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What does great leadership and high performance look like?

Recruitment leader network founder Simon Lewis delivers game-changing stories and mindset insights from forward-thinking business entrepreneurs, elite athletes, recruitment professionals and other high performers.

Reinvent your imagination. Inspire a new world.

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What does great leadership and high performance look like?

Recruitment leader network founder Simon Lewis delivers game-changing stories and mindset insights from forward-thinking business entrepreneurs, elite athletes, recruitment professionals and other high performers.

Reinvent your imagination. Inspire a new world.

    Fine Margins & The Alternative Route To Success

    Fine Margins & The Alternative Route To Success

    In this episode Simon is joined by Steve Guest, a recruitment entrepreneur and best-selling author who has cultivated a career in an industry where margin gains are often quite literally the difference between success and failure. 

    Like many within a sector historically driven by bullish behaviour and unforgiveness, Steve's rise to leadership hasn't been without it's wobbles. So which tools did he adopt to help him through and how did he manage to make his mark in a sector where the 'outsider' doesn't usually get a look in?

    This is a tale of resilience, consideration, process and ownership.

    And it's a good one!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mindset of an Olympic Athlete - Tales From The Track With Danny Crates

    Mindset of an Olympic Athlete - Tales From The Track With Danny Crates

    With Danny Crates: Olympic athlete, TV presenter, pundit, commentator, high performance coach

    At just 21 year old, Danny tragically lost an arm in a car accident whilst on holiday in Australia. 

    What followed is a remarkable story of resilience, endurance, passion and determination.

    Because by the time he’d retired from the track Danny Crates had won every possible major title in Paralympic athletics, his trophy cabinet boasting World Indoor and European titles, silver in the 4X400m relay, an 800-meter world record at the Athens Games and the ultimate prize – a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships.

    But, having been bestowed the honour of flagbearer for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, a turn of events would transform Danny's mindset altogether.

    So what drove Danny to succeed? 

    What shapes the mindset of an Olympic athlete?

    What are Danny's three non-negotiable behaviours and characteristics for success?

    And what is he grateful for?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Transform Your Mindset Through Emotional Hygiene

    Transform Your Mindset Through Emotional Hygiene

    Self-development is the cornerstone of every great leader. How can we lead others when every day of our own remains the same?

    We need to clear our minds of the clutter.

    Mindset transformation comprises many facets. So how do we:

    Create positive daily habits?

    Develop emotional awareness?

    Find space for new energy?

    Prioritise physical health for emotional superpowers?

    Rebecca Shannon leads the show with more from the Beyond Limits MembersOnly leadership programme.

    • 33 min
    Fuelling Success Through Team Performance - Reflections From The Racetrack

    Fuelling Success Through Team Performance - Reflections From The Racetrack

    Having driven alongside record-breaking F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, Andy Cohen-Wray knows what elite performance looks like.

    Throw in more than two decades of competitive experience competing with and learning from Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champions, plus training as a master in NLP, and you have the the tools to incite winning mindsets.

    But for Andy the path to fulfilment has been anything but an easy road. Life's twists and turns have seen him overcome unfathomable trauma, leaving him with a mindset that he can quite literally barely remember achieving. 


    What does high performance look like?
    How has 2020 left us feeling?
    What are the three non-negotiable characteristics of a team member?

    Lessons From The Racetrack proves that high performance takes planning , strategy and teamwork. And that constantly driving at 300Ks will end up with you in a wall.

    Andy Cohen-Wray can be found at 1404 Performance: https://1404performance.com/

    • 59 min
    The Psychology of Confidence - Being a Better Leader

    The Psychology of Confidence - Being a Better Leader

    Learn how confidence fuels the authority needed to succeed in every aspect of your life.

    In this session Simon is joined by world-renowned psychology expert, speaker, author and high performance influencer, Jamil Qureshi. 

    Jamil is one of today’s foremost practitioners of performance enhancing psychology and is an expert in high performing teams. Jamil has enjoyed working with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sports people and teams in the world, helping six individuals get to World Number 1 in their profession.

    Projecting confidence helps people gain credibility, make a strong first impression, deal with pressure, and tackle personal and professional challenges.

    But confidence is not an innate, fixed characteristic. It’s an ability that can be acquired and improved over time. It is a belief in oneself, the conviction that one has the ability to meet life's challenges and to succeed—and the willingness to act accordingly.

    Being confident requires a realistic sense of one’s capabilities and feeling secure in that knowledge.

    It’s also an attractive trait, as confidence helps put others at ease.

    Join us as we learn the psychology of confidence.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Purpose of Being Different - With Alexandra 'tequila' Chirica

    The Purpose of Being Different - With Alexandra 'tequila' Chirica

    At 25 years old, Alex is paving the way for a new kind of recruitment leader, where tradition makes way for vision.

    Building a business with passion and compassion and its heart, is the makeweight for commercial enterprise. 

    In an industry awash with normalised silos, just how is Alex's fresh approach being received by those for whom recruitment is a sea of 'shitheads'?

    There's a bit of blue language in this one. And some mention of tequila. 

    • 55 min

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