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Discussions with individuals from professional sport, military, arts, business and other performance industries on their careers to date, with a focus on high performance and what makes these individuals tick.

Hosted by David Clancy and Ciaran Dunne. Sponsored by Hauora.

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Discussions with individuals from professional sport, military, arts, business and other performance industries on their careers to date, with a focus on high performance and what makes these individuals tick.

Hosted by David Clancy and Ciaran Dunne. Sponsored by Hauora.

    #155 Joe Barr - Irish World Endurance Cyclist and Multiple World Record Holder

    #155 Joe Barr - Irish World Endurance Cyclist and Multiple World Record Holder

    Today we spoke with Joe Barr - Irish World endurance cyclist and Multiple World Record Holder.


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    Joe Barr has been racing bikes his whole life, for over 5 decades in fact - from two years of age on a pushbike to today; in 2022 from a racing perspective it will be 50 years...and he hasn't missed a season in 50 years! He has won over 500 races and amassed hundreds of medals and trophies in an impressive array of cycling disciplines. He is a Commonwealth Games bronze medalist and has represented his country at numerous World Championship events throughout the years. He has experience in road racing, time trials, cyclo-cross, and ultra-endurance.

    Joe currently holds endurance cycling records in Ireland such as Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, from north to south (2304 KM) set in 2021, Malin to Mizen Head and back (1242 KM) set in 2020, West Coast - East Coast - West Coast Ireland (776 KM), a World Record set in 2020 and the Race Around Ireland (2200 KM), an Irish record set in 2018.

    Today we speak about when Joe knew he was good at this, and his upbringing from where he grew up in Ireland - Tyrone, Donegal; we hear about history and culture around Northern Ireland and Ireland.

    We dive into what endurance racing is all about, passion and performance, escapism on the bike, finding the way in the world with the bike as a tool, teamwork - it's so much more than one person, and mindset. Joe speaks with us about his book - "Going the Distance - the making of a world-class endurance cyclist", Team Joe Barr, the Race Around Ireland, and the epic Race across America, now a category winner on Vimeo called "Reborn in the USA". There are immersive stories around grit, mental toughness, a bigger why sketching and colouring in images of riders in the Tour de France - what a ride!

    Key Timestamps


    1. 47 - Growing up in Donegal in a 'border county'
    2. 58 - Understanding + interpreting different perspectives
    3. 36 - Cycle endeavours + personal struggles
    4. 2h - Cycling to escape difficult circumstances
    6. 00 - 50 years of cycling - hasn't missed a season
    6. 59 - Support from rival cyclists Talent to a degree -
    8. 03 - Hard work is a necessity
    10. 15 - Bit of luck + the perfect storm
    12. 52 - Purpose behind team Joe Barr
    14. 53 - Fundraising for son's battle with cancer + care services
    15. 42- Race around Ireland
    16. 30 - Race across America
    17. 58 - Altitude sickness at Wolf's Creek
    18. 51 - Trust that life has prepared you for. what ahead
    20. 52 - Journey in hospital with son prepared Joe for endurance
    23. 00 - RTA and fixing a broken foot
    25. 21 - Importance of the race team
    26. 20 - A place of vulnerability and inner truth
    26. 40- Dialogue and avoiding miscommunication
    28. 44 - A lightbulb moment
    30. 10 - Losing touch with inner self in the modern world
    31. 20 - Stripping away layer + forced daily
    33. 15 - Writing a book and Gillian being an inspiration
    33. 45 - Origins of Joe's book and sketching for downtime
    37. 48 - What does high performance mean to you?

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    • 43 min
    #154 Sophie Becker - Irish Olympian, and 400m Track Athlete

    #154 Sophie Becker - Irish Olympian, and 400m Track Athlete

    Today we spoke with Sophie Becker - Irish Olympian, and 400m Track Athlete.

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    Sophie represented Team Ireland at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the mixed 4x400m relay event, along with Cillín Greene, Phil Healy, and Chris O’Donnell; she helped Team Ireland make history, with a 51.58 second split as Ireland’s relay team set a new National Record and a place in an Olympic final for the first time ever, finishing 8th.

