About Mike

Who Is Mike Gillette?

Who Is Mike Gillette?

Mike Gillette’s life story reads like an action-adventure novel. A life which includes time spent as an Army Paratrooper, SWAT Commander, Government Counter-Terrorism Expert, Bodyguard to Fortune Fifty Executives and a Record-Breaking Performance Coach whose achievements have been documented by Guinness World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

As both practitioner and purveyor, he is a pioneer in the field of mind skills. Through speaking, workshops and one-on-one coaching, Mike Gillette teaches proprietary methods for breakthrough improvements in mental performance.


  • Mind skills trainer to elite military units, D1 athletes and members of Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas
  • Author of the book “Mind Boss: Using the Tenets of Tough Thinking to Take Charge of Your Thoughts & Transform Your Life”
  • Author of the book “Rings of Power: The Secrets of Successful Suspension Training”
  • Co-Author of the book “The Seven Paths to Success: A Behind the Scenes Look at Success & Getting Everything You Want”
  • Developer of the “Psychology of Strength” Video Training Program sold in over 45 countries worldwide
  • Designed and delivered “Behavior Assessment Program” for Walt Disney Company
  • Former Director of Training, Institute for Security Studies; University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Former Director of Training, National Law Enforcement & Security Institute
  • Member of Martial Arts Masters Hall-of-Fame
  • Certified Hypnotist – International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Counter-Terrorism Subject Matter Expert for Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration
  • Interviewed by numerous media outlets including Forbes Magazine, The New York Post, CBS-TV, “Guinness World Records Unleashed”, Chicago Tribune and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Nutritionist for cast of reality television show “Fight Girls”
  • Developer of the ‘4-Dimensional Strength Training Protocol’
  • Former Physical Fitness Instructor – US Army
  • Former Police Academy Physical Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Fitness Trainer – 25+ years
  • Inventor of the Bowed, Ergonomic, Adjustable Strength Training Bar ‘BEAST Bar’
  • Black Belts in Jiu-Jitsu, American Kempo and Arnis


  • Air Canada
  • America West Arena
  • Caesar’s Palace Resort & Casino
  • Diamond Resorts International
  • Flamingo Hotel & Casino
  • Honeywell International
  • J.W. Marriott
  • JetBlue Airlines
  • Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Luxor Hotel & Casino
  • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
  • MGM Grand Resort & Casino
  • Midwest Airlines
  • Mirage Resort & Casino
  • New York New York Hotel & Casino
  • Phoenix, AZ Art Museum
  • Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
  • Qualcomm
  • Rio Resort & Casino
  • Riviera Hotel & Casino
  • Science Applications Intl. Corp. (SAIC)
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Southern California Safety Institute
  • Sprint Communications
  • Stardust Resort & Casino
  • Stratosphere Resort & Casino
  • Treasure Island Resort & Casino
  • Tropicana Hotel & Casino
  • United States Conference of Mayors
  • Unites Airlines
  • Venetian Resort & Casino
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Wynn Resorts International


  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • DHS Office of Domestic Preparedness
  • DHS Office of Grants and Training
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Army
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Marshall’s Service
Simple Share ButtonsLike this post? Share it with your friends!
Simple Share Buttons