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Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais

By Dr. Michael Gervais

I’ve been in the trenches with some of the best performers in the world – some who shift how we conceive what’s possible — others who have pushed their own boundaries — ranging from hall of fame athletes to action sport game-changers, entrepreneurs, Mixed Martial Artists, to musicians who influence the rhythm of the world. I’m Dr. Michael Gervais, and I’m excited to decode the many paths toward mastery and provide applied practices that we can all use to be and do more in our lives.

  1. 1.
    Marty Callner, Award-Winning Filmmaker11/14/2018
    1:26:54
  2. 2.
    Dr. Brené Brown, Research Professor and Author  11/07/2018
    1:02:33
  3. 3.
    John Brenkus, Producer, Director, TV Personality10/31/2018
    1:59:34
  4. 4.
    Dr. Daniel Chao, Halo Neuroscience Co-Founder10/24/2018
    1:07:50
  5. 5.
    John Donovan, AT&T Communications CEO10/17/2018
    1:36:22
  6. 6.
    Matt Jacobson, Facebook Head of Market Development10/10/2018
    1:15:57
  7. 7.
    Michael Murphy, Co-Founder of the Esalen Institute10/03/2018
    2:08:30
  8. 8.
    Javier Gómez, Champion Triathlete09/26/2018
    59:21
  1. 9.
    Dr. Mark Goulston, Suicide Prevention Expert09/19/2018
    55:29
  2. 10.
    Mark Healey, Professional Big Wave Surfer/Waterman 09/12/2018
    1:43:20
  3. 11.
    The Process: Assessing the Founder/Company Fit (Ep. 5)09/07/2018
    52:38
  4. 12.
    Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION Founder and Lead Singer09/05/2018
    1:17:54
  5. 13.
    Tom Bilyeu, Co-Founder of Impact Theory and Quest Nutrition08/29/2018
    1:24:59
  6. 14.
    Michael Rosenbaum, Actor, Producer, Comedian08/22/2018
    1:47:06
  7. 15.
    Erik Vendt, 3x USA Swimming Olympian08/15/2018
    1:11:13
  8. 16.
    Dr. Marco Cardinale, Head of Sports Physiology, Aspire Academy08/08/2018
    1:26:42
  9. 17.
    Bob Wright, Former Vice Chairman of GE and CEO of NBC08/01/2018
    58:29
  10. 18.
    Rich Froning Jr., 4x Fittest Man on Earth07/25/2018
    1:15:00
  11. 19.
    Bob Hurley, Hurley International Founder07/18/2018
    1:12:05
  12. 20.
    Andrew Zimmern, Chef and TV Personality07/11/2018
    1:35:17
  13. 21.
    Reid Priddy, 4x Volleyball Olympian07/04/2018
    1:23:20
  14. 22.
    Des Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon Winner06/27/2018
    1:16:23
  15. 23.
    Peter Park, Fitness and Wellness Coach06/20/2018
    1:31:23
  16. 24.
    The Process: Entrepreneurship Globally (Ep. 4)06/15/2018
    48:08
  17. 25.
    David, Special Operations Sniper06/13/2018
    1:14:38
  18. 26.
    Rebecca Rothstein, Top Wealth Advisor06/06/2018
    1:07:22
  19. 27.
    Brett Campbell, Serial Entrepreneur05/30/2018
    1:26:34
  20. 28.
    Kaskade, Multi GRAMMY Award-Nominated Musician05/23/2018
    1:14:11
  21. 29.
    Rich Roll, Plantpowered Wellness Advocate & Ultra-Athlete05/16/2018
    1:29:24
  22. 30.
    The Process: The Mindset of an Entrepreneur (Ep.3)05/11/2018
    39:56
  23. 31.
    Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO05/09/2018
    35:22
  24. 32.
    Sam Darnold, New York Jets Quarterback04/30/2018
    1:05:16
  25. 33.
    Chris Ashenden, Athletic Greens Co-Founder04/25/2018
    1:14:19
  26. 34.
    Jim DiMatteo, Retired US Navy Captain04/18/2018
    1:38:50
  27. 35.
    The Process: Avoiding the Hype of Silicon Valley (Ep.2)04/13/2018
    38:27
  28. 36.
    Ali Smith, Executive Director, Holistic Life Foundation04/11/2018
    59:40
  29. 37.
    Cassidy Lichtman, U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team04/04/2018
    1:32:31
  30. 38.
    Conor Dwyer, American Swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist03/28/2018
    1:18:51
  31. 39.
    Admiral Bill Owens, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group03/21/2018
    1:52:31
  32. 40.
