Seeing female sport grow in professionalism has brought so many benefits in the world of high-performance. However, this constant search for the next edge in high performance has led to more analysis, more box-ticking and more distractions than ever before. The Inside Edge Podcast aims to explore how the best in the world navigate all the noise to consistently perform in the most rugged and high-pressure environments. The purpose? To bring back enjoyment, simplicity and connection. To help the next generation live from the inside-out, have the courage to be themselves and simply enjoy the journey.
Corey Rocchiccioli | Third grade to professional cricketer through stillness, authenticity & depth
Our guest this week is Corey Rocchiccioli, contracted cricketer with WA, the Perth scorchers and University CC. Although not a household name yet, he has an unbelievable journey that includes going from 3rd grade to state cricket in 5 years. Corey is one of the most incredible young men I've ever met. He is only 23, works harder than anyone I have seen, yet does it from a place of authenticity. Most people who work at that level do so from a place of fear, of some need that they have to excel or they will be a failure. Corey is special, in that he genuinely loves the journey and leads from the inside out. He has developed a framework to live his life around 4 pillars and a range of values beneath them. These have come from adversity as well as drinking deeply from good books listening to podcasts and surrounding himself with good people. Most importantly he attributes his incredible growth to the courage to be himself, to be present to each moment, and bring that best self to the task at hand. Easy to say, not always easy to do, but Corey goes a long way to living this way and the external results are there to show for it. I hope you enjoy it.
The framework he lives his life by - pillars & values to live from the inside-out
Sit still: the importance of not chasing the external success, being present to what is in front of you N77: The foundation for Corey's drive, the perspective gained from a difficult period in his life Depth over distance: go deep in the weeds of relationships, career, personal growthOff-beat: embrace your weird, own your story and find your tribeHow Corey coped with entering a WA and Perth Scorchers environment full of very big names in Australian Cricket
Thriving through non-selection, using it as leverage to simply get better
Body - MInd - Spirit in action
His definition of success, failure, and high performance
Holly Ferling | Overcoming perfectionism by leading from the inside-out
Welcome to episode 15 of the IEP. Our guest this week is Australian, QLD and Melbourne Stars fast bowler Holly Ferling. Holly didn't follow the normal path of a cricketer working through the ranks of state cricket to play for Australia, instead, she found herself playing for Aus at the young age of 17. She has since battled a number of injuries, constantly in and out of teams and fighting her way back to bowling at her best for QLD and the Melbourne Stars. She is honestly one of the most genuine and kind people I've ever, however behind that big smile is a gritty character who works incredibly hard. A self-confessed perfectionist, Holly has battled with the dark sides of her identity being wrapped up in being a high achiever, however, through the journey she has learned so much about herself, what she values, and the way she wants to go about life on and off the field. She has done some of the work that we talk about so much here at the Inside Edge Project and is starting to see some really cool benefits in her wellbeing and performance. As always feel free to reach out to Holly or myself if you have any questions or feedback. I hope you enjoy it!
Having consistent injuries for 5+ years and how she was worked through them"When you're just about getting up to perform, you start to struggle to believe you can do it. You almost lower your expectations, what will be will be…it is not lowering your standards, but lowering your expectations."Debuting for Australia so easy and managing the expectations that come with that"That expectation has hindered me in those following years. In what you deem to be good enough."Dealing with the expectation that comes with being a high achiever"You constantly feel this weight over you the whole time, and really, all that was expectation" "There was a while there I was chasing performance at the detriment of who I really was"The impact on focusing on her values of Love, Impact, and Improvement. How they have transformed her performance and wellbeingHow she deals with missing out on squads. The perfect example of post-traumatic growth!
Anthony Stubbs - The Fast Bowler | Pillars of performance, simplicity & authenticity
Our guest this week is Fast bowling coach Anthony Stubbs. Known as 'The Fast Bowler' on Instagram, Stubbzy has helped many cricketers improve on and off the field through his 4 pillars of technical, tactical, mental and physical skills.
He is one of the most holistic coaches I've seen in the cricket world and we connected over our shared philosophies of incorporating body, mind and spirit into performance coaching. Stubbzy is certainly a free spirit and that's what makes him so good to work with. This podcast is more of an informal chat where we hit record halfway through as we found the conversation we were having might useful for many cricketers and coaches alike. We definitely go on a few tangents, however, it ended up being one of those conversations that seemed to get better and better as we went on.
I also talk a fair bit about my own journey and the reason why I started the Inside Edge Project in the first place. As always, if you think anyone might benefit from some of this content, please feel free to share it around. I hope you enjoy!
