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  • Maximize Your Impact

    At the highest levels of competition, the outcome is often determined by the smallest difference in human performance. This difference is the result of having more energy, stamina, clarity, purpose and overall better preparation.

    Make The Turn Corporate Leadership programming is a high-performance business and personal activation driven experience designed to provide executives and their teams with unique tools to elevate their game in and out of the workplace. The special combination of mindset, nutritional, fitness, business leadership and athletic performance based coaching, inspires participants by revealing the possibilities that exist within one’s human potential while building a more powerful corporate culture. A premium experience on all levels, the MTT Performance Team delivers a game-changing endeavor with the power to impact all areas of the corporate lifestyle!

    MTT leadership programs are available as 1 Day activations or in-depth 3 Day comprehensive retreats. Additional program upgrades include medical assessments and advanced wellness protocol in partnership with The Monterey Program For Executive Health.

We now have the tools not only to drive powerful business results, but tools for a more purposeful and rewarding way of being, and working together.

- Nick Severino, Vice President Apple

  • Meet Our Team

    Make The Turn corporate experiences are created by Founder/CEO Jeff Ritter along with our team of professionals in golf performance, mindset,fitness, nutrition and corporate leadership. Innovators in the world of human performance, our coaches have helped countless clients across the globe create a more purposeful, profitable and rewarding way of being in every business and lifestyle endeavor.

    Developing entertaining and insightful content across a variety of media platforms, MTT team members have been featured in Golf Digest Magazine, FOX Sports, ESPN, The Katie Couric Show, Men’s Health, Sirius XM Radio, Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report and The Golf Channel.


  • Jeff Ritter

    Jeff Ritter is the CEO/Founder of MTT Performance. An accomplished coach, author and motivational speaker, Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. He credits his passion for inspiration, body health and “mental flexibility” for the reputation that has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well but living well.

    A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff’s articles appear in Golf Digest Magazine, Golf Tips Magazine, Golf Punk Magazine in the United Kingdom and POP Golf Mexico. He has also been seen and heard on ESPN, FOX Sports, FOX Sports Radio, Sirius XM Radio and The Golf Channel. In 2014 he created and produced the MTT Weekly Challenge Series which can be seen on Golf Digest TV.

  • Chris Dorris

    Chris Dorris has served as an advisor, consultant and Mental Toughness Trainer and Personal Transformation Coach to elite athletes, executives, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide. He conducts workshops and seminars on Mental Conditioning, Leadership, and Peak Performance.

    He is the author of Creating Your Dream: Confidently Stepping into Your Own Brilliance, and several audio programs including: “ALL IN,” “The Edge” and the Creating Your Dream Audio Course.

  • David Jack

    One of the world’s most recognized sports performance and conditioning coaches, David is an industry leader and consultant for major brands and publications such as Reebok, Rodale, Men’s Health and Women’s Health.

    A recurring guest on “The Katie Couric Show” and and featured spokesperson for Nissan, Davidʼs mission is to connect, teach and share with others to change the way we look at fitness, ourselves and those around us, to help people get ready to be ready when they are called upon.

  • Cate Ritter

    The “go to” expert for for some of the world’s top publications, Cate’s road to nutrition was literally born on the links. A top ranked Northern California Junior and standout collegiate athlete, Cate speaks the player’s language, clearly understanding the unique demands of both competitive and recreational players. Creator of the MTT LEAN 18 program, Cate offers nutrition consulting for corporations and individuals looking to feel better and reach their potential through better health.

    Still an avid golfer, Cate’s perspective on wellness has appeared in Golf Digest, US News and World Report and ABC TV.

We supply companies with the tools to thrive in a rapid growth environment.

- Jeff Ritter, CEO and Founder MAKE THE TURN

Jeff Ritter walks his talk with an inspiring message we can all learn from.

- Mark Verstegen, CEO and Founder Team EXOS

I have met thousands of people around the world, but no one that comes close to the love and gifts that Chris has to help you be a miracle.

- Tim Boylan, Executive Director CA Technologies


I have interviewed a lot of nutrition experts throughout my 13 year journalism career and I must admit Cate is one of the best.

