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Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT COMPETE TO CREATE

WHAT IS COMPETE TO CREATE ALL ABOUT?

Dr. Michael Gervais and coach Pete Carroll founded Compete to Create in order to give people the tools to reveal and engineer themselves to be their every best every day — at work, at home, with colleagues, with family, friends and in society. The decision to live a life with meaning and purpose, while also striving to be your best, requires training not only around your personal craft, but increasingly around your mind. The skills we teach and coach you up on — through our online course and in-person events — are grounded in the science and art of high performance psychology. We created the online courses for individuals and teams that want to train mindset. Our engagements are designed to enhance your ability to live in the present moment more often.

WHO IS DR. MICHAEL GERVAIS?

Co-founder of Compete to Create, licensed psychologist and industry visionary, Dr. Gervais focuses most of his time on people at the “top of their game,” from the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA players, to Olympians, military personnel and corporate leaders. Spending years in the trenches of high-stakes circumstances, Dr. Gervais has developed clarity for the tools that allow people to “thrive under pressure.” Dr. Gervais is a published, peer-reviewed author and a nationally recognized speaker on issues related to high performance for those who excel on the largest stages in the world. You can hear more from Dr. Gervais on his podcast, Finding Mastery.

WHO IS PETE CARROLL?

Pete Carroll is co-founder of Compete to Create, executive VP of football operations and head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Carroll’s life passion is to build organizational cultures that support and help people be the best they can be. Carroll has developed a philosophy and approach for creating and sustaining a successful high-performance culture. His framework and processes are shared through Compete to Create in an effort to give top business leaders insights and knowledge into how they can enhance their cultures and unlock the potential of their teams.

OUR ONLINE COURSES

WHAT IS FINDING YOUR BEST?

Finding Your Best is an online course that teaches 16 mindset principles. The course teaches the science of a high performance mindset to engineer your life to become your very best every day. We take the same skills that Dr. Gervais and Coach Carroll have been teaching to their high performers, and show how to apply them to your personal and professional life through a scientifically-tested approach. The course will teach you how to build a life of meaning and purpose, while learning to push the boundaries of personal performance. The course includes video-based learning, a personal notebook and 1-on-1 access to an Olympian mindset coach.

WHAT IS WARRIOR'S EDGE?

Compete to Create has partnered with Dr. Jannell MacAulay, Lt Col USAF retired (combat pilot, military operational commander, and performance specialist) to bring their Finding Your Best training to the various military, government and first responder branches. Calling back to the traditions of the ancient warrior, where a disciplined mind enabled smart and contemplative split-second decisions, scientifically researched and evidence-based mindset skills can fill a vital training gap and ensure each individual human weapon has the psychological flexibility to excel both personally and professionally to reach their full potential. Warrior's Edge is a specific version of Finding Your Best that is for first responders, military and goverment workers that provides the essential psychological tools to train one’s mind and have command of your thoughts under stress— no matter which arena you are in.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Those who want to feel empowered and to cultivate the necessary mindset skills to perform at their optimal capacity.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR ENROLLING?

Our online courses are available on demand and can be accessed by creating an account and providing payment.

HOW DO I ENROLL FOR THE COURSE?

Register for an account by clicking the "Enroll Now" button on this page.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

Our aim is for the course to fit your personal needs and definition of finding your best. If you are not satisfied with the course, please shoot us an email within 30 days of beginning the course and we’ll gladly issue you a refund. We’re on the path to high performance ourselves, and value any feedback around how we can improve our product.

WHAT IS THE COURSE STRUCTURE?

Our courses are self-paced, meaning you can complete each module's work at any time you’d like. The course work includes video, assignments, quizzes and other interactive methods of learning.

HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE?

We encourage staying completing a module per week, but you can go as fast or as slow as you like. The aim of the course is to give you the tools you need to train mindset after the course is over. If you’d like to stay connected once completing the modules, we will have additional resources for you to reference at the end of the course.

CAN I WORK AHEAD OF THE COURSE PACE?

Sure! The course is designed in a certain order so that each principle builds on the next one, but you can go as fast or as slow as you like.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE COURSE?

We recommend setting aside 1-3 hours per week for course content. Most principles take about an 45 minutes to complete.

HOW SHOULD I TAKE NOTES IN THE COURSE?

There is a notebook within the course. You can download your notebook at any time and will be reminded to download it at the end of the course as well.

HOW CAN I ACCESS FINDING YOUR BEST?

Finding Your Best is accessible through your desktop or mobile browser. There is a considerable amount of writing for the course and writing on a desktop may be more comfortable, however you may take the course on your mobile device or tablet if you’d like.

DO THE VIDEOS HAVE SUBTITLES?

Yes, all videos in the course have subtitles.

IS THE COURSE AVAILABLE IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH?

Currently, we only provide videos and closed captioning in English.

DO I GET ANYTHING UPON COURSE COMPLETION?

Completing Finding Your Best is a big commitment and one that should be celebrated. Those who complete the course will receive a badge of completion to share on social sites like LinkedIn, FB and Twitter.

CAN I RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR COMPLETING THE COURSE?

We do not offer academic credit for our courses at this time.

COURSE INSTRUCTION AND COACHING

WHO WILL BE MY MINDSET COACH AND HOW SHOULD I INTERACT WITH THEM?

Your mindset coach will be an Olympian who has trained mindset at the highest level of their craft. They will be there to support you on your journey, and you can engage with them as much or as little as you’d like. Your coach is a resource to help make the content of the course applicable to your context and support you in any way they can. Your coach is available via our text messaging feature once the course starts and will respond within 24 hours.

WILL I BE COACHED BY DR. GERVAIS OR COACH CARROLL DIRECTLY?

As you can imagine, Coach Pete and Dr. Mike have pretty busy schedules. While we wish they could coach everyone up, we’ve put a lot of time and effort into filming videos and curating content that will be as beneficial as possible for you on your mindset training journey. Pete and Dr. Mike won’t be directly available, but you will have access to a mindset coach to help you should any questions come up.

IS DR. GERVAIS AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS OR A CALL?

Unfortunately, he doesn't take appointments or calls. We created this course as a way for his teachings and methods to be shared with a wide audience.

HOW IS MINDSET COACHING DIFFERENT THAN A PSYCHOLOGIST?

There are lots of differences. Our program is educational in nature around mindset training to help you find your best. By no means is this a substitute for counseling or psychological therapy. Our mindset coaches have the unique experience of training mindset on the world's stage and are available for your questions around mindset and their unique outlook on the principles. If you want, or are seeking additional resources, a great place to start would be your national psychological association.

I HAVE A TECHNICAL ISSUE, WHO CAN I TALK TO?

You can email findyourbest@competetocreate.net if you have questions regarding the course.

OUR COURSES FOR BUSINESS

I'D LIKE TO SIGN UP MY TEAM/COMPANY/GROUP - IS THAT POSSIBLE?

We’d love to have you and your team in the course together. Contact us and we can talk about our business pricing structure.

You can also sign up a team under 500 directly here on our team enrollment page.

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