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Attending an iCON Leadership Academy workshop event can help avoid the stress, confusion, and uncertainty of high-pressure SITUATIONS by preparing you to excel under pressure.

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Gregory A. Dale, PH.D

DIRECTOR of Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs for Duke University

Taking the most valuable lessons from his eighteen years of collegiate leadership programs, Dr. Dale designed this exclusive workshop series to increase top high school athletes’ success in the collegiate athletics environment and make a positive impact in their community.

As an elite athlete your athleticism and skill sets are front and center indicators of your performance, but often that's not enough to stand out. To take it to the next level, elite athletes invest in their mental toughness as much as their physical strength. Our program is designed to ignite your leadership potential and set you apart from your peers with the sought-after skills that top coaches and recruiters chase...and fight over.

 You’ve trained Your body for peak performance, now it’s time to train your brain.


Dr. Dale’s one-day workshops amplify your leadership dexterity in five key areas:

Self-Awareness. Learn how to quickly self-assess your mental state and physical environment to manage strenuous scenarios and make difficult decisions under pressure.

Your Purpose. Author your personal mission and construct an action plan to immediately impact your future trajectory.

Personal Brand. Workshop your brand attributes to identify the physical, character, and personality traits that best represent your purpose.

Leadership Style. Foster your abilities to lead by example, evoke confidence, manage body language, and demonstrate vocal leadership skills.

Team Culture: Identify and plan deliberate actions you will take to make a positive impact on your team and lead by example.

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Mason Plumlee Professional Basketball Player NBA Denver Nuggets Former College All-American   “Greg’s approach to leadership and team building is impactful and substantive. He’s coached me through being the best player in college, to being a rookie, and a veteran player in the pros. Leaders have a voice and the ability to connect with teammates and coaches. Greg identifies that voice and encourages the actions to grow it with his athletes.”

Mason Plumlee
Professional Basketball Player
NBA Denver Nuggets
Former College All-American

“Greg’s approach to leadership and team building is impactful and substantive. He’s coached me through being the best player in college, to being a rookie, and a veteran player in the pros. Leaders have a voice and the ability to connect with teammates and coaches. Greg identifies that voice and encourages the actions to grow it with his athletes.”

Imani Dorsey Professional Soccer Player Sky Blue FC 2018 NWSL Rookie of the Year Former College All-American   “The demands of elite women’s soccer occasionally create an overwhelming environment and subsequent chaotic mindset for a player. However, during my senior season as a captain for the Duke Women’s Soccer Team Dr. Dale helped me find stability and confidence that bolstered my personal performance and ability to lead. By focusing on the attributes of my game and personality that made me a talented player and good teammate, Dr. Dale helped me realize the special qualities I solely possess made me uniquely qualified to inspire, guide, and unite my team, amidst the chaos.”

Imani Dorsey
Professional Soccer Player
Sky Blue FC
2018 NWSL Rookie of the Year
Former College All-American

“The demands of elite women’s soccer occasionally create an overwhelming environment and subsequent chaotic mindset for a player. However, during my senior season as a captain for the Duke Women’s Soccer Team Dr. Dale helped me find stability and confidence that bolstered my personal performance and ability to lead. By focusing on the attributes of my game and personality that made me a talented player and good teammate, Dr. Dale helped me realize the special qualities I solely possess made me uniquely qualified to inspire, guide, and unite my team, amidst the chaos.”

Sean Davis Professional Soccer Player New York Red Bull’s FC Former College All-American   “I’m forever grateful for the time spent working with Dr. Dale. He’s helped me evolve from a young student athlete to an experienced professional as an athlete and leader. He will always be considered a mentor of mine.”

Sean Davis
Professional Soccer Player
New York Red Bull’s FC
Former College All-American

“I’m forever grateful for the time spent working with Dr. Dale. He’s helped me evolve from a young student athlete to an experienced professional as an athlete and leader. He will always be considered a mentor of mine.”