Don has written several books and you can get them here

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The Climb: A Leadership Fable About Navigating Challenging Change

Don McGrath weaves an entertaining and insightful tale about a CEO and his leadership team as they face the huge challenge of introducing a new product line, and they only have a few months to do it. The team initially lacks what it takes to pull this off, but when Don himself emerges as a character in the tale and engages with the team, using rock climbing to teach them valuable lessons about how they are or are not working together, the team finds the answers are within themselves. You’ll have to read the book to the end to see how they fare with their newly gained insights.


Lead and Grow Rich: How Successful Leaders Build Wealth and Find Fulfillment

In Lead and Grow Rich, Don McGrath makes the powerful argument that leadership is the most valuable skill that we can all build, and how those that do, are paid handsomely. He tells his own personal story of how leadership helped him achieve his dreams, and then explain how we can do the same. Written in Don's typical no-nonsense style, you will love Lead and Grow Rich if you aspire to build wealth or find fulfillment in your life.

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Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing

In Vertical Mind, Don McGrath and Jeff Elison teach rock climbers how to improve their mental game so they can climb better and have more fun. They teach how the latest research in brain science and psychology can help you retrain your mind and body for higher levels of rock climbing performance, while also demonstrating how to train and overcome fears and anxiety that hold you back. Finally, they teach climbing partners how to engage in co-creative coaching and help each other improve as climbers. With numerous and practical step-by-step drills and exercises, in a simple to follow training framework, your path to harder climbing has never been clearer. If you are a climber who wants to climb harder and have more fun climbing, then Vertical Mind is required reading. Well, what's stopping you? Pick it up and get training today!


50 Athletes Over 50 Teach Us to Live a Strong, Healthy Life

What does it take to continue to participate in athletic activities and sustained exercise later in life? How does it differ from managing these activities when you are in your 20’s or 30’s? Do you wonder if, or when, you have to give up your physical activities? You will be intrigued and inspired by the answers to these questions from Don McGrath’s book about 50 interviews of athletic people over 50 years old. True stories from his spectacular interviewees will inspire you like no others. Many of McGrath’s subjects never imagined that they would be role models for exercise and good health. Still, by applying a common set of characteristics, they have broken remarkable mental and physical barriers to succeed. Peek into the lives of Linda Quirk who ran seven marathons on seven continents at age 55, and in 2010 plans to run across four of the world’s largest deserts; Sandy Scott, 69, who broke a vertebrae at age 65 and four years later won a state cycling 20k championship; or 75-year-old veteran tap dance Gene GeBauer. With U.S. health concerns at the forefront, the athlete’s way of life helps us to understand how to take responsibility for our well being. Lessons learned from these interviews can help us avoid doctors’ offices, stave off diseases, and have more joy and contentment. In his final summary, McGrath examines the behaviors and attitudes necessary for all of us to have health and satisfaction through an active life. If you want to know the secrets of those who are still going strong in athletic activities in their later years, then this is the book for you.