- Susan Casper, News Anchor and Journalist ABC TV

  • Golf Performance

    Much more than a game-changing experience. MTT corporate programs utilize lessons inherent within the sport to drive inspired action in business planning, strategy and execution. Learn to develop new skills and habits through techniques in awareness, adjustment and sustainability that reach well beyond the course.

    Process information, strategize and execute using tools exhibited by elite athletes. Gain clarity, create action, and engage your team in a manner that strengthens every aspect of the corporate culture.

MTT creates new growth opportunities that dramatically impact the bottom line, all while being conducted in a golf inspired environment.

- Lorin Anderson, Executive VP Golf Channel Academy

  • Lean 18 Nutrition

    MTT “LEAN 18” corporate programs are a fun and effective way to develop a stronger business. Our delicious and interactive culinary activities inspire your team with unique tools and strategies to increase energy, improve focus, lose weight, gain more restful sleep, reduce sick days and improve overall health. Key components sustainable high-level performance in the workplace. We create simple solutions that are delicious, doable and sustainable that supply your team with the tools to delver a winning performance and long-term return on investment.

    Select from a variety of programs that include fun and interactive culinary exercises to support connectivity and interaction within your group.

We love the LEAN 18 and its simple yet logical approach to food.

- Ron Kaspriske, Fitness Editor Golf Digest Magazine

  • Lifestyle Fitness

    A thriving business is the world’s greatest team, comprised of talented skill players at every position. A team that continually makes a championship run, can’t be slowed down by low energy, lingering aches and pains or players watching from the sidelines. When you activate a higher level of performance within the human body you create the foundation for sustainable achievement in every endeavor.

    Learn the secrets for developing no-excuses regimens that deliver big results. Feel fit and refreshed regardless of schedule, travel or time zone. Improve energy, increase activity and feel more powerful, while being better for business, family and self.

We help people become who they were created to be, in order to do what only they can do.

- David Jack, Partner MAKE THE TURN Fitness

  • Inspire Your Workforce

    People are at their best when they feel their best. When an organization invests in the well-being of its people, they support a lifestyle that serves the individual, while guaranteeing the company gets a higher return on their investment.

    MTT corporate leadership programs provide executives and key employees with daily coaching that challenges and encourages participants to build a more powerful corporate culture. Leadership and sales curriculum topics include: Emotional Mastery: The Cornerstone of Mental Toughness; Converting Adversity to Fuel; & The Pre-Game Mental Prep Routine.

Chris Dorris has transformed the way my team thinks and feels about their work, and has driven an extraordinary lift in our productivity.

- Larry Shurtz, Area VP

  • Mental Toughness

    Simply put, Mental Toughness is achieved by engaging in the practices of strengthening the way you use your mind, specifically, only in ways that serve you. The stronger your mental aptitude, the greater the likelihood of having what you want, doing what you want, and being who you want to be in this life.

    Our programs are designed to teach executives and your team the simple yet profound disciplines, techniques, practices and exercises that when integrated into your life, will result in elevating performance in every conceivable way, personally, professionally and athletically.

The better we feel, the better we are at everything. Thus, we have great incentive to become emotional warriors serving family, business and self.

- Chris Dorris, Partner MAKE THE TURN Mindset

  • Program Benefits

    MTT’s definition of “Leadership” is getting the most out of your people. This program is designed to teach leaders to be excellent coaches, which, in turn, translates into increased business, performance, productivity and thus profitability.

    Inspire your workforce and increase productivity by tackling the initiatives unique to your business with our executive coaching team. Develop the Athletes’ brand of Mental Toughness for increased performance in and out of the workplace. Learn to fuel your body for optimal energy, restful sleep and weight management.

    Improve balance, strength and mobility to alleviate pain and feel your best. Includes “No Excuses” personal training regimens for the executive traveler, plus proven practices to feel alert and fresh regardless of schedule or time zone.

    Achieve a sustainable high-performance lifestyle for personal fulfillment and workplace performance, while providing an example of excellence to those who follow your lead.

The ultimate game in life, is the game of raising the bar. It’s what we're designed to do.

- MAKE THE TURN Performance

  • Deliver Sustainable Results

    One of the things we pride ourselves for most here at MTT is the simplicity and accessibility of our training tools and technologies. We firmly believe in the power of simplicity and that less is more.

    Over the course of decades working with so many of the planet’s top athletes and executives, we have taken our approach to inspiring excellence and distilled it into the most practical of forms making or curriculum immediately useful and instantly productive.

