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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What separates players and people? Why do some people handle adversity better than others and achieve higher levels of success? In this TEDxYouth Talk, Brett tackles these questions by providing insight from championship coaches, a world-renowned performance psychologist, and a surprising ESPN game clip.

Brett Ledbetter is the creator of FilmRoomTV.com, a website that features Championship Coaches, Professional Athletes, and Best-Selling Authors that he interviews to educate players, parents, and coaches in the youth space. Brett also works with 200+ athletes on a weekly basis at Ledbetter Academy where they focus on skill development.

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Field Flow - Systemic Leadership Coaching - Thomas van der Molen says:

Very inspiring how you connect building your inner coach with basketball! Especially as it gave me renewed awareness of the coaching lessons I indeed picked up through the game of basketball… Thank you!

Matt O'Neill says:

This is by far the best ted talk I have seen in a while. A lot of talks are too conceptual for me and this is on a very practical level

Karen Cessford says:

Brilliantly delivered

Eric Long says:

Thank you Brett. Let me explain . I was hired as a new high school softball coach. The team was the bottom of their conference but the talent was there in 2016. I got to use your Character-Process- Result philosophy in my 1st year and found the team competing for a District Title . During the District title game we found ourselves with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning against our district power house. There was a runner on 1st base and the score was 3-1 in our favor. I was pacing back and forth in the dug out when the runner on first was up to bat and watched her obtain 1st base with a blazing base hit. I said to myself how do I take control of the situation. Well I remember the basketball clip you showed and I sat back down on the bucket and watch our pitcher strike out their lead off hitter looking. We won the district championship and I must accredit you and these videos as being a hidden driven force behind the success of our team this year. Their Character drove their practices (The PROCESS) and the end result was much more than the goal they originally set for themselves.

Anthony Beckman says:

Awesome presentation. Thank you

The Performance Confidence Coach says:

Really great content.

SoldiersOfSelfMastery says:

My Passion is to Transform, To an Elite Level, The ALpha Mindset! and Help others Ahieve more!

forevaayoung says:

Thank you Brett! I was asking today for a sign…of how can I improve..and was lucky to find this video.

Caelan Jones says:

So well said, Brett ! I'm a life coach and this is exactly what I speak about for peak performance for our kids and for helping our kids progress both on and off the court/field/classroom and for ourselves.

Cecília Chohfi - Coach says:

Uauuu!!! I do love it!!! Many thanks!!

Sidney Jones says:

Excellently articulated! Thank you Brett.

Phil Spratt says:

As a youth and adult rowing coach and club captain, this video was perfect. I totally agree and I particularly like the idea of focusing on the goal and working backwards to understand the necessary steps to put in place. Thank you for sharing Brett

Uma Naik says:

wow… totally speechless… what a motivation to start life anew ūüėäThx for sharing ‚ėĚ

Lilia Melendez says:

I really appreciate this piece of advice. Developing our inner coach will help us to grow ourselves by being self conscious about our nature, capabilities , willingness and goals.

Very clear to understand! Just love it!



24CaliGal says:

Aimed at youth, yet this should be shared with adults as well. A clear message that can be used outside of athletics and into the adult life, professional life and family life. Thank you Brett

Conor Neill says:

This talk needs more views. Great content, so clear. Thank you Brett

Stuart - Simply One Percent says:

Absolutely fantastic! Our inner coach if trained correctly has the power to literally transform our lives. Going within on a daily basis and self analysing to identify what we did well and how we could improve is quite possibly one of the single best self help techniques available to us, and all we need is a pencil and paper. Great talk Brett, thank you!

Edward Hunia says:

Wow, this one is golden and definitely and idea worth sharing.  Great Brett, thanks a trillion  

Lori Pouttu says:

Great talk!  This illustrates beautifully what I believe to be true.  Focus less on results and more on the process, which is driven by character.  Everyone can benefit from this and sports coaches in particular!  Loved the coach here who doesn't "go crazy" when things go wrong, and doesn't get all puffed up when they win.

Der Meister says:

We use a coach when something really matter to us… the process really matters.

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