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Finding Mastery takes you inside the minds of the world’s best athletes, business leaders, scientists, doctors, and artists pushing the perception of what’s possible. This podcast pulls back the curtain on their self-discovery process and the mental skills that allow these people to be great — things like confidence, calm, grit, focus, trust, optimism, setting a vision for your life and more. Finding Mastery is hosted by Dr. Michael Gervais, a high performance psychologist who’s clientele co ...
 
Mental health isn't just mental illness, it's in everything we do, how we interact with one another, face adversity, and take risks. Life's a Wreck aims to explore the world of mental health in everyday situations and scenarios using humour and conversation to connect with special guests and you, our beautiful, smart, funny listeners who probably all have incredible haircuts and use just the right amount of cologne (beautiful people, all of ya). Join Kyle Moore, a 22-year-old Maritimer with ...
 
Join Sport Psychologist, Dan Abrahams, on The Sport Psych Show as he aims to demystify sport psychology for players, coaches and parents by speaking with some of the most influential people in sports performance today. Dan is on a mission to learn more about how sport psychology philosophies, tools and techniques positively impact participation, progression and performance in sport. He wants to learn more about how to drive participation – what motivational tools engage players and inspire p ...
 
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What's going on guys? This week on the podcast I'm really stoked to be joined by men's coach, Chris Wilson. I met Chris through the monthly Tethr pods that I participate in and that Chris helps run. His impact on all the men that he works with is obvious and I couldn't wait to get him on the pod. We had a super interesting conversation surrounding …
 
This week’s conversation is with Steve Smith, one of America’s most experienced astronauts and spacewalkers, with 4 spaceflights and 7 spacewalks to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and build the Space Station. Steve dreamed of being an astronaut at age 7. Then he made his dream come true through sheer determination and intelligent risk taking. Du…
 
How do you go about getting recruited to play college baseball? What camps or showcases should you be going to? In this episode I talk about how to evaluate yourself as a baseball player in the recruiting process and then how to go about promoting yourself the RIGHT way. Evaluating yourself. Do you love playing baseball? Are you thinking about how …
 
In this episode I’m delighted to have Laurence Halsted back on the show. Laurence is a 2-time Olympian for the British Fencing team and director of mentoring for The True Athlete Project (TAP) as well as a consultant on TAPs various programs. TAP works across disciplines to design mindful training techniques that engage sport as a powerful tool for…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dawn Staley, the University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball Head Coach and Team USA Olympic Head Basketball coach for the Tokyo Olympics. Catapulting South Carolina into the national spotlight, Dawn has made the Gamecocks a mainstay in the battle for SEC and national championships. Under her leadership, the Gam…
 
14 College World Series appearances, 19 consecutive top 10 recruiting classes, and two national championships. Not a bad resume for this week’s guest, Turtle Thomas. Turtle coached college baseball for 39 years with stops at Clemson, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami (FL), and Arizona State. Currently, he is a roving catching instructor in the Texas Ranger …
 
I’m delighted to welcome back Dr Noel Brick on this week’s episode. This time, Noel is joined by Scott Douglas. Noel is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Ulster University. He has a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a PhD in Attentional Focus and Psychological Strategies in Endurance Activity. Scott is a writer and editor in…
 
What's up guys and welcome back to your mom's favourite mental health podcast, Life's a Wreck. This week on the show we're talking about something that is long overdue. A look into the world of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The two individuals who are sharing their experience on the podcast today are peo…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dr. Jud Brewer, a New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, addiction psychiatrist, and thought leader in the field of habit change. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc., and a research …
 
Kevin Poppe is the co-owner of DST Performance in Houston, Texas. DST (Dynamic Sports Training) trains athletes of all ages. In this episode we talk specifically about working with baseball players. We talk about some of of the things that Kevin does when working with high school, college, and professional baseball players, what it is like for an a…
 
In this episode I welcome back Prof Mark Williams. Mark is one of the world’s leading authorities in sports performance. This time, Mark is joined by Prof Nicola Hodges. Nikki is a Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver in the School of Kinesiology. It is at UBC that Nikki runs the Motor Skills Laboratory where she studies…
 
This week’s conversation is with Adeline Gray, one of the top professional freestyle wrestlers in the world, male or female. She is a 2016 Olympian, five-time World Champion (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019), seven-time World Championship medalist and went undefeated in international competition from 2014-2016. Adeline’s 2019 World title and fifth Wor…
 
Paul Nyman is an Engineer who has a passion for player development in baseball. After starting his regular job in the technical world as an engineer, Paul retired in 1989. He started to come across different research articles on overload/underload training and ways to develop ballistic power. He started to realize that not many people were putting …
 
I have the pleasure of being joined by Dr Paul McCarthy and Zoe Moffat in this episode. Paul is Programme Director of the Taught Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University and has his own private practice supporting athletes and coaches in a range of sports, particularly in golf & football. Zoe is in her final year …
 
Welcome back to the podcast guys, this week I'm really excited to be joined by one of Canada's biggest mental health advocates and someone that I've looked up to along my own mental health journey, Michael Landsberg. Michael, the host and producer of TSN's Off The Record, has been an official spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk Day since that initiati…
 
This week’s conversation is with Matteo Franceschetti, the CEO of Eight Sleep. Matteo has always been obsessed with performance. Athletic performance, business performance, and now sleep performance. His drive to succeed propelled him from sports podiums to the top tier of the international legal world and to start starting up two clean-tech compan…
 
