On the show today, Dr. Gervais, joins us to take a deep dive into who he is and the work he does. We will explore the themes of personal excellence, vulnerability, self-awareness and pursuing mastery of things that matter most.
Dr. Gervais feels fortunate to have worked with some of the most talented people across the globe helping to unpack the guiding principles that they have put into action in their life, with consistency, to have the profound impact that they have through their craft.
Michael has done over 300 podcast interviews, as well has worked in the field of high performance psychology for more than two decades. His podcasts are deep, rich and full of wisdom/insight and he not only learns from some of the best in these interviews, he also challenges them, in the healthiest ways possible, to reflect deeply on their own life and oftentimes many of his guests walk away from these conversations with deeper wisdom about themselves. He has changed countless lives through the life lessons he shares not only on his podcast but also through his amazing online course Finding Your Best that he co-designed with his business partner and close friend Pete Carroll head coach of Seattle Seahawks.
As a sport/performance psychologist, Dr. Michael Gervais is one of the world’s leading experts on the relationship between the mind and elite performance. Over the course of a 20-year career working with world class performers and organizations, Dr. Gervais has developed a framework for the mental skills and practices that allow athletes to thrive in pressure-packed environments. Gervais’ influence can be felt across many touchpoints of popular culture. His clients include the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, world record holders, Olympians, MVPs from every major sport, internationally acclaimed music artists, and Fortune 50 CEOs.
Gervais has worked across three summer Olympic Games (Tokyo, Rio, London) and two winter Olympic Games. He has served as the Olympic high-performance psychologist for USA Beach Volleyball, USA Beach Volleyball, USA Women’s Indoor Volleyball, and, most recently, USA Surfing in Tokyo.
Dr. Gervais is the host of the popular Finding Mastery podcast that explores the psychology of the world’s most extraordinary thinkers and doers.
In 2020, Gervais wrote an Audible Original, Compete to Create: An Approach to Living and Leading Authentically, with NFL coach Pete Carroll. He also created a six-week online course to bring the principles and practices of high performance mindset training into businesses and homes.
A published, peer-reviewed author and nationally recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has been featured in premier media outlets including NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, Red Bull TV, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, WIRED, Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine.
Connect with Michael
Finding Your Best Course: https://competetocreate.net/findingmastery/
Michael's Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Compete-to-Create-Audiobook/B088ZQ4L1N
Special thanks to Bronx band Conversing with Oceans for the podcast music