helped our program be better.  He has helped me to grow not only as a coach but spiritually as well.  The fact that Travis has walked in my shoes before as a college coach is so valuable and because of that perspective he really knows and understands what we are dealing with. Working with Travis has no doubt made me a better coach, a better leader, even a better mom.   

Janae Shirley

Head Softball Coach
East Texas Baptist University

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Travis has been instrumental in my walk with Jesus. God has gifted him with wise counsel that has challenged me as a coach, father & husband. He is about leading people to Jesus & not himself. I am grateful for Travis & Kingdom Coaching!

Antonio Mckenzie

Character Coach
Texas A&M Basketball
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“Working with Travis has been a blessing and much more than I ever anticipated. In the beginning, I was very skeptical of having another coach mentor and coach me.

However, I came home one day and was talking to my wife about work stuff when she mentioned, ‘It would be great if you had someone that you could talk to about your challenges as a coach.’ It was at that moment when I decided to give Travis’ Kingdom Coaching program a chance and see how he could help me and my staff.

WOW! Travis has brought such amazing insight and value tome as a head coach and our staff. I never realized how much of a mental burden I carried as a head coach until I had the ability to share my thoughts with Travis, an outside listening ear, and create an open dialog about a variety of topics."

Having played and coached at a high level, Travis brings an amazing wealth of knowledge and experience to every topic we discuss. Whether it is leadership, communication, staff dynamics, administration, player concerns or our faith, his insight and feedback has truly proven of great value to me. I now consider Travis a mentor but also a friend. And I highly recommend his Kingdom Coaching services to all coaches, no matter what level."

Rusty Rainbolt

Head Women's Basketball Coach
East Texas Baptist University
Reggie

Travis has been beneficial to me in several ways. He has a great perspective having been in the dugout and knowing what it's like to be a college baseball coach, he really helped me be a better leader with my assistant coaches, and he is an amazing listener and has great insight into things I hadn’t considered.

Reggie Christiansen

Head Baseball Coach
Sacramento State