27 episodes

The Accelerating Excellence Podcast takes you on a journey into the minds of the world's most elite performers, to reveal their secrets, serving them up on a plate so you can accelerate your own pursuit of excellence. If you know you’re capable of going to the next level, but aren’t quite sure where to start or how to optimise then you’re in the right place.


Each episode of contains captivating interviews with renowned individuals—athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, generals, special forces operators, and scientists. We'll dive deep into their journeys, discovering the defining moments, mindset shifts, and vitally the principles and strategies that propelled them to the pinnacle in their craft.


From the high-pressure stages of world cup finals, Superbowl’s, and world title fights; to covert operations, counter-terrorism, and firefights in the air and on the ground in the world of elite military; and the hundred million dollar P&L swings in the billion dollar world of trading and investing you will be exposed to the fundamental principles that connect all of these individuals success.


Most importantly to me The Accelerating Excellence Podcast is not just about inspiration; it's about practicality, for you, the listener. We’ll extract actionable insights and practical techniques that you can implement immediately, to stack probability in your favour of success in your own pursuit of excellence.


So, if you’re ready to ignite and expand your potential, to shatter the boundaries that hold you back and unleash the ambition, talent and motivation that exists within you and your team join me, as we empower you to leverage these principles. Get ready to be inspired, shocked, and challenged, you're about to embark on an adventure that will shift your perceptions of what’s possible.


For those who strive to make things better for themselves, and those they care for, manage and lead.


This podcast is for you.

The Accelerating Excellence Podcast James A. King

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

The Accelerating Excellence Podcast takes you on a journey into the minds of the world's most elite performers, to reveal their secrets, serving them up on a plate so you can accelerate your own pursuit of excellence. If you know you’re capable of going to the next level, but aren’t quite sure where to start or how to optimise then you’re in the right place.


Each episode of contains captivating interviews with renowned individuals—athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, generals, special forces operators, and scientists. We'll dive deep into their journeys, discovering the defining moments, mindset shifts, and vitally the principles and strategies that propelled them to the pinnacle in their craft.


From the high-pressure stages of world cup finals, Superbowl’s, and world title fights; to covert operations, counter-terrorism, and firefights in the air and on the ground in the world of elite military; and the hundred million dollar P&L swings in the billion dollar world of trading and investing you will be exposed to the fundamental principles that connect all of these individuals success.


Most importantly to me The Accelerating Excellence Podcast is not just about inspiration; it's about practicality, for you, the listener. We’ll extract actionable insights and practical techniques that you can implement immediately, to stack probability in your favour of success in your own pursuit of excellence.


So, if you’re ready to ignite and expand your potential, to shatter the boundaries that hold you back and unleash the ambition, talent and motivation that exists within you and your team join me, as we empower you to leverage these principles. Get ready to be inspired, shocked, and challenged, you're about to embark on an adventure that will shift your perceptions of what’s possible.


For those who strive to make things better for themselves, and those they care for, manage and lead.


This podcast is for you.

    Dr Ben Rosenblatt - Former England Lead Physical Performance Coach

    Dr Ben Rosenblatt - Former England Lead Physical Performance Coach

    On today's episode we have Dr Ben Rosenblatt.
     
    Ben famously led physical performance for the England men's football team. He has coached athletes to compete and medal at every Olympics since 2004. Ben was a key member of the GB hockey coaching team that won that famous gold out in Rio. 
     
    Ben is also the founder of 292 Performance, a team of high performing coaches that provide individual support to high performing athletes across the Premier League and multiple other sports. He has a PhD and a research interest in maximizing training efficiency and effectiveness and has consulted with sports teams all over the planet. 
     
    In this episode we're going to discuss how we design great practice that maximizes development trajectory. We're going to talk about lots of coaching techniques you can apply and of course we're going to discuss the characteristics of some of the world's most elite athletes that Ben's worked with. 
     
    I hope you enjoy.
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    Find James:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/acceleratingexcellence/
    https://www.instagram.com/jamesaking_/
    https://jamesaking.com/
     
    The Mindset App:
    While the app is under development, we have decided to provide access to the full content for free on YouTube for a limited time. You can find the courses within our playlists or by the link below. I hope you enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/@AcceleratingExcellence/playlists
     
    🔊 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5LJFspGl7b0e5YuxMfPLpx?si=e852f426c16b4f2d
     
    🔊 Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-accelerating-excellence-podcast/id1706636304

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Gold Standard: From the training ground to Olympic Triumph - Danny Kerry

    The Gold Standard: From the training ground to Olympic Triumph - Danny Kerry

    On today’s podcast we have Danny Kerry.
     
