| | EP 314 – Champions On and Off the Field with Nicole Davis

Author / John

The Edge of Performance

So you think you’ve got a decent idea of how to bring your athletes or even yourself to the very edge of your performance capacity? Maybe you’ve got some of the physical components down but I assure you that after listening to this episode, you’ll be reevaluating how you communicate, how you evaluate, and how you measure success. Every nuanced interaction with your athletes can have an incredible impact on their ability to be fierce competitors whose identity is not wrapped up in the sport itself. This is the wish we have for all of our athletes…and really anyone whose job it is to be challenged at the highest levels. To know that sport is merely an expression of the person’s character trait that desires to be tested. Two time Olympic medalist, National and World Champion, Nicole Davis [@nicolemdavis6] has worked alongside coach Pete Carroll of the Seahawks and renowned psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais to develop techniques to battle the old school approach to performance training [@CompeteToCreate]. This podcast is so fucking good, I pinch myself that people on like this.

After retiring from a massively successful career in volleyball, Nicole reflected on her own experience as an athlete, a competitor, and person craving development. She dove head first in the growth mindset realm and quickly became a student of the techniques used by Dr. Michael Gervais and Coach Pete Carroll. Now she’s educating businesses, coaches, and the like through Compete To Create [@CompeteToCreate], a high performance psychology training system founded by Gervais and Carroll. Study up for this week’s guest by checking out her TED Talk.


Please go to www.CompetetoCreate.net and there you can entertain hopping on one of their programs. There is an 8 week course to essentially develop a high performance mindset. I think it’s reasonably priced but if you need a bit more incentive, don’t forget to use “nd50” for a $50 off discount upon registering.

And if you just became as big of a fan of Nicole as I did, follow her on all social media at nicolemdavis6.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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