What if you had access to a resource that combined research, over two decades of industry experience, and the power of storytelling to help you inspire others, develop genuine connections, and stand out amongst your peers as a great teammate and an effective leader? What if a simple parable could help you to understand that a truly impactful, lasting presence in your profession involves having more than intelligence, degrees, certifications, or licenses?
The Intent Is To Grow is a fictional tale about a young coach, Nathan Day, who is beginning his new role at a major university. Upon his arrival on campus, he embarks on a week-long, life-altering orientation program. He meets with a group of mentors that contribute to his long-term professional development in the most remarkable ways. They each have creative tools and methods to teach him a comprehensive set of interpersonal skills called the “6 True Pro Attributes.”
HERE IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:
"This book captures the essence of what it can be like as a young professional in the performance field. The simple principles The Intent Is To Grow teaches can be applied at all levels of sport and every personal and professional setting. Jesse has created an awesome sense of reality with his characters and situations. The Intent Is To Grow is a must read!”
"Within 76ers Athlete Care, the largest department on the team, we conducted 360 teammate evaluations. Jesse Wright was hands-down the top rated teammate. I knew he was a true professional. However, until I read The Intent Is To Grow, I didn't realize how he achieved his successes – through six critical skills: Voice – Hustle – Soul – Leadership – Vision – Versatility. The Intent Is To Grow is a powerful user's manual and guide for any leader and teammate. The sooner in your career you read and implement its insight, the better! ”
"One of the most applicable and impactful reads for anyone, not just in the human performance space, but anyone looking to become a better leader in general. I have made this a must read for our entire company. Jesse does a brilliant job demonstrating the tools needed to be the best version of yourself and delivers one 'nugget of wisdom' after another. Most importantly, he delivers these learnings in a captivating and thoroughly enjoyable book.”
"Such a unique narrative that powerfully portrays some key lessons we can all benefit from learning.”
"I highly recommend The Intent Is To Grow! There's no better way to understand the "6 True Pro Attributes" than seeing them applied in action through a story. A must read at any level and an easy one too – personally, I'm a fan of the short chapters. Thanks for sharing these pearls!”
"I love how this book was written. It contained amazing information with characters that made the book fun. I feel it is a must read for anyone who works in a locker room with athletes at any level. Great job!”
"All in all, this book was so enjoyable. Really felt like the story and the characters played into the message perfectly. I also really liked the short chapters! For some reason, the shorter chapters made the book more 'addicting' and I was able to knock it out in a little over a week! Definitely going to buy some copies as gifts for my friends. Fun read and I learned quite a bit!"