About Team Aureus

We believe every individual, team, company, and organization has the inner power to succeed.

 

Whether it’s bubbling up at the surface or buried under a mountain of disappointments—everyone has a spark of ambition and the ability to become the best version of themselves, whether that's individually or as part of a group. We truly believe every person has the inner power to reach peak performance.

But they’re often unaware that the power is already within them. All they must do is access it.

That’s why we’ve dedicated our efforts to the development of powerful tools and training that will help individuals and organizations harness that inner power to achieve maximum performance.

We offer Program Development & Adult Education, Consultation & Speaking, and Products & Resources. All of which are customizable to fit the unique needs of both individuals and groups.

 

We work with a wide variety of clients:

  • Companies looking to energize their team and maximize results
  • Collegiate, High School, & Youth athletic programs
  • Youth Development Programs
  • Non-Profit Organizations in need of program development
  • Individuals looking to excel in their career
  • Any individual, team, company, or organization looking to tap into their highest level of performance!

 

Are you ready to RISE with Team Aureus?

 

About Beth Brown, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO

Beth founded Team Aureus after a successful 15-years of leading national program development and adult education at The First Tee. It was there that she established a track record of turning groups into high-performing teams. (Overall, she has led more than 60 teams, ranging in size from 4 to 37, in the creation of programs that have impacted thousands of youth and adults.)

 

Beth’s background in organizational structure and management and collegiate sports has made her an expert in performance psychology, team building, and building successful programs for youth and adults. She has the unique, multi-dimensional perspective of having been a player, coach, consultant, researcher, and educator in the world of Division I athletics.

 

Her passion for teaching people how to achieve their highest level of performance is fortified with extensive education and experience. Beth is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certification, and an LPGA T&CP Class A Member. She holds a PhD in Education (Sport Psychology) from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Arts in Sport Sciences from the University of the Pacific.

Collaborators

Rudy Duran, PGA

Tiger Woods' First Coach, US Kids Top 50 Instructor

Rudy Duran has been a PGA golf professional for over 46 years and during that time he has designed, built, owned and operated golf courses. He also played tournament golf on the Canadian Tour in 1976 and 1977 and the PGA Tour in 1977 and 1978. But he is best known for being Tiger Woods first golf coach, from ages 4 to 10 and a leader in coaching junior golf. In 2000 he received the PGA Tour’s Card Walker Award for contributions to junior golf. In 1999 he received the California Golf Writers, Golden State Award for his contributions to golf and in 2007 he was inducted into the Long Beach California, Golf Hall of Fame, for his junior golf programs. He was a consultant to U.S. Kids Golf Company, a U.S. Kids Top 50 Teacher and tournament director of the Los Angeles U.S. Kids Local Tour. Currently he coaches golf in San Luis Obispo County, California and Scottsdale, Arizona and guides international golf organizations in developing their junior golf programs.

Jeannie O’Donnell

Program Director, The First Tee of Mid-Michigan

Jeannie O’Donnell currently serves as Program Director at The First Tee of Mid-Michigan. She joined The First Tee in 2006; and has been privileged to contribute significantly to the network in both youth and adult development. She has an array of experience with The First Tee, as a Coach and Program Director, and a national trainer in two business units. She has designed and delivered adult education classes; written youth curriculum; and consulted on a variety of projects for The First Tee Life Skills Experience for youth and adults. Jeannie grew up in Massachusetts, where she attended Framingham State College to earn a degree in Sociology; then earned her M. Ed at Springfield College. Her journey to The First Tee was preceded by careers in Higher Education administration and retail management. She also coached high school girls basketball and softball; and college softball. While in graduate school, Jeannie enrolled in “Women in Society,” which she believes “started the fire” to deeply explore and consider women’s roles in society, particularly in leadership and influential directing and managing. Jeannie’s hobbies include writing, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling around New England and the Great Lakes regions.
Jeannie O’Donnell currently serves as Program Director at The First Tee of Mid-Michigan. She joined The First Tee in 2006; and has been privileged to contribute significantly to the network in both youth and adult development. She has an array of experience with The First Tee, as a Coach and Program Director, and a national trainer in two business units. She has designed and delivered adult education classes; written youth curriculum; and consulted on a variety of projects for The First Tee Life Skills Experience for youth and adults. Jeannie grew up in Massachusetts, where she attended Framingham State College to earn a degree in Sociology; then earned her M. Ed at Springfield College. Her journey to The First Tee was preceded by careers in Higher Education administration and retail management. She also coached high school girls basketball and softball; and college softball. While in graduate school, Jeannie enrolled in “Women in Leadership,” which she believes “started the fire” to deeply explore and consider womens’ roles in work, particularly in leadership and influential directing and managing. Jeannie’s hobbies include writing, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling around New England and the Great Lakes regions.