Today we spoke with Dr Ford Dyke - Human Performance Consultant
Dr. Dyke collaborates globally with high-level performers such as corporate executives, elite athletes, physicians, academicians, first responders, and military personnel. His methodology integrates components of his Professorship at Auburn, Team USA Athlete career in handball (which he unpacked for us!), and experience as a performance coach for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Dr. Dyke's education, professional experience, and personal journey led to the creation of his own brand and ethos, which is a multidimensional space for the human experience.
We asked about how much of a role growing up in Florida had on Ford's path to mindfulness practice and presence. He took us through live on-air mindfulness practice - and it felt wonderful! Do it yourself!
He spoke about the research and benefits behind exposure to green and blue spaces for downtime and exercise...and what a typical week looks like for him, balancing rest and recovery with work and training. As Dr. Dyke says, welcome to the human experience.
👌 Human Performance Optimization
🏅 Being a Team USA Athlete
💪 Applying practice to performance techniques
♾️Merging wellbeing and performance
🧘 A live on-air mindfulness minute directed by Ford
(3:50) - Working remotely as a professor at Auburn University
(5:00) - Growing up near blue water + sunshine + how it shaped mindfulness
(8:34) - Green exercise - movement in the presence of nature
(8:20) - Extreme sports and flow science
(9:49) - Playing handball for Team USA
(11:09) - Reflecting + questioning the dedication needed
(11:47) - Human performance optimization
(13:05) - Merging performance and health + wellbeing
(14:55) - People forget what you said but they won't forget how you made them feel
(17:13) - Focusing on individuals to improve results
(19:00) - Practice + applying knowledge to your life
(19:45) - Live on-air mindfulness practice!
(24:50) - We only need 60 seconds of quiet space
(27:40) - Quieting the busy space in our mind
(29:22) - Creating a practice that sticks
(31:48) - Ford's morning routine
(33:49) - Pre-match/game routines for performance
(35:23) - What is big in Ford's life at the moment
(34:50) - What does high performance mean to you?
For information on previous guests and shows please visit www.SleepEatPerformRepeat.com. Previous guests include Cal Newport, Dr. Michael Gervais, Joy Neville, Rich Froning, BJ Fogg, Sonia O'Sullivan, Rich Diviney, Keith Earls, Caelan Doris, Chanelle McCoy, PJ Nestler, Jack Butcher, Shane O'Sullivan, Chris Burkard, Brian Keane, Steve Magness, Owen Eastwood, Steven Kotler, Daniel Davey, Ray Goggins, Shane O'Donnell, Jonny Cooper, Capt Emily Bassett, George Kruis, Brett Bartholomew, Aoife McDermott, Lisa Jacob and many more.