Mental Toughness Podcast With Dr. Rob Bell

Mental Toughness Podcast With Dr. Rob Bell

Dr. Rob Bell Interviews experts as they share about Mental Toughness and their ”Hinge” Moment. Everyone of us is getting ready for that one moment, person, or event that will connect who we are with who we become! Will you be ready?


April 12, 2024 51 mins

DJ Wilson is the CEO and co-founder of Playbook Clinics, modern football coaching clinics developed by coaches to meet the challenges of today’s game. With an extensive professional career in event and digital media management across diverse sectors like healthcare, politics, and communications, DJ brings a unique perspective to the field. He also coaches high school football in Seattle. Tune in to today's conversation as DJ shares...

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Mario Conte serves as the Executive Director and Founder of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. He started the HJGT back in 2007 due to his passion for junior golf and turned it into the largest junior tour in the country. Mario has 30 plus years experience in the junior golf space and has helped thousands of kids realize their dream of playing college golf as well as becoming more well-rounded young adults. On today’s episode, Mario s...

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John Brubaker is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, award-winning author, and executive coach known for his unique approach to performance enhancement. He has front-line, high-stakes experience as a championship coach and on-air experience with ESPN Radio. In this episode, John shares the powerful coaching insights of his new book, The Lasso Way: Leadership Lessons from the World’s Favorite Football Coach. 

  • 04:06 How Lining...
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Today’s guest is John O'Sullivan, internationally renowned TEDx speaker, author, and founder of Changing The Game Project. He's also a leading voice in youth sports, providing global coach education and leadership training. Tune in as we delve into John's mental toughness strategies and the invaluable lessons of sports psychology in his latest book, "The Champion Teammate: Timeless Lessons to Connect, Compete, and Lead in Sports an...

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Jacob Modleski is a freshman golfer at Notre Dame. Modleski went from alternate to champion at the 2024 Jones Cup, rising from 404th to 144th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. With additional achievements like a 2nd place finish at the Western Junior AM and reaching the round of 32 in the US Amateur, Jacob is undeniably a rising star. Today we dive into not only his proven talent but the mental toughness and hinge moments behind h...

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Jahmali Waite is a professional footballer and goalkeeper for both the Jamaican national team and the USL side El Paso Locomotives. Previously, Jahmali played two seasons professionally for Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and, at the collegiate level, served as the goalkeeper for both UConn and Fairleigh Dickinson. Join us as we delve into Jahmali's remarkable career, family, faith, and the mental toughness strategies he has employed to ...

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This week, I was joined by the remarkable Mary Theisen-Lappen. A former collegiate thrower turned champion weightlifter, Mary recently clinched gold at the 2023 IWF Grand Prix II and secured first place at the Pan Am Championships in both 2021 and 2023, holding a personal best total of 283 kilos (120 snatch, 163 clean and jerk). Tune in as Mary shares her inspiring journey and gears up to represent the USA at the 2024 Olympics.

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In today’s episode, I sat down with David Hoffmaster, founder and executive director of HeroHut, a non-profit organization supporting veterans in their transition to civilian life through service and community. A West Point graduate and former Army captain who led units in Afghanistan, David shares the story of his military journey and the impactful mission of HeroHut.

  • 04:39 West Point’s 30-Second Goodbye
  • 12:10 The Simple Tasks...
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December 8, 2023 50 mins

Mike Mandakas is a PGA professional and the founder of Elevation Golf Academy. With a wealth of experience as the head golf coach at the university level and as a PGA professional at renowned courses like Olympia Fields, Medinah, and Desert Mountain, Mike brings a unique perspective to the world of golf instruction and shares insights from his entrepreneurial career.

  • 07:09 The Ideal Junior Golfer
  • 11:30 Golf Development’s Bigges...
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November 10, 2023 69 mins

Angela (Angi) Hurt is the CEO and founder of Veracity Consulting, a Kansas City-based business and technology consultancy that helps commercial enterprises and government agencies achieve their strategic objectives. She is also a mother, golfer, and former rugby player. In today’s episode, Angi provides insights into her leadership and business success while drawing parallels to her journey in sports.

