THRIVE AS A TEAMMATE.
LEVEL UP AS A LEADER.
A MASTERCOURSE BUILT TO COMPLEMENT ALL OF YOUR
HARD-EARNED DEGREES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND LICENSES
ADD THE STRENGTH AND POWER OF A COMPREHENSIVE INTERPERSONAL SKILLSET
EARN GREATER OPPORTUNITIES, ENHANCED RECOGNITION, AND THE IMPACTFUL PRESENCE YOU NEED TO RISE THROUGH THE RANKS AND REALIZE ALL OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE
All practitioners that train, treat, advise, coach, counsel, and care for athletes and clients in a high performance setting
Strength & Conditioning Coaches
Physical Therapists / Physiotherapists
Soft Tissue Therapists
High Performance Directors
DOES ANY OF THIS
You are just getting started with your professional career, and you have worked your tail off getting your degrees, certs, and licenses. But you fear your lack of experience is preventing you from ascending within your chosen field.
You are working in a high performance setting, love what you do, but you are struggling to connect and build strong relationships with athletes, clients, and teammates.
You understand that achieving big things with elite level organizations and teams takes time, but deep down you worry that you will get stuck in a role you know you are capable of elevating past. Or worse, they will hire someone else for the job in which you know you are the best fit.
You find yourself losing sleep at night with thoughts of one day having to leave the high performance world altogether and get a "real job", because of limited opportunities to advance and the challenge of earning the recognition and recommendations you need to ascend within your chosen field.
DON'T WORRY. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Hey, it's Jesse Wright here.
I am a high performance consultant, Amazon best-selling author, and coach.
My career has spanned over two decades in the team sport culture, including working with organizations in the NBA, NFL, NCAA, and in private sports training. I am fortunate and thankful to have experienced a lot during that time.
Those prestigious environments gave me tremendous perspective and provided amazing growth opportunities. I worked for, and with, many incredible coaches, leaders, and practitioners. I was able to develop both personally and professionally from my time spent with them.
All these experiences and pathways have led me to where I am today. They are the foundation upon which all my current work sits. They have provided me with the opportunity to give back. And to pay forward.
My passion lies in helping young high performance professionals grow and advance in their careers and lives. Take all the experiences described above and help others learn from them. Create development opportunities where they may not already exist; in career stages in which development is one of the primary goals.
It’s the “why” behind the creation of my consulting company and the Balance The Bar initiative.
And it is the reason I would like to introduce you to the BTB flagship resource: The mastercourse we call the Next Great Teammate. Next Great Leader.
I experienced many different winning cultures and saw first-hand what made them tick. They say success leaves clues. It’s true. I took full advantage of this statement, taking notes and following the trails.
I also saw some things that were not so desirable; both from a team culture perspective and within the day-to-day actions of some teammates and leaders. There was a noticeable weight in those environments. A heavy, sinking feeling that things can and should be better.
I personally made many mistakes over the years and I own them. There is a long list of moments that I would like to have back. Things that I would do differently if given the chance. True growth opportunities.
A PROVEN PROCESS
The core content of the mastercourse has already helped thousands of high performance professionals develop and thrive, found in the pages of the book, The Intent is To Grow. We have taken that information and expanded on it in various ways and in many helpful directions, adding research, literature reviews, and practical stories and examples from the field to magnify your entire learning experience.
POWER IN THE COMBINATION
This training system and approach is uncommon; purposefully unique and different than any other course you have taken. It teaches a system of attributes that has been built and refined from the combination of research within the field and over 20 years of experience of working within and leading teams in professional, collegiate, and private sector high performance.
A LIVING COURSE
The content and presentation of this mastercourse will continue to evolve over time. We are always reading the latest articles, following thought leaders, and sharing knowledge on soft skills with others. Updated information will be regularly added to the course and app to ensure we continue to be cutting edge and serve our community in an innovative and helpful way.
ACCELERATES THE CURVE
Developed specifically for practitioners in the early stages of their careers, this system will give you all of the tools and knowledge to fast-track your professional growth in areas that usually take years. Worry less about "lack of experience" and focus more on impacting others each day with your knowledge and presence. Stand out and differentiate, despite not being in the game for years.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our lesson framework and delivery system was specifically designed to accommodate the dense and ever-changing schedule that typically defines the high performance practitioner's calendar:
Here are some details:
📱 Accessible on all devices; mobile phones, laptops, desktops, tablets
HERE’S WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
ABOUT THE MASTERCOURSE:
"The information in the course inspires me to be better. As an ATC, I am always thinking and learning about injuries and rehab. This one forced me to think about other areas in my work that I know I need to improve. And the stories are very relatable to my team."
