EPIC Performance

Lessons from 100 Executives and Endurance Athletes on Reaching Your Peak

Are you reaching your peak?

This book will guide you there and help you go higher.

Everyone at some point in their life wants to do something big. Something EPIC. But the clock on achieving your dreams is ticking fast—probably faster than you think.

From managing multimillion-dollar projects with hundreds of employees to running 205 miles around Lake Tahoe in 76 hours to cycling 300 miles in a single day, performance expert and ultradistance athlete Bryan Gillette knows what it takes to achieve extraordinary results.

After interviewing a diverse group of more than 100 high-achieving executives and endurance athletes, he developed the five pillars of the EPIC Performance framework to simplify the steps so that you can walk your own path to doing things you never thought possible and living a more fulfilling life.

E = Envision: Clearly see your goals for your company, career, and life.

P = Plan: Create a step-by-step blueprint for making your dream a reality.

I = Iterate: Repeatedly practice with intention and evaluate your performance.

C = Collaborate: Work with others, and learn from those who have gone before you.

Perform: Put your plan into action.

Filled with timeless practical advice, unforgettable stories, and expert-tested exercises that will reorient your daily life from average to epic, EPIC Performance is a must-read, no-nonsense guide for those looking to do big things.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-217-9
SKU: 08-955-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Leadership and Management, Sports and Recreation, Sports and Recreation

“Anytime you want to be at your best, you need a vision of where you will go, a strategy for how you will get there, and a clear mind to keep you focused. EPIC Performance gives you that road map and guides you so you don’t get distracted by the shiny objects.”—BRET HEDICAN, NHL Stanley Cup winner; two-time Olympian; San Jose Sharks broadcaster

“If you are a dreamer who is committed to taking action, EPIC Performance is a must-read! Bryan lays out a plan of purpose, inspiration, grit, and determination that will transform your mindset from ‘I wish I would have...’ to ‘I’m glad I did....’”—PAUL EPSTEIN, Former NFL and NBA executive, bestselling author of The Power of Playing Offense

EPIC Performance is a great read with practical advice wrapped around an inspirational story. If you are looking to take that next step in your organization or your life, this book will help you reach higher and achieve extraordinary results.”—LAILA TARRAF, Former Chief People Officer, Allbirds and Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and bestselling author of Strong Like Water

“Reaching an epic goal or peak performance is easier said than done. EPIC Performance gives readers all the tools, action plans, and encouragement to do nothing less. When you finish reading this book, you will be excited to take the first steps that can and will eventually lead to reaching your own epic goal.”—JULIETTE GOODRICH, CBS News Anchor/Reporter

“Starting my first company was an exciting but scary prospect. EPIC Performance provides an excellent framework for moving toward and through these crucial and frightening moments by building on your innate drive, determination, and vision. I wish I had these insights back then.”—JOHN NEWTON, Founder, Documentum and Alfresco

Bryan Gillette

Performance Expert and Ultradistance Athlete


Bryan Gillette is a former human-resources executive, an ultradistance athlete, and the president and founder of Summiting Group—a consulting firm that helps leaders and teams reach their peak performance.

For more than 25 years, he has held senior roles overseeing human resources, leadership development, and communications for companies of all sizes, leading teams of hundreds of people and managing multimillion-dollar budgets. Through Summiting Group, he has taught or consulted with leaders all over the world and facilitated executive strategic planning retreats for startups and Fortune 100 organizations.

He holds an MBA from California State University and bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Behavior and Communications from the University of California, Davis.

As a lifelong endurance athlete, he has cycled across the US, completed a 300-mile ride in one day, and finished many 50- and 100-mile ultradistance runs. At age 47, he ran 205 miles around Lake Tahoe—8 back-to-back marathons— in 76 hours with 90 minutes of sleep.

When not traveling the world with his wife and two boys, he lives with them in the San Francisco Bay Area.