Secrets of a Champion Mindset | Molly Fletcher | TEDxBuckhead
Hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Molly Fletcher made a name for herself as one of the first female sports agents. During her almost two-decade career as President of CSE, Molly negotiated over $500 million in contracts and represented over 300 of sports' biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers.
As a World's Top 50 Keynote Speaker, she delivers her inspiring message to audiences around the world. She is the author of five books, including The Energy Clock and Fearless at Work, and her latest TED Talk, “Secrets of a Champion Mindset,” has more than one million views.
Molly is the founder and host of the Game Changers with Molly Fletcher podcast, where she interviews experts and celebrities in every field including Arthur Blank, Dabo Swinney, John Mackey, Matthew McConaughey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Simon Sinek.
Her insights have been featured in prestigious media outlets, including CNN, ESPN, Forbes, Fast Company, InStyle, and Sports Illustrated.
Molly recently launched her first on-demand course, Up Your Game, to help people unlock their drive and up their game. Her company Game Changer Performance Group helps clients unlock peak performance through training experiences on Energy, Negotiation and High Impact.
Secrets of a Champion Mindset. How often do we equate success with talent? All the time. But success isn’t created by talent alone. Just like we might see immense talent squandered, we also see underdogs unexpectedly overachieve. As a top sports agent, Molly saw firsthand that talent might get you there, but it’s drive that keeps you there. The best athletes in the world can’t be complacent or someone will take their spot. But the real magic happens when they stop focusing on the competition against others and start competing against themselves. In that simple mindset shift, the drive to achieve is replaced by something more sustainable—the drive to get better. This keynote inspired by Molly’s viral TED Talk will motivate you to love the process, embrace the journey, and find joy in the everyday discipline.
Leading the Way: Inspiring Go-Getters and Game Changers. In order to lead, you have to inspire people to want to follow. A true leader knows that leadership extends beyond self. From the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major companies, Molly Fletcher shares what drives top leaders and how they inspire collective success. Learn how the best leaders:
- Lead with curiosity and embrace change
- Connect vs. communicate and create a culture of feedback
- Inspire ownership and a culture of success
Unleash your Potential. Potential is one of the most dangerous words in the dictionary. If you achieve it, you're capable of greatness. But missing it means you stay stagnant and frustrated. Embracing your potential requires a mindset shift. You have to reimagine how you lead, how you show up for the people you serve, and how you lean into change. The good news is these are all things you can control. Using lessons from her career as a top sports agent, Molly Fletcher gives you a proven 5-step process for unleashing your potential and achieving peak performance.
- BELIEF: Get out of your comfort zone; embrace change as an opportunity to evolve; lead through change
- DISCOVERY: Use curiosity and creativity to connect; discover your own gaps internally (self-awareness)
- CLARITY: Be intentional about investing your energy in the right relationships and priorities; be relational not transactional
- DISCIPLINE: Control the controllables; be present; recover from adversity and setbacks faster
- EXECUTION: Find the opportunity inside of the challenge; execute against your game plan and create your greatest impact
Fearless at Work. We are fascinated by the pros who perform at the highest level on the biggest stages. What sets them apart? Fearlessness. But fearlessness is a muscle you have to develop. With stories from her experiences working with the world's greatest athletes, Molly shows you what it takes to overcome fear and perform at the highest level. Fearlessness is about maximizing the little moments in our lives every day so that we can create BIG outcomes.
- PURPOSE: Trade self-defeating attitudes and self-imposed hurdles for a new outlook rooted in a sense of mission and purpose
- CURIOSITY: Use curiosity to ask— what’s possible?
- OWNERSHIP: Defeat toxic thinking, push beyond your comfort zone, and embrace new challenges
- RESILIENCE: Shrug off the fear of failure while gaining the confidence that comes from achieving meaningful change
- BOLDNESS: Turn little moments into big outcomes
Molly was hands down one of the most popular speakers at our recent leadership conference. Her energy and real-life anecdotes that come from nearly two decades of representing professional athletes and others from the world of sports kept us all totally enthralled. Her talk is entertaining and so much more as she shares her real-life experiences while at the same time deconstructing a recipe for success. Molly offers a great presentation for any leader seeking to up their game.
Molly’s keynote message really hit the bullseye at our annual sales conference. Never in the 28 year history had a keynote speaker scored greater than an overall 90+ rating on our participant survey – until now. Molly inspired and engaged our sales teams to “Unleash Their Potential” in a way each participant could relate with. It is safe to say – Valpak will see her again in the very near future!!
We were thrilled to have you be a part of our ERG conference this year. You were great and the attendees loved you. If you haven’t already heard from some of them I’m sure you will… lots of them would love to have you come speak at their events in the future. You were a big hit, thank you!
I felt honored to be in your presentation today and left feeling compelled to get out there and drive for excellence with authentic execution. Your passion to bring out the best in people is contagious! You gave me 20 clear-cut action steps that I can take home with me and start implementing right away! Thanks again for your passion and for being a champion in helping others to succeed!!