    Danny Kerry is a multiple Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth medal-winning coach and performance director. He famously led team GB women to a penalty shoot out gold medal win in the Rio olympic final. 
     
    Danny has over 18 years coaching, and 5 olympic cycles in leadership experience. He is one of the most sought after advisors in sport when it comes to leadership, and building high performance teams.
     
    In this episode we explore what high performance coaching looks like, we discuss the process of becoming a great leader, and how important it is to perform from your sweet spot.
     
    I hope you enjoy.
     
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    Find James:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/acceleratingexcellence/
    https://www.instagram.com/jamesaking_/
    https://jamesaking.com/
     
    The Mindset App:
    While the app is under development, we have decided to provide access to the full content for free on YouTube for a limited time. You can find the courses within our playlists or by the link below. I hope you enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/@AcceleratingExcellence/playlists
     
    🔊 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5LJFspGl7b0e5YuxMfPLpx?si=e852f426c16b4f2d
     
    🔊 Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-accelerating-excellence-podcast/id1706636304

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Summit Success: Inside the Mind of a Top Private Equity Fund Manager - Keith Breslauer

    Summit Success: Inside the Mind of a Top Private Equity Fund Manager - Keith Breslauer

    On today's episode, we have Keith Breslauer.
     
    Keith is managing director and senior partner at private equity firm, Patron Capital. He founded Patron Capital in 1999, who manage approximately €4.5B.
     
    Keith holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Chicago Booth, and a Bachelor of Science from the New York University School of Business. Keith began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he worked for approximately 10 years before leaving to set up Patron.
     
    He's currently a guest lecturer at Chicago Booth, Harvard University, and Said Business School at the University of Oxford. Keith has made a significant impact within multiple charities, most notably he's a trustee and lead donor for the Royal Marines Charity. Outside of his professional interests, he's an accomplished alpinist, mountaineer, and skier.
     
    In this episode, we're gonna discuss the power of giving back, bouncing back from adversity, and what it takes to build an empire. 
     
    I hope you enjoy.
     
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    Find James:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/acceleratingexcellence/
    https://www.instagram.com/jamesaking_/
    https://jamesaking.com/
     
    The Mindset App:
    While the app is under development, we have decided to provide access to the full content for free on YouTube for a limited time. You can find the courses within our playlists or by the link below. I hope you enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/@AcceleratingExcellence/playlists
     
    🔊 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5LJFspGl7b0e5YuxMfPLpx?si=e852f426c16b4f2d
     
    🔊 Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-accelerating-excellence-podcast/id1706636304

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Stacking the Odds in Your Favour - Award Winning Author Matt Watkinson

    Stacking the Odds in Your Favour - Award Winning Author Matt Watkinson

    On today's podcast we have Matt Watkinson.
     
    Matt is the author of three fantastic books, Mastering Uncertainty, the ten principles behind great customer experiences and the grid. He's a CEO at the digital agency Methodical and a venture partner at VC fund Tiller Partners, both based in LA. Matt has dedicated his career so far to helping organisations create great products and services that make people's lives easier and more enjoyable.
     
    In this episode, we're going to discuss coming through tough times how you can master through increase your odds of success power of determination and thinking big.
     
    I hope you enjoy. 
     
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    Find Matt:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-watkinson/
    https://www.matt-watkinson.com/
     
    Find James:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/acceleratingexcellence/
    https://www.instagram.com/jamesaking_/
    https://jamesaking.com/
     
    The Mindset App:
    While the app is under development, we have decided to provide access to the full content for free on YouTube for a limited time. You can find the courses within our playlists or by the link below. I hope you enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/@AcceleratingExcellence/playlists
     
    🔊 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5LJFspGl7b0e5YuxMfPLpx?si=e852f426c16b4f2d
     
    🔊 Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-accelerating-excellence-podcast/id1706636304

    • 1 hr 26 min
    A maverick Venture Capitalist on mastering uncertainty - Csaba Konkoly

    A maverick Venture Capitalist on mastering uncertainty - Csaba Konkoly

    On today's podcast we have Csaba Konkoly.
     