    Given our lean, chiseled, simplistic approach to coaching and training, the sustainability of results is contingent upon only one thing. And that one variable is the level of commitment of the attendee to integrate the disciplines into their lives, both in and out of the board room, on and off the playing field.

We like to say burnout is for rookies. We turn around the burn and teach people to fuel themselves through inspiration, determination and activation of their creative genius.

- MAKE THE TURN Performance

  • Our Premier Location

    Located in the golf’s most important zip code, MTT Performance holds its headquarters at the award winning Poppy Hills G.C. in Pebble Beach California.

    Tucked deep into the Del Monte Forest of Pebble Beach, the 164 tree studded acres of Poppy Hills  is owned and operated by the Northern California Golf Association. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the championship course has been the site of several PGA Tour events including the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Nature Valley First Tee Open.
    In March ’13, Jones returned to Poppy Hills to bring new life to the property. The renovation was such a success aspects of the course have been compared to Augusta National and Pinehurst #2.

At times your like, Wow, it looks like Augusta!

- Davis Love III, PGA Tour Star and US Ryder Cup Captain

  • Coaching Facilities

    The MTT experience at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach California provides participants with an unmatched environment to activate a higher level of achievement.

    Corporate facilities provide a comfortable setting to maximize enjoyment and productivity. Multiple meeting areas, onsite IT support and up to date presentation technologies create a world-class training experience with  breathtaking views of the Del Monte Forest.
    In addition, an expansive lesson tee, putting green and multiple short game areas provide our team with the perfect setting to create an inspired setting for excellence.

    We’re currently in the design process of our new state-of-the-art learning center and fitness facilities that will make our Poppy Hills headquarters a one-of-a-kind training campus for companies to train within a progressive championship setting.

Pinehurst-Like touch with just a hint of near neighbor Cypress Point.

- Joe Passov,

  • Fine Dining

    Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach has created a completely different golf course dining experience by transforming its old clubhouse café into a beautifully renovated restaurant called Porter’s in the Forest. The restaurant includes a panoramic view of the Del Monte Forest, a re-imagined, farm-to-table menu, unique wine and cocktail lists, comfortable leather chairs, outdoor dining and fire pits.

    Headed by Executive Chef, Johnny DeVivo, Porter’s mindset for introducing high-quality, whole and natural foods works seamlessly with the MTT LEAN 18 nutrition program to create a delicious, enjoyable and healthful experience for your team.

Our california artisinal, farm to table menu, spins golf food into a true culinary experience.

- Chef Johnny DeVivo

  • Luxury Accommodations

    The Monterey Peninsula boasts some of the world’s premier lodging and travel designations. MTT’s array of partner properties guarantee your team a productive outing while enjoying the California coastline in style.

    Whether its the historic La Playa Hotel  facing the sandy beaches of Carmel,  the exclusive 400 acre Holman Ranch overlooking the vineyards of Carmel Valley or the Portola and Plaza hotels of Monterey you’ll be in a place to remember only minutes from the MTT experience.

#3 best city for romance in the world

- Travel & Leisure, February 2014

  • Experience Monterey's Beauty

    The Monterey Peninsula offers MTT participants iconic California experiences. After you’ve dialed in your team with the MTT Experience, hop in the car and travel the top road trip in the United States as you wind along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway One.

    Book a Monterey hotel on the beach, then explore the shops and attractions of iconic Cannery Row. Sip handcrafted wines at tucked-away tasting rooms where the winemaker might just be the person pouring. Zip up your wet suit, take a surfing lesson and catch a glimpse of a barefoot beach wedding as you ride your board to shore. For program participants any time spent on the Monterey Peninsula offers up an experience to remember.

The greatest meeting of land and water in the world.

- Francis McComas, Famous Landscape Artist

  • Planning Team

    MTT corporate retreats are coordinated by “The Proper Planning Team.”  Consisting of event management specialists, with more than 30 years of combined experience, Proper Planning  has successfully managed major programs and budgets for a wide range of clients. Well versed in all aspects of conference management, the Proper Planning Team has been a trusted resource for creating experiences for a variety of Fortune 100 companies.

Our events business would not be where it is today without the hard work of Proper Planning.

- John Cook, Co-Founder GeekWire

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