Trevor Moawad

Legendary Mental Conditioning Coach to top athletes and CEOs

  • World-renowned mental conditioning coach who has coached the world’s most elite performers, from Ft. Bragg to Harvard Business School and the NFL to Fortune 500 companies
  • Author of the book It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life
  • Interactive presentations get audiences engaged and motivated to embrace neutral thinking as a competitive mindset and optimize performance

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Trevor Moawad is a renowned mental conditioning expert and strategic advisor to some of the world’s most elite performers. Named the “Sports World’s Best Brain Trainer” by Sports Illustrated, Moawad partnered with NFL’s Russell Wilson to form Limitless Minds, whose mission is to both optimize performance and enrich culture within some of the world’s top organizations and elite performers.

From Ft. Bragg to Harvard Business School, from elite quarterbacks to top level CEOs, Moawad’s mission is clear: to motivate the motivated. He is well known for being the mental coach to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and has worked closely with prestigious NCAA Football programs and coaches, including Nick Saban, Kirby Smart, and Jimbo Fisher. Moawad has been part of eight National championship games. Additionally, he continues to support the U.S. Special Operations Community, Major League Baseball, the NBA, UFC, and many other elite professionals.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Moawad is bringing his mental conditioning tactics to the board room and beyond. The author of the book It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life, he shares his battle-tested strategies to manage and overcome negativity and achieve any goal.

Prior to starting his own mental conditioning company, Trevor held multiple roles as both director of mental conditioning and director of the multi-disciplined IMG Performance Institute (at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida). More recently, he was the vice president of Pro/Elite Sports and Mindset at the prestigious Athletes Performance Institute (now EXOS in Phoenix, AZ).

Moawad was raised in Washington State and is the son of world-renowned peak performance educator, the late Bob Moawad. Bob was an original contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul and the former president of the National Association for Self-Esteem.

As an athlete, Moawad was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington, and in 2018 was selected as the Academy’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year. Trevor was an all-conference, two sport athlete, at Occidental College, the same school that produced both Jack Kemp and Barack Obama. At Occidental, Moawad received both his bachelor’s degree in Politics and his Master’s degree in Education. Moawad yearly presents the Trevor Moawad Leadership Award at Occidental, a designation to the top male and female athletes, who make an exceptional commitment to making their teammates better both on and off the field.

Trevor continues to be a thought leader in the performance space, appearing consistently in the global media, including ESPN, SI, Fox Sports, NPR, USA Today, The Herald Tribune, Outside the Lines and a number of national, regional and local outlets. Moawad costarred with Russell Wilson in ESPN’s QB2QB in 2018, as well as appearing for a third season in ESPN’s Draft Academy.

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VIRTUAL OFFERING: Webinar Package - The Power of Neutral Thinking in Times of Uncertainty. Learn battle-tested methods that develop, advance, and facilitate a broader understanding of an elite mindset so both leaders and their staffs can succeed on an on-going basis. In this 100% virtual webinar package, you’ll go behind the scenes with world-renowned mental conditioning coach Trevor Moawad and look at how the best manage both success and adversity. Take a deep dive into the psyche of world class athletes, business leaders, teams, and organizations as they attempt to lock down their own formulas for success while fighting, both internally and externally, to sustain elite levels year after year.

Choose 2 of the 4 pre-recorded talks below. Every offer will conclude with a 45-minute “It Takes What It Takes” live webinar and Q&A with Trevor.

  • Topic #1: The Fundamentals of Thinking (20 Minutes). We look at how elite thinking skills have helped change or enhance the trajectory of some of the most elite teams in sport and business, as well as individual performers. We explore developing a plan, why words matter, the importance of the spoken words, and how they impact how we perform (both good and bad). Using lessons learned from 15 years in some of the world’s most competitive arenas, Trevor will demonstrate that nothing happens by accident.
  • Topic #2: Staying Neutral in 2020 (20 Minutes). Get a clear understanding on what a neutral mindset is and the importance of embracing a neutral mindset during times of change and adversity. Trevor will discuss specific examples of “neutral” thinking and how our behaviors dictate our success. Furthermore, attendees will gain an understanding of how a neutral mindset removes judgement from present challenges, and why this mindset is important to have in a team environment where trust and collaboration are imperative to success.
  • Topic #3: The Illusion of Choice (20 Minutes). On the path to greatness we are presented with “choices”, but the reality is that choice is an illusion. There are relatively few paths that lead where you want to go, and the sooner that is realized, the easier it is to start making the choices that will put you on those paths. Audiences will walk away with the insight into why “choice” is really an illusion. Trevor will discuss real life examples of the habits, behaviors, and decisions that either led to success or demise.
  • Topic #4: Pressure is a Privilege (20 Minutes). The world’s most elite and successful competitors, whether in sports, business or life, embrace pressure as a privilege. They embrace high expectations and thrive in times of adversity. Trevor will dive into real-life examples of competitors that habitually view pressure as a privilege, demonstrating how to face adversity head on and manage expectations.
  • Live Webinar: It Takes What It Takes with Q&A (45 minutes). Putting it all together, Trevor shares his unique philosophy with you. He lays out lessons he has learned from his greatest career successes, as well the game-changing wisdom he has gained as the go-to professional for elite performers in sports, business, and even among men and women headed to the battlefield.

