Episode 7

Published on:

6th May 2024

Winning with Dr. Nicole Detling: Motivation vs. Commitment

On this week's episode of the Building Championship Mindsets podcast, Dr. Amber Selking speaks with Dr. Nicole Detling, owner of HeadStrong Consulting and Mental Performance Coach at ReliaQuest. Dr. Detling shares the psychological strategies and mindset tools that pave the path for high performance at an individual and organizational level. Dr. Selking and Dr. Detling explore how commitment can catalyze disciplined actions, propelling individuals toward their goals, even when motivation is lacking. Dr. Detling also highlights the significance of aligning core values within teams and organizations to create a positive and productive environment.

 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.


  • "Motivation is fantastic when it's there. But the thing that gets you out of bed when you're not motivated and you don't feel like going that day is commitment.” -Dr. Nicole Detling

  • “Getting the right people on the bus who have the same core values as the core values of the business or the team creates an environment that drives success.” -Dr. Nicole Detling

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Do my daily behaviors drive me toward the things that I say I’m committed to and the things that I say I value? Am I making space in my life to build toward those things that I'm claiming are valuable to me? Do an audit of your daily actions and behaviors.


(01:24) Intro: Dr. Nicole Detling 

(04:19) The significance of alignment of core values for teams and organizations

(07:03) Championship Mindest Training

(09:17) Connect with Dr. Nicole Detling

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About the Podcast

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.