In the last 26 years, Ed Molitor has developed his leadership skills in both athletics and business. From working as a NCAA Basketball coach at Texas A&M to becoming the Vice President of a national recruiting firm, Ed has taught countless athletes, coaches, and business leaders how to THINK, ACT, and EXECUTE at an elite level. Ed has a unique set of skills to deliver leaders across the country a purposeful, positive, energetic, and refreshing experience to unlock their true potential. In 2016, Ed launched his company, The Molitor Group, in order to reach and add value to a larger sphere of ambitious individuals and help them achieve their goals every day. Through The Molitor Group, Ed has guided all types of leaders to achieve success. From entrepreneurs and executives to teams and companies, The Molitor Group specializes in empowering individuals and groups to achieve at the next level. Through Leadership Performance training, coaching, and speaking, Ed’s goal is to supply people and organizations with the necessary tools to move forward from where they are now to where they want to be.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- How Ed's father was a legendary high school coach near Chicago, and how his father came to discover the mental impact on performance
- Why Ed values his copy of "Mental Toughness Training for Sports: Achieving Athletic Excellence" by James E. Loehr
- What self-awareness is, and why self-acknowledgment is often confused for self-awareness
- Why external self-awareness is critical for effective leadership, and how it can be cultivated
- Why having a mentor can help you overcome personal growth roadblocks and develop a plan for bettering yourself
- Why it's important to ask yourself the right questions at the right time, in the right way
- How self-awareness was the secret weapon in Ed's difficult battle with alcoholism
- Ed shares an intensely personal story of having a massive seizure while his wife was seven months pregnant
- How wisdom given to Ed during the time at a clinic was a life-changing experience that taught him to ask "what" instead of "why"
- Why it's important to take action once you clearly understand your situation and yourself