How positive intrapersonal communication leads to success

Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais, PhD talks about Coach Caroll of the Seattle Seahawks, and how the team uses positive self-talk to give them a competitive edge
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How positive intrapersonal communication leads to success

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One of the things that I’ve learned from the Seattle Seahawks is that Coach Carroll is really particular about the language that he uses. He’s very thoughtful about the ideas that he’s wanting to cultivate for the people. So language really matters, which is the essence of self talk. So when language is internal, that self talk, when language is outside of ourselves, that’s a way that we can hear self talk from others. So Coach Carroll is very particular about creating an environment that is electric and fun and engaging because we’re trying to do something that is challenging; which is to compete on a regular basis to be our best, for each person to pursue their very best on a regular basis. So this is a combination of old school values, really traditional of old school grittiness, it’s required to grow. Admired with this enthusiasm and love for life to celebrate the arc of expression, grounded in really rich science and the science is the science of psychology of how to speak, how to think, how to be able to manage those things that are 100% under your control. And when you put those two together or those three together; old school values and traditions, grounded and science and enthusiasm in celebration what’s possible, the culture really switches on and that’s the center of high performing culture; is having individuals that are really striving on a regular basis to be the best.
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Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais, PhD talks about Coach Caroll of the Seattle Seahawks, and how the team uses positive self-talk to give them a competitive edge

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Michael Gervais, PhD

High Performance Psychologist

Dr. Michael Gervais, a licensed psychologist and industry visionary, is a founding partner of Pinnacle Performance Center. He focuses most of his time on people at the "top of their game," from NBA players, to Olympians, to military personnel. Dr. Gervais has a clear understanding of how performers become and consistently excel at a world-class level. Spending years in the trenches of high-stakes circumstances, Dr. Gervais has developed clarity for the tools that allow people to "thrive under pressure."

Dr. Gervais is a published, peer-reviewed author and a nationally recognized speaker on issues related to high performance for those who excel on the largest stages in the world.

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