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Brad Stulberg      

Health & Human Performance Writer, Co-Author of "Peak Performance"

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, and coaches on human performance, sustainable success, and well-being. He is bestselling author of the books “Peak Performance” and “The Passion Paradox”. Known for his cross-disciplinary approach, weaving together lessons from modern science, ancient wisdom, and daily practice, his writing has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Wired, and Outside Magazine. In his performance coaching practice, he works with executives, entrepreneurs, and physicians. He is also cofounder of, a multimedia platform dedicated to the art and science of success.

Speech Topics

1) The practices of world-class performers that can be harnessed by traditional workplace professionals

Periodization, or the notion that stress + rest = growth Growth oriented goal seeking - identifying "just-manageable" challenges Strategies for rest and recuperation, foremost of all sleep hygiene Priming for performance, or the mechanics of developing an optimal routine The power of purpose to facilitate breakthrough performance and protect against burnout How to control your passion so your passion doesn't control you The illusion of "balance," and aiming for work-life harmony instead

2) The far-reaching benefits of cultivating a physical practice

In addition to physiological and biological benefits, pushing oneself physically brings powerful psychological and emotional benefits Learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable Develop resilience, via exercise, to other life stressors Self-confidence Increased willpower How to develop an individualized physical practice that safely pushes someone in the direction of growth

3) Mental skills used by elite athletes that can be applied off the field, too

Adopting a process-driven mindset where the focus is on the process, not the outcomes, which makes one more resilient to both failure AND success

Cultivating self and situational awareness amidst great challenges Seeking out awesome experiences to ground oneself Using both internal (e.g., breathing) and external (e.g., music) cues to transition from a period of stress/challenge/effortful thinking to a more restful state

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