    The Process: Introduction to Kairos (Ep.1)03/16/2018
    1:06:31
  33. 41.
    Valorie Kondos Field, UCLA Gymnastics Head Coach03/14/2018
    1:28:08
  34. 42.
    Daymond John, CEO and Founder of FUBU03/07/2018
    1:12:26
  35. 43.
    Bob Bowman, ASU Men's and Women's Swimming Head Coach02/28/2018
    2:08:42
  36. 44.
    Jeremy Bailenson, Founder of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab02/21/2018
    1:10:30
  37. 45.
    Adventure Rock Climber Alex Honnold on Mindset, Progression, Pressure02/14/2018
    1:00:58
  38. 46.
    Snowboarder Jake Blauvelt on Risk, Confidence, Flow02/07/2018
    1:02:17
  39. 47.
    Author Gretchen Rubin on Happiness, Human Nature, Habits01/31/2018
    1:09:34
  40. 48.
    UC Berkeley Rugby Coach Jack Clark on Team Building, Culture, Honesty01/24/2018
    1:48:30
  41. 49.
    Part 1: Nutritional Scientist Chris Talley on Maximizing Weaknesses and Minimizing Strengths01/17/2018
    1:05:51
  42. 50.
    Part 2: Nutritional Scientist Chris Talley on The Mechanics of Nutrition01/17/2018
    1:05:01
  43. 51.
    MMA Fighter Vitor Belfort on Belief, Mindset, Overcoming Fear01/10/2018
    1:26:01
  44. 52.
    Rugby Union Coach Stuart Lancaster on Pressure, Resiliency, Culture12/20/2017
    1:20:43
  45. 53.
    Meditation Expert Sharon Salzberg on Being Present, Letting Go, and Having Faith12/13/2017
    1:07:47
  46. 54.
    Big Wave Surfer Tom Carroll on Being a Maverick, Honesty, Risk12/06/2017
    1:29:03
  47. 55.
    USA Women's Water Polo Coach Adam Krikorian on Competition, Relationships, Sustaining Success11/29/2017
    1:19:27
  48. 56.
    Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner on Courage, Servant Leadership, Imagery11/22/2017
    1:28:30
  49. 57.
    Coach Anne Parmenter on Resiliency, Mindset, Ethics11/15/2017
    1:20:55
  50. 58.
    USC Dean of Religious Life Dr. Varun Soni on Mindfulness, Leadership, Spirituality11/08/2017
    1:28:18
  51. 59.
    Author David Epstein on Sports Gene, Curiosity, Self-Discovery11/01/2017
    1:35:41
  52. 60.
    Thrive Global CEO Arianna Huffington on Well-Being, High Performance, Habit Development10/25/2017
    40:35
  53. 61.
    Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton on Coaching, Leadership, Relationships10/11/2017
    1:14:30
  54. 62.
    Author Robert Rabbin on Fighting Cancer, Curiosity, Authenticity10/04/2017
    1:02:44
  55. 63.
    Army Major Mike Erwin on Optimism, Relationships, Transitions09/27/2017
    55:08
  56. 64.
    Victoria's Secret CEO Jan Singer on Authenticity, Confidence, Control09/20/2017
    1:00:39
  57. 65.
    Microsoft EVP Judson Althoff on Striving for Excellence and Finding Balance09/13/2017
    1:19:38
  58. 66.
    Executive John Nordstrom on Building Corporate Culture, Relationships, Authenticity09/06/2017
    47:46
  59. 67.
    Dr. Albert Bandura on The Theory on Creating Human Results08/30/2017
    1:19:32
  60. 68.
    English Cricketer Alec Stewart on Authenticity, Work Ethic, and Vision08/23/2017
    56:37
  61. 69.
    Texas Basketball Head Coach Shaka Smart on Bringing Out The Best in Others08/16/2017
    1:41:48
  62. 70.
    Major MJ Hegar on Escaping Death, Remaining Calm, and Trusting Self08/09/2017
    1:34:38
  63. 71.
    Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts on Culture, Leadership, Alignment07/24/2017
    1:44:05
  64. 72.
    Dr. Harry Edwards on Human Rights, Sport and Society07/17/2017
    1:41:31
  65. 73.
    Siri Co-Founder Adam Cheyer on Having a Vision, Approaching Insurmountable Challenges, and Authenticity07/10/2017
    1:24:27
  66. 74.
    Author Jon Gordon on Team Building, Relationships, Connection06/26/2017
    1:15:36
  67. 75.
    Author Wendy Behary on Narcissism and High Performance06/19/2017
    1:16:07
  68. 76.
    Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman on Authenticity, Creativity, and Confidence06/08/2017
    1:27:48
  69. 77.
    SportsCenter Anchor Lisa Kerney on Growth Mindset, Vision, Being Present05/31/2017
    58:44
  70. 78.
    Warrior Tu Lam on Warfare, Service, Survival05/24/2017
    1:35:52
  71. 79.
    In Remembrance: Tottenham U23 Coach Ugo Ehiogu05/15/2017
    32:56
  72. 80.
    Stanford Professor Tina Seelig on Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship05/11/2017
    1:35:48
  73. 81.
    Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff on Risk, Innovation, and Winning04/26/2017
    57:19
  74. 82.
    GRAMMY Winner Nile Rodgers on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Music, Collaboration04/12/2017
    1:33:53
  75. 83.
    Google Pioneer Chade-Meng Tan on Joy at Scale & Global Peace04/05/2017
    1:28:06
  76. 84.
    Sleep Expert Pat Byrne on Sleep Science & Leveraging Technology03/29/2017
    1:25:25
  77. 85.
    Former Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy on Decision Making & Relationships03/22/2017
    1:23:02
  78. 86.
    Part 2: TEDx Creator Krisztina "Z" Holly on Innovation, Impact, and Manufacturing03/16/2017
    1:02:49
  79. 87.
    Part 1: TEDx Creator Krisztina "Z" Holly on Innovation, Impact, and Manufacturing03/15/2017
    1:16:12
  80. 88.
    Flow Genome Project's Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler on Altered States of Consciousness and Stealing Fire03/09/2017
    1:22:33
  81. 89.
    Dr. Judson Brewer on Habits, Mindfulness, Addiction03/01/2017
    1:25:21
  82. 90.
    Part 2: Journalist Cal Fussman on Questions, Storytelling, Adventure02/24/2017
    1:22:19
  83. 91.
    Part 1: Journalist Cal Fussman on Questions, Storytelling, Adventure02/22/2017
    1:38:41
  84. 92.
    Navy SEAL & Endurance Athlete David Goggins on Being the Hardest Human Alive02/15/2017
    1:18:00
  85. 93.
    Singer-Songwriter Jewel on Music, Insight, Community (ft. Wisdom 2.0's Soren Gordhamer)02/08/2017
    1:15:15
  86. 94.
    Microsoft CFO Amy Hood on Purpose and Progression02/01/2017
    1:26:20
  87. 95.
    Author Robert Greene on Mastery & Research01/25/2017
    1:29:08
  88. 96.
    Entrepreneur Anne Devereux-Mills on Leadership, Philanthropy, Parenting01/18/2017
    1:46:18
  89. 97.
    Entrepreneur Mark Divine on SEALFIT & Mindset Training01/11/2017
    1:26:52
  90. 98.
    Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin on Negotiation, Change, Management01/04/2017
    1:40:14
  91. 99.
    Big Wave Surfer Nic Lamb on Training For Risk, Making Choices, The Ocean12/14/2016
    1:28:40
  92. 100.
    Hall of Fame Coach George Raveling on Progression and Being Relevant12/07/2016
    1:42:52
  93. 101.
    Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay on the Air Force, Parenting, Health11/30/2016
    1:31:20
  94. 102.
    Author Karan Bajaj on Mindfulness, Marketing, Sabbaticals11/23/2016
    1:12:04
  95. 103.
    Social Psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner on Emotions, Awe, Power11/16/2016
    1:21:50
  96. 104.
    Activist Michealene Risley on Storytelling, Empathy, Sexual Abuse11/10/2016
    1:37:13
  97. 105.
    Just Chill Founder Max Baumann on Millennial Entrepreneurship11/02/2016
    47:11
  98. 106.
    NFL QB Drew Bledsoe on Being a Life Student, Entrepreneurship, Wine10/25/2016
    1:18:31
  99. 107.
    Coach Vern Gambetta on Movement & Human Development10/21/2016
    1:38:09
  100. 108.
    Advertising Legend Lee Clow - Creative Genius, Loving, Listening10/12/2016
    2:30:13
  101. 109.
    Coach Paul Assaiante on the Longest Winning Streak in NCAA History, Perspective, Courage10/05/2016
    1:33:40
  102. 110.
    Neuroscientist Caroline Leaf on What's Possible for the Mind09/28/2016
    1:10:47
  103. 111.
    Psychologist Anders Ericsson on The Science of Expertise09/21/2016
    1:27:18
  104. 112.
    Watermen Kai Lenny on Risk and Innovation09/14/2016
    1:36:56
  105. 113.
    Author Ryan Holiday on Ego, Obstacles, Writing09/08/2016
    1:54:04
  106. 114.
