Why Snowboarding is a Metaphor for Life

Why Snowboarding is a Metaphor for Life Kate Mackay is the author of Take It All On Board; a self-development book where she uses her journey learning to snowboard as the vehicle to help the reader step out of their comfort zone whilst maintaining their confidence. She is also the author of mummysnowboarder, the only …

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Thriving in Professional Football

Thriving in Professional Football Jamie Forrester is a former professional footballer with a 19-year playing career.  Jamie represented Leeds United FC at Premier League level, numerous other clubs both at home and abroad including Hull City, AJ Auxerre (France) and FC Utrecht (Holland) as well as England U15, U16 & U18 which also included 2 …

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Demystifying Mental Toughness

Sports Psychology Tips: Mental Toughness Compilation 004 Where does time go!  We’re now 40 episodes in so it’s time for another compilation episode which is action packed with the best bits from the previous 9 episodes which includes some great tips and stories.  Listening to the advice I’m pretty sure will help you learn more …

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How to Develop Fearless Athletes

How to Develop Fearless Athletes John Fletcher is the Co-counder of The Magic Academy, a Team Coach at Leading Edge and a Coach Developer for England Hockey. Otherwise known as Fletch, he played first team rugby for Tynedale, Northampton, Newcastle and Gosforth, and was awarded England honours with A team selection. He then moved into coaching, …

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Playing Professional Women’s Rugby

Playing Professional Women’s Rugby Taz Bricknell is a professional rugby union player, playing in the Premier 15s for Worcester Warriors.  She plays in the backrow and has also played for Gloucester-Hartpury and England Under 20’s. Today I’m joined by Taz Bricknell, a professional rugby player for Worcester Warrior where she talks about the challenges involved …

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World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour

World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour Penny Mallory is a former Rally Champion and the first and only woman in the world to drive a World Rally Car for Ford. Although her interest began with automotive performance, her passion quickly shifted to human performance and Mental Toughness. Now, as a leading Authority on Mental Toughness, …

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Thrive, Don’t Just Survive 2021

Thrive, Don’t Just Survive 2021 Dr John Perry is Head of Psychology at Mary Immaculate College in Ireland. For several years John has been a core member of the AQR International team which has continued the development of the mental toughness concept and has been central to the work carried out establishing the reliability of …

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Mental Toughness Lessons From A World Champion

Mental Toughness Lessons From A World Champion Aly Dixon is an English long-distance runner who currently holds the 50km world record and won the 2019 50km World Championship in Brasov, Romania. She has also won the British marathon championships two times. Aly is also a proud ambassador for St Benedict’s hospice in Sunderland, a charity …

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How to Turn Your Life Around and Inspire Others

How to Turn Your Life Around and Inspire Others David Jueno is the founder of The Sports Business Club, an organisation which funds grassroots sport and charity / community projects across the UK.  He also works as a director for Gillingham Town Football Club.  As a youngster, he enjoyed playing football and the classical guitar.  …

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Demystifying Mental Toughness

Sports Psychology Tips: Mental Toughness Compilation 003 This is the 3rd compilation episode which is action packed with the best bits from the previous 9 episodes including many pearls of wisdom that the guests have shared on the show.  Listening to the advice I’m hoping will be a time reminder for you to recognise that …

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