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95. Redefining Winning & How We Approach Success with Dr. Eric Bean
Episode 956th December 2021 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
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Dr. Eric Bean is an executive coach and the Director of High Performance at HigherEchelon. He’s a firm believer that the mental game affects every single one of us. His mission is to help us think about, well, thinking, on a whole new level. 

Eric grew up around a lot of in-fighting which led him to develop an unhealthy desire to please. After growing up and finding his true self, his new mental framework formed the basis for a career in psychological coaching, helping high performers unlock their full potential. We break down the steps he took, both forward and backward, to get there.

Eric believes that, whether you’re a surgeon, an athlete, a business person – anything – you can probably do you better. And making that jump all comes down to a few changes to our mindset and awareness. 

This sets the stage for Eric’s current work with HigherEchelon and the Coaching Through Stories podcast, with which he aims to help people improve confidence, alleviate stress, and go a little bit deeper in a way that will impact all of us for the better.

What Brett asks:

  • [00:35] Let’s start at the beginning.
  • [08:30] How much of your athletic desire came from wanting to please?
  • [13:45] Why did you originally choose to study aerospace engineering? 
  • [15:25] What gave you the confidence to change direction?
  • [17:45] Can you tell us about your experience struggling with your mental health?
  • [21:40] What was it like to apply your training to the military?
  • [26:45] How do you work with individuals?
  • [36:00] Let’s talk about what it means to win.
  • [38:55] Tell me about your current work.
  • [45:00] How much life experience do you need to be qualified as a coach?
  • [47:50] Is there anything else you’d like to talk about?

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