Series 2 will see a number of individuals who are leaders in their chosen field join Cormac on the podcast. Our guests will be drawn from the arenas of business, sport, entertainment and education.
Our interviewees will reveal the keys in their path to excellence. The podcast will unpack their mentality and the psychological skills they implement to allow them to excel. Our guests will share how they get the best out of both themselves and others.
Series 1 gives top psychological tips on how to excel with exams.
Mastering Your Craft 1 - Breathe The Pressure
This podcast will examine where pressure comes from. It will highlight how pressure can influence us physically and psychologically. The episode will highlight how pressure can interfere with clarity of thought. I will discuss a practical tool that you can use in pressure inducing situations to help you gain a sense of control.
Mastering Your Craft 2 - Stay In The Moment
This podcast will focus on mistakes and how dwelling on them can be counterproductive moving forward within a performance. It will discuss strategies from the world of sport psychology that will allow students to overcome setbacks both during and after a test.
Mastering Your Craft 3 - Swim Your Own Lane
This podcast examines two faulty thought processes that a high percentage of students engage in, immediately pre-test and post-examination. Within the episode, I will explain how these thought processes can unsettle students psychologically.
Finally, the podcast will offer alternative more productive strategies for students to use before and after exams.
Mastering Your Craft 4 - Simulation
This podcast will examine a key lesson from the Tom Brady inspired New England Patriots, the multiple NFL Super Bowl Champions. The episode will explore a key philosophy from the US Military. Using these two high-performance ideas, we will link this to study preparation and highlight how students can set up their study to flourish with the pressure of exams.
Episode 5 - Become the Examiner
This podcast will highlight to students how they can begin to think like the examiner and explore how they can cement their learning to become more “test smart.”
We talk to the founder of mind your mate mind yourself (MYMY) a counseling organisation, with extensive experience in suicide prevention and intervention.
The brilliant psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick.
Supporting mental health,
GAA All Ireland success.
Niamh openly shares her own life challenges.
Conormeyler by Mastering Your Craft Podcast
Gemma Lawlor (Gibney)
Gemma Lawlor (Gibney) by Mastering Your Craft Podcast
Willie Anderson, Ex Irish Rugby Captain
Willie Anderson, Ex Irish Rugby Captain by Mastering Your Craft Podcast
Mrs Sharon Lamont, Principal. Millburn Primary School, Coleraine.
Sharon Lamont, Principal of Millburn Primary School, Coleraine is our fourth and final guest on series three. We discuss leading a whole school through stressful times. We talk about the challenges thus far and future changes this may have on education. We also explore the concept of a phased return to school.
Worth a listen
Great, thought-provoking podcast.
Mastering your craft. 5
Excellent advice for students.
Liked the idea of ‘ getting inside the examiner’s head’.