    She has certainly had a glittering start to her running career. Sophie competed in the women's 400m event at the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships. She ran a PB in Belfast of 52:32 last year, which is 5th on the Irish all-time list...and was a part of the women’s 4x200m team that finished 2nd at the World Relay Championships in Poland in May 2021, in a national record of 1:35.93, finishing just behind the host nation.

    Sophie, who has a degree in genetics and cell biology from DCU, born in Wexford, has firmly helped place her county on the map, along with their other famous sports star, the Irish rugby player Tadhg Furlong. We speak about what Wexford is also known for, her training schedule, and the intricacies of her routine. We explore the differences between racing indoors and outdoors, and which one she prefers. We unpack breathwork as prep, those final moments before a race starts, preserving the ego and grounding when fame comes, race splits...and feeling fast versus what the stop-watch reveals.

    Key Timestamps


    1. 35 - Starting athletics to cope with asthma
    2. 52 - Late bloomer in athletics
    3. 46 - Nature us Nature
    5. 14 - Enjoyed the process of getting better
    6. 15 - Butterflies and adrenaline
    7. 06 - Having an empty mind in the blocks
    7. 26 - Box breathing + visualisation
    8. 17 - Constant desire to improve
    9. 40 - Everyone is balancing something
    12. 18 - Typical training week
    12. 55 - Types of training - box jumps, stability + straight
    13. 18 - Importance of S&C in athletics
    15. 43- Being inspired + drive to achieve
    17. 35 - Diverse warmup w priming the body
    18. 51 - When you cross the Line + see the time
    22. 42 - Not teaching everything - going by feel
    23. 31 - Biomechanics + gait pattern
    25. 02 - Setting future goals - World Championships
    25. 42 - Ireland's rich talent at women's 400m
    26. 48 - What is high performance?

    • 31 min
    #153 Peter Shallard - Founder and CEO Commit Action, Shrink for Entrepreneurs

    #153 Peter Shallard - Founder and CEO Commit Action, Shrink for Entrepreneurs

    Today we spoke with Peter Shallard - Founder and CEO Commit Action, Shrink for Entrepreneurs

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    As a renowned business psychology expert and clinical therapist Peter has worked with all types of entrepreneurs around the globe with people who strive to reach greater goals of wealth, freedom, sanity and social impact. He founded Commit Action, which is an online platform built for business owners and people who want to manage their output and time better, and create a personal system for accountability, commitment to task ideation and execution, focus and productivity - it really is all about turning one into the highest leverage version of themself.

    Today we dig into the story of the shrink for entrepreneurs...how Peter earned that name, and what that part of his career involved. We delve into life coaching, accountability, planning, structure, goal setting methodology, weekly rituals and high leverage work...all key for this time of year. Peter tells us how Commit Action scaled, and why it's working, from a sole entrepreneur start-up to a team of many, and a big success.

    We explore the definition of effectiveness and productivity and how they are so different...in relation to value creation and output. Deep focus work is discussed, and the furious chasing down of goals, and gaps for recovery...also that life goes in seasons sometimes. This is a really enlightening conversation about how a vision for a business model became a reality...what it took, and what it's becoming.

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    Key Timestamps


    1. 10 - Wealth, freedom + Sanity
    2. 44 - Why Peter started his business
    3. 47 - Entrepreneurs and growth mindset
    7. 25 - Selling time for money + scaling
    9. 31 - Positioning yourself effectively
    11. 10 - Showing up is the best version of ourselves
    12. 22 - Any life coaching can be beneficial
    13. 21 - Focus and productivity as downstream issues of isolation
    14.27 - Avoiding the multibillion distraction
    15. 15 - The why behind Commit Action
    21. 42 - Gap between productivity and effectiveness
    22. 32 - Outside of the fishbowl accountability
    23. 53 - What is high leverage work for you
    24. 15 - High leverage work + courage
    25. 02 - Best businesses act as science labs
    26. 35 - Have an empirical relationship with reality
    27. -30 - Wellbeing is vital to business success
    29. 06 - 9 to 5 workday is a relic of the industrial revolution
    30. 25 - Value creation = insight, courage + knowledge work
    36. 54 - What does high performance mean to you?

