Winning the Mental Game

The Playbook for Building Championship Mindsets

Winning the Mental Game is a playbook that allows high performers to lay the foundation for mental performance needed to accomplish their biggest goals while finding deep satisfaction along the journey.

From the Locker Room to the Board Room, delivering consistent performance excellence is one of the most desired yet elusive measures to attain. The human brain is an often untapped and unrealized source of energy, efficiency, and effectiveness that can help synergize people, purpose, and systems to achieve sustainable excellence.

In Winning the Mental Game, performance coach Dr. Amber Selking reveals the powerful science behind her Championship Mindset Training program and recounts real-life stories of how her clients reached new heights of achievement. From implementation with the Notre Dame Football team to Fortune 500 companies to a nonprofit in South Africa, the mental plays within her program have provided training that has helped individuals and groups build a solid foundation from which they can chase their personal and professional goals with a sense of clarity and emotional stability.

Sequential by intent and confirmed through years of application, Winning the Mental Game describes the eight foundational mental plays in this playbook, explaining how your brain works, how it impacts performance, and how you can find your next layer of greatness. It will provide specific Championship Mindset Training that will allow you to navigate the demands of high performance and everyday life itself, and build your own Championship Mindset.

ISBN: 978-1-64543-618-8
SKU: 18-823-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Health, Medicine, and Wellness, Mental Health, Inspiration and Personal Success, Self-Esteem and Personal Success, Sports and Recreation, Sports and Recreation

“Three decades of watching the best have confirmed for me the inexorable link between success and a strong mental game. In watching Dr. Selking’s work from the sidelines, Winning the Mental Game perfectly puts in words her artful ability to connect scientific and uniquely human practices.”—Mike Tirico, NBC Sports Broadcaster

Winning the Mental Game truly is a playbook that will help anyone translate the power of positive thinking into actionable next steps in their life.”—Jon Gordon, Best-Selling Author of The Energy Bus and Training Camp

“Dr. Selking served as a trusted advisor to me and the Notre Dame Football program as it related to building a culture of high performance. This foundational mental training program was taught to our players and coaches for years; it guided the mindset of our entire program and was transformative in our approach to delivering high performance when it mattered most. Winning the Mental Game truly is the mental performance playbook!”—Brian KellyAll-Time Winningest Head Football Coach, University of Notre Dame

“Dr. Selking has a compelling message that has been a powerful catalyst for our entire organization. She is an electric speaker, and Winning the Mental Game is a compilation of the core pieces of her transformative work. It can help any business professional take their next step in high-performance leadership.”—Beth Stiller, CEO, Massage Envy

“The better you get at your craft, the more important the mental game becomes to sustaining the excellence high-performers desire. Winning the Mental Game will help you elevate every aspect of your life.”—Bruce Bowen, Three-Time NBA Champion

“You’ll want to know everything that Dr. Amber Selking is sharing in her powerful new book, Winning the Mental Game. She has cracked the code and has brilliantly packaged these vital understandings, concepts, principles, strategies, and skills into a comprehensive and readily accessible program. Invest in yourself—make Dr. Selking’s program your mental performance program! You will be glad!”—Dr. Rick McGuire, Retired Head Track & Field Coach and Graduate Professor, University of Missouri; Founder, Missouri Institute for Positive Coaching

Dr. Amber Selking

Sport and Performance Psychology Expert

As a leader in the field of sport and performance psychology, Dr. Amber Selking has been fiercely devoted to optimizing human performance in people and systems throughout her entire career.

Dr. Selking is the founder of Selking Performance Group, a leading performance consulting practice that helps individuals, companies, and sports teams achieve sustainable results. She serves as the Mental Performance Consultant to Head Coach Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Football team and as the Vice President of Leadership & Culture Development for Lippert, a global, publicly traded manufacturing company. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

Dr. Selking holds a PhD in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver, and an undergraduate degree in Management Consulting from the University of Notre Dame.

Amber grew up in the small town of Montrose, Pennsylvania, and now lives in South Bend, Indiana, with her husband, Aaron, and their Doberman Pinscher, Rockne.