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September 18, 2019

CJ Evolution Podcast: Overcoming your Fears & Insecurities with Nick Hays - Navy SEAL, Sucessful Author & Entrepreneur

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If you are a criminal justice professional who is struggling with fear, insecurities, and overcoming obstacles this episode is for you!


Nick Hays is not your typical Navy SEAL. After cutting weight as a wrestler, his growth was severely stunted. Standing just over 5 feet tall, he was often bullied as a kid and was laughed at when he told others of his dream to become a member of one of the world’s most elite units.

Hays learned that what first seemed like a deficiency was indeed his greatest strength because it made him immune to adversity.  After leaving the SEAL teams following 10 years, he tried out for a para-military unit within the CIA. His operating days came to an end when he ruptured a disk while preparing for an operation in Afghanistan.

Disillusioned, broken and without means to provide for his family, Hays was left without a purpose in life. After recovery, his training kicked in, and he remembered the lessons learned from the SEAL teams and put them to the test with professional athletes. Word spread and before he knew it, he was training the Miami Heat and eventually worked with the Atlanta Falcons on their way to a Super Bowl.

Hays holds a BA from the University of Maryland, a Master’s in Business from the University of San Diego, and a post-graduate degree from the Harvard Business School.

Nick is the founder of Elite Team Performance - Their consultants operate as a single-minded team, united by a common set of values and an unceasing commitment to help organizations and individuals achieve their highest potential. You can find Nick and Elite Team Performance here:

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