20 episodes

I'm Dr. Jon Finn. I founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy. I have three psychology related degrees and have worked in performance psychology for over 20 years. I started in elite sport (working with world-class athletes and coaches). I now also work with some of the biggest businesses in the world. In this podcast, I share my expertise about how you and your team can use insights from cutting-edge science and elite sport to fulfil your potential in our challenging world. I provide simple and practical tips, tools and techniques to help you develop Resilience, become an outstanding Leader, and create World-Class teams. If you ever have any questions just drop me an email here: jonfinn@tougherminds.co.uk

The Habit Mechanic Podcast - cutting-edge resilience training, leadership training and coaching to develop world-class peopl Dr. Jon Finn

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I'm Dr. Jon Finn. I founded the award-winning Tougher Minds consultancy. I have three psychology related degrees and have worked in performance psychology for over 20 years. I started in elite sport (working with world-class athletes and coaches). I now also work with some of the biggest businesses in the world. In this podcast, I share my expertise about how you and your team can use insights from cutting-edge science and elite sport to fulfil your potential in our challenging world. I provide simple and practical tips, tools and techniques to help you develop Resilience, become an outstanding Leader, and create World-Class teams. If you ever have any questions just drop me an email here: jonfinn@tougherminds.co.uk

    The psychology of England’s Euro Final loss

    The psychology of England’s Euro Final loss

    Dr. Jon Finn analyses the performance of the England men's football team in the European Championship  Final, through a performance psychology lens.

    He highlights a valuable leadership lesson which will benefit ANY type of team.

    He also explains how understanding the power of habits can help us all maintain our confidence and perform better (and be better) in our professional and personal lives.

    You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE video course here.

    Visit the Tougher Minds website here. 

    • 12 min
    Jonny Wilkinson's "guide" to taking penalties under pressure

    Jonny Wilkinson's "guide" to taking penalties under pressure

    Dr. Jon Finn explains how to perform better under pressure - in work and in life.

    And with football's European Championship reaching its climax, he shares his unique insight into the mental skills used by England Rugby's record-breaking kicker, Jonny Wilkinson.

    Dr. Jon explains how Gareth Southgate's England football team could benefit and apply the insights to win a pressurised penalty shoot-out.

    You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE video course here.

    Visit the Tougher Minds website here. 

    • 15 min
    BEAT RETURNING TO WORK STRESS - Build better habits?

    BEAT RETURNING TO WORK STRESS - Build better habits?

    Dr. Jon Finn explains how building helpful habits will help us overcome the stress and anxiety that many people are experiencing, as they return to the office in a post-Covid world.

    He also explains - in practical terms - the science of human stress  and how we can respond to this proactively and effectively by understanding what's happening in our brains.

    You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE video course here

    Visit the Tougher Minds website here 

    • 13 min
    What can the England football team learn from the All Blacks rugby team?

    What can the England football team learn from the All Blacks rugby team?

    Tougher Minds Founder Dr. Jon Finn talks to host Andrew Whitelam about the England team in football's 2021 European Championships.

    Dr. Jon highlights the invaluable lessons we can all learn about leadership, team performance and individual performance.

    He also points out how the England soccer team could learn from the approach taken by the New Zealand All Blacks. They are the most successful team in world rugby and one of the most successful sports teams in history.

    You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE video course here

    Visit the Tougher Minds website here 

    • 20 min
    Lessons from England cricket star Sir Alastair Cook - performing under pressure

    Lessons from England cricket star Sir Alastair Cook - performing under pressure

    Tougher Minds Founder Dr. Jon Finn highlights valuable lessons we can all learn about performing under pressure.

    He uses the example of the England cricket team and comments made by their former captain and record run scorer Sir Alastair Cook.

    To perform to our potential under pressure, Dr. Jon explains why we need to begin by understanding how our brains work.

    He also outlines why deliberate practice  is vital to develop new helpful thinking habits for high-performance.

    You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE video course here

    Visit the Tougher Minds website here 

    • 12 min
    Is Tennis star Naomi Osaka mentally resilient?

    Is Tennis star Naomi Osaka mentally resilient?

    Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the 2021 French Open tennis prompted great debate.

    In this podcast,  I explain why I think her decision shows that she is mentally resilient and that she is a 'Habit Mechanic'.

    I also outline how it's possible to support the Japanese-born star and current world number two, so she feels better mentally equipped to face future press conferences.

    This process is based on an understanding of what happens in our brains during stressful and challenging situations.

    PLUS at the end of the podcast, there's a quick self-reflection exercise to help you asses your own mental resilience.

    You can become a Level 1 'Habit Mechanic' by accessing this FREE video course here

    Visit our website here 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

MiasWisteria86 ,

Informative and practical

I loved the depth of information and insights on how our brain works and it’s connection to manage mental wellness in a challenging ever-changing world. Lot of practical suggestions too. Looking forward to more of this!

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