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Justin Tillinghast

Lead Facilitator

Justin Tillinghast is an accomplished sales/BD professional with over two decades of sales and leadership experience both domestically and internationally. Justin has worked for multi-national (defense) corporations, providing solutions into multiple verticals (including the federal government and defense industries). Justin is well versed in business development and is directly responsible for developing winning business development teams. As a cognitive performance expert and master resiliency trainer, Justin works with special operations forces and direct combat support personnel in human performance and cognitive skills development– including adaptive thinking, human engagements, and emotional control skills and strategies.

Justin is a spirited instructor who brings years of diverse experience in business, sales, leadership, human performance, and coaching to his classes. Known as ‘Coach’ due to his years of coaching amateur, high school, and collegiate baseball (including a short stint as the General Manager of Ripken Baseball, where he worked alongside Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Cal Ripken, Jr.). Justin brings a unique perspective to challenges faced in today’s business environment.

Before starting his career, Justin served as a squad leader with the U.S Marine Corps. which led him to his lifelong learning pursuit of ‘all things human performance’ while continuing his education in completing a PhD in Performance Psychology. This unique background enhances his audiences’ experience inside and outside of the classroom.

The combination of mission driven executive & military leadership experience, sales development, business development, and training, gives Justin the edge in helping customers gain new business, increase growth and profits while advancing the company mission through strong self-discipline and time management skills.

Justin has a PhD in Organizational Performance Psychology, Master of Science in Sports and Health Science, Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
Justin’s Resiliency Training in particular has been given to the following audiences:
  • Navy Special Warfare (SEALS)
  • John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (SWCS)
  • Green Berets (ODA’s)
  • Army Rangers,
  • Collegiate & Professional Sports teams.