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Jonny Wilkinson is one of the most respected sports stars in the world, with a rugby career underpinned by perfectionism and attention to detail. He became a household name by kicking the drop goal in the dying seconds of the 2003 World Cup. Join us as we delve into the mindset of this humble champion. He shares his reflections on the highs and lows of his mindset throughout his career and provides strategies to get into the zone. Jonny also explains how having a flexible identity and living in the moment can help us to burn less mental energy and find more enjoyment.
Kate Richardson-Walsh, OBE is an Olympic Gold and Bronze Medal winning English field hockey player. In this episode, learn about the value of investing in our mindset, identifying our ‘super strengths’, Kate’s strategy for emotional control when the stakes are high, and the difference between “I’m a failure” and “I failed”.
Warren Gatland CBE is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player who is currently in his second spell as the head coach of the Welsh national team. In this episode we explore his leadership influences, the role of skill and character, advice on how to work with big personalities – and why singing as a group has been Warren’s secret weapon to keep a diverse British and Irish Lions team together.
In today’s episode we talk about preparing for 2023 and the importance of having a strong mindset to achieve success. We delve into the topic of personal resilience, which comes from the recent ‘Winning Mindset’ webinar I ran for the Sporting Edge community.
Today we delve into the brilliant minds of former South African cricket captain Graeme Smith, British cycling coach Sir Dave Brailsford, former All Blacks rugby captain Kieran Read, and neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart.
With uncertainty you can either go with the flow or crave control. This episode comes from our recent Members webinar event, where we explore these different ways of dealing with uncertainty.
Kieran Read is a former captain of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. He is one of the most capped players of all time, playing number 8 between 2008 and 2019. Tune in as we unpack the spiritual philosophy of Whakapapa, the impact of the Haka war dance before each match, how Kieran and the team handle pressure and inspirational strategies to help you to deliver high performance.
Stephanie Boyce the sixth female, the first Black office holder, the first person of colour and the second in-house solicitor in almost 50 years to become president of the Law Society of England and Wales. Tune in to this episode as Stephanie talks candidly about how it took her four times to break the glass ceiling, her approach to facing adversity, the power of positive affirmations, and how to ‘push’ for your dreams.
Ash Farrington spent thirty years in policing, retiring as a Detective Chief Inspector. This episode comes from an interview I had with Ash for the Sporting Edge Members Club. It was a truly enlightening conversation about compassionate leadership and how we can all be more kind.
Lieutenant Colonel Langley Sharp MBE was head of the Centre for Army Leadership, part of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and is responsible for championing leadership excellence across the British Army. In today’s mastermind episode, Langley shares his view of leading teams, and why it's important to have the courage to be able to step back and let go of the ego.
Put simply, Andy Bounds helps companies communicate better. He is a keynote speaker, award-winning consultant and best-selling author. In this episode, we explore all things sales – from networking, sales emails to closing a deal. Andy sheds light on what makes a strong elevator pitch and his style of negotiating.
Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and New York Times Best-Selling Author. In this episode, Rahaf provides an objective view of the tech giants’ strategy, explores the relationship between technology and burnout and shares advice on how businesses need to rethink the office space for collaboration.
Ade Adepitan was born in Lagos, Nigeria. As an infant, he contracted polio, resulting in damage to his legs that meant he needed calipers to walk. In this episode, find out how Ade was so motivated to be self-reliant.
From its creativity, teamwork and showmanship, there is a lot to be learnt from the Performing Arts. Today’s mastermind focuses on Cirque du Soleil’s Vice President Bernard Petiot. Tune in to learn more about how the largest contemporary circus producer in the world celebrates human potential.
May Busch is a former COO of Morgan Stanley Europe and now executive coach, speaker, advisor and author of ‘Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage’. In this interview, May candidly shares the story of her formative years and her advice on overcoming low self-confidence, her leadership style – and knowing your ‘Big Self’ and ‘Little Self’.
Former professional British female tennis player and current radio and television presenter Annabel Croft is proof that passion and positivity underpin success. As a tennis player she won the WTA Tour event Virginia Slims of San Diego and represented Great Britain in the Fed Cup and the Wightman Cup. In this mastermind episode, I find out what it took for her to succeed.
James Kerr is a best-selling author, award winning creative director, brand consultant and advises leading companies on brand, identity, advertising, internal communications and transformational culture change. What is the secret of their success? And what can we, as individuals, companies and teams, learn from them? James’ emotive storytelling uncovers the unique culture of the All Blacks, the role of humility and curiosity, and why pressure is a privilege.
World renowned Orchestral Conductor, Jazz musician and corporate speaker, Dominic Alldis has built a unique career over 30 years. Tune in to this Mastermind episode as I pick out some key insights from the Sporting Edge Digital Library including how Dominic got into music, developing his own personal coaching style, the importance of playing to your strengths as we apply the musical metaphor to business.
