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Inspiring everyone to realise their own greatness, and maximise their potential to create massive impact!

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Inspiring everyone to realise their own greatness, and maximise their potential to create massive impact!

    37 - Dr Kirsten Reflections

    37 - Dr Kirsten Reflections

    Join Dr G and Buddhima as they reflect on their episode with Dr Kirsten.



    They discuss their definitions of quitting, when it's ok to quit, their beliefs on failure, what they've learnt from their failures, over-gritting and the value of our inner voice.

    • 33 min
    36 - Dr Kirsten Peterson - When Grit is Not Enough

    36 - Dr Kirsten Peterson - When Grit is Not Enough

    In this episode, Dr G and Buddhima spoke with Dr Kirsten Peterson who was a Senior Sport Psychologist at the United States Olympic Committee and Head of Performance Psychology at the Australian Institute of Sport.

    She has had a 22-year career in sport psychology working in elite sport, and has integrated her expertise and experience in performance psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience to help people who are aspiring or struggling to reach their potential in sport, business and life.

    She has recently released her new book called When Grit is Not Enough: Reworking Mindset and Purpose for Easier Effort in Hard Times and joins us to discuss:


    What grit is and why it can be harmful to over-index on grit.
    The importance of not overworking yourself.
    Compassion, self-awareness and signs you're over-indexing on grit.
    The role of Psychological Safety in speaking up against an over grit culture.

    Find out more about Dr Kirsten from the links below:

    Book: https://www.kirstenpetersonconsulting.com/my-new-book

    Website: https://www.kirstenpetersonconsulting.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-kirsten-peterson-7728003/

    Email: info@kirstenpetersonconsulting.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    35 - Cohen Reflections - Empathy, Authenticity and Recognising Potential

    35 - Cohen Reflections - Empathy, Authenticity and Recognising Potential

    Join Dr G and Buddhima as they share their reflections on their previous conversation with Cohen. 

    In this episode they delve into a personal and thought-provoking discussion on the similarities and differences in their upbringing with Cohen's experiences. 

    They explore themes of authenticity, empathy, and the power of someone seeing something in you that you didn't see in yourself. 

    The conversation also delves into the challenges and lessons learned as they transition into leadership roles. 

    Join us for an enlightening episode that will leave you reflecting on your own life experiences.

    Website - www.solveforgreatness.com

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7hW6unLgd69kNBGxWYLiRp?si=a33bc065dd834111

    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/solve-for-greatness/id1602161106

    • 33 min
    34 - Cohen Van Der Velde - Leadership, Adversity and Having a Diverse Journey

    34 - Cohen Van Der Velde - Leadership, Adversity and Having a Diverse Journey

    Cohen Van der Velde shares his personal and professional journey from growing up in a small country town and how his childhood inspired him to become a leader in Local Government. He also shares with us some of his thoughts on how he builds a high performing team, his favourite quadrant model and what he does to help renew his energy.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    33 - How to Give and Receive Feedback

    33 - How to Give and Receive Feedback

    Dr G and Buddhima share their thoughts on how to give and receive feedback from their past experiences and the importance of self awareness.

    • 38 min
    32 - Dr Ellen Joan Nelson Reflections

    32 - Dr Ellen Joan Nelson Reflections

    Join Dr G and Buddhima as they reflect on their impactful conversation with Dr Ellen, they speak about her #workschoolhours movement and what it takes to make a meaningful contribution in this world.



    If you would like to learn more, please visit her website on - https://www.ellenjoannelson.com/ 

    • 46 min

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