Stubbzy's pillars of performance The importance of considering the holistic athlete - body, mind, and spiritHow to find long-term mentors that you truly connect with The importance of having mentors and coaches outside a high-performance program How you need to maintain your perspective when entering a high-performance programBeing comfortable with reality as a way of pursuing your dreamsHow to deal with technical issues in season
Instagram - The Fast Bowler
Inside Edge Project Instagram
Bhavi Devchand LinkedIn
Dr. Fraser Carson | Sport Psychology and Hypnotherapy for performance
Welcome to episode 13 of the Inside Edge Podcast. This week's guest is Dr. Fraser Carson - a sport psychologist who received his PhD from the University of Hull and a Masters in Coaching Education from Ohio University. Over the years he has worked with a a range of elite individual athletes, coaches and sports organizations such as Melbourne Football Club and is also lecturing at various universities around the world. Dr Carson is also a former professional rugby league player and his current passion is triathloth where he has completed an incredible 9 Ironman events in Australia.
I have worked with a few psychologiests over the years, but Fraser was different in that he offered hypnotherapy as a method of overcoming limiting beliefs and increasing confidence. It's been a fascinating journey working with him and I'm sure you'll enjoy hearing from an expert in the field of performance psychology.
How pressure affects our thought processesWhere our limiting beliefs come from and how to overcome them How to deal with perfectionism mindsets Creating cultures by focusing on individual needsEffective goal setting - going away from setting outcome goals to setting performance and process goalsTools to implement to help out mental game wihtout the need to sepnd lots of money on psychologists or training programsHow sports hypnotherapy has helped a range of athletes with their confidence and feelings of controlI was getting better and quicker results doing it this way than more traditional sports psychologyOptimal performance states and how to reach them
Jodie Hawkins | Building successful teams through inclusion and social impact
Welcome to this episode of the IEP with Jodie Hawkins. Jodie is currently the General Manager of the Sydney Sixers and has been part of the team that has helped the club been one of the most successful in WBBL and BBL history. The reason I wanted to get her on is that the culture built at the sixers is one that prioritizes giving back - whether it's pride rounds or supporting cancer patients, Jodie has helped build a brand that clearly prioritises building a legacy beyond the cricket pitch, a big difference to the traditional model that is based on sponsorship deals with companies with big platforms, paying big money. The sixers also prioritize good characters in their recruitment, seeing the human before the athlete has helped unlock performance both on and off the field.
A lot of what we talk about in the performance space is about shifting perspective. Shifting away from finding purpose in being individually successful, to finding purpose in helping others. It's also about making sure we don't get caught up in the crazy world of professional sport and maintain our perspective on what is really important.
The importance of social impact in creating a successful sports business
How to get the best out of people through allowing them to be authentic and create a feeling of belonging
How the Sixers go about recruitment by prioritizing character traits
The importance of values and how the Sixers go about developing them to actually have an impact
What makes Greg Shepperd one of the most successful coaches in T20 cricket
How to go about delisting players
he growth of the WBBL and how the Sixers have learnt from mistakes made early in the competition
How Jodie deals with failure as someone who is extremely passionate
How standing still is dangerous
Yogesh Golwalkar | The power of passion to succeed in extremely competitive environments
Our guest this week is Yogesh Golwalkar, first-class leg spinner who has represented, India A, Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy, Middlesex CCC and was part of the Kings XI Punjab squad in the IPL. Yogesh is a genius when it comes to the art of leg-spin bowling. Although not a big name, his knowledge gained from competing in the most competitive leagues in India is incredible. His thoughts on finding your mental rhythm and avoiding getting too analytical were game changers for me and I'm sure you'll get a lot out of this one. I truly believe the best coaches are usually the ones that have had to grind their way to the top and this is certainly the case for Yogesh.
Battling through the system in India to play first class cricket Power of mentors and what made them goodHow focusing on being your best helps to deal with the elements of sport you can't controlHow combining the theory of marginal gains and growth mindset are the keys to progressing as a leg spinnerThe key elements to include in your bowling routine Relying on hunger and passion rather than numbers and analysis How lessons from his cricket career have helped his career in business
Brilliant podcast, brilliant host
How great to hear down to earth and real perspectives of life as an elite athlete... and a female athlete too. Awesome work Bhavi, keep it coming!
Insightful, easy to listen to and engaging
Bhavi has a wide variety of guests on and doesn’t speak over them or lead the conversation. She lets the guests tell their story whilst asking the question often at the front of the listeners mind at the right time. Look forward to many more.
What a refreshing & honest description of what life as an elite sportswomen is like. Well hosted & directed Bhavi & well done Elyse on your vulnerable account!!!!