NCAA Athletic Trainer
“I didn't really know what to expect, but it was much different than other courses I have taken so far. Overall, I thought it was awesome!"
"I love the way the attributes were delivered and broken down. I thought the scaffolding helped a lot and I really liked the emotional intelligence information. I think everyone should hear and learn that stuff."
"I heard of soft skills before and knew they were important, but the course made them very relatable. I could see myself in a lot of the work situations that were presented. Well done!"
Physical Therapist & Business Owner
1. Identify and understand the key qualities and characteristics that you should possess and develop for success in high performance
2. Develop strategies for more effective communication and messaging to all key stakeholders within the high-performance ecosystem
3. Evaluate your current level of self-awareness and cultural awareness and how these two qualities can significantly enhance your abilities as a practitioner and as a professional
4. Expand your level of understanding of emotional intelligence and the foundational role that it plays in strengthening all human connection and relationships
5. Recognize the ideal leadership style that is authentic to your personality traits and how you can apply this information to serve and inspire those that you lead
6. Discover how a growth mindset and generalist approach can heighten your presence as a teammate, enhance recognition of team needs, and help to identify your ideal role in a group setting
This module is all about laying a strong foundation for your Mastercourse success. The core themes taught are all about what you will learn and how we will teach it.
You will experience:
- A discussion on knowledge types, and how understanding and developing BOTH types
are critical for your career development
-Detailed description of the “6 True Pro Attributes” and how this repackaging of soft
skills is a powerful vehicle for professional success in high performance
Literature that reviews how adults differ from children in acquiring new knowledge, and
how we set up our teaching structure to optimize learning
-How a novel acronym, borrowed from the field of skill acquisition, can fully enhance
comprehension, and help to lock in a soft skillset
The value and importance of the daily vitamin and microdosing knowledge
-Why the most impactful arrows for your career are jagged, not straight, and how applying this mindset may just be the key to making you unstoppable in any pursuit
The rationale behind building a strong soft skill set and how the growth and development of these qualities is the foundation for a lasting, impactful career. This module is packed with high performance-specific research, helpful analogies, and practical stories.
The information you will learn includes:
- What are soft skills and why are they so impactful in every industry you can possibly think of (and where did that horrible name come from?)
- Literature reviews on the qualities that define and differentiate the truly impactful practitioners in high performance sport from all the others
- What really gets discussed when someone calls about you for a job reference?
-Research summaries defining the qualities, behaviors, and actions of expert coaches.
-Why should you be in pursuit of your ROARR? Our 5-part formula that defines why we are here, what we can accomplish, and the steps to take toward accomplishment of all of your personal and professional goals
Level up your approach to messaging. Elevate your communication strategies. This module is less about what you say, more about how you say it.
You will learn:
-How the core principles of biomechanics provided the foundation for the development of a creative and innovative multi-planar communication model that has a high level of relevance and specificity to high performance sport
-3 questions you can ask yourself to ensure you tailor your message and enhance your interactions with everyone around you in more meaningful and impactful ways
-Literature reviews on maximizing strategies to manage up to your leadership and communicate down to those you lead (this not only includes staff members, but clients and athletes as well)
-Optimize your interactions with teammates and colleagues, including research and tips on peer-to-peer mentoring
-Borrow from the structure of government to enhance your communication readiness for the entire ecosystem surrounding any one message or team initiative
This module is jam-packed with practical strategies and examples from the field to target 2 critical aspects of your high performance development: your overall work ethic and your level of professionalism.
Within the lessons, you will experience:
-Our “Choose Your Weapon” approach to learning the content of this module
-A list of 12 items that you can immediately incorporate into your days to exceed expectations and make a huge impression on those you serve
-The meaning when someone says a practitioner is “missing the mark” or “lacks command” of a room or “is falling short”; and how to flip that narrative
-How being a high performance practitioner is a lot like being a rock star
-Why certain daily actions become differentiators and a primer for big wins later
-3 research papers that provide reflection opportunity on the Dunning-Kruger Effect and elements of professionalism specific to high performance and coaching
Not the 20/10 eyesight you need to hit a curveball or the visual acuity you need to be a Top Gun fighter pilot. Our "Vision" reflects a powerful combination of both self-awareness and cultural awareness; a clear, unencumbered site line for success in any high-performance environment in which you find yourself.
