200 episodes

A podcast about all things human performance.
Listen in as Andrew May explores the latest in human performance with an all-star cast of subject matter experts covering physical and psychological wellbeing, performance psychology, sport, business, entertainment, the performing arts, leadership, and science.

Learn valuable lessons that can be applied to optimising performance in your personal and professional life. Performance Intelligence applies to the way we turn up in relationships and the way we turn up at work, it applies to the way we perform in front of 10,000 people and the way we perform in front of one.

Episodes include 3 main categories:
1. High Performer Series - exploring the habits, tactics and strategies that have led to success for some of the world’s leading performers…

2. The Science Of - drilling down deep into the science of a specific performance-related construct, with leading domain experts…

3. Performer Spotlight – an interview with a coaching client, an athlete, or a leader of a large team Andrew has worked with and how they have applied Performance Intelligence…

Performance Intelligence with Andrew May Andrew May

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    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

A podcast about all things human performance.
Listen in as Andrew May explores the latest in human performance with an all-star cast of subject matter experts covering physical and psychological wellbeing, performance psychology, sport, business, entertainment, the performing arts, leadership, and science.

Learn valuable lessons that can be applied to optimising performance in your personal and professional life. Performance Intelligence applies to the way we turn up in relationships and the way we turn up at work, it applies to the way we perform in front of 10,000 people and the way we perform in front of one.

Episodes include 3 main categories:
1. High Performer Series - exploring the habits, tactics and strategies that have led to success for some of the world’s leading performers…

2. The Science Of - drilling down deep into the science of a specific performance-related construct, with leading domain experts…

3. Performer Spotlight – an interview with a coaching client, an athlete, or a leader of a large team Andrew has worked with and how they have applied Performance Intelligence…

    Bite Size #111: Andrew May - The Science of Positivity & How Optimism Shapes Your Brain

    Bite Size #111: Andrew May - The Science of Positivity & How Optimism Shapes Your Brain

    In this Bite Size from episode #85 Andrew talks to the NSW Primary Principal’s Association about optimism and why it is a bit deeper than just trying to force a smile when things aren’t going your way.
    Andrew acknowledges that while bad times do happen and our brains are wired to focus on that it is about seeing that there is something better on the way and focusing on that. Andrew also gives an example of a study done at a convent that shows how you think can literally change your brain.

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    • 9 min
    Bite Size #110: Dr Tom Buckley – How to use Light to Reset Your Circadian Rhythm This Winter

    Bite Size #110: Dr Tom Buckley – How to use Light to Reset Your Circadian Rhythm This Winter

    In this Bite Size from episode #83 Dr Tom and Andrew swap a few tips on how to use your body’s own circadian clock to stay energised naturally this winter, no coffee or supplements required.
    Dr Tom and Andrew emphasise the importance of getting plenty of natural sunlight in the mornings to help wake you up and kick your body into gear, as well as avoiding bright lights at night to work with your body’s systems to help put you to sleep.

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    • 10 min
    Bite Size #109: Dr Ben Hamer - What Is A Futurist?

    Bite Size #109: Dr Ben Hamer - What Is A Futurist?

    In This Bite Size from episode #62 Dr Ben Hamer explains what a futurist is and how you go about becoming one. Dr Ben dispels the myth that futurists are just making up their titles and jobs by explaining that there is a very scientific approach taken when looking into the future and what it could hold.
    Dr Ben talks about some of the ways that he is able to predict advances in technology and society through the use of data and trends as well as looking at the past and how we got to where we are now as well as a few examples of times futurists have accurately predicted future technology and trends.
    You can find Ben at his LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ben-hamer/
    Or at his Website: https://benhamer.space/

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    • 14 min
    #89 From Athlete to Advocate: Keegan Hipgrave's Career Transition, Achieving Optimum Mental Health, & Being a Great Friend

    #89 From Athlete to Advocate: Keegan Hipgrave's Career Transition, Achieving Optimum Mental Health, & Being a Great Friend

    Keegan Hipgrave is a former NRL player who played a total of 49 games for 2 clubs, the Gold Coast Titans and the Paramatta Eels. His NRL debut at just 20 years of age marked the beginning of a promising sporting career. But sometimes things in life don’t go to plan, and Keegan’s football career came to an early end due to a series of concussions, forcing him to medically retire at the age of 24.
     