Tendayi Viki is an author and innovation consultant who holds a PhD in Psychology and an MBA. In this Mastermind episode, I pick out some key insights from a conversation I had with Tendayi. Tune in to learn more about what makes a successful innovator, hiring people that think differently through cognitive diversity, the important role of failure in innovation, and how leaders need to be purposeful but patient.
Many of us take our health for granted. In today’s episode, I invite you to pause and reflect on what’s important to you – and chase your goals with increased motivation. Today we are joined by David Smith MBE, the Paralympic Gold Medalist, who speaks about his battle with a rare spinal tumor and his attitude towards optimism, mindfulness and resilience.
Professor Tammy Erickson is an Adjunct Professor, Organisational Behaviour, at London Business School, where she has designed and co-directs the school’s premier leadership programme for senior-most executives, Leading Businesses into the Future. In this episode, I dig into the Sporting Edge Digital Library to find out some key insights from Tammy about the future of leadership.
Today we’re joined by former England rugby union player Will Greenwood. In this fascinating conversation, we explore what the business world can learn from sport, what it means to be competitive, and knowing your ‘super strength’. We also unpack some key insights from his latest book that he co-authored with Ben Fennell.
The tragic news of Shane Warne’s death on 4th March 2022 has left the cricketing world in shock. He was full of life, fun and adventure and no one could have predicted this ending. Having worked with him and been friends for over a decade, the news is all the more painful. I wanted to create a fitting tribute to the man I admired so much. He was a fierce competitor on the pitch and a kind and loyal friend off it.
This year’s International Women’s Day is being celebrated on 8th March with the campaign to #breakthebias. In this episode, I delve into Sporting Edge’s digital library and select key insights from leading experts in sport, business and academia. What’s clear is that if we focus on changing the micro-climate around us, we can all play our part in accelerating the drive for gender parity.
Empowering your team is essential to truly advance as a leader. In this week’s episode, I explore what we really mean by ‘empowerment’, how to give your team members autonomy, so you can watch your team take responsibility and perform better than you can imagine.
Former skeleton racer and Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams MBE is an individual driven by ambitious goals that are backed by a disciplined process. In this Mastermind episode, I delve into Amy’s mindset and career progression that led her to winning gold in 2010.
If the start of 2022 feels slower than previous years then you’re not alone. After the stress of the pandemic we need set realistic goals this January and not beat ourselves up if the traditional all-or-nothing approach to setting resolutions and business strategies fail.
Dr Kate Hays was the lead psychologist for Team GB at the recent Tokyo Olympics. This podcast episode is taken from Kate’s live Q&A session for the Sporting Edge Members Community.
In this episode, I delve into some key insights that Shane has shared. Find out how he backs himself under pressure, his ability to deflect criticism, the best way to deliver feedback – and how to manage the mavericks in our teams.
Tune in to this episode as I share some empowering advice from Business Psychologists Binna and Jo Kandola about the positive aspects of inclusivity and how to create a fair and inclusive environment.
We all know that this is a crucial time to reconsider our impact on the environment. In this episode I focus on how we can all operate sustainably as leaders.
Fear can be an intensely debilitating emotion. It’s a response to perceiving or recognising a danger or threat – and we’re all get affected by it. In this episode, I invite you to reflect over your belief systems and common fear triggers.
The 9-5 structure is being phased out. In this episode, I explore some key insights from Sporting Edge’s Digital Library about how to create the perfect environment for your hybrid team.
In this mastermind episode we explore the mindset of South African cricketer Dale Steyn. In his incredible career he took 439 wickets in 93 tests, and was ranked the ICC number one bowler in test cricket for a staggering 263 weeks in a row.
In this mastermind episode we explore the mindset of Paul McGinley, the Irish professional golfer who has won four events on the European Tour and was the victorious Ryder Cup Captain in 2014.
In this mastermind episode as I unpack how multiple Paralympic champion Sarah Storey is still winning gold medals aged 43. Find out more about her mantra, motivation, the power of personal praise, emotion control – and what she does when things don’t go to plan.
In this episode I delve into a conversation I had with one of the most in-demand performance coaches, Owen Eastwood, who works with the leaders of the English football and British Olympic teams and has worked with NATO and South African Cricket
As the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa builds to a tense finale, I reflect on some key insights from a conversation I had with Sir Ian McGeechan, the former Scotland and Lions player and coach.
In this episode Gareth Southgate shares his own story of how he recovered from his missed penalty in Euro 96. We also hear from Head of Women’s football at the FA Baroness Sue Campbell, performance coach Owen Eastwood, and business psychologist Jo Kandola.
With our eyes glued to Wimbledon this year, I explore some of the rare insights and coaching philosophies from one of tennis’ most successful players — Boris Becker.
