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Guest Interview: James Leath

Mindset Coach Academy Podcast

Today on the podcast, I’m chatting all things mindset with a leadership development coach, author, mental performance expert, and your next favorite Instagram follow, James Leath! James and I, in many ways, grew up in the mental training world together (since, ya know, before it was cool). And as much as he is a colleague, he is also a friend and an inspiration to me and anyone in his path.  A lifelong student (in and out of the classroom), James has a Bachelors in Communication, a Masters in Performance Psychology, and almost 20 years of coaching experience. He has worked for companies like IMG Academy, USA Swimming, Positive Coaching Alliance, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Chicago Bulls organization. As you’ll see in our episode, James is a captivating keynote speaker, a true gift to every team and individual he coaches, and an endless source of knowledge regarding sports psychology. And through his many lives as a coach, an actor, and an entrepreneur, James ties all his success back to his mindset. Throughout the episode, James is a natural teacher and visionary, effortlessly sharing hard-hitting stories and metaphors that beautifully illustrate themes like integrity and perspective, and other topics that are often hard to pin down. What makes James such an amazing guest on this episode is the fact that he lives what he teaches, and he creates everything with intention and follow-through. He is equal parts inspiring as he is witty and entertaining. With an infectious attitude that will leave you absolutely pumped up and ready to run through a brick wall, this episode is one you won’t want to miss.  Website: www.jamesleath.com Instagram: @James Leath Here’s a glance at this episode: [4:40] James opens the episode by sharing how he brings mental training to athletes today in a plug-and-play, intentional format.  [9:13] Lindsey asks the question, “What advice would you give a coach who wants to start mental training today?” James believes time doesn’t need to be a barrier; instead, he believes you just need to carve out space for athletes.  James shares one of his favorite analogies for defining integrity, and discusses the unique challenges facing athletes today.  [13:38] What can the kids game, Zip, Zap, Zop teach us about failure? James reminisces about two exercises he taught his team that helped them lean into silliness and play without fear of failure. As he puts it, “If we’re playing a game and we’re having fun, the winning takes care of itself”. [19:19] What is James focusing on right now, and what does mindset have to do with it? James shares all about his newest book, inspired by the children’s tale, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, (only, written from the perspective of the wolf.)  [25:05] James shares what’s on his reading list (hint: you probably wrote a book report about it), and tells an offbeat tale about how Jillian Michaels changed his life. [30:15] Doing the work isn’t easy; it takes, energy, time, space, and intention. And when it comes to holding space for athletes, James and Lindsey acknowledge that it’s messy. Oftentimes, holding space for athletes means going against your high-performance, action-oriented instincts.  [38:05] As a coach, you have to think about your athlete’s experience and remember that, however trivial their pressure, disappointment, or stress might seem, it’s valid. James believes that Mr. Rogers’ lived out this example of empathy beautifully. [41:30] James ties his cold plunge practice to deep mindset work. He explains how he uses positive self-talk and body language to influence his body’s experience.  [44:02] Lindsey and James wrap up their episode by disucussing the psychological power of storytelling. Want to better understand the psychology of the kids you coach? James leaves you with two fiction book recommendations.

51mins

20 Apr 2022

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James Leath -- Mental Strength Coach

The Championship Mindset Podcast

Today’s guest on the Championship Mindset Podcast is James Leath. James is a mental strength coach for elite performers in business and athletics. He teaches leadership, character, and mental residency through keynotes, workshops, and online courses. James holds a master’s in Performance Psychology, a bachelor’s in communication, and almost 20 years of coaching experience. His work includes well know companies like IMG Academy, Under Armor, Gatorade, the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Cowboys. We hope you enjoy our conversation with James Leath.

56mins

13 Apr 2022

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Why confidence isn't linear with James Leath

The Average Bros Fitness Podcast

James Leath is a mental performance coach and the founder of Unleash the Athlete. With a bachelors in communication, a masters in Performance Psychology, and almost 20 years of coaching experience, James teaches leadership, character, and mental resiliency to elite performance in sport, theater,, and business through keynotes, workshops, and online courses.James has worked for companies like IMG Academy, USA Swimming, Positive Coaching Alliance, American Heart Association, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Chicago Bulls. He currently lives in Dallas, TX.