  • 06:57 Growing Up on a Dril...
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Erik Robinson has triumphed over bankruptcy, foreclosure, prison, and the depths of anxiety, even surviving a suicide attempt. Through his own journey in the darkness, he founded the "Building a Refuge" community, dedicated to offering hope and support to men facing similar struggles. On today’s episode, Erik shares these inspiring stories one at a time, shedding light on the path to recovery and healing.

  • 5:15 Hungry to Make It
  • ...
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Kelley James is a world renowned musician known for his one of a kind exclusive private shows and teebox freestyles. He is the premiere choice for Steph Curry, Tiger Woods, as well as multiple Fortune 500 companies. Recently, Kelley embarked on The Million Meals Tour, a music venture to fight food insecurity across the nation. Join us as we dive into his musical journey, creative process, and more in today's conversation.

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Lindsey Wilson is the founder of Positive Performance, where she empowers others through Mindset Coach Academy Certification. Before coaching, Lindsey played basketball at Iowa State and after was drafted by the Connecticut Sun. She played professionally for eight years and is a mother of four. Tune in as we explore her remarkable story on today's episode.

  • 06:51 Running Into Traffic for Success
  • 10:09 Sink or Swim // The Collegi...
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Cailyn Henderson is a professional golfer, Golf Channel announcer, and influencer. As the co-owner of "Fore The Girls Golf" and an Indiana State AM champion, Cailyn brings a wealth of experience and insights to our discussion on resilience and success in the world of golf and beyond.

  • 03:28 Beating a 40 year old at 12
  • 05:15 Losing my Full-Ride // Hinge Moment
  • 08:36 The Collegiate Mentality
  • 15:07 Making Golf Fun // Fore The Girls...
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Adam Schenk has been on the PGA Tour since 2018. A native Hoosier, Schenk played college golf at Purdue University before turning pro in 2015. This 2023 season, he has five top 10’s, two 2nd place finishes, and stands top 50 in the world golf rankings. Additionally, he ranks top 20 in the FedExCup standings.

  • 03:47 The Birdie Hunting Mentality
  • 11:29 Luck and Golf
  • 14:57 The Pro-Putting Process
  • 17:19 Patience on the PGA Tour
  • 20:09...
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Caleb Nelson is a Performance Coach and host of the Naked Sunday Podcast. He works to help heart-centered leaders reclaim their confidence and unlock their true potential. His mentorship group, the League of Extraordinary Beings work on time, communication skills, work/life balance, health, and stress management.

  • 02:38 Lessons From Man’s Best Friend
  • 07:22 “I grew up in a cult, but so did you.” // Hinge Moment
  • 18:23 The CrossFit...
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Annabelle Pancake just finished her junior season playing golf at Clemson University. Starting each of the last three seasons, her junior season was her top year and she was named to the All-ACC team for the first time. Additionally, she won the Clemson Invitational and recently finished runner-up at the Open Championship Amateur.

  • 2:54 Growing Up With Golf
  • 5:47 The Championship Mindset
  • 10:38 “I just feel like I’m on offense”
  • 14...
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McKenna “sassy” Haase is a champion race car driver and has been racing since 2010. Currently, she races 410 wing sprint cars. Additionally, she holds a 2nd degree black belt and was a contestant on American Ninja Warrior. In 2019, Haase founded Youth Racers of America, a nonprofit organization which is designed to introduce kids to racing.

  • 4:20 Kasey Kahne in a Shopping Mall // Hinge Moment
  • 8:41 One-way Ticket to Indy
  • 10:39 Th...
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Shea Avellino is a graduate of Temple University, B.S. He served as the head basketball manager for Temple University Basketball for four years. His health journey as well as his passion is uncovered into this moving episode.   
  • 5:20 The Beginning of a Journey
  • 9:16 “I’m in here everyday”
  • 13:01 The Next Question
  • 17:16 The Grind
  • 18:54 Shots on a Scooter
  • 19:55 Taking Down #1
  • 23:56 After the Mountaintop
  • 27:45 Prove them Wrong
  • 32:14...
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Taylor Distler is a graduate of the University of Louisville and received his MBA from Penn State. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Luminas and StaminaPro, which are health technology platforms that are changing the way the human body is treated. Staminapro patches are designed to reduce pain and inflammation while having 100% natural ingredients; meaning they are drug and chemical-free. 

  • 4:05 Exploring the West...
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