Welcome to the Athletes In The Zone Podcast Channel!
The Athletes In The Zone Podcast Channel offers insight into what makes high achieving successful individuals the best at what they do. From the fine details of how they prepare for a big match or event to their experiences of experiencing peak state.
Hosting every conversation is Co-Founder of Athletes In The Zone and Peak Performance Psychologist Melissa Dhillon. Melissa works with elite sports and business individuals, organisations and teams to inspire them to become the best versions of themselves.
Ep. 5 - Jonathan Figy: Break Your Records And Make History
Melissa is joined by Emirati cricketer Jonathan Figy to discuss his experiences in professional cricket and the biggest influences on his young career so far.
Born in Dubai to Indian parents, Jonathan Figy attended Winchester College on a cricket scholarship. On 15th December 2019, Figy made his One Day International debut for the United Arab Emirates at the age of 18, and was named in the UAE's squad for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup the following year. He made history in the first game of the tournament against Canada when he scored an unbeaten 102 runs, making him the first UAE batsman to record a century in the history of the competition.
Ep. 4 - Noah Rubin: Overcoming Mental Health
Melissa is joined by professional tennis player Noah Rubin to discuss how he has overcome mental health issues whilst working on his career.
After a successful career as a junior, Noah turned professional in 2015 and has since won four ATP titles. Life in tennis is not as many may see it to be however. Noah's struggles have resulted in him changing his perceptions of both tennis and life. He is the founder of 'Behind the Racquet' where fellow players share their personal struggles of living on the professional tour.
Ep. 3 - Dr Simon Le Clerc: Reframing Athlete's Purpose
Melissa is joined by transition coach Dr Simon Le Clerc to discuss the importance of psychology in reframing an athlete's purpose.
Dr Simon Le Clerc is the managing director and founder of Player Support Services Ltd, a company who provide support to athletes transitioning out of their career in professional sport.
Ep. 2 - CJ Challenger: Learn From Every Mistake
Melissa is joined by professional boxer CJ Challenger to discuss the importance of learning from mistakes, not just in sport but in all aspects of life.
CJ Challenger grew up kickboxing since the age of three and transitioned into the world of boxing in his mid-teens.
Ep. 1 - Rosella Ayane and Shelina Zadorsky: This Is How We Perform At Our Best
Melissa is joined by Tottenham Hotspur players Rosella Ayane and Shelina Zadorsky to discuss what enables them to perform at their best in elite sport.
Rosella Ayane started her career with Chelsea after coming through the club's Centre of Excellence. After making four loan appearances, Rosella moved across to Tottenham Hotspur where she plays as a forward. Having initially played for England at U17 and U19 level, Rosella has gone on to be capped at senior level by Morocco.
Shelina Zadorsky played college soccer for the Michigan Wolverines and began her senior career with Ottawa Fury in her home country. She has since gone on to play for clubs in Australia, Sweden, the United States and England, moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2021 after an initial loan spell at the club. Rosella has been capped more than 70 times at senior level by her country, won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and will compete for Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.