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Leon & Paul host The Pig Wrestling Podcast, a long-form conversation deconstructing real problems, real people wrestle. We extract the tactics, tools, & routines guests used to get out of the pig-pen. We talk transformation and change focusing on People, Process & Technology. Inspired By Pete Lindsay & Mark Bawden's Book The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem & Create the Change You Need. Disclaimer All views expressed are that of the sender & not that of our sponsor(s) others. Activities & research discussed is not to be attempted without professionally qualified supervision.

Pig Wrestling Podcast - Unleashing Human Potential Leon McQuade | Paul Longley

    • Business
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Leon & Paul host The Pig Wrestling Podcast, a long-form conversation deconstructing real problems, real people wrestle. We extract the tactics, tools, & routines guests used to get out of the pig-pen. We talk transformation and change focusing on People, Process & Technology. Inspired By Pete Lindsay & Mark Bawden's Book The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem & Create the Change You Need. Disclaimer All views expressed are that of the sender & not that of our sponsor(s) others. Activities & research discussed is not to be attempted without professionally qualified supervision.

    The Endurance - Danny Ward London Broncos Head Coach, England-Assistant Coach & EX- Rugby League Player

    The Endurance - Danny Ward London Broncos Head Coach, England-Assistant Coach & EX- Rugby League Player

    Danny Ward (born 15 June 1980) in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. English former professional rugby league player. Coming from a rugby family, as Danny's Father, David Ward also played for Great Britain And Leeds Rhinos. Danny played for Great Britain, Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers, Hull Kingston Rovers, and Harlequins. Even scoring a try against our own Hull FC in the 2005 Challenge cup finals. Danny is currently Andrew Henderson's assistant coach at the London Broncos since 2015 and previously head coach of the u19s.

    Speaking of the first book he loved ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ (which the great film Kes was created from) Danny says: “is absolute classic”. But it was a great Teacher of his, Mr Butler that helped him in his school years. Having a great teacher like him helped him through his GCSEs in English language and literature. Being a young kid, he wasn't bothered about the school, but having a fantastic teacher helped change his outlook of school life, which Mr Butler did just that.

    Danny talks about the failures he's had in his life: “I don't try to dwell on the failures too much or look at it, but throughout my life and playing career, being an adult, there have been lots of lots of failures. I think you can't dwell on them. Learning to move on from your failures is just as important. When it can be hard and not probably something, I've learned. As I've got older, I wished I got a grasp of it as a young kid. You spend so much time worrying about what's up and then any mistakes you've made. It's just about moving on from it and learning best you can”.

    Take a listen to this week's Brilliant Podcast with Danny Ward.

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    New Zealand Legend- Motu Tony ex-Rugby Player/General Manager of high performance at the New Zealand rugby league

    New Zealand Legend- Motu Tony ex-Rugby Player/General Manager of high performance at the New Zealand rugby league

    Motu was born in New Zealand; he is married with five children. He studied at De La Salle College, Auckland; then onto The Open Polytechnic Of New Zealand graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. He also attended the University of Huddersfield, studying for a Master of Business Administration when he was over in the UK.

    He started playing rugby for Marist Saints in the Auckland Rugby League Competition. Before being signed for New Zealand Warriors. He has played professional rugby league for New Zealand Warriors, Brisbane Broncos, Castleford Tigers, Hull FC, Wakefield Wildcats; making 177 appearances, scoring 52 tries. The big one notably for Hull FC in the 2005 Challenge Cup Final against Leeds Rhinos. Motu also played for the New Zealand national team on numerous occasions.

    Once Motu finished playing, he went on to become the General Manager at Hull FC where he was a massive influence, not only on the pitch but off it too. Motu loved his time in Hull, saying "I enjoyed playing for the club and working at the club—being in the city with the people, seeing how genuine they were. How much they cared for their rugby team. That sort of struck a chord with myself and my family straight away. That's why we stayed in Hull for so long."

    Another love apart from his family and rugby is reading. Motu says " I love a good book. So reading is probably one of my most favourite hobbies. I've got a bit of a career journey mapped out. When I finish in sports administration, I'd love to be a food critic, and I'd like to get paid to read books so you know those are my pipe dreams."

