#418: Guest Interview: The Mindset of Being A Pilot with Tammy Barlette and Bryan Price

Season #22

It’s double the guests, double the good stuff on today’s very special episode of The Mindset Coach Academy Podcast!

Today, I am thrilled to be joined by two Mindset Coach Academy graduates, Bryan Price and Tammy Barlette, for this month’s expert interview! Both of these incredible human beings are badasses in their own right with a common history in military service. Bryan served as a Lieutenant Colonel and an Attack Helicopter Pilot while Tammy served as a Lieutenant Colonel and Fighter Pilot. 

Drawing from their individual experiences in the military, we dive into topics like pre-flight jitters, nerves, perfectionism, failure, and handling pressure. AND the very important skill of mistake recovery because, as Tammy puts it, you can't pull over in a cloud! They share a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the mental side of high-risk roles in the military with sharp, clear takeaways that will stick with you. 

As natural leaders, self-made experts, and living examples of what they teach, both Bryan and Tammy are some of the most impressive humans I’ve ever met. Their mindset of excellence in all they do has given them wisdom that spans all industries.

I am so proud to say that Bryan and Tammy have gone through our Mindset Coach Academy Certification and have put our teachings into practice to help them build their coaching businesses. I love them as mindset coaches, humans, and students, and I’m so proud to have been a part of their success. They’ve been such a pleasure to have in our community and have taught me so much over the years.

This episode is so good. Listen, share, rate, review, and connect with Bryan and Tammy!

Follow Bryan Price:
Instagram: @bryanprice

Follow Tammy Barlette:
LinkedIn: @tammybarlette

If you are inspired by Bryan and Tammy and are interested in becoming a PPT Certified Mindset Coach…

  • Download our free e-book: The Ultimate Mindset Coaching Toolkit will help you land and train your very first client! This is the perfect way to get a real taste for what it’s like to be a mindset coach. 
  • Join The Mindset Coach Academy: This is the same program both Bryan and Tammy went through. Learn more and sign up for our waitlist to be the first to know when enrollment opens in 2023! 


Here’s a glance at this episode: 

[1:04] Lindsey asks for a quick intro from Bryan and Tammy. Born and bred in “God’s country” i.e. New Jersey, Bryan shares a very quick version of his very colorful past and what brought him to mindset coaching.Tammy talks about her past in athletics and experience in the Air Force, and what brought her to mental coaching. 

[5:30] “I’ll fail out before I ever bail out” Tammy talks about how the military’s “can’t quit” attitude in pilot training was a big motivator for learning to be mentally tough.

[11:35] Bryan talks about what it means to “get your butterflies to fly in formation”. He shares one mindset trick to help him get out of his head and anchor himself to his ultimate purpose. 

[16:55] Tammy talks about learning to harness her confidence and handle stress as a pilot. She teaches a simple Air Force process that she still returns to: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.

[21:25] You update your phone software right away, but when was the last time you updated your mental software? Bryan gets real about some of the challenges facing his students today.

[26:00] Tammy talks about her choice to go to weapons school with a 3 month old and 18 month old. She explains how this tough choice made her more brave, quicker to ask questions, and less afraid of appearing foolish in front of her peers. Bryan expands on how fear of failure and perfectionism stifles teams and organizations. 

[31:35] Fear of failure never goes away! With this in mind, Bryan explains why he believes the Navy SEALs are such a good team.  Tammy asks the question, “What if you do have failure? What do you do with it?”

[37:00] What mindset tools are these two working on right now? Tammy explains how she’s transitioning from the Air Foce into civilian life. Bryan talks about his big life transition and decision to start working for himself full time. 


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