Episode 3

Published on:

8th Apr 2024

Organizational Performance Excellence

On this week's episode of the Building Championship Mindsets podcast, Dr. Amber Selking explores what drives organizational high-performance excellence. She highlights the importance of a top-down, bottom-up, and contextually relevant approach to building a comprehensive and integrated system. By aligning the vision, mission, and values of the organization and empowering individuals to take ownership, success becomes sustainable. Dr. Selking also encourages listeners to apply these principles to their families, creating a culture that fosters growth and accomplishment. 

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 the Notre Dame Football team and as 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, and their Doberman Pinscher, Rockne.


  • "Making sure that all parts of your business are integrated and aligned with the vision, mission, values, and accountability structure that's set from the top allows people to own it from the bottom up. Everywhere people go, everywhere that customers go, everywhere that kids go, it's aligned, it's reinforcing, and it's growing who we are and the expectation of how we're going to operate in this environment.” Dr. Selking

  • “The senior leader of the team of the organization has to be bought in. They have to have extreme ownership over the culture and over everything that happens inside of that system." -Dr. Amber Selking

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Think about your family as a team, as an organization, top down, bottom up, contextually relevant. What's your vision, mission and core values for your family? How are you going to hold yourselves accountable to living into that? What are ways that you can get your family involved in it?


[01:17] Leadership in individual and organizational performance

[07:48] Bottom-up buy-in and ownership 

[15:25] Leadership accountability in organizations

[18:31] Integrated messaging and reinforcement throughout the organization

[22:08] Championship Mindset Training

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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.