39 episodes

The Inner Olympian was born out of the idea that you don’t need to go to the Olympics to BE an olympian. Being an Olympian is a mindset that comes down to the way that you think, act, and live, to inspire and impact the world around you in a positive way. Join two-time Canadian Olympian Segun Makinde and special guests for inspiring and insightful conversations to help you tap into your own "Inner Olympian".

The Inner Olympia‪n‬ The Inner Olympian

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The Inner Olympian was born out of the idea that you don’t need to go to the Olympics to BE an olympian. Being an Olympian is a mindset that comes down to the way that you think, act, and live, to inspire and impact the world around you in a positive way. Join two-time Canadian Olympian Segun Makinde and special guests for inspiring and insightful conversations to help you tap into your own "Inner Olympian".

    EP39 - Jared Connaughton | Exceed Your Expectations

    EP39 - Jared Connaughton | Exceed Your Expectations

    In this episode, I chat with 2x Canadian Olympian (2008, 2012), 3x International Medalist, and 3x World Championship finalist in the 4x100 Jared Connaughton. Jared Connaughton was raised in Prince Edward Island and played hockey and soccer competitively for nearly a decade before he embarked on his mission to pursue the sport of track and field. After only a few months of training, he became the nation's premier (u-19) 200m athlete garnering attention from a multitude of NCAA Division-1 universities before ultimately deciding on the University of Texas-Arlington. During his time there he went on to become one of the most decorated athletes in the history of the southland conference... even being named as one of the top 50 greatest Southland Conference track and field athletes. He is the Maritime record holder 100m,200m, 4 x 100m (38.08), and 4 x 200m; and the only Islander in history to win 2 gold medals at the Canada Games. He is also a Three-time P.E.I. Lieutenant-Governor’s Award winner, Halfpenny Award winner, Queen’s Silver Jubilee medal recipient, and Multiple P.E.I. sports award winner. Jared currently lives in Texas with his wife and two kids, and is the Head Track & Field and Cross-Country coach at Fort Worth Country Day. 

    In this episode, we chat about, 


    How he got involved in track and field
    His journey from P.E.I (Prince Edward Island) to the NCAA
    Pivotal moments in his career 
    The build-up to the 2012 Olympic games 
    The one thing he wants his kids to know
    And more!

    To connect with Jared, you can give him a follow on Instagram @jared.connaughton.

    About Segun: Segun is a 2x Canadian Olympian, 3x International medalist, Keynote Speaker, AthletesCAN Ambassador, Christie Lake Kids Ambassador, producer, and host of TheInnerOlympian podcast.

    Connect with Segun online via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also visit TheInnerOlympian on Instagram or online at www.theinnerolympian.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP38 - Jessica O'Connell | Make It Happen

    EP38 - Jessica O'Connell | Make It Happen

    In this episode, I chat with 2016 Candian Olympian, Jessica O’Connell. Jessica is 2019 NACAC cross country silver medalist, 2019 Pan Am Silver Medalist, 2017 FISU Games silver medalist, 17 times National championship medalist, 18x National team member, the Canadian indoor record holder in the 3,000m, Athlete Ambassador for Fast and Female, and as I mentioned a 2016 Olympian in the 5,000m. She holds an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Calgary, and is an accredited exercise physiologist, holding the CSEP-CEP certification. Outside of sport, she is the co-founder of Grit coaching. A coaching business that specializes in custom cross-training programs for runners and athletes.

    In this episode we chat about her journey to the 2016 Olympic games, dealing with injuries, mindset, identity, appreciating the struggle, and much more!

    To connect with Jessica, you can send her a message and give her a follow on Instagram @jessmoconnell or @grit_coaching. You can also check out Grit coaching at www.gritcoaching.net.

    About Segun: Segun is a 2x Canadian Olympian, 3x International medalist, Keynote Speaker, AthletesCAN Ambassador, Christie Lake Kids Ambassador, producer, and host of TheInnerOlympian podcast.

