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Achieving Peak Performance is Simply Complex

High-achievers in Corporate America, and in professional and collegiate sports, are under tremendous pressure to perform at the highest level.

Besides the need to succeed, business leaders and their teams carry the weight of demanding shareholder expectations, keeping pace with innovation, and adapting to an ever-changing world.

And elite coaches at the pinnacle of sport are responsible for recruiting top talent, keeping them happy and healthy, and managing potential crises, all while the entire world expects consistent wins and scrutinizes their every move.

what’s in the way?

our own humanity.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE UNLOCKS PEAK PERFORMANCE

In the pursuit of success, both in the boardroom and on the field, our own humanity can be a formidable adversary.

Even high-achievers can be reactive to triggers, making it difficult for them to slow down long enough to respond powerfully to what’s happening around them.

Emotional Intelligence is the key to not just overcoming these challenges, but turning them into powerful assets.

At IAM, our programs are designed to help high-achieving leaders and their teams harness their self-awareness so they can unleash their greatest potential.

we help organizations, professional sports franchises, and collegiate athletic departments
develop superstar players. embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. generate sustainable growth. attract and retain top talent. cultivate chemistry, trust, and flow. drive innovation and profitability. win championships. build a legacy.

IAM Culture Transformations

HIGH-PERFORMANCE COACHING

Leveraging coaching, mindfulness practices, and emotional intelligence, our 1:1 and group programs create a transformative space for individuals and teams to embrace self-improvement and reach peak performance.

CUSTOMIZED KEYNOTES

Delivering real-world insights with engaging narratives, humor, and a dynamic, non-judgmental approach, our keynotes inspire audiences to cultivate a mindset of self-awareness, peak-performance, and resilience.

TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS BUILT-TO-SUIT

Our emotional intelligence workshops and training programs empower teams to develop a common language for success, enhance chemistry and trust, and streamline the collective path to peak performance.

Culture Consulting

Building upon IAM’s signature EQ framework, “Finding Polaris”, IAM’s custom assessments, programs, and tools foster a peak-performing, collaborative workplace culture that drives sustained organizational growth through transformative conversations founded on the principles of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

Design Sessions & Facilitations

IAM provides an outside perspective to help teams and organizations identify blindspots and opportunities, and develop an 8-dimensional execution strategy that keeps stakeholders motivated and inspired to tackle complex challenges and implement new initiatives.

online programs

IAM offers customizable online emotional intelligence trainings and courses, mindfulness programming, and meditation tools, built around the principles found within IAM’s signature EQ framework, “Finding Polaris”, to help teams and organizations drive peak performance at scale.

TRUE FREEDOM IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF DISCOMFORT.

OUR WILLINGNESS TO EMBRACE IT IS THE ONLY WAY THROUGH.

who we are

our mission

​​Iron Advocate Mindset is the standard-bearer for delivering emotional intelligence training and performance coaching to elite leaders and their teams with sophisticated yet approachable content.

The Finding Polaris Fundamentals

The foundational principles of IAM are anchored in the teachings of Finding Polaris – Intentional Living for an Extraordinary Life, the transformational book authored by IAM Founder, Bob Levant. Finding Polaris strikes the delicate balance of taking a nonjudgmental “meet people where they are” approach while teaching the “simple complexities” of emotional intelligence in a textured and thoughtful way.

Our Approach

IAM uses the Finding Polaris principles to bring revolutionary change to organizations worldwide through culture transformation consulting, built-to-suit programs, workshops, and keynotes, and organizational training and coaching at scale.

Catalyzing Change

By helping teams and organizations to build a common language grounded in the principles of emotional intelligence, IAM catalyzes culture change, inspires teams, and drives performance for businesses, professional sports franchises, and collegiate athletic programs worldwide.

our values

We always RSVP with “will attend” when fear invites us, and encourage our clients to say and do the hard things too.

We seek the lightness in all things whenever possible, because we can, and because having fun is contagious.

We lean in with wonder because curiosity helps us better know, understand, and serve ourselves and everyone around us.