37mins

10 Feb 2022

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Unleashing the Athlete with James Leath

Scheer Madness

James Leath is a mental performance coach, breath work guide, and the founder of Unleash the Athlete. With a masters degree in performance psychology, James has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bulls, and was the head of Leadership Development at IMG Academy. He currently lives in Dallas, TX. In this episode, Rachel and James talk about how they surround themselves with the right people, build a morning routine, and seek mentors to grow as individuals. Chapters:0:00 - Introduction5:55 - Meaning of Words15:50 - Power of the Mind 33:44 - Creating Sense of Self From Others54:51 - Athlete Mindset63:41 - BreathworkFor more from James Leath visit his website jamesleath.com. You can also follow him on social media @jamesleath.Follow @RachelScheerNutrition and on Instagram for more wellness tips!For information on working with us at Rachel Scheer Nutrition, fill out the application here.

1hr 14mins

1 Nov 2021

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James Leath: The Myth of Motivation

Faith + Biz

James Leath has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bulls, was the head of Leadership Development at IMG Academy, & holds a master's degree in performance psychology.  He is a mental performance coach, breath work guide, and the founder of Unleash the Athlete.   In this episode, James Leath pulls back the curtain to reveal the myth of motivation and the secret sauce to achieving success in any field.  A captivating storyteller with profound leadership & performance insights, James over-delivers in an interview you won't be able to put down.  Listen in.Check Out James Leath's Podcasts: Unleash Your Life & Coach Reads The BibleFollow James on Instagram @jamesleathText HELLO to 972-236-5924 to Get Access to FREE Breathing Exercises and More Great Content from James Leath. Check Out James' Company, Unleash the AthleteGet Our FREE Training On How To Find Profitable Amazon FBA ProductsFind me on Instagram @iamjustinbellQuestions, Feedback & Hello's: Email Me  at justin@faithplusbiz.com

1hr 10mins

19 Oct 2021

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088: Ep. Recap James Leath - Leadership Lessons From The Wizard of Oz

Extraordinary Man Podcast

In this episode I give a quick recap of my interview with James Leath including:  -  What Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz can teach you about leadership   - What entrepreneurs can learn from elite athletes  - The many benefits of Wim Hof breathing And so much more...   James Leath is a mental performance coach and the founder of Unleash the Athlete. With a bachelors in communication, a masters in Performance Psychology, and almost 20 years of coaching experience, Coach Leath teaches leadership, character, and mental resilience to elite performers in sport, theater, and business through keynotes, workshops, and online courses. Using stories, improvisation, audience participation, and lots of energy, James provides an experience for the audience with clear takeaways for continued growth. All-day workshops like his “Do, Say, Be” formula for developing leaders and empowering them to take ownership in their personal development through goal setting, self-talk, commitment, and teamwork. Click Here to connect with James ************************************************************* You will never maximize your potential on your own so I’m personally inviting you to come and join me in the private Extraordinary Man Facebook group so you can level up your business and your life.  Just Click Here to join the Extraordinary Man private Facebook group.  Iron sharpens iron and this is the #1 place for you to connect with me and other like minded men who are on a mission to maximize their potential.  My goal is to help you become the man God created you to be in all areas of your life. So come and join us in the Facebook group and upgrade your business and your life.

8mins

24 Sep 2021

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087: James Leath - Leadership Lessons From The Wizard of Oz