You Get What You Expect
In this seminar, Moawad discusses lessons learned from 15+ years of working with the world’s top athletes and organizations. We break down the elements of potential, and how aptitude remains an important but not the only deciding factor for many of the best teams or stand out athletes. Moawad highlights specific examples from critical games and organizational challenges and the specific plans put in place to help chart a new course.  High expectations help pull an organization or athlete up towards a better tomorrow.

The Illusion of Choice
Understandably, many individuals and teams want variety along the path towards success. Moawad outlines the reality that there are ‘limited options’ for those intent on getting to the top.  Being a part of the rebuilding of college football dynasties, Alabama and FSU, as well as lesser-known schools like Colorado State – all intent on reaching the heights of College Football. Or elite prodigies signing multi-million dollar deals in their early teens. Individuals starting so high that it can feel like the only way forward is down-hill. Moawad outlines critical learnings from these experiences and simple strategies to help learn and perform in advance of experience.

The Power Of Neutral Thinking
We explore the concept of “Neutral” and use examples from top organizations on how to develop neutral thinking. Every day we organize our experiences and thoughts as positive, negative or neutral. The lessons for a lifetime were not etched in the power of positivity, but rather, in the understanding of the incredible value of being neutral. When we strategically look at moving our lives forward by limiting specific behaviors we find the challenge to change much easier. To eat well we must first eat ‘less poorly.’ To think well, we must first learn to think ‘less poorly.’ We have a tendency to want to think in black and whites—the more we go for grey, the more we will remember to do this when we face struggles. Having the flexibility to see the bumps in the road as normal occurrences helps you more easily access alternate routes and move forward rather than get stuck.

Adapting to Generation Y
Organizations are increasingly managing and working within multi-generational environments. Changing behavior can be more difficult than learning how to understand why others may behave relative to their own personal experiences and the times they’ve been exposed to. Battle tested in complex team environments, we discuss specific examples under pressure where these bridges have been strengthened and specific tools in which to do so. We look at some of the top generational research and key specifics on how to embrace and accept the inherent differences which exist inside the walls of top performing organizations. Through years of experience, we’ve learned that lasting success is a challenge without addressing the multi-generational challenges.

Generation Y has been the subject of much recent discussion.  While they are a complicated group of individuals they have many exciting characteristics and can be some of your team or organizations top performers when understood and set on the right path.

Nothing Happens by Accident
We explore the concept of ‘conscious competence’ and the learned ability to identify self-imposed limitations as a pathway to tackling the barriers that limit our own elite performance. We show specific examples from Olympic, World Cup, Majors, Grand Slams and NCAA playoff preparation. We go behind the scenes and look at how the best manage both success and adversity. We take a deep dive into the psyche that allows world-class athletes, operators, teams, and organizations as they attempt to lock down their own formulas for success while they fight the battle, both internal and external, to sustain elite levels year after year, performance after performance, and season after season. Many times becoming the victims of their own success. The right attitude truly becomes a competitive advantage.

Who We are isn’t as important as Who We Think We Are
There are and will continue to be countless examples of people who overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable to most of us. People who have built an immunity to physical constraints and maintain a single-minded focus on their path towards greatness.  In this seminar, we identify the mindset and approach of some of the world’s best and look back at some significant adversity they overcame – some that were self-inflicted – as they grind towards greatness. This is the world we live in daily. This is the journey we embark on with our clients. Through conditioning and the development of a simple plan, we look at how elite thinking skills helped change or enhance the trajectory of some of sports and businesses most elite teams and individual performers.

Consumer or Contributor?
In every element of our lives, it is important to consume. We need resources to survive.  Physically, psychologically, and clearly, financially. However, great teams, organizations, and individuals are made up of those who also strive to contribute. It is many of these people who leave a lasting impression, and more importantly, a significant legacy wherever they serve. Teachers, Doctors, Teammates, Performers, and Leaders alike, it is said that life really begins to happen for us individually when we can raise the level of those around us. Simply put, when we contribute to our organizations.

Other topics discussed include:
The Right Attitude is a Competitive Advantage – Why Great Teams Win – Why Great Athletes Succeed – Why Great Coaches Win – Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

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