Human Performance Mentors, LLC (HPM) was founded by Michael Cooper to do just one thing: improve mental strength, focus, attitude and behavior to create high octane, successful performance on and off the playing surface. A dynamic life performance coach and consultant who specializes in mental training for leaders and athletes, Michael Cooper teaches individuals and organizations how to enhance their personal development and create behavioral change through The Missing Playbook™ program. HPM leads clients to drastically improve results in every aspect of their lives, including: mental discipline, health, family, relationships, spirituality, social interaction, academics, athletic performance, and professional direction and achievement. Evolving individuals from what they think they are to what they are truly capable of becoming – that’s Human Performance Mentors.

  • Vitality: HPM utilizes new ideas, creative solutions, and innovative approaches
  • Quality: HPM always deliver the highest quality of training to exceed expectations
  • Integrity: HPM believes in high moral standards and never does anything to violate the rights of others


HPM takes a different approach to mental training. We do not simply work through cause and effect; instead, we help individuals understand, control and mitigate the cause to begin with, nabbing problem behavior and attitude at its core. We teach the importance of the mind and how it works, setting goals intellectually and achieving them through rigorous study and process. HPM works with the intellectual, physical and emotional components of every individual.

Often programs focus on the how. Our programs focus on why. HPM helps students find the missing link that fills the gap between what people know and what they do. The process builds awareness and makes them see and understand their potential.

HPM guides you and puts you on a path to that positive transformation in all aspects of your life. As you go through The Missing Playbook™, you’ll frequently hear about the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the gridiron of life. From students seeking academic success, to athletes wanting to make it to the Hall of Fame, to executives climbing the corporate ladder, there are billions of individuals around the world today wanting to reach the top. They have the desire.

What they lack is The Missing Playbook.  READ MORE


Michael Cooper is a Certified LifeSuccess Consultant and has spent more than 20 years studying the teachings of Napoleon Hill, long considered a founding father of new thought movement and the power of personal beliefs in obtaining success. Michael’s studies even brought him to Italy, where he worked with The Napoleon Hill Foundation Leaders.  Michael is a Certified Leader of The Napoleon Hill Foundation.

After more than two decades of studies and research, Michael developed The Missing Playbook™ for athletes, leaders and influencers. He first tested it on himself to prove results in his personal and professional life. Building on his own success, Michael went on to provide guidance and self-management to others, empowering thousands to navigate through the turbulent storms of life. The Missing Playbook brings forth a great deal of his experience and is guaranteed to transform the lives of all participants of the program.

The Missing Playbook is modeled precisely on the same system Michael has used to mentor students from ESPNHS, ESPN Wide World of Sports/Disney, the University of Florida, Purdue University, the Miami Marlins, Rick Macci Tennis Academy, the PGA Tour, the U.S. Army All American Bowl/FBU, ProPops Foundation, XPE Sports, the Institute of Human Performance, World Class Speed, Power Showcase and more.

The program has molded top performers into people who have created lasting, passionate relationships and extraordinary success in virtually every realm.


  • The student-coach relationship is sacrosanct and highly confidential
  • Trust, honesty and open-mindedness are paramount to effective coaching
  • An effective coach creates two-way communication with the student
  • All individuals are capable of achieving greatness…they just may not know it
  • Excellent coaches are excellent listeners
  • Effective coaching encourages commitment to an action-oriented, outcomes-based process achieved through a student’s goal-directed behavior performed under an umbrella of accountability

And lastly:

  • Effective coaching has both a beginning and an end. A coach’s ultimate goal is to work himself out of a job.

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him discover within himself.”– Galileo


The lifeblood of HPM’s mental strength program. It’s a workbook. It’s a toolbox. It’s your inspiration. It takes mental strength training to a whole new level of intensity with real results. It includes behavioral analysis and life skills development to turn leaders, influencers and athletes into champions on and off the playing surface. READ MORE