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    • 42 min
    #152 Pat Divilly - Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing Coach, and Author of 'Fit Mind: 8 weeks to change your inner soundtrack and tune into your greatness'

    #152 Pat Divilly - Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing Coach, and Author of 'Fit Mind: 8 weeks to change your inner soundtrack and tune into your greatness'

    Today we spoke with Pat Divilly - Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing Coach, and Author of 'Fit Mind: 8 weeks to change your inner soundtrack and tune into your greatness' - coming out January 7th, 2022.

    This episode was brought to you by Hauora - a performance wellbeing growth partner. Hauora aims to educate and impact individual and organisational culture to ignite health, wellbeing, and performance. Find out more at www.HauoraLife.com

    Pat is a high performance coach helping people reach new levels of purpose, passion and fulfillment. He is the host of the very popular The Pat Divilly Podcast,  and a Speaker known to truly engage his audience. Based out of Galway, Ireland, Pat offers free journaling and meditation courses on his website, men's group work, retreats, and corporate wellness consultancy.

    Today we start with imposter syndrome as a concept, recently mentioned by Pat as he is finishing his audiobook for his new book 'Fit Mind'. We discuss how Pat identifies himself and how that has changed over the years.

    We learn about what shadow values are, fear and how we can manage it, cognitive behavioral therapy, dig into nervous system regulation and inner work - and why that's crucial. Self talk is a primary theme of this episode and we ask Pat why this is massively important - setting aside time for yourself and your thoughts, building better awareness and compassion.

    Pat's new book 'Fit Mind' comes out the first week of January. You can pre-order it here.
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    Key Timestamps

    2.16 - Struggling with confidence as a young man
    3.36 - Male mentorship 
    4.40 - Fitness industry + true health
    5.28 - CBT and how we speak to ourselves
    7.03 - Being a 360-degree individual. Our characteristics and traits
    7.45 - How we edit our persona to fit in  
    10.04 - Fear wall and stepping out of comfort zone
    11.15 - Developing defensive mechanisms when young
    13.24 - The 3 key pieces for deep relationships 
    14.08 - 95% of thoughts are repeated, we live out recurring cycles
    14.42 - Pat's first book and why behind Fit Mind
    15.59 - Date night for yourself 
    17.32 - Journaling as a tool to channel inner voice
    19.51 - identity and self 
    20.12 - Being led by the heart 
    22.08 - Top-down approach to knowing yourself
    20.52 - Pat's 2 big rocks in life currently
    24.44 - Creating safety from within -nervous system
    26.00 - Stress = foot on acceleration
    27.30 - When we procrastinate 
    31.14 - What does High performance mean to you?

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    • 35 min
    #151 Owen Eastwood - Performance Coach, and Author of 'Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness'

    #151 Owen Eastwood - Performance Coach, and Author of 'Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness'

    Today we spoke with Owen Eastwood - Performance Coach, and Author of 'Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness'.

    Owen is a performance coach with vast and diverse experience with high-profile elite sports teams around the world with a speciality around identity, storytelling, and culture. He has worked with the British Olympic Team, the English national football team, Harlequins RFC, Scotland rugby, the Command Group of NATO, the South African cricket team, the Royal Ballet School, and high performing corporate settings.

    Owen, a New Zealander based in the UK with roots from Ireland has a unique approach that looks to an evolutionary understanding of a team or organisation, leadership dynamics, cohesion, wisdom from our ancestors, and what contemporary institutions do very well.

    Today we start with the imagery on the front of the book and its origins, and why belonging is critical for reducing anxiety, improving confidence, and instilling trust. Owen unpacks the essence of the working environment and culture moving forward, psychological safety, and why a sense of connection and belonging is vital.

