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Ross Flowers

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Owner at Giles Consulting Group, LLC

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Ross Flowers, Ph.D. is an experienced clinical psychologist, sport and performance psychologist, executive coach, author and speaker. As the principal of Giles Consulting Group, he has served as the first director of sports performance psychology for the LA Clippers, mental health clinician for the LA Rams and NFL EAP, senior sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), director of applied sport psychology for University of California Davis, sport psychologist to UCLA Track & Field, California State University Fresno women’s basketball program, California State University Long Beach and San Diego State University athletics, leadership development coach for the Center for Creative Leadership, psychologist in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and international sport psychology presenter, instructor and mentor.

Dr. Flowers is the author of Introducing Your Child to Sports: An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions about Raising a Healthy, Balanced, Happy Athlete. His work has received national attention on television; Good Morning America, NBC, CBS and Fox, in print; Costco Magazine, Sports Illustrated, American Psychological Association Exercise and Sport Psychology, Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Journal of Sport Behavior, as well as local features such as the Seattle Times and Sacramento Bee, and numerous podcasts.

Given the opportunity to design and introduce sport psychology services to the Los Angeles Clippers, Dr. Flowers created and integrated an applied sport psychology program for players and performance team staff. Throughout the integration he, developed and maintained strong working relationships with athletes, coaches and staff in order to apply sport performance and counseling psychology services. In this role, Dr. Flowers assessed, interpreted, and delivered psychological measures to enhance the performance skills of players and staff. He developed and integrated individualized training programs for personal and performance enhancement. He also assisted with the draft and free agent process administering and interpreting psychological screenings and assessments. As a fully integrated member of the team, Dr. Flowers attended all LA Clippers games and practices, as needed to deliver effective services.

Dr. Flowers served as a senior sport psychologist for the USOC. In addition to creating sport psychology programs for national governing bodies of sport and implementing services to teams and individuals, he successfully integrated performance services into the culture of an Olympic Training Center through coaching, mentoring, educational programming, psycho-education, psychotherapy, individual and group consultation, leadership training and team building. He served on many USA World Cup, World Championship and Olympic teams for summer and winter sports.

Dr. Flowers founded and directed the Applied Sport Psychology Program at the University of California, Davis serving 26 intercollegiate athletic programs, over 800 student-athletes and 121 coaches and staff. He also supervised the professional development of psychology doctoral candidates specializing in applied sport psychology.
Dr. Flowers designs, teaches, and implements skills development programs for culturally diverse individuals, teams and organizations. He has expertise in assessing individual attributes such as; attention and focus, self-confidence, decision-making ability, leadership, clear communication, emotional management, adaptability, and achievement planning, in order to develop successful strategies to improve individual behavior, team performance and organizational culture.

His productivity in the realm of clinical sport performance psychology is supported by his background as an elite Hall of Fame athlete, Hall of Fame Division 1 coach, and consultant to national and international business professionals. He holds a doctorate of philosophy in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with emphasis in performance and sport psychology, and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Sport performance psychology, counseling psychology, executive and leadership development coaching
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Giles Consulting Group (GCG) is a culturally conscious performance and leadership development consultancy, grounded in well-researched theory and proven performance standards. GCG takes pride in being a valuable resource in achieving individual and team goals, and works effectively to teach skills that are essential to performance, so clients can maximize the pleasures of excellence. GCG’s philosophy is to engage individual competency and growth to strengthen personal, professional and team performance. 


GCG works with an international clientele of government, for-profit and non-profit companies, youth to Olympic and professional athletes and coaches, to provide a uniquely diverse breadth of skills and experiences to engage diverse issues, and integrate meaningful skills to reach impactful solutions.  


Giles Consulting Group, LLC is founded and led by Dr. Ross Flowers who is a licensed psychologist, sport and performance psychologist, executive coach, international speaker and author. Dr. Flowers assesses, teaches and trains diverse individuals and teams how to lead effectively, manage conflicts, stimulate high performance, improve communication, strengthen relationships, and make recognizable impacts. Grow and successfully adapt through a unique customized experience with Dr. Flowers that is entrenched in extensive research and the breadth of his experiences working with international business executives and managers, top youth athletes and coaches to Olympic and professional athletes and coaches. Work with Dr. Flowers to integrate individual and team skills that will make a positive impact in your life and performance. 


For clinical services, concierge care is available for clients who wish to avoid having mental health records from their visits. Concierge-style care offers cash-pay instead of using health insurance.

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Dr. Ross Flowers Professional Speaker
Dr. Ross Flowers Professional Speaker

Dr. Ross Flowers is a dynamic international professional speaker who delivers teachable techniques to inspire motivation,... Read More

Posted 04/27/2020 by Ross Flowers
CBS on Introducing Your Child to Sports
CBS on Introducing Your Child to Sports

CBS interviews Dr. Ross Flowers and discusses his book Introducing Your Child to Sports.... Read More

Posted 04/27/2020 by Ross Flowers
Dr. Ross Flowers on New Day
Dr. Ross Flowers on New Day

Ross Flowers, Ph.D., sport psychologist and former Garfield High School and UCLA track and field standout, shared tips... Read More