35 episodes

A series of wee (short) interviews about high level mental performance with people who are highly successful (Brilliant) performers on the sports field, in a studio, on stage, on a movie set, behind a mic, in the board room, or in a top research lab. Wee Chats series focuses on how the performer is able to be Brilliant while being challenged by every day highs and lows in life and in performances. We will learn about any mental or physical preparation they do, how they cope with nerves, how they build their confidence and what they have learned about themselves along their journey. The format is a low key casual conversation over a cup of tea with Dr Alison Pope-Rhodius (known to her graduate students at JFK University as Dr A-Rhod), a Professor in Sport Psychology. Each interview will finish with a few fun, yet insightful, quick-fire questions. So, sit back, subscribe to the series and you’ll be informed of new interviews as they get developed and posted. Enjoy and Be Brilliant!

Wee Chats With Brilliant People | Sport Psychology | Mental Training Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius - MENTAL PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT

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A series of wee (short) interviews about high level mental performance with people who are highly successful (Brilliant) performers on the sports field, in a studio, on stage, on a movie set, behind a mic, in the board room, or in a top research lab. Wee Chats series focuses on how the performer is able to be Brilliant while being challenged by every day highs and lows in life and in performances. We will learn about any mental or physical preparation they do, how they cope with nerves, how they build their confidence and what they have learned about themselves along their journey. The format is a low key casual conversation over a cup of tea with Dr Alison Pope-Rhodius (known to her graduate students at JFK University as Dr A-Rhod), a Professor in Sport Psychology. Each interview will finish with a few fun, yet insightful, quick-fire questions. So, sit back, subscribe to the series and you’ll be informed of new interviews as they get developed and posted. Enjoy and Be Brilliant!

    Wee Chat with Elin Manahan Thomas – Classical singer, and Royal Wedding singer

    Wee Chat with Elin Manahan Thomas – Classical singer, and Royal Wedding singer

    In this Wee Chat we talk with Elin Manahan Thomas, classical singer and Royal Wedding singer (by royal appointment!) for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle AKA the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. She covers many topics around the psychology of performing including being in the zone, the different colours of being in the zone, expressing […]

    • 38 min
    Wee Chat with John Craigie – Singer-Songwriter

    Wee Chat with John Craigie – Singer-Songwriter

    In this Wee Chat we talk to John Craigie, singer-songwriter musician. John describes music as a “necessary expression” and a great release. He goes onto talk introspectively about his thoughts and feelings about his performances, how he reads the audience, copes with nerves and the joy it clearly brings him to be on the road […]

    • 16 min
    Wee Chat with Lesley Paterson – 3xoff-road World Triathlon Champion – Part 2

    Wee Chat with Lesley Paterson – 3xoff-road World Triathlon Champion – Part 2

    In this Wee Chat we talk again with 3xoff-road World Triathlon Champion, Lesley Paterson, and about the XTerra Worlds in Maui.  If you didn’t tune into Part 1 yet, check it out on WeeChats.com first. Check out http://weechats.com/lesley-paterson-3xoff-road-world-triathlon-champion-part-2 for more information about Lesley Paterson. Youtube | Droid podcast | iTunes podcast | Direct link

    • 21 min
    Wee Chat with Lesley Paterson – 3xoff-road World Triathlon Champion

    Wee Chat with Lesley Paterson – 3xoff-road World Triathlon Champion

    In this Wee Chat from the vault from 2012 we talk with Lesley Paterson, three-time off-road World Champion triathlete as she reflects on her second world championship win in Maui. As an elite triathlete, Lesley has found her passion, competing and winning throughout the world, with her best events now coming in the off-road arena. […]

    • 13 min
    Wee Chat with Jessie Barr – Track Olympian

    Wee Chat with Jessie Barr – Track Olympian

    In this Wee Chat we talk with Jessie Barr, Irish 2012 Olympian in the 4 x 400m relay team in London, and Irish National 400m Hurdle Champion from 2011-2013. She participated in various sports from a young age and competed in track as just part of her normal sport and social routine, until she began […]

    • 26 min
    Wee Chat with Thomas Barr, 2016 Olympic 400m hurdler

    Wee Chat with Thomas Barr, 2016 Olympic 400m hurdler

    WELCOME TO WEE CHATS WITH BRILLIANT PEOPLE In this Wee Chat we talk to Thomas Barr, the current Irish National record holder of the 400m hurdles and a 2016 Olympian in Rio. He talks about “coming into his own” in the last 4 years and experiencing competitive success as an elite runner. He is a […]

    • 26 min

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