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
Skill Acquisition and Flow State the Passion of Chris Bertram
EP 248 features the Senior Director of Applied Neuroscience at EXOS, Chris Bertram. Chris is also an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Chris specializes in creating environments that are designed to maximize learning, build resilience, and optimize performance under pressure. His academic and professional focus is in the area of skill acquisition and flow state with an emphasis on the nature of expertise and elite-level performance. Chris has published more than 70 scientific articles across the spectrum of human performance and has been featured in the Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, the New York Times as well on the Golf Channel. His work has encompassed a wide array of high-performing individuals including PGA Tour winners, collegiate National Champions, Olympic Champions, X-Games Champions, military leaders, special forces operators, as well as corporate leaders of Fortune 500 companies. Above all his accomplishments he is a father to his two girls Kelsey and Maggie, and husband to Kara. We had a great conversation about his life and his passion, enjoy!
A Dugout, to Bahama Sand, and Now the Side of a Pitch with James Gardiner
James is an Athletic Therapist, and Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, and is a Hatha Yoga practitioner. He held positions as a Head Athletic Trainer in the Blue Jays system, as well as a Rehab Coordinator role at York University and various therapy, conditioning, and sports injury rehab roles, including working within the York University Athletic Therapy program. Most recently he acted as a performance consultant with the University of the Bahamas and created wellness/lifestyle programming for professionals and students during his time there. His private venture, FIRSTAR Therapy sheds light on Performance Wellness, encompassing personal growth and coaching athletes to access more of themselves for what they do whether it be sport, daily life, or vocation. He has also developed his own podcast under the same banner and regularly interviews Athletic Therapists to shed light on their accomplishments. He most recently took the role as the Head AT with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the MLS. Above all his accomplishments, he is also a husband and a father.
Building Champions for Life with David Arsenault and Jon Geller
EP 246 is a wonderful conversation with two amazing humans, David Arsenault and Jon Geller. David's career spans close to thirty years, first being a world-class Taekwondo athlete, then an elite Taekwondo and performance coach, and now a leader in the world of physical literacy for children. His foundation, Champions for Life, is making a difference in the lives of so many young people. Jon was a protege of David's, and through the influence of David's life and career, and a challenging health crisis that we unpack in this session, Jon was inspired to become an Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach. Today, Jon is the Assistant AT for the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and is one of those unique professionals who embody the practice of Reconditioning. I loved unpacking all the synergies and confluence of connection between the three of us in this session, there are a lot of golden threads worth hearing.
"Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying" - My EOY Ramblings
EP 245 is an insightful self-reflection on the fragility of life. I recognized recently with the passing of filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee, my own mortality. At 58 years old (the same age as he), I was struck by how quickly life can change, how much time I really do have left on this planet, and the age-old question of my own journey. Am I running towards something, or running away? Am I busy living, or am I busy dying? At the end of the day, none of us get to define our timeline, but we do get to define how we spend what we have. Are you spending wisely, are you defining your own growth and exploration, or is it being defined for you? Questions worth our contemplation. I'll be releasing a little micro-course on my website to get you started in 2022 with your own personal reflection and direction www.lymlab.com
There is Work To Be Done Before Celebrity with Don Saladino
I had a really good conversation about the life of a fitness industry leader, Don Saladino last week. This EP explores the life of this Coach & Fitness Entrepreneur of over 20 years who has developed a reputation for training some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Don has coached actors, athletes, & musicians throughout his career, and in 2005, he opened his NYC Gym, Drive 495. After operating a gym for 15 years, Don expanded to a global online fitness business. He’s been tapped as a fitness expert in publications such as Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Met Rx and is often requested by the media to provide fitness and health expertise. He also sits on the advisory board of Men’s Health Magazine. There are a lot of golden nuggets in this conversation, especially around building your business, and the why factor for what you do. A worthy listen!
Jer Sheppard and Me - The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Leadership
This week's EP is a fantastic performance conversation with my good buddy, Jeremy Sheppard. Jer is one of those eclectic souls whose professional acumen is shadowed by his incredible character and humility. He's been in the world of human performance coaching athletes of just about every dimension, but his heart sings for the boards of surf and snow. He currently takes care of Canada's greatest snowboarders and is ramping up his work heading into this winter's Olympic games. He took some time out to chat with me about stewardship, mentorship, and leadership. The good, the bad, and the ugly, and what his experience and personal process have exposed to him in his own evolution in performance sport. Enjoy!
A friend suggested I take a listen to Leave Your Mark podcast and I’m so glad I did! Excellent wealth of knowledge not just in sports performance but in everyday tropics. I highly suggest passing this podcast along to friends.
Human Performance One Topic At A Time
I discovered the Leave Your Mark podcast through a client and I must say, I'm hooked! I love the broad range of topics all centered around one thing: how the guests are now leaving their mark on the world at large. Brilliant!
Scotty’s a great host, and conversationalist. Different from the typical sport performance pod, LYM is more interested in what drives guests, rather than sets, reps, and periodization schemes.