Episode 26

Published on:

20th Nov 2023

Season Finale: ABC’s of Winning the Mental Game

In the season finale of the Building Championship Mindsets podcast, Dr. Amber Selking recaps the ABCs of winning the mental game. Each letter of the alphabet represents a fundamental element of a solid mental game, from attitude to zest. Each element this season has been a callback to the fundamentals that our world often lacks. Listen as Dr. Selking shares how applying these fundamentals can help you show up as the person you want to be and accomplish your goals. 

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.


  • "In so many ways, this season was a callback to the fundamentals, not because it is easy, but because it is simple. If we can apply each of the elements of the ABCs of winning the mental game, we can show up, be who we were created to be, and deliver what we were intended to deliver in the moment.” -Dr. Amber Selking [02:30

  • "Success always boils down to two things. Can I or can we or can you show up and be who you want to be in the moment, and then can I, can we, can you do and accomplish what you're trying to accomplish in that moment?” -Dr. Amber Selking [02:50]


00:37 Recap of the ABCs of winning the mental game 

02:20 The importance of showing up as your true self 

03:50 Shoutout to guests and book promo 

05:09 Selking Performance Group

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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.