Train (Your Brain) Like an Olympian by Jean François Ménard with Marie Malchelosse, foreword by Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, ECW Press

Train (Your Brain) Like an Olympian: Gold Medal Techniques to Unleash Your Potential at Work

Ménard, Jean François

  • The global pandemic has completely disrupted how, where, and when we work and added tremendous pressure to individuals and their families. Learn how to refocus and achieve your full potential from one of the world’s top mental performance coaches. In Train (Your Brain) Like an Olympian, Jean François Ménard provides the skills necessary to:

    • Remain focused in the face of distractions
    • Overcome negative self-talk and replace it with a constructive mindset
    • Recover quickly and learn from setbacks
    • Be comfortable with the uncomfortable

    Elite athletes need to deal with multiple distractions, manage their stress levels, and have robust self-confidence to deliver podium-worthy performances. In our current work-from-home reality, these pressures are also experienced by those of us who are asked to do more with less and work longer hours with fewer distinctions between work and private lives. The pressure to perform at your best and be on the mark is always present, and let’s face it, being consistently great in an environment like this is easier said than done. Whether your performance realm is the playing field, the workplace, the home office, or the classroom, mental strength is no longer simply an asset. It’s an absolute necessity.

    Thriving at work and in life doesn’t happen by accident: there are teachable skills that can help you stay positive, stay focused, and unleash your full potential. This book will give you exclusive access to techniques and strategies that help Cirque du Soleil artists, Olympians, and pro athletes become the best in the world.


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  • Jean François Ménard (Montreal, QC) is a mental performance expert who coaches high achievers in all walks of life. He is the founder of Kambio Performance, a company specializing in mental training and leadership coaching. His clients are proven winners: Olympic gold medalists, Cirque du Soleil artists, Super Bowl and X Games champions, surgeons, musicians, and corporate leaders. He is a bestselling author, a radio personality, and an accomplished speaker who travels the globe to share his knowledge with top-performing companies.

  • Published: January 2021

    ISBN: 9781770415904

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.

    Pages: 248


“Ménard is a leader in the field. His book teaches the importance of mental training and how it can help you step up your game when the heat is on.” — Pat Brisson, NHLPA agent, Co-Head of CAA Hockey

“Thanks to the mental training techniques shared in this book, we overcame our fears and gave it our best on the ice. There’s no greater gift for an athlete!” — Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, figure skaters and three-time Olympic champions

“I always knew how to manage the pressure, but, with JF Ménard’s advice, I was able to take things to the next level. He really helped me to avoid distractions and focus on the right things. When I’m at the starting gate, there’s no doubt in my mind! A big part of my success on the slopes comes from excellent mental performance coaching.” — Mikaël Kingsbury, freestyle skier, Olympic champion and four-time world champion

“JF’s principles help me cope with stressful moments. Now, I am capable of managing my emotions when needed and I know how to become confident when it counts the most. Finding solutions to my challenges has become easier than ever! The teachings in this book are undoubtedly important contributors to my success.” — Max Parrot, professional snowboarder, Olympic medalist, eight-time X Games gold medalist, cancer survivor

“The strength of this book lies in an approach based on experience, research, and observation, but mostly on the authors’ deep desire to motivate individuals to excel and achieve their goals.” — Nicolas Gill, two-time Olympic medalist, CEO and High-Performance Director of Judo Canada

“This is definitely a book that not only our patrons will enjoy but I can definitely benefit from also.” — The Lovely Librarian

“The mental training techniques used by JF in elite sport and the performing arts are equally transferable to many fields of human performance.” — Bernard Petiot, Vice-president of Casting and Performance, Cirque du Soleil

“This book provides managers with the tools to adopt a winning attitude and better coach their teams to reach a higher level.” — Patrick Charbonneau, Vice President of PepsiCo Beverages Canada

“This is the ideal book for our times. Resiliency is the key asset as we navigate these unchartered waters. With the use of Jean François’ tips, tricks, and techniques, personal and professional growth is guaranteed. The real success of this book is how these practices are achievable for everyone. Not just the superstar athletes.” — Jeanne-Marie Robillard, National Speakers Bureau

“Thanks to this book, you’ll understand how you can train your brain the way great athletes do to improve your performance.” — Roberto Marrocco, Vice President, portfolio manager and member of Chairman’s Council of RBC Dominion Securities

“Thanks to an authentic and user-friendly approach, you’ll learn easy-to-use strategies to build your confidence, rebound after failure, and persevere when under pressure.” — Dominick Gauthier, co-founder of B2ten Foundation, former Olympian and coach of Olympic medal-winning athletes