In this module, you will gain the following knowledge:
-Become completely in tune with your strengths and weaknesses and what you personally need to do on your own to enhance your individual profile
-Surprising information from the literature on self-awareness, how it applies to your practice & leadership, and how you can develop this
-How changing just one word in your language can make all the difference in self-growth and reducing blind spots
-What a sociological model can teach us about optimizing relationships and connection in high performance
-Learn 12 practical strategies to build into your weeks to earn awareness of both self and of the environment in which you are currently working
-Allow our powerful 2x2 grid to guide you on your vision quest and dominate the 3 “Vision” challenges in an athletic department that we issue you at the end of the module
This module is all about the idea that as human beings, we seek connection to others. Coach to athlete, trainer to client, leader to team member, parent to child, brother to sister. Anytime there is a relationship in place, what steps do you initiate to build and strengthen the bond?
In these lessons, you will find:
-Our “reverse episode” sequence to the lessons (yes, completely borrowed from a famous Seinfeld episode)
-A jump start to the entire module with our “Rapid Fire, Real World, High Performance Emotional Intelligence” segment
-Deep dive into the literature on emotional intelligence and empathy, including a review on the components of each and how they impact leadership
-Defining trust, building trust, and understanding all of the factors that go into one person deciding to trust another
-Practical strategies and examples of going “above and beyond” and how to level up an empathic approach to all of your days
-Research summaries on how emotional intelligence influences athletic performance, psychology, the stress response, and high performance coaching
Leadership has many interpretations. All of them involve guiding and inspiring others to be better versions of themselves. With Module 7, we will teach a number of different perspectives and strategies that will help move you closer to accomplishing those goals.
You will discover:
-Introduction and history of various leadership types over time
-Deep dive into the concept of knowledge translation and the unique opportunity this skill provides us amongst all of those around us
-The 3 essential elements that fuel human motivation and the ways you can shape the environment to incorporate them
-Literature reviews on the “servant” and “transformational” leadership styles and why they are the most appropriate for you in the high performance culture
-A simple technique, borrowed from Aristotle, that you can inject into all of your sessions to elevate your presence as a leader
-Practical strategies to up your leadership game and enhance the approach you choose to take when you are the one out in front of others; to serve them, to guide them, and to contribute to their lives and to their growth in meaningful ways
A versatile and adaptable teammate is a highly sought out one. The lessons contained here are about stacking skills; building a large list of reference points and varied experiences from which you can borrow, to prepare you for a world full of changing circumstances in years to come.
This module will provide you:
-A discussion on the fun and interesting “generalist vs. specialist” debate and where & when each fit most appropriately
-The value of “safe failure,” particularly early in your career, to empower you to build traits that you will use for the rest of your professional and personal life
-Meet the “Ility” family, the 4 qualities that you can develop to enhance your status and significance on any team
-How agility is not just for athletes, but also a characteristic that can propel you to big success in today’s ever-changing, dynamic world
-How the “great teammate” effect can be achieved with a focus on range and a generalist mindset
-High performance-specific scenarios that present opportunities to be adaptable and flexible and how you can learn from them
JOIN TODAY AND YOU WILL RECEIVE:
The Next Great Teammate. Next Great Leader Mastercourse - 8 modules, delivered 1 lesson per day for 60 days
Lifetime access to the Balance The Bar app, packed with information on how to build the skillset that is essential for success in navigating the unique and challenging aspects of high performance environments
First 3 lessons of Module 1 arrive in your app right away, to activate and jumpstart your journey through the mastercourse
Training Volume Log - use the section of the app to record and update progress towards all of your mastercourse goals
Inside access to the "living" component of the app; be the first to digest the regularly updated video, audio, and article content that is added
Balance The Bar Starter Pack – begin your journey here, with informative and helpful information to ensure your mastercourse success
BONUS #1: FREE Audiobook excerpt from The Intent Is To Grow
BONUS #2: Membership in the Balance The Bar Community Channel, to network and engage with other high performers just like you!
BONUS #3: VIP pre-sale access to the "Elite Membership", locking in your exclusive pricing for the monthly membership program that is coming soon
With the unique combination of research and powerful, practical examples from the field, this mastercourse is designed to enhance both your career pathway and your professional development. With this, it fits uniquely into a space that covers high performance, business, leadership, and overall life success. We have been advised that we could charge well over $1000 for this level of information and content.
But we want to help high performance professionals to be successful, and we recognize there are many financial obstacles when first starting out in a career. That is why we are incredibly proud to offer you two options to gain lifetime access to the package listed above:
One-Time Payment of $397 (save $50)
3 Monthly Payments of $149 ($447 total)
If you're ready to invest in yourself, take big action toward launching your career,
and join the initiative... then click the link below to begin your journey to becoming the
Next Great Teammate and the Next Great Leader.
