John O'Sullivan

#163 George Mumford: How to Become a Mindful Coach, and Develop Mindfulness in Your Athletes

#163 George Mumford: How to Become a Mindful Coach, and Develop Mindfulness in Your Athletes

This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome George Mumford, author of The Mindful Athlete and Mindfulness & Elite Performance Expert. We dive into why sports are so important in teaching life-lessons, how to get buy-in from players, and the most important lesson to teach athletes for peak-performance. Named Phil Jackson’s ‘Secret Weapon’ to winning eight NBA Championships, George’s passion is teaching mindfulness to high profile sports, business and academic teams alike; from the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks, to senior global executives and systems. You can connect with George on Twitter or on his website at georgemumford.com. Be sure to check out his great book, The Mindful Athlete or even take his course.     Be sure to listen to the end for a special offer!!!   Highlights from the Podcast: George talks about his transition from athlete to coach  What helped George change his life for the better? Why are sports so important for learning things about life? Why does Phil Jackson call George his "Secret Weapon"? What is the most important lesson George can teach his athletes/coaches? What is the Readiness Principal?  How do you get buy-in with players? What did George teach Kobe? What is George’s definition of meditation?  The illusion of separateness     Help Support the Podcast! Become a Podcast Champion! …and get FREE access to ALL of our online courses.    If you love the podcast, we would love for you to become a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions) for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK, its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including:  Downloadable transcripts of the podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes! A monthly discussion with John, James, Jerry, and other special guests talking about the previous month's episodes and answering some of the FAQs we received that month A code to get free access to our online course called "Coaching Mastery," usually a $97 course, but yours for free for becoming a patron. Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences.     Thank you for all your support these past two years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level. https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions

Duration: 1 hr 14 min

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