    One of the first books he recalls reading is 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley'. "It taught me just how you've got to stand up for what you believe! I got that from that book quite early, as a young boy." His second book was by an American entrepreneur by the name of Russell Simmons. "He preached just to be yourself and to be authentic and to operate respectfully, never lose sight of who you are." Motu has carried this throughout his Rugby career.

    Now Motu is back in his native New Zealand as General Manager of high performance at the New Zealand rugby league. Very similar to the job that he held at Hull FC. To develop the next lot of senior Kiwis or Kiwi ferns, (which is the female senior team in New Zealand). His role is to ensure that the young players that pick up a rugby ball can go all the way to the top whether it's professional or international.



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Who Run The World’ GIRLS - Hayley Williamson-Escreet is a Perinatal Project worker for Mind.

    Who Run The World’ GIRLS - Hayley Williamson-Escreet is a Perinatal Project worker for Mind.

    Hayley is a wife and mum to four children. Hayley lived with depression and anxiety, feeling something wasn't quite right when she was 21, after just having her first baby. During her fourth pregnancy in 2018 when her mental health difficulties reached a crisis point, Hayley accessed the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services. Throughout her recovery, she became involved in raising awareness of perinatal mental health difficulties. She is helping to shape and develop the local perinatal mental health services through engagement work.

    Hayley now has things in place that help her, “My moods can be easily affected, if I watch the news and it’s quite stressful or sad, that can affect my mood. But it is helpful knowing that works the other way as well. So if I listen to uplifting music, that helps make me happy. So I’ve recently got a radio which is now in the kitchen. We’re spending so much more time in the house now. I’m making the most of having music on all the time.”

    Learning in lockdown, what things she will carry on doing. “In the future, I’ll certainly be planning less. When I was unwell, everything was a massive struggle; just being upright was a massive struggle. It was a coping mechanism to plan something to do for the next day. Even if it was a tiny thing, like, get up and unload the dishwasher, that was my thing, We’ve got a wall planner, and I started planning the days on there, so I think that’s how I got into it. I suppose now; I don’t need to hold on to that anymore. So now I can let that go a little bit and be a bit more relaxed about not having things to do. So I’m certainly not going to be over planning.”

    Take a listen to this week's New Piglet Podcast with Hayley.

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    • 56 min
    Make Your Dream a Reality - Shane Fisher Owner of Eagle fish media

    Make Your Dream a Reality - Shane Fisher Owner of Eagle fish media

    Originally from Hull, Shane has been living in Majorca for the last 20 years. Shane attended Malet lambert High School Hull, then moved onto Wilberforce college studying Business Travel and Tourism. Shane says; "If I'm honest, I left college because I got a bit disillusioned. I didn't have a clue about what I was going to do. I then got myself a part-time job which was at McDonald's on St. Andrews Quay. It then became a full-time job very quickly."

    He went on a lads holiday back in 1999 to Magaluf for two weeks. After getting offered a job completely randomly. Life started to change from there. He took the job and still lives on the island now. He was Managing bars and nightclubs. Working in the same club for 11 years working his way up from barman, promotions manager, General Manager and ended up running the club. He then moved on to a different bar just down the street called the Midline, for two years.

    After returning to Hull for a short time, he started to consider a career change. Shane says:" It was a big problem for me to be fair, I loved what I was doing but knew I wasn't going to do that forever. There's no way you're going to be standing outside a nightclub at 45 or not for me anyway".

    Coming back to Hull, opened his eyes, into the world of Marketing. He was working with Alex Hall at the time and our very own Leon McQuade.  They all shared an interest in personal development and training. Attending The Wolf of Wall Street and Tony Robbins seminars. Knowing when he came back to England, it wasn't for him. Shane said: "I've been away for that long. I didn't feel like it was right for me.  I knew I was always meant to come back here." So Shane went back to Magaluf, taking what he had learned, and ready for the next chapter.

