The JP Tocker show talks to successful people that can share tips and tricks to help get through a tough period and what they do that makes them happy.
A few laughs along the way also.
Episode 6 - Blades of Glory with Liam Malone
This time I was fortunate enough to sit down with Paralympic gold medalist Liam Malone.
Recently at the Paralympics Liam won the silver medal in the men's 100 metres and took the gold in both the men's 200 metres and 400 metres. Liam smashed Oscar Pistorius record in the 200m at the games and during the interview goes into detail how he spoke with Oscar while he was on home detention earlier in the year.
Soon after his medal haul Liam grasped the worlds attention with his attitude and outlook on life featuring on several high profile shows in the UK including stand up to cancer.
We talk about Liam's journey to the RIO games, dealing with adversity and whats next for 22 year old.
I think your really going to love this one Liam, he is an absolute champ.
Episode 5 - Alex Fala - The Rhode To Success
Alex is the former Head Boy of St Pats Town in Wellington, the first pacific island Rhode Scholar, he's helped grow many iconic kiwi startups such as Orion health, Trademe and Les mills international all growth into huge international companies.
Alex is currently the CEO of Vend one of the hottest tech startups on the planet.
Alex has specialised in growth and strategy and has made a name for himself since first starting at Mckesie as a graduate.
We talked about a number of books so I will live them here.
Episode 4 - Makaia Carr - Just Do It
Makaia Carr is a successful New Zealand entrepreneur. She has built several successful companies from the ground up that have a focus on wellbeing, health, fitness and business consulting.
She speaks to women and startups about how they can implement the same successful strategies she used and is very up front about her battles with depression and work overload.
In this episode we discuss those successful strategies, goal setting, how to grow a large engaged social media footprint, tackling depression and stress and why its important to "Just do it".
Episode 2 - How to be funny and create amazing reality TV shows with Cory Gonzales Macuer
Cory is a father, mate, comedian, actor, good bastard, son, brother and former semi professional soccer player. Cory won the Billy T James award for up coming comedian in 2006ss. Since then he has obtained a university degree, been in Hollywood block busters, hung with A listers (he will hate that I said that) and dealt with hardship.
Over a few red wines the conversation goes in all sorts of directions and later that night I got to see him kill it on stage. I'm already planning part two with Cory.
He also named the show chilling with Tocks but my creative director didn't go with it.
Hope you enjoy the show. I had a lot of fun recording this as you will quickly tell.
Episode 1 - Dr Adam Storey on creating olympians, goal setting and why Valerie Adams is so special
Dr Adam Storey is the New Zealand Athletics Strength and Condition coach while also being the New Zealand Weight lifting coach. He is also the S&C for Valerie Adams and help her through several surgeries to come back fight fit for the Rio olympics earning a silver medal, gold in Beijing in 2008, gold in London 2012 and winning the diamond league series for 2016.
Adam completed his PhD in December 2012, titled “Molecular and Neuromuscular Responses and Adaptations to High-Power, High-Intensity Resistance Exercise in Competitive Weightlifters and Resistance Trained Adults”.
Adam Storey graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Sport & Exercise Science and Physiology from The University of Auckland in 2005. The following year, Adam completed his First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science.
Adam is basically the goto guy in New Zealand if you want to get strong.
Books we talk about
Legacy by James Kerr – www.amazon.com/Legacy-James-Kerr/dp/147210353X
Total Recall by Arnold schwarzenegger – www.amazon.com/Total-Recall-Unbe…ld+schwarzenegger
Episode 23 - Jay Reeve, the man and the myth
Jay Reeve is the peoples champion. His positivity is contagious and his ability to yarn is second to none. He has the sayings and slang of a farmer from Gore and nonce of a wallstreet businessmen.
We conversed for 2.5 hours and covered pretty much all the problems of the world and solved most of them while consuming our favourite beverages.
Highlights include learning about how Clark Gayford pulled Jacinda Arden, his paid for trip to the Rugby World Cup which he calls the best piss-up he’s ever had and his ability to stay mentally and physically fit all year round.
Jay absolutely has his shit together. A lot of what he does is very calculated and you pickup on this as the chat progresses. Some people might call him lucky, in fact he thinks he is lucky but I don’t agree. He is able to spot opportunities in business and life and seems to execute well.
You can’t help want to be a bit more like Jay Reeves after listening to this chat. That’s why he is the myth and the legend.
I've listened to a couple of episodes and JP, as the host you manage to interview your guests and I imagine entertain your listeners, whilst having the rare ability to talk into a microphone unselfconsciously, as if living under a big, red button flashing Live is your natural state. Sharp enough to indulge any subject - business, sports, pop culture, geography, ethics — I can see why listeners would tune in to hear your spiel. Plenty to take away from your chat with Makaia. Nice work.
Loved it ... this shows a must listen
Binge listened the first 4 episodes... the easy listening style makes this show easily digested and interesting.
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Orsum to hear light hearted interviews from one sportsman to another. Great information and well presented. Keep it up JP.