A Winning Mindset, an award-winning partnership between the International Paralympic Committee and Allianz, is a fascinating journey into the minds of Paralympians, with experiences that can benefit your own personal and professional life.
The official podcast of the Paralympic Games provides a platform for Para athletes to talk about their empowering and inspirational stories and allows each athlete to showcase their true personalities.
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Episodes go beyond Paralympic stories by covering a range of educational, mental health and self-improvement themes. Athletes also tackle subjects that are close to their hearts and of interest to fans. Issues explored include finding purpose, wellbeing, motivation, changing attitudes, overcoming failure, support systems, resilience, positivity, diversity and inclusion, body confidence and many more.
Allianz is a long-standing partner of the International Paralympic Committee. Together, we bring you this series of podcasts. We will introduce you to stories with Paralympians that will spark confidence in your everyday life. Stories of challenges, ups and downs, determination, and excellence. Stories that demonstrate the true power of having the right team behind you. And prepare you for what’s ahead.
The Paralympic podcast series is presented by British broadcaster Andy Stevenson, who has reported on the Paralympic Games since 2012 for BBC and Channel 4.
Featured athletes include Tatyana McFadden, Jonnie Peacock and Arly Velasquez. Make sure you subscribe to hear upcoming episodes from athletes including Marcel Hug and Anastasia Pagonis.
Jessica-Jane Applegate on intellectual impairments
In the final episode of this second series, Jessica-Jane Applegate discussed her journey with an intellectual impairment. From struggling at school to being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, the athlete from Great Britain has a message around treating people fairly that needs to be heard by all.
Sebastian Megenheim on adapting to change
Sebastian Magenheim, the German wheelchair basketball sensation, takes time away from his new career with Allianz to discuss the importance of being able to adapt to changing roles in life.
Billy Bridges and Sami Jo Small on teamwork
It’s A Winning Mindset first as we are joined by Canadian husband-and-wife duo Billy Bridges and Sami Jo Small to discuss how teamwork and how they support one another to achieve their goals.
Clara Klug on mental strength
German vision impaired skier and biathlete Clara Klug delves into the mental side of her life and explains how the people around her have helped to make her the strong, independent and confident person she is today.
Jaleen Roberts on mental health
USA athlete Jaleen Roberts speaks honestly, openly and emotionally about life with bipolar disorder as part of the latest episode of A Winning Mindset.
Sumit Antil on finding a purpose
Sumit Antil, the Indian gold-medal winning javelin thrower, speaks from the heart about the world of disability and how he found his purpose in life, in the latest episode of A Winning Mindset.
Every week is engaging! The diversity of experience of the guests is incredible and the host is one of the best in the business.