George Mumford – Mental Coach to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and more

Per Bristow and George Mumford

George Mumford - sports psychologist and meditation teacher - was a secret weapon behind the NBA Championship team the Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan years, as well as The Lakers NBA Championship team helping Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and more improve their performances. You who have followed me know that a big part of what I do is teach awareness and mental skills of effective learning and high performance. (These are subject I go into deeper at my [Read more...]

Remarkable Performance at Per Bristow Live Event


At "Per Bristow Live" in Toronto, I had the pleasure of inviting Deidrey Francois up on the stage. Only a few years ago, she didn't believe she could sing - that she wasn't "good enough". No one in the audience was prepared for the emotional impact she would have on us all. Here's the video. (Although this video does of course not do justice to the amazing experience we had in the room.) Much of my Live Event is about learning how we can recognize the restrictions that hold us back in life, … [Read more...]

Sing For Good – Tania de Jong – How Singing Together Changes The Brain

Per and Tania

Here's a beautiful global initiative to sing for good - Yes, to do good and feel good through singing - to help our brains and lives become healthier, happier and more creative. The benefits of singing, as you probably already know, are numerous. There are significant changes in your brain chemistry from singing. In addition, this global Sing For Good initiative gives us a way to help others. … [Read more...]

Per Bristow with Opetaia Foa’i and Te Vaka


I had the pleasure of having Opetaia Foa’i and his wonderful group Te Vaka come by for lunch. These beautiful souls from the South Pacific who entertain audiences around the world with their "South Pacific fusion" are now in the works of creating the music for Disney's new animated movie "Moana", plus preparing for their US/Canada tour. I also had the pleasure of seeing in action (and trying) the Polynesian percussion instrument “pate”. Ah, what a beautiful instrument. Have you played … [Read more...]

Performance: What does it mean to “perform”?

So in the last blog post we addressed the voice. Let’s today address the issue of “performance”. I am known as a voice and performance coach, so let's address the issue of how to perform well. What does it mean to "perform"? What does that word “performance” mean? “Performance” to me is not just about getting up on stage, or performing on a sports field. Being able to perform well is about being able to live life with greater enjoyment and greater success. We want our body and mind to perform … [Read more...]