Marv Zauderer, M.S., M.S., MFT

Helping individuals, couples, and teams solve problems and reach their potential.

Speaking Engagements

I'm cutting back on my speaking schedule this year, but if you're interested in discussing a possible speaking engagement with me, please get in touch soon, as there are often dates under discussion that aren't mentioned in my 2013 schedule. You can also see comments from audience members and a list of my past presentations below.

2013 Presentations/Workshops

February 21 -- UC Berkeley Triathlon Team, Berkeley, CA


Comments on Marv's Presentations/Workshops

"Our participants walked away from Marvin’s presentation feeling empowered and with concrete steps they could take to improve their outlook on training. He was relevant, funny, and very knowledgeable. He asked questions of the group and used their examples to illustrate his points. It was impossible to walk away without having learned at least one or two valuable tools to use. We will definitely have Marvin back and I wish we had done this years ago!"

              -- Hillary Casper, Cyclist Representative Manager, AIDS/Lifecycle


"It was a pleasure hosting Marvin at REI. His presentation is chock full of useful tips, which he presents in a clear, well-organized, and engaging manner. He knows how to reach his audience, whether competitive/recreational athlete or nonathlete in search of more effective performance skills."

               -- Polly Bolling, San Francisco Bay Area REI Outreach Specialist


"Marvin has been a great asset to our speaker series. He has a great ability to connect with his audience and really inspire each person to maximize his or her mental toughness. His techniques are easy to apply for quick results. In my opinion, every person who came to his talk instantly walked away with the tools to become a better, stronger athlete."
               -- Priscilla Moreno, Sports Basement


"I will be able to apply many things you said not only to my training and racing, but to academics and other areas as well. I feel like we tend to subconsciously notice many of the things you talked about, but to hear them explained so clearly and concretely gives everything a whole new light. I thought your talk was surprisingly motivational and I am now really excited to run after all my SMART goals!"

               -- Catharina Guidice, UC Berkeley Triathlon Team

"Teaching, knowledge and passion. Marvin brings all three of these qualities to his talks. He grabs the attention of the attendees in a short period of time and leaves them with hope and actionable items. The athletes that attended the 2008 USA Cycling West Coast Development Camp were treated to learning these valuable skills that will help them in their future, both on the bike and off the bike.

               -- Larry Nolan, Head Coach, 2008 USA Cycling West Coast Development Camp


"Thanks so much for getting together with our Pine Ridge Alcatraz Swim Team -- helps move us into 'the zone'."

               -- Dr. Nancy Iverson, Medical Director and Co-Founder, PATHstar


"Marvin's insight into the mind of an athlete is truly remarkable. One workshop with him, and I was already thinking about how I could approach challenges differently, and find more success. Marvin helps you focus your hard work, and find that mind/body balance that we all seek."

               -- Janelle Kellman, President, Dolce Vita Cycling


"Marvin's talk was great for our training camp. Delivered with such compassion and skill, our athletes are still talking about the concepts today."

               -- Bradley Saul, Founder and President, OrganicAthlete


"Marvin's lecture at our store was a real treat. He has the rare ability to offer meaningful guidance to a broad spectrum of athletes, from casual fitness enthusiasts to the elite. Everyone can take away some useful nuggets to incorporate into their regimen."

               -- Brian Bruckner, Owner, Big Swingin' Cycles


"I thought this was a very valuable presentation -- lots of good ideas and guidelines that apply to the athlete at any level of their development. Marvin's presentation was engaging and lively -- not boring at all -- which, as you know, is key to keeping students' attention. And the material is valuable to coaches as well -- stressing the importance of positive coaching messages."

               -- Jessie King, Parent, Branson School


"The best part was that the kids were hungry for more."

               -- Dan Freeman, Coach, Drake High School MTB Team


"The talk was really good...it got some people thinking more about positive self-talk."

               -- Sarah Lovett, Student and Medal-Winner, Drake High School MTB Team


"Marvin gave a talk that fully engaged and empowered our coaches, as he hit on our organization's core value -- raising healthy and well rounded athletes. He had so much to offer: the importance of fun, how to address teenagers and the challenges they face, and gave solid advice for coaching kids to perform their best, just to name a few topics he covered. We plan to continue utilizing Marvin's expertise in pursuit of coaching and supporting the whole youth athlete."
               -- Matt Fritzinger, Executive Director, and Nadine Budbill, Assistant Director
                   NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League


"Who knows how teenagers really think and feel? Most of us have forgotten (or are still trying to repress!) the unique challenges and pressures that affect an adolescent's athletic performance (and personal development). And most teens would rather give up pizza than expose their vulnerabilities. Marvin gently pulls back the veil through empathy and positive role models, creating a safe environment for promoting "mental fitness" and defusing negative habits with simple exercises and familiar scenarios."

