Episode 6

Published on:

29th Apr 2024

Winning with Dr. Jason Kolber: Expectation, Satisfaction, and Craving More

On this week's episode of the Building Championship Mindsets podcast, Dr. Amber Selking speaks with Dr. Jason Kolber, co-founder of Thrival Energy and a distinguished figure in sports performance with an extensive background that spans over a decade. Dr. Kolber discusses the importance of expectation in individual high performance and the power of transparency and vulnerability in organizational high performance. He talks about why we need to anchor to the "why" behind our goals and the importance of connecting with a healthy source of motivation. Listen this week as Dr. Kolber and Dr. Selking discuss how to harness the power of neutrality in what we can and cannot control. 

About Building Championship Mindsets

Welcome to “Building Championship Mindsets. | the Podcast!” From the LockerRoom to the BoardRoom, our purpose is to help individuals, teams, and organizations understand and leverage the power of Mindset and Leadership to drive results and achieve sustainable performance excellence. 

As a leader in the field of sports and performance psychology, Dr. Amber Selking has been fiercely devoted to optimizing human performance in people and systems throughout her entire career.

Dr. Selking is the founder of Selking Performance Group, a leading performance consulting practice that helps individuals, companies, and sports teams achieve sustainable results. She has served as the Mental Performance Coach for professional & collegiate sport programs across the country including the Denver Broncos, LSU Football, and Notre Dame Football during the winningest five years in program history! She is also the Vice President of Leadership & Culture Development for Lippert, a global, publicly traded manufacturing company whose corporate vision is to change the model of work, demonstrating that business can and should Be a Force for Good in our World. She has also served as an adjunct professor in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame. Dr. Selking holds a Ph.D. in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver, and an undergraduate degree in Management Consulting from the University of Notre Dame. At ND, Amber played soccer for the Fighting Irish before an injury ended her career, after which she founded Notre Dame Christian Athletes (NDCA) in the ND Athletic Department. She currently resides in South Bend, Indiana, with her husband, Aaron, daughter Elleeanna Belle, and their Doberman Pinscher, Rockne.


  • "It's okay to be uncomfortable as long as we're honest about it, collaborative about it, and transparent. We need to ask permission. We need to be able to ask people if they are willing to work as a team and work towards what the next steps are.” -Dr. Jason Kolber

  • “If you know the why, then people will comply. Anchor to the why behind what you’re doing and stay connected to what drives you.” -Dr. Jason Kolber

Championship Mindset Training 

Start with the “why.” Anchor to the why behind what you are doing and stay connected to what drives you. Anchor to a healthy source of why in terms of why are you working towards this, why do you want to accomplish this, and what does that ultimately get you.


(01:10) Thrival bar 

(05:25) Expectation and balancing satisfaction

(10:40) Uncomfortable conversations and collaboration in a team environment

(11:53) Championship Mindset Training

(13:47) Connect with Dr. Kolber and learn more about Thrival Energy

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Building Championship Mindsets
Building Championship Mindsets the Podcast is hosted by Dr. Amber Selking, and features guests from the athletic and corporate worlds who share how they leverage the mental game to drive performance excellence. In each episode, Dr. Amber shares insights on how the brain works and coaches listeners to continue Building their Championship Mindset. Coach Lou Holtz, a friend, mentor, and colleague of Amber’s, not only proudly endorses “Building Championship Mindsets. | the Podcast” but also serves as a featured guest in upcoming seasons. Featured guests will share their experiences, applications, and performance impact of Building Championship Mindsets, and the importance of training the mind for sustainable success.