Dr. Stan Beecham

Dr. Stan Beecham

The Book


 In ELITE MINDS: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success (McGraw-Hill; hardcover; September 16, 2016), top-level sport psychologist and leadership consultant Dr. Stan Beecham offers readers an implementable and maintainable way to bring conscious thinking to an unconscious process by aligning beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors to not only boost their careers, but to achieve their best. However, Beecham doesn’t simply explain how, he delves into the why, as successful leaders and performers make it their mission to understand and manage their unconscious minds in order to conquer fears and become who they want to be.

 In ELITE MINDS: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success (McGraw-Hill; hardcover; September 16, 2016), top-level sport psychologist and leadership consultant Dr. Stan Beecham offers readers an implementable and maintainable way to bring conscious thinking to an unconscious process by aligning beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors to not only boost their careers, but to achieve their best. However, Beecham doesn’t simply explain how, he delves into the why, as successful leaders and performers make it their mission to understand and manage their unconscious minds in order to conquer fears and become who they want to be.



According to Beecham, elite leaders and performers outperform others because they have trained themselves to believe, think, and behave in optimal unison—the three primary components necessary to improve performance. A change to any of one these will have an effect on the other two, but most people do not have all three aligned and therefore experience some internal struggle that hinders their performance. Drawing on his experience working with major-league athletes, Olympic medal winners, and world-class business leaders, Beecham reveals the mental process and tactics essential to reaching this optimal unison and as a result, reaching optimal performance.

According to Beecham, elite leaders and performers outperform others because they have trained themselves to believe, think, and behave in optimal unison—the three primary components necessary to improve performance. A change to any of one these will have an effect on the other two, but most people do not have all three aligned and therefore experience some internal struggle that hinders their performance. Drawing on his experience working with major-league athletes, Olympic medal winners, and world-class business leaders, Beecham reveals the mental process and tactics essential to reaching this optimal unison and as a result, reaching optimal performance.



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About Dr. Beecham


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Dr. Stan Beecham is a sport psychologist and director and founding member of the Leadership Resource Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1998, Beecham has been helping organizations maximize performance and realize the full potential of their human resources. Senior executives utilize Dr. Beecham’s expertise to guide them through the process of selecting and developing high performance teams. In addition to his coaching and consulting engagements at the Leadership Resource Center, he is a professional speaker and writer committed to advancing the science of leadership development. Legendary Coach Vince Dooley gave Beecham his start as an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia, allowing him to work with Kevin Butler, the great college and professional kicker for the Chicago Bears. Dooley later hired Beecham to start the sport psychology program for the athletic department. He was instrumental in helping UGA win numerous individual and team championships during his tenure.

Today his work with collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes from many sports has afforded him an insight into the minds of great competitors that only few have had the good fortune to gain.

Dr. Stan Beecham