    Recognising the importance of prioritising his own physical and psychological wellbeing. Keegan took a step back to refocus, and emerged with a renewed purpose. He is now making an impact as the host of the Keegan & Co Podcast, using this platform to spark meaningful conversations about mental health in sport. He has recently started a new role as Player Transition Manager for the Rugby League Players Association and he is studying a post graduate in psychology. In this episode, you will hear about : 
    Transition and Identity: Keegan's journey of transition from being a professional athlete to finding a new identity outside of sportMental Health and Resilience: Experience with concussion and the impact on confidence and mental wellbeing, and his advocacy for mental health awareness and support Connection and Community: The importance of connection and community, from relationships with family and friends to involvement with organisations like What Ability and the Rugby League Players Association, underscoring the value of support networks Purpose and Legacy: Throughout the conversation Keegan reflects on his purpose and the legacy he hopes to leave behindLearning and Growth: From experience in professional sport to current pursuits in psychology and podcasting, emphasising the importance of curiosity, continuous learning, and self-improvement In this episode Andrew and Keegan Discuss:
    3:35 Keegan growing up on the Gold Coast, creating an identity outside of NRL and the mountain analogy of transitioning careers.
    12:55 Keegan’s history of concussions while playing NRL, realising there was something wrong with his brain and admitting the need to medically retire from rugby.
    21:00 Taking time off after medically retiring, the importance of connections in life and working with What Ability.
    26:10 The story of Keegan’s friend Reagan who committed suicide, why Keegan is so passionate about mental health and Keegan’s message to those who are struggling.
    38:45 Making sure to plan out connecting with others, starting up a podcast to make use of those connections and helping others open up about their struggles.
    51:25 How Andrew sets up for success before a keynote, the legacy Keegan wants to leave at the Rugby League Player’s Association and helping players transition out of rugby successfully.
    1:07:15 Living on purpose, where Keegan sees himself 5 years from now and Andrew’s feedback for Keegan’s podcast.
    You can find Keegan at his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keeganhipgrave/?hl=enOr at his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keegan-hipgrave-9a36b8230/Follow Keegan's podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keeganandcompanypod/?hl=enListen to Keegan's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/keegan-and-company/id1695873736

    Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bite Size #108 Michael McQueen - How To Prepare For A Keynote & Remove Nervousness

    Bite Size #108 Michael McQueen - How To Prepare For A Keynote & Remove Nervousness

    In this Bite Size from episode #82 world renowned keynote speaker Michael Mcqueen talks about how he prepares for his keynotes and gives an example of a 15 minute presentation that took him over 200 hours to prepare, including a significant amount of time talking to a wall!
    Andrew and Michael also discuss how they both deal with nervousness and get into a flow state while presenting to be at their best with minimal effort.
    You can find Michael at his Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmcqueen1Or at his Website: https://michaelmcqueen.net/Buy your copy of Mindstuck: https://www.booktopia.com.au/mindstuck-michael-mcqueen/book/9781637557396.html 

    Find out more about Andrew's Keynotes : https://www.andrewmay.com/keynotes/
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    • 15 min
    #88 The Science & Formula Behind Building Winning Teams with Collingwood FC Sport Psychologist Jacqui Louder

    #88 The Science & Formula Behind Building Winning Teams with Collingwood FC Sport Psychologist Jacqui Louder

    Jacqui Louder is an accomplished Sport Psychologist known for her work with the reigning AFL premiers, the Collingwood Football Club, and she has also worked with the Melbourne Storm when they won NRL premierships. With a wealth of experience including roles at the National Institute of Circus Arts and active involvement with Motorcycling Australia, Jacqui brings a unique perspective to her work.
     
    From navigating the pressures of sustained success to fostering cultures of trust and continuous improvement, Jacqui is at the forefront of shaping mental resilience for athletes at the highest level. Join us as we explore the insights and wisdom of Jacqui Louder, a driving force behind the psychological wellbeing of some of Australia's most elite athletes.
    In this episode Andrew and Jacqui discuss:
    5:00 Jacqui growing up knowing she wanted to be a sports psychologist, working hard for 1000’s of hours to gain experience and bring strategic in your study.
    12:45 How to be like Jacqui, the shift from deficit to skills in sports psychology and having a degree doesn’t give you all the knowledge you need.
    19:15 How to create a winning team, taking 3 years to have an impact and focusing on people, players and then skillset.
     26:30 Going to work everyday with a smile on your face, the 5 topics Jacqui could write about for a book and making sure you evolve in your practise.
    33:00 Verbal and Emotional sides to culture, understanding organisations and Jacqui burning herself out trying to do too much.
    42:20 Passion vs obsession, young people struggling to downregulate and Jacqui joining Collingwood.
    48:30 Embedding a mental skills program into your organisation, how Jacqui works with the team during the season and building trust in formal vs informal situations.
    54:15 What Jacqui learned during the offseason, the importance of reflection and what makes Collingwood coach Craig McRae special.
    1:02:05 Sitting on the bench with the players during the games, taking the sport out of mental skills and corporate examples of mental skills.
    1:11:30 Unhealthy conflicts in organisations, losing staff vs retaining staff and Jacqui’s cake making hobby.
    You can find Jacqui at her LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/jacqui-louder-74680a4aOr her website: https://www.opsmc.com.au/person/jacqui-louder/You can also find Jacqui's cake decorating: https://www.instagram.com/jacquilouder/

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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

AKTHEMCFROMAUS ,

Great conversation

Just listened to the episode with the wonderful Michael McQueen. So good to hear a podcast which sounds like a ‘real’ chat. That’s such an art to make the podcast conversation ‘conversational’ and real and relaxed and entertaining and informative. Few do it so well. Highly recommended especially for current and budding professional speakers.
Seriously - excellent episode and a great podcast overall, having heard several of Andrew May’s podcast episodes in recent times.

Ted V76 ,

Insightful and inspiring

Andrew always provides practical takeaways for his audience, connecting the dots between his guests and his listeners lives.

Brett Penprase ,

Best in class High Performance coaching podcast

Just when you think Andrew has hit the pinnacle of producing a podcast, the man just keeps delivering taking his experience from the track to well being and business and how one can optimise both.
He is a highly connected individual and this podcast episode by episode is well worth listening to. You won’t be disappointed.

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