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Stories, life lessons and actionable advice from high-achievers in sports & entertainment on how they became who they are today. Hosts: Kurt Aldridge & Cameron Muller on The Yes Coach Podcast.

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Stories, life lessons and actionable advice from high-achievers in sports & entertainment on how they became who they are today. Hosts: Kurt Aldridge & Cameron Muller on The Yes Coach Podcast.

    BECOMING JONNY DURAND: One Of The Worlds Best Hang Gliding Pilots EP.24

    BECOMING JONNY DURAND: One Of The Worlds Best Hang Gliding Pilots EP.24

    Jonny Durand is Australia's #1 Hang Gliding Pilot and one of the best Hang Gliding pilots in the world.


    Now this episode is a bit of a throwback to one of our first ever recorded episodes so excuse us if we sound a little rusty. Rusty or not, we take nothing away from our guest and his incredible journey through life. Following on from our last episode with free jumper/wingsuit athlete Mike Swanson, this episode we talk with Australia's very own flying man. This, is Becoming Jonny Durand.


    For those of you who don't yet know Johnny, he is an ex-RedBull sponsored hang gliding pilot one of the best hang gliders in the world, has countless national champions and duelled it out for 11 hours in a successful Hang Gliding world record attempt of over 700km with American Dustin Martin who he will forever hold a fun competitive grudge with for getting the better thermals on that day. And don't worry, we didn't know what thermals were or how they make you fly either before this chat, Jonny with explain all.


    If hang gliding specifically is a dream or passion of yours or you're fascinated by the process and patience required to take on any mammoth size activities whether that is business or sporting career then you'll love this episode of Becoming Jonny Durand.



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    Riding The Wave (Morning Glory): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzurOLMD1BM


    World Record Attempt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGcGBSbFtI


    The Wind Rider Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdWo84OONJE


    Guide to Hang Gliding - Gilette World Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLplIUgy5hA


    Jonny Durand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonnydurand/?hl=en


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    BECOMING MIKE SWANSON: The Undisputed King Of The Skies EP.23

    BECOMING MIKE SWANSON: The Undisputed King Of The Skies EP.23

    We're back to you this week with another cracker guest! If you can remember back to our 2nd episode with Red Bull Air Race world champion Matt Hall then picture this guest as doing similar high speed, crazy stunts... but flying without an aircraft around him. This is the undisputed king of the skies. This is Becoming Mike Swanson.


    Mike is a member of the Red Bull Air Force and has completed a lifetimes worth of skydiving and base jumps as well as our favourite form of air travel - the wingsuit! If you're not familiar with wing-suiting get onto YouTube immediately and give "Mike Swanson Wingsuit" a search and we challenge you not to get addicted to watching the insane flights he experiences over some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. If we haven't explained it well enough, basically imagine climbing to a peak of a beautiful mountain, then jumping off wearing only a suit that makes you look like a colourful flying fox.


    If wingsuiting isn't impressive enough, Mike also took part in the stunts for the 'Transformer 3' movie where he performed a wingsuit proximity flight through downtown Chicago as well as featuring as 'Bodhi' on the Point Break Film. He also has multiple world records and world championships titles to add to his name.


    So if you're someone who is fascinated by adventure sport athletes, the psychology that make them outrageously successful and how you can take that mindset into any situation your thrown into then you'll love this episode.
    The is becoming Mike Swanson.


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    Mike Swanson Transformers 3 Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PR3UW-SMxs

    Mike Swanson Point Break Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE26wBozL18

    Mike Swanson Red Bull Athlete Profile: https://www.redbull.com/au-en/athlete/mike-swanson

    Mike Swanson Website: https://mikeswansonofficial.com/

    Mike Swanson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeswansons/

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    BECOMING AUNTY DONNA (with Mark Bonanno) Finding Motivation and Passion Within EP.22

    BECOMING AUNTY DONNA (with Mark Bonanno) Finding Motivation and Passion Within EP.22

    G'day everyone, we've got a very fun and somewhat inappropriate episode install for you all. After releasing our episode a few weeks back with the guys from The Inspired Unemployed we got a lot of feedback asking for more comedians. You asked, we listened and this episode we were lucky enough to snag Mark Bonanno, 1 of 3 extremely funny dudes to help us tell the story of Becoming Aunty Donna.


    If you aren't already familiar with Aunty Donna please do yourself a favour on your preferred social platform to have a quick glimpse of a couple of their videos so you can get an idea of the wildly inappropriate and sometimes dark humoured skits these naughty boys create.


    In this chat with Mark we learn of how an unfocused teenage brat transformers into a perfect student once he found his passion in performing arts. And I'm not talking about Glennridge Secondary College, you super fans.



    Scattered through the inside jokes, immaturity and laughs we actually take a few deep dives into the creative process, driving factors and passion that makes both Mark and Aunty Donna so successful.



    So whether you are an aspiring comedian, actor, writer, director or anything that could be looked through a creative lens - which lets face it, every industry in is need for innovation, then you'll really appreciate this episode. If you aren't one of those people then at worst you'll get a good belly laugh from listening to Mark and his stories in 'Becoming Aunty Donna'.


    Speaking of creativity, linking the Growth Products and Mark from Aunty Donna was tough when we sat down to write some ideas. But then a thought provoking almost philosophical questions popped into our minds.... what's the difference between Mark and a cookie? .... When you put a cookie into your mouth it gets softer.... and I'll just leave that there for your imagination and to set the tone for what's to come.