    With a new mindset; instead of just thinking he was going to run a bar, he knew there was something bigger he could do. "There's a big online world out there, and that's going to help me work all year round. So I started to work and study on that". He was learning all the different tools that he needed.

    Shane now has his own company;Eagle Fish Media. Which he set up from his apartment in Magaluf. He offers consultancy and training, helping tourism-based businesses attract more clients and customers. By showing them how to make use of online marketing. Working from home, nothing much has changed for Shane's working life throughout lockdown. He's tried to keep a daily routine to help with his mental health and not to lose his focus.

    Take a listen to this week's Podcast with Shane Fisher.

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    • 47 min
    Mind,Body,Soul & Lockdown - Sarah Winn, Owner of Fitsista

    Mind,Body,Soul & Lockdown - Sarah Winn, Owner of Fitsista

    This week's podcast is a little different, with some new questions. We are calling it our ‘Piglet Podcast’.

    On our first Piglet, we are joined by the wonderful Sarah Winn, owner of Fitsista. Sarah has a great passion for Health and Fitness. FitSista was established in 2010 after going through her very own Health and Fitness journey.- “I was once overweight and unfit myself!”

    Now in her 40’s and feeling fit and fantastic. She truly believes that leading a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle brings so many amazing benefits – both physically and mentally. Sarah loves her  job as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor as it enables her to Motivate and Inspire other people. Helping them embrace this type of Lifestyle too.

    Sarah Says “I provide Motivation, Inspiration, Support and Expertise – not just from my own personal experience (I really have been there myself!) but from working with many different types of clients. Finding out what actually works and what doesn’t, for each individual”.

    Talking about the challenges she has faced with her business in lock down, and how she has managed to keep her business going. “My main challenge I've had to face was having to switch my business almost overnight. To do everything online. I've not got great IT skills at all, it's not really something that interests me.  It's one of those things I never get around to doing. Due to the situation I've had to muddle through and Learn more. All Last minute just to keep my business going! So that's been a pretty big challenge for me really, but I'm quite proud of myself.”

    Take a listen to this week's Piglet Podcast.

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    • 56 min
    Radical Honesty- Phil Veivers Ex-Rugby player & Coach, Keynote Speaker.

    Radical Honesty- Phil Veivers Ex-Rugby player & Coach, Keynote Speaker.

    Phil is a husband and father of 4. Educated at Marist Brothers College Ashgrove Brisbane. Phil is from a very sporting family, his father Jack played for Souths and Queensland. His cousin Mick played for Australia, another cousin Tom played Test Cricket for Australia. He's also the brother of Greg Veivers who captained Australia at rugby league.

    Growing up, he spent two years living with his sister and husband, Wayne Bennett. Who also was a Rugby coach, and his coaching was second to none. Wayne read a lot of books, Autobiographies mainly which got Phil into reading. The first book that he read was by a guy called Bill Walsh, who was an American football coach, called Finding the Winning Edge. Phil says “This had a major impact on how I looked after people—looking after my players when I was coaching them”.

    Phil moved to England in 1984, Where he started his Rugby career. Starting at St.Helens with a player you might remember Mal Meninga, who is in the rugby league Hall of Fame. Mal returned home, and Phil Stayed here to have a sterling career. Going on to Play for Huddersfield and Swinton in the UK and also Souths in Australia.

    He also represented Scotland in 1997 against France, he was able to play for Scotland as his Grandfather was born there but later emigrated to Australia. He was also part of the coaching set up for the Exiles. Phil not only played Rugby but went on to coach at Huddersfield, Bradford, Wigan, Salford, Workington.

    After rugby & Coaching, Phil has continued to achieve great success. Now as an NVQ Assessor & Tutor, State of Mind ambassador, Assistant manager at FIT UK, Director of Inspire Talks Match, and on the  review panel for the RFL, to name a few. Phil is now a Keynote Speaker at the company PJ VEIVERS Ltd. He has over 20 years of leading, coaching, managing and motivating people for common goals to gain success.

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Absolutely brilliant podcast, great hosts with great guests, really easy and enjoyable listening. Inspirational and educational, keep smashing it lads.

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