The Spartan Mindset: Mastering the Language of Excellence

The Spartan Mindset: Mastering the Language of Excellence

by Reed Maltbie
The Spartan Mindset: Mastering the Language of Excellence

The Spartan Mindset: Mastering the Language of Excellence

by Reed Maltbie


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Written with empathy, passion, and practicality, The Spartan Mindset is a masterclass in performance communication and a must-have for high performers and leaders seeking to achieve excellence in the classroom, onstage, at the office, on the playing field, and within everyday life. 

Considered one of the leading experts on performance communication and coaching theory in sports, “Coach Reed” Maltbie has shaped coaching philosophies at some of the top sporting organizations in the world. His newest book, The Spartan Mindset, effectively leverages his master’s degrees in both performance psychology and early childhood development with his 30 years of working with Olympians, Professional athletes, and world champion coaches to demystify the brain's role in high-performance environments. 

In this groundbreaking work on language, the brain, and performance environments, Coach Reed’s masterful storytelling is woven with insightful observations and cutting-edge research to help competitors change the way they communicate with themselves and those they lead—so that anyone can access their best performance. The Spartan Mindset features real-life examples that demonstrate how the right words can spark amazing results. Reed provides readers with a roadmap for shifting the performance mindset, triggering skill pathways in the brain, and igniting a competitive fire that will help any performer access their best day yet. 

Elite performers in need of an edge, former champions seeking to recapture success, and everyday competitors wanting to get unstuck will find easy to follow and easier to apply concepts like:

  • Strategies for Eliminating peril words that prevent their best performances
  • Advice for properly Employing power words that compel their peak performance
  • A framework for Creating transformational words that can trigger success in themselves and those they lead

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631959981
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 04/18/2023
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Leveraging two master’s degrees—sports psychology and early childhood development—and 30 years of professional coaching experience, “Coach Reed” Maltbie has dedicated his life to creating the very best environments for athletes of all ages to achieve peak performance, on and off the sports field. Coach Reed has implemented training programs with a number of sports organizations—Gaelic Games Association, England Sevens, United Soccer Coaches, Soccer Canada, and PGA of Canada, to name a few.

As a former Division I athlete, Coach Reed is no stranger to the impact of language in eliciting peak performance. He shared his own experience with the power of words in his 2015 TEDx talk, Echoes Beyond the Game, and has contributed educational content to hundreds of media outlets, such as The Huffington Post, NBC Sports Engine, ESPN Radio, and Sirius XM FC shows Coaching Academy and Beyond the Pitch. 

A seasoned public speaker and motivator, Reed has also published multiple coaching resources, including the textbook Youth Sports in America and the coaching guide Positive Discipline Tools for Coaches, which released in three languages. The essential work he has done through keynotes, workshops, webinars, and courses in the sports space has supported hundreds of thousands of athletes and tens of thousands of coaches on five continents. 

Today, he resides in San Diego, California with his wife and three kids where he continues to serve the sports community while developing programs that help everyday competitors unlock peak performance in their respective fields through his new venture: Everyday Excellence. 

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