What would I do if I had a son who wanted to play baseball. How would I go about it from a developmental and parent perspective. I played baseball as a kid and now have coached players from middle school to the MLB. I have seen what has worked and what hasn't. Below are a few of the topics that I will go over in the episode. Gymnastics at a young a…
 
I’m excited to be speaking with Christian Jarrett in this episode. A cognitive neuroscientist by training, Christian is Deputy Editor of Psyche, a global digital magazine that explores all aspects of the human condition. Christian has written about psychology and neuroscience for publications across the world, including BBC Future, WIRED, New York …
 
This week’s conversation is with Jordyn Wieber, a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame and the “Fierce Five” United States gymnastics squad that won team gold at the 2012 Olympics. Jordyn was a two-time U.S. all-around champion (2011 and 2012) and the 2011 World all-around champion. Her illustrious Elite Career included three medals at the 201…
 
Donegal Fergus has been in the coaching baseball for over 20 years. He has coached at the collegiate and professional level for numerous teams including the University of Washington, UC Santa Barbra, and most recently, the Minnesota Twins. Donegal is currently working with hitter's in the private sector back home in California. In this episode we t…
 
I’m excited to be speaking with Ian Leslie in this episode. Ian is a writer, speaker, and author of acclaimed books on human behaviour. He also writes about psychology, culture, technology and business for the New Statesman, the Economist, the Guardian and the Financial Times. Ian and I discuss his fascinating new book Conflicted: Why Arguments Are…
 
This episode speaks for itself. This week I'm joined by the amazing Dr. Michael Gervais, one of the world's foremost authorities on the relationship between the mind and high performance. His clients include the Seattle Seahawks, world-record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed music artists, Fortune 50 CEO’s and MVPs from every major spo…
 
This week’s conversation is with Darin Olien, who you might be familiar with as the co-host of the widely popular Netflix docu-series “Down to Earth with Zac Efron”. Darin is a highly recognized exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “SuperLife: The five fixes that will keep you healthy, …
 
Dr. Gervais is one of the most sought-after high-performance coaches on the planet. He has worked with Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks, Olympic medalists, UFC fighters, MLB players, and coaches from every major sport. He is also the host of the Finding Mastery podcast and the founder of Compete to Create, a business he founded with Pete Carol…
 
In this episode I speak with Dr Andy Hill. Andy is a professor at York St John University. His research focuses on the antecedents and consequences of participation in sport and exercise. His main areas of interest are the consequences of perfectionism for athletes, exercisers, and youth sport participants. He has published in leading journals in s…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dr. Richard “Harry” Harris, an Australian anesthetist and cave diver who played a crucial role in the Tham Luang cave rescue. For those of you unfamiliar, it’s an incredible story… In June 2018, Harry was about to depart on a cave diving holiday to the Nullarbor Plain. He and dive partner Craig were requested by the…
 
I am so excited to be joined by Dr Michael Gervais in this episode. Michael is a high performance psychologist working in high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acc…
 
I'm a really lucky guy. I literally get to sit down and talk about mental health with some of the most interesting people I've ever met. I love every second of it and this week is no exception. Sometimes it can be hard standing out in a crowd, but especially when you're a woman and the crowd in question is a university football locker room. Reina I…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dr. Marissa King, a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, where she developed and teaches a popular course entitled Managing Strategic Networks. Over the past fifteen years, Marissa has studied how people’s social networks evolve, what they look like, and why that’s significant. Her …
 
I’m delighted to have Dr Josie Perry on this week’s episode. Josie is a chartered sport psychologist, working mainly 1-1 with athletes – from novice athletes just starting out through to world champions. She teaches athletes the skills they need to overcome barriers to success and ensures they feel more comfortable and confident when they compete. …
 
This week’s conversation is with Per Lundstam, the Director of Alpine Sport Science for the US. Ski & Snowboard team. He rejoined the organization after an 11-year stint with Red Bull, where he served as the Director of Performance, supporting athletes in their pursuit of improving athletic performance as well as building a platform for optimizatio…
 
I’m honoured to be speaking with Dan P. McAdams in this episode. Dan is a Professor of Psychology at ‎Northwestern University. He is author of over 300 scientific articles and chapters, numerous edited volumes, and 8 books. Professor McAdams works in the areas of personality and life-span developmental psychology. His theoretical and empirical writ…
 
This week on the podcast I'm joined by one of the foremost scientists in the world of mental health; Dr. Sean Hill. Dr. Hill is the Director of the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and a Professor at the University of Toronto (he's pretty smart idk if you got that yet). In t…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dean Karnazes, an acclaimed endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, who has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. TIME magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. Stan Lee, of Marvel Comics fame…
 
I’m excited to have Prof Mark Williams back on the show for this episode. Mark is one of the world’s leading authorities in sports performance. He completed his PhD in Movement Science with a focus on perceptual cognitive expertise. Mark has worked at various academic institutions including Liverpool John Moores university, University of Sydney, Br…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dr. Katy Milkman, a behavioral scientist and professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of her career, she has worked with or advised dozens of organizations on how to encourage positive change, including Google, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Red Cross, and Morn…
 
I have the pleasure of being joined by Dr Jon Rhodes in this episode. Jon is an Associate Lecturer in Motivational Psychology and Sports Psychology at the University of Plymouth. Jon is also a Chartered Cognitive Psychologist and is co-developer of a new technique called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) which is a unique approach to behaviour chan…
 
A little wholesome content to kick off your weekend! This week on the podcast I'm talking with my good friend Gina Amin about her fitness journey and the mindset that lead her to become the happiest and healthiest version of herself. She's a walking testimony to the power of self-discipline and how practicing healthy habits can lead to a healthier …
 
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