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Life is better when you breathe!

Welcome to The Breathing Edge, the podcast where we share tips, techniques, bio-hacks and interviews to help you achieve peak performance in all areas of your life.

If you truly want to get the edge in life, you can find it right here at the breathing edge.

The Breathing Edge with Shane and Angelina Saunders Podcast The Breathing Edge with Shane and Angelina Saunders

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Life is better when you breathe!

Welcome to The Breathing Edge, the podcast where we share tips, techniques, bio-hacks and interviews to help you achieve peak performance in all areas of your life.

If you truly want to get the edge in life, you can find it right here at the breathing edge.

    Practicing Mindfulness: The Importance Of Mental Fitness

    Practicing Mindfulness: The Importance Of Mental Fitness

    Mindfulness is a growing trend in the health and wellbeing industry. Bringing your attention to experiences happening right in front of you is something that can be developed through meditation and breathing techniques as well as through other training like journalling. 

    Its benefits are endless, especially for mental health. More and more people are waking up to the benefits and it’s a common practice for most high-performing, energised leaders. 

    In this episode, we’re chatting to Marc Champagne, the founder of KYŌ (kee-oh), an app that acts like a digital journal to help people practise being mindful. 

    KYŌ, meaning “today” in Japanese, is where Marc got the idea for the app. Users are prompted to answer questions from some of the world’s most inspiring figures and are encouraged to focus on today, on the present. 

    Marc is also host of the KYŌ Conversations podcast.

    Here’s what to expect from this episode:
    The main driver behind the KYŌ app - Marc’s morning practices and doing something different to stand out
    Marc’s morning practice so he could start the day on his terms - reading positive material, asking himself motivational questions
    How Marc got into breath work
    Marc turns the interview around and asks what defines us
    One of the most powerful practices for being mindful - being aware by paying attention to your breathing
    What Angie has learned from being aware of her breathing
    By opening up your breathing, you open up your awareness to everything
    Questions Marc asks himself each day - What would make today great? What made me smile today? 
    Why Marc receives a prompt to answer questions about his week each Friday at 4pm
    Gathering questions from other interviews and people he’s met
    The context of the prompt or the question is where the magic lives
    Creating new neural pathways
    Autopilot is like a chronic disease - Marc wants to encourage everyone to just slow down and think
    Bringing direction to running commentary
    Is your mind organised? Can you navigate it? If you can’t navigate, ideas can’t surface
    If you’re mentally hoarding things, new opportunities can’t present themselves to you
    Taking your breathing out of automatic and into manual mode
    Altering your state - how breathing can take you to a blissful state
    Shane’s religion - his spiritual experience from breathing, being in nature and being in cold water
    How Angie learned to trust in the process of breathing
    More of Marc’s powerful prompts: Who do I have to be right now? What do I have to let go of in this moment? 
    One of Shane’s favourite statements - “It’s not in the words, it’s in the practice”
    Angie’s go-to prompt - What do I need to feel today and how can I create that?
    A trick to help you socialise with more people
    Why Marc does what he does - conversations, connecting with people that are passionate about helping others, and helping others connect with themselves
    The mission behind the KYŌ app - to solve a problem Marc and his team members were having
    KYŌ quickly shifted to a social responsibility- to share and help others

    Useful links:
    Marc Champagne on LinkedIn
    Marc Champagne on Twitter
    KYŌ Website
    KYŌ Twitter
    KYŌ Instagram
    KYŌ Facebook

    Breathe Me Links
    Angelina Saunders LinkedIn 
    Shane Saunders LinkedIn 
    Breathe Me Instagram 
    Breathing Edge Facebook Group 
    Breathe Me Facebook 
    Breathe Me Website

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Brett Jarman On Why Podcasts Should Be On Every Business Owner’s Agenda

    Brett Jarman On Why Podcasts Should Be On Every Business Owner’s Agenda

    The next in the Energised Leader Series is one of our favourite people, Brett Jarman. 

    Why is he one of our favourite people? Because he’s pretty good at coming up with new ideas and making complex problems simpler and he produces and hosts this podcast you’re about to listen to. 

    In this episode, Brett shares his podcast magic with us, talking about everything from how to start your own, to content strategy and leading a team that’s spread across the globe. 

