The Journey


JUNE 2013

John Cook, University of Nebraska Volleyball Head Coach consults with Dr. Larry Widman about adding CDR Jack Riggins to his Volunteer Support Staff. Shortly after, Jack joins and together they begin developing the first ever “Performance Team (PFT)” at the University of Nebraska.


January 2014

Multi-discipline (PFT) is formed to help Nebraska Volleyball coaches and athletes grow across a spectrum of strength and conditioning, nutrition, leadership, communication, and mental skills, in order to optimize for 2014 Volleyball season using in house staff and outside volunteer support expertise.


January 2015

Performance Team 2.0 is revamped using lessons from the 2014 Volleyball season with an increased focus on leadership, communication, and mental skills, in order to develop an elite culture of “Ultimate Trust”. High Performance Psychiatry and lessons learned from Navy SEAL Leadership and Team principles provide the foundation.


January 2016

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Performance Mountain LLC. launches with CDR Jack Riggins and Dr. Larry Widman into the private sector. With over 40 years of expertise in leadership, elite cultural dynamics, and High Performance Psychiatry proven in Combat and Sport. PFM gives it first ever high performance mindset seminar in business to Olsson and Associates.


January 2017

PFM continues to expand to over 150 clients across the sport and business world. Delivering high performance mental skill training, leadership and cultural/team dynamic seminars to thousands across the midwest, including EcSell Institutes Sales Summit.


Febuary 2018

PFM begins giving elite mindset and leadership training to employees at Pinnacle Bank, Runza, and Silverstone. PFM provides full spectrum leadership and culture assessments to multiple companies. PFM joins four additional sports teams.


May 2019

PFM launches branding and content across multiple digital platforms to reach the maximum audience to teach, coach and mentor the skills and dynamics that are common amongst elite people, teams and groups. PFM was created to transform people and organizations, in order to reach their peak in life.

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CDR Jack Riggins USN (SEAL) Ret.

Jack is a veteran with 20 years of Naval Service leading Navy SEALs and Special Operations Forces throughout the world.   A leadership and cultural dynamics expert, Jack has consulted with business leaders across the United States, Pro-athletes, Olympians, and NCAA Teams in his journey.

Dr. Larry Widman

Doc has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist working as a high performance mindset coach. Doc works with CEO’s, Pro-athletes, Olympians, and multiple NCAA Teams.  He has been integral in five NCAA Division I National Championships, developing elite mindset skills and “Ultimate Trust”.

Doc featured on the “Fight For It” podcast.


SENIOR performance ADVISOR


Dr. Tom has over 50 years coaching, teaching, mentoring and leading in his distinguished career. As a three-time NCAA Division 1 National Championship Head Football Coach, two-time National Champion Assistant Football Coach, Congressmen and Athletic Director, Dr. Tom has a passion for sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience to help others on their journey in life and accomplishment of goals.