We Develop Leaders On and Off the Field

Vital Leadership strives for all young adults to reach their peak performance in life and sports as they live a life of integrity and influence others along the way.

We offer two programs for ages 12-25: Athletic Leadership & Life Leadership.


How to Achieve Peak Performance in Sports.
FOR ATHLETES seeking to master confidence, composure, focus, and their athletic performance. Many athletes have tremendous talent that never makes it to game day. Nerves. Fears. Irrational beliefs all stand in the athlete’s way. Do you get in your own way and hinder your own success? Learn to stop letting pressure overpower you. Instead, manage and thrive under pressure to find the premier athlete in yourself, and become an even finer person, too. Learn from us how to master your mental game and let your best performance shine – every day.

Three Ways to Learn Athletic Leadership


Reach your peak performance with the help of a personal Mental Game Coach, who will listen to your experiences and challenges and help you develop the skills, habits and thoughts of a champion. Schedule your first session or a 20-minute Intro/Info call today.

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Play a team sport and want everyone to stay strong at crunch time? Or, play an individual sport but train with others who strive to master their mental game, too? Group sessions can provide great discussion opportunities and reduce the costs per person. Let us know when we can start helping your team or group reach their potential.

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You aren’t the first athlete to feel pressure, get distracted, lose motivation or find yourself feeling anxious, fearful or frustrated. Read the blog for advice and insight on leading yourself and others, mastering fear and overcoming challenges so that you can reach your peak performance in sports and life.


Will you be ready?

Because life ALWAYS brings challenge. Let us help you master pressure. DON’T LET PRESSURE MASTER YOU.

Scholarships are available. Contact us for more information.


How to Thrive in Your Life, School and Work.
Leadership is NOT something you are born with. It is learned.

Becoming a strong leader includes:

  • Leading yourself
  • Knowing your strengths, values, and lesser strengths
  • Having confidence in who you are and where you are going because you understand and accept yourself and have a set direction
  • Relating well with others
  • Managing life well
  • Remaining confident during tough times

Most leadership courses are written for adults. Not ours.
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  • “Going through the Vital Leadership curriculum has given me actual tools to be successful in leading myself throughout the rest of my life. It is a perfect self-analysis, asking questions I forget to ask myself and reflecting deep into the way I perceive myself. It also asks the right questions to challenge the way I view myself, and inviting others into the process to help me grow.”

    – Kay, Baylor University Senior

  • “Vital Leadership has been an integral part of our son Bradley’s tennis development on and off the tennis court. Kim’s unique ability to understand the challenges of a youth athlete is simply outstanding. Bradley has been able to win matches and the mental game during the match because of Kim’s involvement.”

    – David M., Parent of a nationally ranked Athletic Leadership student


Since 2009, Vital Leadership has equipped and inspired young adults to learn the vital behaviors necessary for a fulfilling and meaningful life. Founders Jack and Kim Bastable share an interest in helping young people develop into successful leaders. After professional athletic careers in baseball and tennis, they have spent their entire lives mentoring, learning and living the vital behaviors they teach.

We provide training, experiences, mentoring and inspiration for young adults and athletes to allow them to grow in self-leadership in order to reach their God-given potential and influence others.

  • Performance and leadership coach with 30 years of coaching, mentoring and training young adults, as well as athletes in various sports
  • Former professional tennis player and current USPTA Elite teaching professional
  • NCAA All-American, SEC Champion – University of Florida
  • Certified in Mental Toughness and Leadership
  • Expert and thought leader in wellbeing, employee engagement and creating thriving corporate cultures as a business consultant for 35 years
  • Former pro baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s
  • Dual-sport standout at Missouri – two-time all-conference catcher & record-setting kicker and running back on the football team
  • Certified in Mental Toughness and Leadership
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11