Extraordinary Man Podcast

James Leath is a mental performance coach and the founder of Unleash the Athlete. With a bachelors in communication, a masters in Performance Psychology, and almost 20 years of coaching experience, Coach Leath teaches leadership, character, and mental resilience to elite performers in sport, theater, and business through keynotes, workshops, and online courses. Using stories, improvisation, audience participation, and lots of energy, James provides an experience for the audience with clear takeaways for continued growth. All-day workshops like his “Do, Say, Be” formula for developing leaders and empowering them to take ownership in their personal development through goal setting, self-talk, commitment, and teamwork. In this episode, we discuss: -  What Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz can teach you about leadership   - What entrepreneurs can learn from elite athletes  - The many benefits of Wim Hof breathing And so much more...   Click Here to connect with James ************************************************************* You will never maximize your potential on your own so I’m personally inviting you to come and join me in the private Extraordinary Man Facebook group so you can level up your business and your life.  Just Click Here to join the Extraordinary Man private Facebook group.  Iron sharpens iron and this is the #1 place for you to connect with me and other like minded men who are on a mission to maximize their potential.  My goal is to help you become the man God created you to be in all areas of your life. So come and join us in the Facebook group and upgrade your business and your life.

35mins

22 Sep 2021

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Unleash the Athlete (ft. James Leath)

ParentingAces - The Junior Tennis and College Tennis Podcast

Welcome to Season 10, Episode 21, of the ParentingAces Podcast, part of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. This week we are speaking with James Leath, founder of Unleash the Athlete.To watch the video version of this week's podcast: https://youtu.be/Dv7RfXx_SpMJames Leath is a mental performance coach and the founder of Unleash the Athlete (utathlete.com). With a bachelors in communication, a masters in Performance Psychology, and almost 20 years of coaching experience, James teaches leadership, character, and mental resiliency to elite performers in sport, theater, and business through keynotes, workshops, and online courses.James has worked for companies like IMG Academy, USA Swimming, Positive Coaching Alliance, American Heart Association, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Chicago Bulls. He currently lives in Dallas, TX and coaches high school football.Throughout James's sports experiences, he has always strived to create better relationships and better communication between coaches, parents, and young athletes. He uses his own life in football and baseball to inform the work he does across all sports, including his weekly e-newsletter and podcast, Unleash Your Life.To get more information on James's work and to sign up for his e-newsletter, visit his website at jamesleath.com. You can also find James on pretty much all social media platforms @jamesleath.As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

18 May 2021

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21. Don't Bring Practice to the Dinner Table with James Leath

Eyes Up Mindset

James has worked for companies like IMG Academy, USA Swimming, Positive Coaching Alliance, American Heart Association, and the Dallas Cowboys. He is currently a mental performance coach for the Chicago Bulls organization and splits his time between Dallas and Chicago. Unleash the Athlete is an educational company for performers on Leadership, Mental Resiliency, and Character Development. Through keynotes, live workshops, and digital courses, UTA works with athletes, coaches, actors, and business executives to increase the mental game of performance. James joins the Eyes Up Mindset Podcast to share his perspective on how as leaders we must continue to grow, to learn, and to model the behaviors we want to see in others.  Resources: Unleash the Athlete Unleash the Athlete Podcast Follow and Support us: Facebook Group: EYES UP MINDSET FAMILY Twitter: @eyesupmindset Instagram: eyesupmindset YouTube: Eyes Up Mindset Channel Website: http://www.eyesupmindset.com/ If you have found value and you feel others may as well please feel free to RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW wherever you listen. Take a step with us today on this journey toward optimal performance.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eyesupmindset/support

43mins

21 Sep 2020

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Be Coachable: Practice Isn’t Perfect With James Leath

Breaking Beliefs

What sets good leaders and high performers from everyone else? It’s not about talent; it’s about a passion for continuous learning, a recognition of one’s continuing evolution. It is being coachable. This is where you see parallels in sports and in leadership in any field, whether it’s in business, teaching or the performing arts. Joining Amy Vetter to talk about this and other lessons about performance and leadership is one of her best friends, performance coach, James Leath. James is the founder of Unleash the Athlete, an educational company for coaches and athletes in the areas of leadership, mental resilience and character development. Join in on this hilarious, touching and inspiring conversation as James shares his most important lessons he has learned during his life and on the field that can help any athlete, entertainer and even executives to reset and find new opportunities in how to lead others.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How » Join the Breaking Beliefs community today:amyvetter.com/breakingbeliefspodcastAmy Vetter’s FacebookAmy Vetter’s InstagramAmy Vetter’s LinkedInAmy Vetter’s TwitterBreaking Beliefs YouTube

1hr

15 Sep 2020

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