    He is the CEO and Founder of Experts On Air and Help Me Leverage, which helps experts build their reputation and personal brand as an authority in their field in order to drive sales and growth. 

    As someone who has been self-employed since the age of 19, he’s got this whole business thing down. 

    Brett shows his clients how to speak to their ideal customers, put systems in place that reduce demands on the founder, and how to use their intellectual property to their full advantage. This usually involves creating or leveraging podcasts as these are proven to be the platform that gives the most leverage.

    He is also the author of ‘Soul Operator - How to Be Your Own Boss and Build a Business With Purpose’, and of course, runs his own podcast, Authority Accelerator. 

    Episode highlights: 
    What Brett does - help experts build their reputation and personal brand as an authority in their field
    How Brett has helped us up our game and explain what we actually do
    Why he started producing podcasts and content marketing services for experts in their field - to help people focus on what they’re best at 
    Helping people with their strategy - how Brett and his team made it easier for us
    Brett’s personality according to Roger James Hamilton’s Genius Test - Dynamo Genius
    Very few podcasts get past the first few episodes because they don’t have a strategy in place
    How we’ve benefitted from starting a podcast - opportunities for new business and partnerships through interviews
    What Brett is working on right now - building the network and employing producers
    How Brett manages his energy around being highly creative
    Routines Brett has to keep him on track as a business owner and working from home - meditation, breathing, rising early and regular yoga sessions
    Brett’s biggest leadership lesson - learning to step back and let the team get on with their tasks without his interference
    Making the work more satisfying for your team
    Brett’s ultimate goal by 2021 - one day off a week, one week off a month and one month off a year
    Taking inspiration from Chuck Blakeman
    Trying a 4-day week for his team and why it hasn’t quite worked yet
    Brett’s strategies - thinks visually to fit everything into a structure
    The importance of using a framework for things he does regularly
    What gets Brett out of bed in the morning - to bring more ease into the world, making things simpler
    What people need to do if they’re looking to start a podcast - be clear on the function of the podcast and who your audience is
    The narrower you go with your target audience, the more success your podcast will likely have
    Ways to contact Brett for all things podcasts

    Useful Links:
    Brett Jarman on LinkedIn
    Help Me Leverage Website
    Experts On Air Website
    Brett Jarman Website
    Brett Jarman Facebook
    Brett Jarman Twitter

    Breathe Me Links
    Angelina Saunders LinkedIn 
    Shane Saunders LinkedIn 
    Breathe Me Instagram 
    Breathing Edge Facebook Group 
    Breathe Me Facebook 
    Breathe Me Website

    • 33 min
    Richard Triggs Interview - Challenging Perspectives

    Richard Triggs Interview - Challenging Perspectives

    This is another great episode from our Energised Leader series but this time we’re looking at things from a recruitment point of view. 

    Our guest, Richard Triggs, is the founder of headhunting and recruitment agency, Arete Executive. After completing an executive MBA, he began the difficult task of filling executive positions in a rapidly-changing industry. 

    Richard has been working in recruitment for over 20 years and has run his own headhunting company for over 10 years. As well as filling roles throughout Australia, he coaches leaders on how to take the next steps in their executive career. 

    He also shares his wisdom in his book, ‘Uncover the Hidden Job Market’ and at events around Australia. 

    Episode highlights: 
    How Richard got into recruitment - fell into recruitment in his mid 30s after doing an executive MBA
    The major challenges Richard has faced over the years working in the recruitment industry - LinkedIn and a more competitive market
    Constant reinvention - having to launch a lot more new services to keep up with demands and industry changes
    What Richard does to stay on top of things - keep busy and enjoy the work
    Being a participant in Path of Love and living in a Buddhist Monastery
    Richard’s spiritual journey since a teenager - meditating and learning to honour other people’s greatness, not his own
    Believing in reciprocity 
    Why Richard recruits board members for not-for-profits for free
    Richard’s philosophy - trying to be a detached witness 
    How Richard helps people get the job and industry they want - encourages them to be intelligently optimistic 
    Challenging the traditional paradigm of searching for jobs
    Different boards Richard sits on as an advisor and why he does it
    Detaching from the ‘meatsack’ and how it gives Richard freedom
    Podcasts that Richard likes to listen to 
    Challenging the ‘male, pale and stale’ perceptive - believing in key achievements and transferable skills
    Empowering senior executives to take charge of their job search
    Richard’s thoughts on reality and consciousness
    Why Richard loves being alive at this time - constantly changing technology and humanity