    Csaba is the co-founder and president of Hum Capital, an innovative funding platform that leverages AI to connect great companies with the right capital. Born in Hungary, Csaba's investing career has amassed a global network. Csaba's lived and worked in Budapest, Moscow, Geneva, London, New York, Miami, Singapore and Los Angeles, where he currently resides with his wife and three children.
     
    As an LP, Csaba actively allocates to hedge funds, private equity and other alternative strategies such as private credit. Between 1997 and 2012, Csaba successfully built three hedge funds. As an early stage investor, Csaba has invested in five unicorns, True Car, Scopely, Trapped and Clutter. Together with Matt Watkinson, Csaba co-authored the must-read book titled Mastering Uncertainty, published by Penguin Random House.
     
    In this episode, we discuss the role of randomness, the importance of partnership and the high performance lessons that transfer from investing to other high performance domains.
     
    I hope you enjoy.
     
     
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    Find Csaba:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/csabakonkoly/
     
    Find James:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/acceleratingexcellence/
    https://www.instagram.com/jamesaking_/
    https://jamesaking.com/
     
    The Mindset App:
    While the app is under development, we have decided to provide access to the full content for free on YouTube for a limited time. You can find the courses within our playlists or by the link below. I hope you enjoy.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/@AcceleratingExcellence/playlists
     
    🔊 Listen on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/5LJFspGl7b0e5YuxMfPLpx?si=e852f426c16b4f2d
     
    🔊 Listen on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-accelerating-excellence-podcast/id1706636304
     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Long Road to Spartan Endurance - Joe De Sena

    The Long Road to Spartan Endurance - Joe De Sena

    On today's podcast, we have Joe De Sena.
     
    Joe is the CEO and founder of Spartan Race. Spartan hosts over 400 races in 60 countries with over 1 million participants every year. He's also a New York Times bestselling author of Spartan Up, Spartan Fit, and the Spartan Way. Joe grew up in Queens, New York, a working class kid in a mafia neighbourhood. 
     
    He had a successful career on Wall street as an equity derivatives trader before pivoting to compete in what would end up being hundreds of extreme adventure races in a single year. Joe competed in 50 ultramarathons and 14 Iron man events. Joe's a tireless worker, a serial entrepreneur, and a legend in adventure racing. 
     
    In this episode, we're going to discuss the value of doing hard things, the role significant emotional events have in our lives, and how we can better navigate adversity.
     
    I hope you enjoy.
     
     
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    Find Joe:
    https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena/
    https://www.joedesena.com/
     
    Find James:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/acceleratingexcellence/
    https://www.instagram.com/jamesaking_/
    https://jamesaking.com/
     
    The Mindset App:
    While the app is under development, we have decided to provide access to the full content for free on YouTube for a limited time. You can find the courses within our playlists or by the link below. I hope you enjoy.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/@AcceleratingExcellence/playlists
     
    🔊 Listen on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/5LJFspGl7b0e5YuxMfPLpx?si=e852f426c16b4f2d
     
    🔊 Listen on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-accelerating-excellence-podcast/id1706636304
     

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Ant2403 ,

Outstanding

James thanks very much for your podcasts. You speak with your guests and allow the story and narrative to unfold in an easy and informative manner. Well done and good luck Ant

L.Salter88 ,

Lee Salter - The Accelerating Excellence Podcast

I was lucky enough to be meet James once at a performamce team assessment day, at RM Poole SBS.
From the first few hours of the day and the mannerism of how he led, I was hooked and felt inspired.
This podcast is going to be everything I’d expect from such a guy - great first few episodes James.
Hats off to you sir, keep the content and authenticity coming.
Cheers - Lee

A M Chubb ,

Review of The Accelerating Excellence Podcast - from initial listen

This review is based on a listen to the General Stanley McChrystal episode.

From this listen I would urge listeners to have a notebook with you and get down on paper their learnings and observations as they go through. The conversation is punchy and to the point and both James King & Stanley McChrystal steer the conversation so that key points are emphasised clearly.

Be aware that once the conversation with the guest has completed then James King has a 5 or so minute section of going through his learning s and takeaways. Great to absorb those and cross-reference with your own.

High hopes for this PodCast and that initial listen is very encouraging. Understand there is a number of other PodCasts out there in this space but the host has serious credentials and a drive to make this practical and something you can implement/action to achieve excellence.

I can to this from reading the hosts Accelerating Excellence book - cannot recommend that book enough. Also go to the hosts spot on the DuratusUK PodCast as that will give you a ready insight into credentials and the system/methods in the book.

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