James Loehr

James Loehr

Co-author of The Power of Full Engagement and The Mentally Tough Training Programs

Speaker Categories: Peak Performance | Education | Corporate Culture | Corporate Culture | Motivation - Sports

Travels From: FL, United States.

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Dr. Jim Loehr is recognized worldwide for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of performance psychology. LGE's Corporate Athlete Training System grows out of Dr. Loehr's work with a broad array of Fortune 500 companies as well as hundreds of world-class athletes including golfer Mark O'Meara; tennis players Jim Courier, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Monica Seles; boxer Ray Mancini; hockey players Eric Lindros and Mike Richter; and Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen.

Dr. Loehr has authored 12 books which have been translated in a half-dozen languages including his bestseller, Stress for Success. His book, co-authored with Tony Schwartz, The Power of Full Engagement, has taken the country by storm and reached #1 ranking on both Wall Street Journal’s & Amazon's business bestseller list. It has been featured on Oprah.  It examines the paradigm shift from time management to energy management, and how this will change the way corporations educate their employees in the future. He has also produced several video and audio programs. His latest book, The Power of Story was released in September 2007.

Dr. Loehr has appeared on NBC's Today, ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and CBS Morning News. He has also been featured on CBS's 48 Hours and 60 Minutes, CBS Sports, CNN, ESPN, USA Network, Inside Edition, A Current Affair, Germany's ZDF and SAT1, Japan's FUJI-TV and many other programs.

A recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award, Dr. Loehr was a monthly columnist for World Tennis and Tennis Magazine for more than a decade. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.

Dr. Loehr holds a master's and a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.

The Pulse of High Performance: Life is a Series of Sprints, not a Marathon

The conventional wisdom is that the best way to manage the endless demands of our work lives is to assume the mentality of a marathoner, conserving energy in order to stay the course over many years without burning out. In fact, sustained high performance requires the mentality of a sprinter--fully engaging for clearly defined periods of time and then strategically recovering. To live like a sprinter is to break work down into a series of manageable intervals--fully engaging and then fully recovering. This principle is called oscillation and it creates a powerful pulse that drives greater efficiency, improved health and happiness, and sustained high performance.

The Fully Engaged Leader

The most important dynamic of leadership is the ability to ignite, focus, and sustain people’s energy in the service of a mission. The fully engaged leader must be physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused and spiritually aligned with the corporate mission. Each of these capacities are necessary, none is sufficient by itself. The fully engaged leader learns to draw on all four sources of energy and to consciously cultivate them throughout their organizations. Doing so requires leaders committed not just to training themselves in the same systematic way that elite athletes do, but also in building an organization that values and provides time for individuals to regularly train to build their capacity.

Fully Engaged--Managing Energy to Maximize Performance

Nearly 75 percent of American workers are disengaged, according to data collected by the Gallup Organization. To be fully engaged, one must be physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused and spiritually aligned with the mission of their organization. Drawing on 25 years of experience working with world-class athletes and other elite performers, this presentation describes a unique science-based system for driving full engagement, grounded in the management of personal energy and the development of highly precise performance rituals.

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