    Useful Links: 

    Richard Triggs on LinkedIn

    Arete Executive Website

    Arete Executive on Twitter

    Breathe Me Links

    Angelina Saunders LinkedIn 
    Shane Saunders LinkedIn 
    Breathe Me Instagram 
    Breathing Edge Facebook Group 
    Breathe Me Facebook 
    Breathe Me Website

    • 56 min
    Ben Carvosso - Become The CEO Of Your Life

    Ben Carvosso - Become The CEO Of Your Life

    Do you want to understand where your energy comes from? Do you want to find that perfect work-life balance?

    Then give this episode from our Energised Leader Series a listen. In it Dr Ben Carvosso, tells us how the pursuit of work-life balance is a losing strategy. Instead, he coaches successful business owners, CEOs and their teams on how to find and achieve their life’s work.

    Ben has been studying human behaviours and physical health and wellbeing since the age of 17 and began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 23 after studying to become a chiropractor. He went on to create one of Australia’s biggest allied healthcare practices, with the aim of getting to the root of every problem, not just treating the symptom.

    As Australia’s leading mindset coach for business, his mission is to “unleash the greatness, the true character within our current and future generations and as a result, leave a powerful legacy for future generations”.

    Episode highlights:
    How Ben became interested in human performance and health and wellbeing
    Becoming a chiropractor and buying his first chiropractic centre
    Where Ben gets his energy from - creation
    What drains Ben and his clients the most - being busy with work but unfulfilled
    The importance of having clarity around your purpose
    How Ben helps people actually do what they really want to be doing
    Why it’s okay to quit and let go of the things that aren’t really helping you
    What moves the needle the most for Ben - creativity and adventure
    Take care of yourself first - the best you is the best for everybody
    Being selfish without having regrets or feeling guilty
    A bit about Ben’s book - ‘Life CEO’
    Bringing everything into alignment - money, health and relationships
    Something everyone can do now for a better life - focus on joy with nervousness and excitement
    What Ben is working on now - nicheing his practice into healthcare
    Helping practitioners become profitable but stay healthy themselves
    What gets Ben out of bed in the morning - really helping people

    Useful links:
    Dr Ben Carvosso on LinkedIn
    Dr Ben Carvosso Website
    Energy To Succeed Melbourne Event

    Breathe Me Links

    Angelina Saunders LinkedIn 
    Shane Saunders LinkedIn 
    Breathe Me Instagram 
    Breathing Edge Facebook Group 
    Breathe Me Facebook 
    Breathe Me Website

    • 45 min
    Jan and Michelle Terkelsen Interview - Finding Your Natural Level Of Self-Leadership

    Jan and Michelle Terkelsen Interview - Finding Your Natural Level Of Self-Leadership

    This is the third episode in our Energised Leader series and it’s jam packed full of great advice on how to become a better leader for your team.

    The ladies behind the knowledge are twins Jan and Michelle Terkelsen, founders of People Leaders. Over the past 20 years, they have gathered the skills to coach high-performing teams and create self-aware leaders.

    They believe everyone has the desire and capacity to lead themselves, but most don’t know where to start. They teach the fundamentals of people leadership and use tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and their own High-Performing Team Indicator to help lift everyone to his or her natural level of self-leadership.

    We chat about the challenges of managing the dynamics of a team, the importance of being self-aware and vulnerable as a leader, and understanding how and where to improve your own energy first to become an energised leader.

    Episode highlights:
    Why Jan and Michelle formed People Leaders
    What they specialise in - bridging the gaps from a team leader and team point of view
    Why there is a gap or misconception when it comes to leading a team
    Being Myers-Briggs practitioners
    Introversion vs extroversion
    When leading people, you have to show yourself
    Understanding your preferences as an energised leader - the importance of understanding where you get your energy from
    Dealing with the leader first, then the team
    The team leader has the single biggest impact on the culture of the team
    The common problems of leaders - negative feedback from the team
    Increasing your awareness as a people leader - that’s when change happens in a team
    Top three things people can do to increase their awareness - reflect each day, be present, and ensure you have enough energy
    How Jan and Michelle approach a toxic business structure
    Jan and Michelle’s top tools when coaching people leaders - psychometric feedback tools including Myers-Briggs or LSI
    The benefits of meditation twice a day for Jan and Michelle
    Moving into action means action will meet your indicator
    The key dimensions of the High-Performing Team Indicator -Direction, Relationships, Communication, Accountability, Process, Stakeholders, Renewal, Growth
    What moves the needle the most for Jan and Michelle so they can be energised leaders
    Why the High-Performing Team Indicator is one of their most popular downloads
    Why Jan and Michelle do what they do
    The next step: digesting the High-Performing Team Indicator

