Atlanta author announced as finalist in IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards



ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has announced performance psychologist Dr. Stan Beecham’s first book, “Elite Minds,” as a silver finalist in the 26th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.

Recognized in the category of psychology, “Elite Minds” explores the relationship of the mind to physical performance in order to help readers reach their full potential.

Beecham’s work was selected by a panel of judges for excellence in book editorial and design. The winner will be announced during the awards ceremony on May 28 in New York City.

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers.

Beecham is an Atlanta-based performance psychologist and leadership consultant committed to advancing the science of leadership development.

“Elite Minds” is now available in print and eBook at,, Apple iBooks and For more information, visit

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