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    Aunty Donna Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_mneEC0wc29EGGmIsN_xLA
    Aunty Donna Website: http://www.auntydonna.com/
    Aunty Donna Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theauntydonnagallery/
    Aunty Donna Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuntyDonnaBoys
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    BECOMING GRACIE KRAMER: The Path to a Perfect 10 EP.21

    BECOMING GRACIE KRAMER: The Path to a Perfect 10 EP.21

    UCLA Gymnastics Alumni, 2018 NCAA National Champion, 3x All-American & a Perfect 10 floor routine.


    Continuing on the gymnastics trend from last episode with CrossFit superstar Kari Pearce and how her gymnastics background proved pivotal in her athletic and business careers' success, this week we bring to you a former UCLA gymnast who earlier this year scored the seemingly impossible perfect 10 for her floor routine. This is her path to a perfect 10. This is Becoming Gracie Kramer!


    The perfect 10 is a badge of honour to wear for the rest of a gymnasts life, but the path to achieve this is not for the fainthearted. Intense childhood training, sacrifices from her parents, 40+ hour training weeks, highly-competitive pressures to perform, expectations of body image, the constant juggle of academics & the impact they all had on her social & emotional well-being in order to achieve her dreams & aspirations are just some of the topics we covered with Gracie during this episode.


    Gracie was also raw & real with us explaining how she overcame mental blocks during competition as well as courageously opening up about her struggles with mental health and how she channelled her inner demons to inspire the choreography behind her perfect 10 floor routine.


    "I'm literally my own bad guy. I feel like i'm being chased, I feel like i'm being haunted and then turns out I wake up and it's myself." - Gracie Kramer.


    So maybe your an aspiring gymnast, a parent/coach of one, or perhaps you're interested in the process and reality of elite childhood athletes transitioning to adulthood... whatever the case, you are going to find a lot of great learning in this story of Becoming Gracie Kramer.


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    •Gracie Kramer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracie.kramer/
    •Gracie Kramer Twitter: https://twitter.com/gracekramer98
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    BECOMING KARI PEARCE: America's Fittest Woman EP.20

    BECOMING KARI PEARCE: America's Fittest Woman EP.20

    Our next guest is a 5 x CrossFit Games athlete and 3 x Fittest Woman in America. She is currently the 5th fittest woman on earth, has a gymnastics career that spans 18 years and has been in CrossFit's top 10 fittest women the last four years.


    This is not only an eye opening conversation into Kari's world of elite gymnastics, but also into her path of becoming one of the best CrossFitter's in the world. This is Becoming Kari Pearce.


    Kari has plenty of competitions stories but one of the best that has gone down in CrossFit folklore was her victory at the 2019 CrossFit Games. Kari not only beat notable mentions such as Matt Fraser and Noah Ohlsen but all the male and female competitors in the notorious 'Mary' workout (listening to Kari tell this story will PUMP you up).


    In addition to being a full time athlete, Kari has developed PowerAbs, a core program thousands of people are doing across the globe. It incorporates many of the lessons, training drills & techniques she learned in her 18 years of gymnastics and through her education to get people stronger and better looking midsections.


    So if you're an avid CrossFitter, gymnast or want or want to learn how this high achiever rose to where she has, than this episode is going to give you tonnes of insight and tools in carrying out your future goals. This is Becoming Kari Pearce!


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    •Kari's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karipearcecrossfit


    •Kari's Website: http://www.karipearce.com/


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    BECOMING ZACH BITTER - One Of The Greatest Ultramarathon Runners Of Our Time EP.19

    BECOMING ZACH BITTER - One Of The Greatest Ultramarathon Runners Of Our Time EP.19

    World's fastest 100 mile (160kms) run on both on track AND at a more recent event on treadmill & World Record holder for the furthest distance run in 12 hours also on track AND treadmill.


    Whether you're in the world of running or not, you may have heard of names such as Eliud Kipchoge, who was the first person to break the elusive 2hr marathon and Joshua Cheptegui, who is the recent world record breaker for the 5000m.


    Today's guest is a name that fits right alongside those and will go down as one of the greatest ultramarathon runners of our time.


    Zach Bitter was the recently crowned world record holder for the fastest 100 mile run (thats 160kms for our metric listeners) this was on both on track AND at a more recent event on treadmill as well as the world record holder for the furthest distance run in 12 hours also on track and treadmill.


    He's featured twice on the pod-god Joe Rogan's podcast and is the co-host of the human performance outliers podcast. This is an episode you're not going to want to miss. This is becoming Zach Bitter.


    Zach wasn't always the best athlete, and during this episode, you'll learn how a once middle of the pack runner became the fastest 100mile ultramarathon runner in the world.


    You might also want to have the notes app on your phone open because we dive deep into the details of Zach's approach to nutrition, sleep, recovery as well as his training when preparing for ultramarathon events.


    So whether you've ran a marathon, are a tragic cardio bunny, or are intrigued to learn from high achievers in their competitive field then you're going to love this chat. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button and get ready to enjoy the story of 'Becoming Zach Bitter'!


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    Zach Bitter's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zachbitter/


    Zach's Website: https://zachbitter.com/


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    • 1 hr 10 min

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