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HERE’S WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
ABOUT THE BALANCE THE BAR INITIATIVE:
"Soft skills! EQ! Not just all about training but CONNECTING and building relationships."
PROFESSIONAL STRENGTH &
“The topics discussed are rarely ever talked about. It (2021 BTB Virtual Summit) was a deep dive into the other side by multiple different professionals which resulted in so many different perspectives to pull from. It was a fantastic get-a-way from volumes, intensities, sets, reps, player load etc. Let’s do it again!!"
NCAA S&C COACH
“Everyone shared their own unique life experiences that ultimately always came back to key elements of communication, self-awareness, respect, and building meaningful relationships. The other great piece about this (2021 BTB Virtual Summit) is that although all speakers were subject matter experts in different areas of the sport ecosystem, they all reflected on the same traits that make people successful in business."
"How in depth and detailed each speaker was. It wasn’t the same content, but the description and detailed explanation each speaker had is what made the "interview-only" process very good.”
"This was a subject that needed more attention in our industry! It (2021 BTB Virtual Summit) was the first summit of its kind to go in depth with our own leaders in our field. All the speakers are world class!"
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
“For me, I have been very intimidated to reach out to people to connect to help me get to the next level. Everyone was so personable and very open to connecting and helping people.... Using your connections and soft skills with people will get you the furthest faster and keep you in the pros the longest!"
SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST
GET INSTANT ACCESS TO THIS MASTERCOURSE
TRUE DEVELOPMENT IN 30 DAYS OR YOUR MONEY BACK
The amount of interpersonal skill development education and practical application strategies you will receive by enrolling in this mastercourse are second-to-none.
We believe in the power of this program so confidently, we are willing to give you 30 days to take the course, perform the exercises, and implement all that you are learning in your current environment.
If you don't find value in the information, simply send us an email and will will refund your payment within 30 days.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org any time with any detailed questions you may have, but here are some of the more frequent inquiries we have gotten about the mastercourse and the Balance The Bar initiative:
YES! While the general themes of the mastercourse are rooted in the attributes introduced in the book, we added A LOT more depth and detail to them. More research & literature summaries, magnified by stories, anecdotes, and practical strategies born out of over two decades of experience in the high performance sport culture. The book and the mastercourse complement each other well, and both provide big value in different ways.
We have packed over 15 hours of content into this mastercourse, broken up into 8 different modules. A new lesson is posted to your app every day for 60 straight days. This "daily lesson" system ensure you have plenty of time to dig in, digest, and start integrating the strategies into your professional life on a regular and consistent basis.
We believe in "microdosing" knowledge, so all of our lessons are broken down into bite-sized chunks to fit into the dense and chaotic world that is the reality of the high performance practitioner. The general lesson format starts with a video presentation, most are around 20 minutes in length. This is followed by a small list of reflection activities that take about 5-10 minutes to complete, to solidify the content and strengthen learning.
No. This mastercourse is completely self-guided. You can complete all of the material at a pace that works for you and your personal calendar.
Yes. The mastercourse sits within the Balance The Bar app, which functions just like any other app you would download to your device. You have full access to learning on your mobile phone, your tablet, your laptop, and your desktop. Whatever mode best works for you!
All professionals that train, treat, advise, coach, counsel, and care for athletes and clients in the high performance setting. The content has a distinct "sport, exercise, and health" flavor, so anyone who is currently working, or has worked, in those types of environments will feel right at home.
This list includes athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, physiotherapists, sports scientists, registered dietitians, soft tissue therapists, personal trainers, sport coaches, high performance directors, and those working in athletic administration.
The great thing about soft skills, however, is that they cross over to any industry and are applicable to everyone in some meaningful way. With this, we have had people even outside of sports and training that have consumed our content and have reported that it has helped them tremendously; both professionally and personally.
No. Recognizing the fluid and ever-changing schedules of the high performance professional, we decided against any mandatory class times as part of this mastercourse. It is all self-guided and very calendar-friendly.
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. We are fully committed to your success and ask for the same commitment in return. If you enroll in the mastercourse, complete the lessons and exercises, and did not find value, simply send us an email and we will refund your payment within 30 days.
Yes. The Balance The Bar system is a "living" application. We will continually evolve the content based on new information learned, user feedback, updated literature, and the most recent thoughts in best practice. Once you have the app, you will receive all of the updates.
Yes. Special pricing is available for groups of 5 members or more. Please send an email to email@example.com with your group information and we will get right back to you with a quote.
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