We hear the word ‘Purpose’ a lot, and its intangible nature makes it tricky to apply in a practical way throughout an organisation. In this episode I explore what you can do to identify your ‘why’ – and stay true to it for the long-term.
Gareth Southgate OBE is a true role model for the new era of leadership we’re all facing. As a down-to-earth character, we can all learn from his empathy, authenticity, and clear communication.
Whether you’re a Formula 1 fanatic or not, find out what it takes to grow from constant competition and why you need to slow down to speed up.
In this episode we reflect over what we mean by mental health and wellbeing – and how nature plays such an integral role in sustaining a healthy mind and body.
The Rajasthan Royals winning the inaugural Indian Premier League in 2008 was one of the greatest fairy tales in cricket history. In this episode I wind the clock back, and reflect over some key leadership insights that lead to their success.
Practical tips to engage and empower your team, with insights from former Formula 1 Engineer Jakob Andreasen and Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School, Tammy Erickson.
Innovation is a team effort. But when and where do you best innovate? In this episode, I select powerful insights from the Sporting Edge Members Library to highlight practical strategies that you can apply to boost your organisation’s innovation.
Bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker and a trusted advisor to businesses around the world, Rasmus Ankersen is an expert on performance development. In this episode, I dive deep into his insights in spotting and nurturing talent.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re going inside the mind of some of the most successful women from elite sport, business and the performing arts.
In this episode I tackle the belief systems that prevent us from being optimistic, with insights from Dr Dehra Harris, Dr Tara Swart, Nasser Hussain and Gro Sandal.
This episode delves into insights to help deconstruct what makes a great coach, and how they overcome common dilemmas which accompany this crucial role.
This episode dives into one of the highest profile coaches in sport, Eddie Jones. Tune in to learn more about Eddie’s coaching philosophy and how he creates a culture of continual improvement.
It’s been a tiring and challenging year. It’s now time to reflect on the lessons from this year and re-energise to tackle whatever 2021 has to throw at us.
This year more than ever we have to keep talking, and for many men this can be challenging. On 19th November it was International Men’s Day, so I want to dedicate this episode to the mental wellbeing of men.
This episode explores six strategies to make better quality decisions, through a diverse range of experts across sport, business, academia, and the military.
In this episode we learn about Sue Campbell’s inner-game. As a leader, we need to be resilient more than ever and empower our team members to think through challenges.
Becoming a champion takes incredible sacrifice and discipline. In this episode we explore the science of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
This episode reflects over what to do when facing low points, with insights from from British cycling coach Sir Dave Brailsford and others.
In this episode we explore practical ways to manage our technology and develop healthier stress and recovery cycles in our daily lives.
Jeremy unpacks an interview with England Cricketer Stuart Broad, learning the routines and strategies he uses to focus on his mind under pressure.
Jeremy picks out expert insights from Sporting Edge’s digital library about how to get the best out of big characters.
In the run up to this week’s West Indies cricket match in England, we explore the mindset of one of the sport’s biggest legends &mash; Sir Viv Richards.
In this episode, Jeremy takes in questions from listeners and delves into the Sporting Edge digital library for answers. Hear what former Champion jockey Sir A.P McCoy has learnt about mental toughness, and 16-year-old AI Expert Tanmay Bakshi’s philosophy about failure.
Delving into Sporting Edge’s Digital Performance Zone library, hear what Dr Jo Kandola and Professor Binna Kandola have learnt about recognising and changing our bias.
In this episode, Jeremy uncovers the advice from top-performing athletes and business leaders like cricketer Sir Viv Richards, canoeist Anna Hemmings MBE, and Google’s Kirk Vallis.
Jeremy showcases insights from The Winning Mindset for Leaders Programme to show how we can manage our own mindset and get comfortable with uncertainty.
Jeremy reflects over his conversations with anti-apartheid campaigners Ahmed Kathrada and Denis Goldberg, who were imprisoned alongside Nelson Mandela for over 20 years.
The biggest barrier to our success is often our own mindset. Recorded especially for both parents and ambitious youngsters, Jeremy uncovers the psychology behind some of our greatest athletes.
With the deadly Covid-19 virus spreading across the globe, this special edition episode provides key insights and strategies from wellbeing, health, sleep and psychology experts.
Role clarity, goal alignment and honest conversations are constantly needed to build a strong team. As leaders, we need to set this tone early.
Teamwork is so powerful yet so rare. With our teams in a dynamic state of flux, leaders need to overcome common psychological challenges in order to set their teams up for success.
Change is everywhere: in your personal life, at work, in politics and in the environment. The lack of control can bring us down; so we need to learn how to win the mental battle.
Fear is inevitable. But when fear gets in the way of our performance, we need to learn new ways to cope.