Weekly conversations with amateur and pro female athletes over 30 to reveal how mental strength is key to their success on and off the field of play. Join host Rachel Lilley and be inspired to achieve your goals as you learn the mindset and habits these athletes use to get the best from themselves no matter what life throws at them.
Ali Pottinger - Runner and Running Coach
Ali Pottinger is a runner and running coach through her business SquadRun.
Ali's shares some amazing mental strength nuggets including the danger of comparison, why you should show gratitude, how the context through which you views things shapes your mindset and why we should be kind to one another to increase your mental strength.
Ali talks about dealing with negative self-talk and goal setting and reveals the one question you can ask yourself to find out how mentally strong you really are.
Toni Hodge - Triathlete
Toni Hodge started competing in her 30s. After trying a few different sports Toni signed up for a beginners triathlon and hasn’t looked back. Over the last 20 years Toni has gone on to compete in 14 Ironman races and two Ultraman events.
Toni talks about her logical mind, Toni’s Alter Ego, coming back from injury, managing your emotions and a bit about goal setting. And Toni shares hows she’s made two very different decisions on the two occasions she’s had to pull out of a race.
Kelly Sutherland - Ultra Runner
Kelly Sutherland returns to talk about her first multi-day Ultrarun; the Alps to Ocean an event covering 320kms over six days.
Kelly talks about her preparation before the race and how she took each and every day. She talks about how she used other runners to support her, how the decisions she made weren't always rational and logical, how she managed her mindset throughout the later stages of the event, plus her mum's surprising reaction from the sidelines as Kelly ran past looking for moral support.
Julia Smay - Strongman
Julia Smay is a Strongman competitor who was drawn to sport of Strongman partly due to her competitive nature. In 2017, Julia took the plunge and entered California's Strongest Woman, a competition she simply signed up and trained for which she ultimately won. Julia also holds the title of Worlds Strongest Master 2018, USA Strongest Master 2017 and 18. In March, Julia competed in the Arnold Strongman, the pinnacle of strongman competition, where Julia competed in the women's open grade and came 7th.
Rachel Lilley - Hockey
In today's episode I talk about what mental strength means to me, how it's affected my life and how I've changed since focusing on it. I talk about the ways you can show up as mentally strong, self-awareness and how the power of courageous conversations and getting feedback can help shape your success.
Mental strength blind spots come up plus I share advice my mum gave me years ago that's given me the power to choose how I respond to events. And how to stop yourself sabotaging your own success.
Jane Moran - Water Polo
Jane Moran is a former Australian Olympic Water Polo player who won Bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.
But Jane's path to the Olympics was an arduous one that started with her dreams of being an Olympic swimmer smashed at the age of 14 and was followed years later by being dropped from the 2008 Olympic team... in a pretty shocking way.
But Jane stayed the course and ultimately returned to the sport she loved. And continues to play today.
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Rachel is a great interviewer. She invites her interviewees to share their lives in an intimate and compelling way. I love hearing about these women's journeys. It is so inspiring to hear how these women have mastered their psychology and gone on to accomplish amazing goals. It is a refreshing and up lifting podcast. I invite everyone who is interested in the how transforming one's mindset will powerfully impact one's life to listen in... be ready to be inspired!