Art Turock is a media resource who will startle a business audience with a fresh perspective about developing A-player leaders. Many business leaders marvel at the way sports coaches cultivate their players’ full performance capacity and never think these world-class talent development practices could be adapted to work with their management team. They are in for a surprise. Art describes how he’s leveraged his experience as a master’s track pentathlete and student of Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s Win Forever philosophy to help his clients to develop a team of all-star leaders.
Art’s work focuses on solving a universal pain point– How do we develop A-player leaders when there’s hardly any time to get real work done? (Or so it appears from a victim mindset). Instead of leadership development efforts getting suffocated by unrelenting work demands, it becomes effortless—ingrained as a habit just like the autopilot efficiency measures of multi-tasking, winging-it, and micromanaging. The counterintuitive solution comes from adapting talent development practices from sports teams, which employ mindset shifts (or mental toughness), world-class practice methods, and elite talent development processes that aren’t taught in any business school or corporate university.
As a media guest, Art brings practical examples of unique solutions from his year-long Mission Unreasonable Projects. In addition, Art is a highly-skilled story teller. In 2013, he appeared on the HBO/Sports Illustrated documentary, “Sport in America,” to tell the story of his greatest sports moment. Of the thousands of stories reviewed, Art’s was one of fifty interviewees chosen by the show’s producers.
“Sport in America: Our Defining Moments” Documentary
Who can forget watching a hobbled Kirk Gibson hitting a home run to win the 1988 World Series? Or when one-handed pitcher Jim Abbott tossed a no-hitter in 1993? Or Brandi Chastain’s signature overtime goal in the 1999 World Cup?
Comprised of thousands of personal stories from fans who have been part of such transcendent sporting events, this HBO Sports film examins how the universal thread of sport unites us as a people and has become an integral part of American culture.
Recent Guest Blogs & Articles
Effortless Excellence written by Art Turock
What if a coach could earn the authority to lead from his coaching staff and players with hardly any effort? What if a coach’s authority comes from a mindfully-designed talent development process which leaves players feeling supremely confident on game day and equipped to express their full athletic potential over their careers?
Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll refers to a quote by Aristotle quite often: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Habits are routines of behavior that get repeated automatically. They get triggered from the subconscious mind and therefore are hard to give up. So habits occur effortlessly–for better or for worse, for excellence or for watered-down decent. Coach Carroll’s WinForever philosophy incorporates a work process that produces habitual ways of thinking and acting that result in effortless excellence.
Recent Print Media
Senior Olympics help older athletes stay motivated, fit.
Art Turock, 62, left, of Kirkland, Wash., powers to the finish line July 28 in the men’s 50-meter dash at the Washington State Senior Games track and field competition in Tumwater, Wash.