               -- Ken White, Coach, Redwood High MTB Team


"Your presentation drew more kids than I expected with short notice....the recovery ride after school was equally moving -- they enjoyed talking about how realistic your scenarios were, and how they hadn't heard about self-talk before. Your presentation gave them an appreciation for all the hard work they've done."

               -- Eryn Hughes, Coach, Albany High School MTB Team



2012 Presentations/Workshops

February 13 -- San Rafael High School MTB Team San Rafael, CA
March 12 -- Monte Vista High School MTB Team, Danville, CA
July 2 -- USA Cycling Junior Development Camp, Moraga, CA
October 5 -- Pine Ridge Alcatraz Swim Team, San Francisco, CA

2011 Presentations/Workshops

February 13 -- SportVelo Training Camp, Los Altos, CA
February 19 -- NorCal High School MTB League, Fairfax, CA
October 14 -- Pine Ridge Alcatraz Swim Team, San Francisco, CA
October 15 -- NorCal High School MTB League, Davis, CA

2010 Presentations/Workshops

January 11/13 -- Guide Dogs for the Blind, "The 5 Core Skills of Mental Fitness at Work," San Rafael, CA
February 12 -- SportVelo Training Camp, Los Altos, CA
February 22 -- Guide Dogs for the Blind, "The 5 Core Skills of Mental Fitness at Work," San Rafael, CA
March 5 -- The Branson School, Ross, CA
March 9 -- AIDS/Lifecycle, "The 5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Cyclists ," Sports Basement (Bryant St.), San Francisco


2009 Presentations/Workshops

February 1 -- SportVelo Training Camp, Los Altos, CA
February 23 -- UC Berkeley Cycling and Triathlon Teams, Berkeley, CA
March 24 -- Redwood High School MTB Team, Larkspur, CA
April 20 -- The Branson School, Ross, CA
June 22 -- USA Cycling Junior Development Camp, Moraga, CA
October 8 -- Pine Ridge Alcatraz Swim Team, San Francisco, CA
October 11 -- SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League, Los Angeles, CA
October 17 -- NorCal High School MTB League, San Anselmo, CA

2008 Presentations/Workshops

January 17 -- Dolce Vita Cycling Team: "Beating the Winter Blues," San Francisco, CA
January 24 -- Stanford University Cycling Team, Stanford, CA
January 26 -- Metromint Cycling Team, Petaluma, CA
February 7 -- Sports Basement: "The 5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Athletes," San Francisco, CA
February 15 -- SportVelo Training Camp, Palo Alto, CA
February 23 -- Organic Athlete Training Camp, Windsor, CA
February 25 -- Redwood High School MTB Team, Larkspur, CA
March 6 -- Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club, Newark, CA
March 20 -- Sports Basement: "The 5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Athletes," Walnut Creek, CA
March 21 -- Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anselmo, CA
March 31 -- Albany High School MTB Team, Albany, CA
April 22 -- Branson School MTB Team, Ross, CA
April 28 -- Sir Francis Drake High School MTB team, San Anselmo, CA
June 5 -- Benefit for NorCal High School MTB League: "The 5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Athletes," San Rafael, CA.
June 17 -- USA Cycling Junior Development Camp, Rohnert Park, CA
June 19 -- Team TIBCO: "The 5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Athletes," Palo Alto Bicycles, Palo Alto, CA
September 5 -- Bayside Marin: "Integrating Body and Mind in Recovery," San Rafael, CA
October 2 -- Pine Ridge Alcatraz Swim Team, San Francisco, CA
October 15 -- REI: "The 5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Athletes," Corte Madera, CA
October 18 -- NorCal High School MTB League Leaders' Summit, San Anselmo, CA
October 21 -- REI: "The 5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Athletes," Berkeley, CA
October 25 -- Marin County Triathlon, San Rafael, CA
October 30 -- REI: "The 5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Athletes," Saratoga, CA
November 1 -- Team CS Training Camp, "Beating the Cyclist's Winter Blues," Sonoma, CA

2007 Presentations/Workshops

March 11 -- Sport Psychology class, JFK University, Pleasant Hill, CA
March 19 -- Webcor/Alto Velo Team Meeting, Cupertino, CA
April 17 -- UC Berkeley Triathlon Team, Berkeley, CA
June 28 -- Sports Basement, Presidio, San Francisco, CA
July 20 -- Tri Club Marin, San Rafael, CA
August 8 -- Santa Rosa Cycling Club, Sebastopol, CA
August 14 -- Sir Francis Drake High School Athletic Department, San Anselmo, CA
September 11 -- Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, Sunnyvale, CA
September 29 -- Team CS, Santa Rosa, CA
October 4/11 -- "5 Core Skills of Mentally Fit Cyclists" Webinars
October 8 -- UC Berkeley Cycling Team, Berkeley, CA
October 13/14 -- Nike Club Run SF, San Francisco and Danville, CA
October 28 -- NorCal Mountain Bike League Leaders' Summit, San Anselmo, CA