Joshua Lifrak is the Director of the Mental Skills Program for the Chicago Cubs. He has been in this role since 2014 and currently oversees a staff of 5 members. Ultimately the role of the Mental Skills program is to help the members of the Chicago Cubs reach their full potential – as players, coaches and as a people. Prior to joining the Cubs Josh was at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, where he spent 10 years building mental skills training programs. Josh has also worked with MLB players, NBA and NFL draft picks, the US Soccer U-17 Men’s National Team and many college programs, including the Florida State University football and basketball teams, the University of Alabama football team and the USC football and tennis teams. Josh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology from Ithaca College. Josh serves as a human performance advisor for Leadership Under Fire.