Profession & Organization

  • Founder, Top Mental Game

Bryan Price, PhD


Bryan Price, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience building and leading teams in the military, academia, business, and the sports world. He is the founder of Top Mental Game, which provides executive coaching and mental performance training to athletes and leaders.

Price graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1998 after playing four years of baseball and co-captaining the team as a senior. He flew the Army’s premier attack helicopter, the Apache Longbow, for the first half of his career, which included combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Army then sent Price to attend Stanford University where he earned a Ph.D. in political science in three years. He spent the second half of his 20-year Army career as an Academy Professor at West Point and running the Combating Terrorism Center, one of the nation’s leading terrorism research centers. His book, Targeting Top Terrorists, was published by Columbia University Press.

After retiring from the Army, Price started the Buccino Leadership Institute at Seton Hall University. In 2021, he won the Innovation in Teaching Award, the only award given at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration annual conference.

Price founded Top Mental Game in 2019 to help elite athletes and leaders perform at their best when it matters the most. He’s an ICF-certified executive leadership coach at the PCC-level, and he’s given keynotes and workshops on leadership and mindset to numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Citi Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and T. Rowe Price.