    ABC's Dan Harris on Authenticity, Panic, Mindfulness08/31/2016
    2:07:47
  107. 115.
    Michael Gervais on His Initial Thoughts from Rio08/27/2016
    55:18
  108. 116.
    Undefeated Founder James Bond on Risk, Creative, Being Real08/25/2016
    1:40:43
  109. 117.
    Olympian Swimmer Anthony Ervin - Finding His Authentic Self08/10/2016
    1:44:02
  110. 118.
    Olympian Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé on Deep Focus, Soccer, and Mindfulness08/03/2016
    1:13:17
  111. 119.
    Movement Maker David Yeung on Green Monday07/28/2016
    1:30:24
  112. 120.
    Colin O'Brady: Explorers Grand Slam07/20/2016
    1:27:44
  113. 121.
    Jimmy Smith: Creativity, Authenticity, Growth (Part 2)07/13/2016
    1:06:07
  114. 122.
    Jimmy Smith: Creativity, Authenticity, Growth (Part 1)07/07/2016
    1:11:39
  115. 123.
    Nicole Davis: Volleyball and Making a Ripple06/29/2016
    1:32:48
  116. 124.
    Michael Gervais: State of Finding Mastery06/23/2016
    17:18
  117. 125.
    Nicholas McCarthy: Music, Insight, Investing in Craft06/15/2016
    1:35:34
  118. 126.
    Alyssa Roenigk: Writing About and Living Adventure06/08/2016
    1:48:17
  119. 127.
    Pat LaFontaine: Being Ignited and Igniting Others (Part 2)05/27/2016
    48:47
  120. 128.
    Pat LaFontaine: Being Ignited and Igniting Others (Part 1)05/25/2016
    57:43
  121. 129.
    Angela Duckworth: Passion and Perseverance05/18/2016
    1:05:20
  122. 130.
    Ian Walsh: Big Waves, Facing Fear, Giving05/11/2016
    1:47:47
  123. 131.
    Pete Carroll: Competing to Be Your Best04/27/2016
    50:23
  124. 132.
    Kayt Sukel: Sex, Risk, and the Brain04/20/2016
    1:23:48
  125. 133.
    Katie Holloway: Fire in the Eyes04/13/2016
    1:46:22
  126. 134.
    Tim Ryan: Congress, Mindfulness, and Real Food03/30/2016
    1:20:45
  127. 135.
    Nate Boyer: Going for It (Part 2)03/16/2016
    52:56
  128. 136.
    Nate Boyer: Going For It (Part 1)03/09/2016
    1:18:50
  129. 137.
    John Donahoe: eBay, PayPal, Bain... Leadership03/02/2016
    1:04:48
  130. 138.
    Liz Wiseman: Multiplying Genius02/17/2016
    1:42:59
  131. 139.
    Clint Bruce: On Becoming Tribal - Navy SEALs to Entrepreneurship02/10/2016
    1:48:04
  132. 140.
    Carli Lloyd: Purpose Driven Work01/27/2016
    59:07
  133. 141.
    Rich Roll: Change01/20/2016
    2:03:14
  134. 142.
    Steven Kotler: Ultimate Performance01/13/2016
    1:31:05
  135. 143.
    Jon Gordon: Storytelling12/16/2015
    1:47:19
  136. 144.
    Elizabeth Lindsey: Elders' Wisdoms12/09/2015
    1:46:38
  137. 145.
    Kevin Levrone: Strength12/02/2015
    2:02:25
  138. 146.
    Ashley Merryman: Science of Competition11/25/2015
    1:55:05
  139. 147.
    Michael Gervais: Finding Mastery11/20/2015
    32:12
  140. 148.
    Dave Phillips: Golf & Entreprenuership10/21/2015
    1:35:36
  141. 149.
    Ariana Kukors: Swim10/14/2015
    1:43:18
  142. 150.
    Luke Tyburski: Endurance Adventurer10/07/2015
    1:27:51
  143. 151.
    Keith Power: High Performance09/30/2015
    1:02:29
  144. 152.
    Fik-Shun: Dance09/16/2015
    1:21:19
  145. 153.
    Baggio Husidić: Soccer09/09/2015
    1:47:23
  146. 154.
    Tom Osborne: Leadership09/02/2015
    1:19:45
  147. 155.
    Kai Kight: Violin08/26/2015
    1:18:17
  148. 156.
    Volleyball Great Karch Kiraly on Leadership, Passion, Risk08/19/2015
    1:06:50
  149. 157.
    Finding Mastery: Welcome08/01/2015
    19:33

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