Decoding Excellence

The Decoding Excellence show , hosted by Adam Ringler, is an exploration of the human element behind world-class performers. The show is centered around intimate conversations with masters of their craft, to distill the tools, tactics, and techniques that encapsulates excellence. The Decoding Excellence show focuses on identify the commonalities and differences between world-class professionals in order to deconstruct and decode excellence.
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Apr 3, 2017


​In this episode of the Decoding Excellence show, I am speaking with Dr. John Sullivan.

Dr. Sullivan is a Sport Scientist and Clinical Sport Psychologist. He has over twenty years of clinical and scholarly experience, and for the past 16 years he has worked with the same team in the National Football League (NFL) coordinating clinical care and sport science. Dr. Sullivan’s experience also includes such work within the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, The English Football Association, Premier Rugby League, Australian Football League and Olympic national teams.

Dr. Sullivan and I discuss:

  • The importance of brain health
  • Importance of Nutrition, Hydration & Sleep
  • His book: "The Brain Always Wins"
  • What "Mental Toughness" really is
  • Performance Technologies

You can find Dr. Sullivan on Twitter at @BrainAlwaysWins or at his website In addition, you can read more from Dr. Sullivan by purchasing his latest book, "The Brain Always Wins" via.

This episode of the Decoding Excellence show is brought to you by Vald Performance, the makers of the NordBord, DashBord, and the GroinBar.

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