I’ve been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. I’m Dr. Michael Gervais, and I’m excited to decode the many paths toward mastery and provide applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.
Imagine working to optimize the human performance strategies and outcomes for an entire nation’s elite sport efforts.
It’s challenging enough to do so for an elite sport franchise, let alone an entire country.
In this conversation with Keith Power, he shares with us how he’s structuring his efforts on high performance for Malaysia.
He provides insights on how to align groups of people to pull in one direction. He breaks down his understanding of the art and science of human optimization.
3:27: Growing up in London and how sport influenced his early life
"My passion has always been trying to be the best I can possibly be" 5:51
8:15: Getting offered to coach bobsled for the UK and becoming youngest coach at Olympics
13:04: How to get an athlete to balance external motivation
"I coached myself most of the time [since] I was 18 years old" 13:58
"I don't think it's about teaching, it's about creating an environment in which people can learn and can make good choices for themselves" 17:29
21:46: Why concepts used in business coaching are way ahead of traditional coaching models in sport
"Big part of great coaching is to ask great questions" 22:03
25:44: Number one factor that separates the good and the great
"The number one factor that differentiates the good and the great is self awareness" 25:44
33:10: Definition of failure
38:00: What makes up his mental model
41:27: Most important skill for performers to develop
45:12: Where does confidence come from
49:06: How he defines mastery