Dream Teams: 

Championship Culture From the Ground Up

What are the secret spices that makes some people more amazing together than apart? And conversely, what makes the teams of the most skilled and talented people on paper so often fail to exceed the sum of their parts in real life?


As you’ll discover within this interactive keynote, the answers are often surprising. The kinds of teams that change the course of history—that transform industries, break cycles of oppression or stagnation, or win sports championships for decades in a row—are not the usual suspects. 


What makes them different lies beneath the surface. 

Vera Jo will provide you with a framework for thinking that will enable you to:

  • Learn how to produce a winning environment by allowing your team to move faster, work together, and share a common goal in a highly competitive world. 

  • Identify ways to inspire yourself from within to achieve new levels of performance and productivity. 

  • Understand how to shine a light within your team that lifts performance and inspires others to join. 

  • Build even stronger teamwork and communication between different levels of management. 

Rise Under Pressure

In times of pressure, we often revert to our most deeply held habits and level of training. Just as we build up our physical skills, we must also build up our mental skills to thrive in pressure situations.

We all deal with pressure situations in life that bring out negative feeling and emotions that are sometimes hard to cope with. Learn how to build your "mental muscle" and learn key strategies, tips, and an actionable approach to rise in any pressure situations you may face.


Vera Jo provides key concepts and shares personal experiences during her professional basketball career. Her engaging and uplifting presentation will leave your students excited to overcome their next high-pressure situation—in the classroom, on the court/field, and in life!

Vera Jo will provide your audience with a framework for thinking that will enable them to:

  • Change your perception of pressure.

  • Understand and unlock your F3 response (Fight, Flight, Freeze) to work for you.

  • Identify your inner-monologue that may be holding you back from thriving in your craft.

  • Improve your confidence to perform your best when the stakes are at their highest.

The Confidence Playbook

Through this dynamic and energetic presentation, Vera Jo shares key ways to increase your confidence and create a better understanding of how to break the barriers of your confidence killers: 

  • Negative Thoughts

  • Assumptions & Doubts

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Limiting Beliefs

  • Self-Perceived Weaknesses

Vera Jo will provide your audience with a framework for thinking that will enable them to:

  • Learn the 6 sources of confidence.

  • Develop an understanding of how to become a master of your thoughts.

  • Gain control of your emotions.

  • Define specific ways to gain control of your thoughts and take responsibility for your actions—and your life.