We create safe space so that all humans can show up as themselves and they in turn welcome others to do the same.

We take action with purpose, while letting go of outcomes to allow for flow and magic to be available. Process > Results. Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast.

Wherever we are, we show up as ourselves, without judgment, and are an invitation for everyone around us to do the same.

We connect dots to opportunities, people to resources, and ourselves to others with depth and compassion.

With an understanding that we humans are the cause of all complexity in life, we’re committed to keeping things simple for ourselves and everyone we meet.

courage

We always RSVP with “will attend” when fear invites us, and encourage our clients to say and do the hard things too.

curiosity

We lean in with wonder because curiosity helps us better know, understand, and serve ourselves and everyone around us.

intentionality

We take action with purpose, while letting go of outcomes to allow for flow and magic to be available. Process > Results. Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast.

connection

We connect dots to opportunities, people to resources, and ourselves to others with depth and compassion.

fun

We seek the lightness in all things whenever possible, because we can, and because having fun is contagious.

inclusion

We create safe space so that all humans can show up as themselves and they in turn welcome others to do the same.

authenticity

Wherever we are, we show up as ourselves, without judgment, and are an invitation for everyone around us to do the same.

simplicity

With an understanding that we humans are the cause of all complexity in life, we’re committed to keeping things simple for ourselves and everyone we meet.

“Over 27 years of friendship, I’ve watched Bob Levant evolve from masterful litigator to sage transformation coach. Throughout that time, his ability to connect dots and strategize solutions to complex scenarios continues to be unmatched, and as the author of Finding Polaris, Bob’s wisdom has become the bedrock for my own emotional intelligence journey.

Richard Harris, Partner, Holland & Knight

“With no experience as a basketball player or coach, Bob has taught me more about how to approach my profession than anyone I’ve met. That, in itself, is a testament to what he brings to the table. I’ve learned to have raw and honest dialogue with myself. Bob has helped me to be more self-aware and thoughtful. He has coached me on how to eliminate distractions, allowing me to focus on my profession and the athletes I coach on a daily basis. Bob has been a friend and mentor to me, much as he is for the many people he coaches.”

Sean Sweeney, Lead Assistant Coach, Dallas Mavericks

“Iron Advocate Mindset’s approach to high-performance coaching allows the firms and corporations they work with to accelerate creativity, innovation, and culture change. IAM has been able to help hardcore blue collar leaders rethink their assumptions about issues of fairness, and use their methods of honest and respectful dialog to improve and strengthen entire systems, groups, and organizations. IAM brings a zenfully practical way of seeing the world to help their clients navigate obstacles and transform themselves with ease and grace.”

Wadud Ahmad, President and Founding Partner, Ahmad Zaffarese LLC

“Bob’s ability to see, understand, and find solutions to complex problems of human dynamics is extraordinary. His process for problem-solving and strategizing creates opportunities and results where one would assume only obstacles and roadblocks should exist. His willingness to synthesize and communicate his process to others in a way that allows them to learn and grow is a gift to those fortunate enough to enlist his support. I’m always grateful to have Bob in my corner.”

Margarita Paláu-Hernández, Founder and CEO, Hernández Ventures

“I would get on the 6 o’ clock news and say this was an investment worth making.”

Mark P. Compton, CEO of The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

FINDING POLARIS TURNS THE TYPICAL SELF-HELP MESSAGE ON ITS HEAD

In his purposeful living manifesto and the playbook that provides the foundation for all IAM programming and content, Bob Levant doesn’t offer a prescription to follow for finding happiness… He reminds readers that they already hold all the answers within themselves, and then illuminates their path of discovery.

“Being intentional about life enhances the experience.

It is a real-time way to learn about ourselves and slow down the world around us. Each decision, action, or inaction comes after reflection. Often, the reflection happens in a second or less.

These moments build upon one another as we become more fluent in our own internal voice. The slower you learn to go, the more clearly you will hear it.”

From Chapter 1 of Finding Polaris