    Useful Links

    Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn

    Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn

    People Leaders Website

    People Leaders Instagram 

    People Leaders Facebook

    People Leaders Twitter

    Breathe Me Links

    Angelina Saunders LinkedIn 
    Shane Saunders LinkedIn 
    Breathe Me Instagram 
    Breathing Edge Facebook Group 
    Breathe Me Facebook 
    Breathe Me Website

    • 41 min
    Adam Houlahan Interview - Becoming An Influencer: Be Authentic, Be Real, Be You

    Adam Houlahan Interview - Becoming An Influencer: Be Authentic, Be Real, Be You

    This is another great episode from our Energised Leader series, and this time we’re really focusing on being a person of influence in your respective industry.

    And who better to lets us in on a few social media secrets than the king of influencer marketing himself, Adam Houlahan.

    We’ve been working with Adam for a while now, both on personal energy and his speciality in being a person of influence.

    He is a Social Media Strategist and LinkedIn Specialist first and foremost and CEO of Web Traffic That Works. Working with entrepreneurs around the world, Adam helps business owners define who they are and why they matter, bringing value to any business.

    Having owned and run an incredible six companies, he’s learned a thing or two over the years about the difficulties of scaling a business and having the power of integrated social media presence, especially on LinkedIn.

    On top of that, Adam is the founder of The Influencer Program that teaches a successful social media formula for growing connections and monetising influencer status in any industry.

    He is also the author of Amazon best-sellers ‘The LinkedIn Playbook: Contacts to Customers’, ‘Social Media Secret Sauce: From 0 to 200,000 Followers in 1 Hour a Day’ and ‘INFLUENCER: The 9 Step Guide To Becoming Highly Influential In Any Industry’ (see links below).

    We love Adam’s approach to business and social media strategy and his ability to break it down into layman’s terms and simple steps to get the most from any business.

    Episode highlights:
    What’s the return on investment from social media? “You get to stay in business”
    How Adam got into social media strategy - working at Miessence
    Dealing with imposter syndrome and being authentic on social media
    A common problem with Adam’s clients: history of doing content before and thinking they need to fake it til they make it
    Social serving vs social selling - people will always come to you when it’s the right time for them so be consistent
    The hero’s journey - transitioning from working for someone else to working for himself
    What keeps Adam moving forward - starting his day with an ice bath, breathing and getting out into sunlight
    Critical thinking is the hardest part of business and takes a huge toll on your energy
    Figuring out what type of influencer you are - finding your strengths and keeping the flow going
    How to handle negative feedback and not let it drain your energy
    Adam’s free course and community for anyone looking to become an influencer in any industry
    What gets Adam out of bed in the morning - a passion for meeting and helping people
    Why Adam is an introvert
    Using your personal energy to be successful in business

    Adam Houlahan Website

    Adam Houlahan on LinkedIn

    Adam on Instagram

    Adam on Facebook

    Adam on Twitter

    Adam on YouTube

    The LinkedIn Playbook: Contacts to Customers

    Social Media Secret Sauce: From 0 to 200,000 Followers in 1 Hour a Day

    INFLUENCER: The 9 Step Guide To Becoming Highly Influential In Any Industry

    Breathe Me 

    Angelina Saunders LinkedIn 
    Shane Saunders LinkedIn 
    Breathe Me Instagram 
    Breathing Edge Facebook Group 
    Breathe Me Facebook 
    Breathe Me Website

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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Cathy L Love ,

‘Right under your nose’

Great start guys, love it. Keen for more practical breathing techniques in future episodes.

Dr Jesse Green ,

Great show

Wonderful insights into the world of breath work and how to improve well being as well as performance. Keep up the great work!

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