I'm Scott Livingston and welcome to my podcast Leave Your Mark, follow me on Instagram @Kingopain or Twitter @Builtbyscott, or on my Facebook fan page Scott G Livingston. I've been in the world of human performance for over thirty years. During that time I've trained, rebuilt and supported the performance of some of the best athletes in the world. I've worked in the biggest performance environments and seen what it takes to be the best in the world. This podcast is all about learning how my guests, high achievers who are also great people, have been influenced by their environments, experiences, and other people, and how they are now leaving their mark on the world at large. Join me as I look inside the lives of amazing people #LeaveYourMark #aHighPerformingLife #MpwrU #ReconditioningRevolution
Rich Diviney and the Attributes of Performance Optimization
Our official 200th Episode features a former Navy SEAL Commander, Rich Diviney. He completed more than 13 overseas deployments – 11 of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. During his time as the officer in charge of training for a specialized command, he reworked the selection and assessment program to identify key performance attributes rather than just skills which allowed for a more effective and constructive explanation of the success and failure of the candidates. Most importantly, it allowed the command to put together the highest performing team possible. Additionally, he spearheaded the creation of a directorate that fused physical, mental, and emotional disciplines. He led his small team to create the first-ever “Mind Gym” that helped special operators train their brains to perform faster, longer, and better in all environments — especially high-stress ones. Since retirement in early 2017, Rich has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant with the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. Using the principles of this program, Rich has been able to work with more than five thousand business, athletic, and military leaders to teach leadership and optimal performance. His most recent book, “The Attributes” (https://theattributes.com/) presents 25 of the most pertinent performance attributes to enlighten the reader to a possible approach to team selection and personal development. Above all his accomplishments he is also a husband and a father
Performance Conversations - Dom+Scott - Communication in Coaching w Brett Bartholomew
This episode is another in the Performance Conversations with Dom+Scott featuring our guest Brett Bartholomew. We go deep on communication as the essence of coaching. How we can improve it, and tailor our message so that we get the most out of our athletes or clients. Enjoy!
Steve Saunders 28 Locations - Five Kids - One Team - The Ravens
This episode features Steve Saunders who is in his sixth year as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Baltimore Ravens. Saunders guides all sports science, speed, strength training, and recovery initiatives, working closely with the team's athletic training department. His focus includes player injury prevention, recovery, and energy system training in an effort to maximize performance. Saunders founded Power Train Sports Institute in 1999, and prior to joining the Ravens, grew Power Train from a single unit to a 200-employee operation in 28 locations nationwide. He is known for his work with long-time Steelers LB James Harrison, who was the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Saunders has trained hundreds of NFL, NHL, and MLB athletes. He is also a member of the Under Armour Training Council consisting of a handful of worldwide leaders in the field of Sports Performance Training. For over a decade, he directed one of the nation's top NFL Combine training programs, preparing first-round selections in football, baseball, and hockey. Above all else, he is a dedicated husband to Emily and the father of five kids!
Sunday Re-Marks - Reflections on Parenthood on Mother's Day
In this episode, I take a moment to reflect on some of my journey as a father, my learning watching the growth and journey of my wife Jaime. As well, the gratefulness of my own adoption by my amazing mother and her care for me. Happy Mother's Day 2021
There is No End Zone in Life with Marty Lauzon
This episode features Marty Lauzon. Marty is a physical therapist and athletic trainer and has worked for the past thirty years in numerous roles in elite performance. He is Canadian, born in Quebec, and educated at the University of Ottawa. Post-graduation back in 1994 he interned for the Montreal Machine of the start-up World Football League. He then found himself doing an internship at USC and then with the UCLA Bruins where he later landed a position of Director of Rehab. From the university career, he jumped into an opportunity to get closer to home and work with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL as an assistant trainer in 2005. After a year off with family, in 2010 he took a role as Head Trainer for the Atlanta Falcon’s where he was eventually promoted to Director of Sports Medicine and Performance. He was part of their Super Bowl appearance in 2017 and remained a part of an organization that achieved the fewest man-games lost over the course of his eight seasons. Most recently he was a victim of an inevitable organizational change and is now serving through the end of the season with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA.
Performance Conversations with Dom+Scott w Rhian Wilkinson - Women in Sport P2
This episode is another in the series of Performance conversations with my good friend Dom Gauthier. Our Guest this week is former Canadian Women's Soccer National Team member Rhian Wilkinson. Rhian retired several years ago and became a development coach for the women's program in Canada, and has recently taken on a role with Team GB as the Assistant Coach. We go deeper on the subject of women in sport, especially around the area of coaching, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enjoy!