Doug Hirschhorn


Doug Hirschhorn has a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology. He was a Division I baseball player and former floor trader at the CBOT. Doug has over 10 years experience and is an expert in the field of Peak Performance. Doug consults to professional athletes, corporations, multi-billion dollar hedge funds, and high net worth individuals. He is the co-author of The Trading Athlete and is a regular columnist a.k.a. “The Head Coach” for Trader Monthly Magazine. As a Performance Coach, Dr. Doug has conducted hundreds of workshops for thousands of individuals in the area of achieving Peak Performance. Topics include focusing under pressure, decision making during uncertainty, setting goals, motivation, as well as hiring and managing high performance teams.

Dr. Doug understands what it takes to get an edge and his dynamic personality makes him both entertaining and highly effective. Doug not only motivates his trading clients, he motivates them to perform. He can be reached at and is available to be retained for individual/group coaching, workshops and other speaking engagements.


Doug Hirschhorn Interview by Doug Hirschhorn

I played baseball my whole life and through college (I was a catcher). When I graduated, I got a job on trading floor for a proprietary trading firm at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. They used to hire athletes almost exclusively because they believed athlete’s made better traders. Anyways, I worked there for a few years and then a herniated disc in my lower back forced me to leave the floor and trade equities electronically. I did that for about 9 months and then realized I wanted more out life so I left the trading world to go coach baseball…figuring I would be poor but happy... READ MORE