    We enquire about sustaining success with teams where there is staff and player turnover, emotional availability for young professionals, and the harmony between boundaries and autonomy - a profound concept called tapu noa. A highlight of this one, Owen eloquently shares the Maori concept of 'whakapapa' - for the sun is shining on us now.

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    Key Timestamps

    0. 35 - The inspiration behind the book cover
    2. 06 - Owen's current work with Harlequins + English FA
    3. 52 - Wellbeing as a core responsibility
    4. 52 - Recovery + creating space
    6. 22 - Wellbeing monitoring in elite performance environments
    8. 23 - Businesses need to focus on wellbeing
    10. 04 - Belonging reducing anxiety + facing the challenge
    10. 55 - Story of us
    12. 43 - Looking back to get
    13. 33 - 99% of our history we spent in tribes/kin
    15. 18- Hard-wired sense of belonging
    17. 07 - Good coaches create a shared identity
    18. 08 - Becoming culturally mindful as a team
    19. 35 - Tapu Noa described
    22. 03 - Getting involved with the English FA
    22. 53 - Listening + learning from Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen, and others
    24. 10 - Gareth Southgate being highly relational + authentic
    26. 26 - Trust and how we build it
    27. 50 - Leaders and Emotional availability
    28. 10 - Southgate + omitting talented players from Euros
    29. 48 - Whakapapa and the timeline of us
    31. 23 - how leaders can create a true legacy
    32. 24 - What does High Performance mean to you?

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    • 37 min
    #150 Adrian Hayes - British record-breaking Adventurer, Author, and Keynote Speaker

    #150 Adrian Hayes - British record-breaking Adventurer, Author, and Keynote Speaker

    Today we spoke with Adrian Hayes - British record-breaking Adventurer, Author, and Keynote Speaker.

    This episode was brought to you by Hauora - a performance wellbeing growth partner. Hauora aims to educate and impact individual behavioural change and organisational culture to ignite health, wellbeing, and performance. Find out more at www.HauoraLife.com

    Adrian is a British record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer, best known for reaching the three extreme points of the Earth—the Three Points Challenge...walking all the way to the North Pole, South Pole, and summiting Mt Everest, all in the shortest period of time (1 year, 217 days - his first Guinness World record). He has completed the straight-line vertical crossing of the Greenland ice cap, crossed the Arabian desert, and summited K2, known to be extremely challenging. 

    A passionate social campaigner and commentator, an Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer, who also spent two years in the Special Forces, Adrian has also written two books and featured in three documentaries to date. He is also an Advisory Board member for one of the future Mars projects. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he has lived and worked in 8 countries and traveled to more than 100. In his social commentator and campaign work, Adrian is an ambassador on economic, social & environmental sustainability, which we discuss in this episode.

    We speak about themes for each year in relation to goal-setting, a huge rock of Adrian's philosophy as a leader. We unpack that moment when he reaches the top of a mountain...the experience, and how it is captured - food for thought for those of us stuck to our phones. Adrian opens up, and displays his vulnerability, shares his stories of grit...as to how there is something to be always taken from an experience, good or bad.

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    Key Timestamps:

    - 00:49 - Gift in every circumstance
    - 03:41 - Write down your goals
    - 07:56 - Goal Setting
    - 08:55 - Being goals taking more importance
    - 09:23 - Authenticity, and victimhood
    - 10:35 - Active response, tap into gut instinct
    - 12:50 - Motivational speaker + manic self depressive
    - 13:30 - Feedback greatest gift we can get
    - 17:20 - Whatever you want to do be honest & authentic
    - 19:15 - Survey of Everest climbs + good causes
    - 19:45 - Social media subconscious hook
    - 22:11 - Don't even post it
    - 22:57- Beautiful surroundings t science
    - 24:16 - Top of K2
    - 24:57 - The journey back down
    - 26:18 - Take stock after the success
    - 30:42 - Single issue tunnel vision and trade-offs
    - 32:15 - Systems and sustainability
    - 33:27 - What is high performance?

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    • 38 min

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