    Connect with Segun online via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also visit TheInnerOlympian on Instagram or online at www.theinnerolympian.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP37 - Debbie King | Showing Up With Passion

    EP37 - Debbie King | Showing Up With Passion

    In this episode, I chat with freelance communications specialist and racial equity advocate Debbie King. Debbie is a freelance communications specialist, Fast and Female R.E.A.L Role Model, group fitness leader, OptiMYz 2020 Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencer, Blacks 2019 People's Choice Athlete of the Year, Chair of the Queen Victoria Black Student Success Committee, and Chair of the Fast & Female Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee. She is a mom to her lovely daughter an active advocate for racial equity in female fitness, sport, and public education spaces. As well as a strong supporter of fostering professional and consumer connections to Black and BIPOC- centered leaders in wellness spaces. 

    To connect with Debbie, you can send her a message and give her a follow on Instagram @supafitmama.

    About Segun: Segun is a 2x Canadian Olympian, 3x International medalist, Keynote Speaker, AthletesCAN Ambassador, Christie Lake Kids Ambassador, producer, and host of TheInnerOlympian podcast.

    Connect with Segun online via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also visit TheInnerOlympian on Instagram or online at www.theinnerolympian.com

    • 48 min
    EP36 - Dr. Chantale Lussier, PhD | Mental High Performance

    EP36 - Dr. Chantale Lussier, PhD | Mental High Performance

    In this episode, I chat with Mental Performance Consultant, Dr. Chantale Lussier, Ph.D. Dr. Lussier, Ph.D. is the Founder & CEO of Elysian Insight, mental performance solutions, and a highly sought-after specialist in her field. She is a member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) & the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Dr. Lussier, Ph.D. has worked with hundreds of nationally and internationally ranked competitive, elite, and pro athletes (NHL, CFL), as well as military and emergency service professionals (police, fire, first responders, etc). A graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, she enjoyed a 12-year career as a professional dance artist, choreographer, teacher, and artistic director before transitioning into what she does today. She holds a B.A. (honours) in psychology, an M.A. in human kinetics (sport psychology), and a PhD in education (psycho-pedagogy). If you are a fan of deep conversation this is an episode that you don't want to miss! 

    To connect with Dr. Lussier, you can send her a message on LinkedIn or follow her on Instagram @elysian.insight, and Twitter @Dr_Lussier. 

    About Segun: Segun is a 2x Canadian Olympian, 3x International medalist, Keynote Speaker, AthletesCAN Ambassador, Christie Lake Kids Ambassador, producer, and host of TheInnerOlympian podcast.

    Connect with Segun online via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also visit TheInnerOlympian on Instagram or online at www.theinnerolympian.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP35 - Segun Makinde | Look Back To See How Far You've Come

    EP35 - Segun Makinde | Look Back To See How Far You've Come

    The Inner Olympian is celebrating it's one year anniversary! Join me as I share some thoughts on looking back to see how far you've come. 

    About Segun: Segun is a 2x Canadian Olympian, 3x International medalist, Keynote Speaker, AthletesCAN Ambassador, Christie Lake Kids Ambassador, Founder, producer, and host of TheInnerOlympian podcast. Connect with Segun online via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Check out TheInnerOlympian on Instagram or online at www.theinnerolympian.com

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    • 11 min
    EP34 - Angela Mercurio | Who You Are vs. What You Do

    EP34 - Angela Mercurio | Who You Are vs. What You Do

    In this episode, I chat with the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year, and current Harvard Medical School student, Angela Mercurio.

    Angela is a former triple jumper out of the University of Nebraska Lincoln and the 2019 NCAA woman of the year. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a  major in biochemistry and women's gender studies and has represented Canada twice at the international level. First at the Pan American Junior Championships in 2015, and then again at the World University Games in 2017. During her time at Nebraska Lincoln, she was a 3x second-team All-American, 2x Academic All American, 3x Arthur Ash Award winner,  winner of the  2017 Sam Foltz Award, the 2019 BIG Ten indoor Champion in the triple jump, the inaugural recipient of the Rose Bowl Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship, recipient of the NCAA postgraduate scholarship, and the Big Ten postgraduate scholarship. She is also a certified doula and currently studying to become a doctor at Harvard Medical School. In this episode, we talk about,


    Identity
    Timing
    Tough decisions
    Sacrifices
    Being open to new paths
    Who you are vs. What you do
    Trusting your journey


    To connect with Angela, you can follow her on social media @thatgurlangie or send her an email at angelamercurio7@gmail.com.

    About Segun: Segun is a 2x Canadian Olympian, 3x International medalist, Keynote Speaker, AthletesCAN Ambassador, Christie Lake Kids Ambassador, producer, and host of TheInnerOlympian podcast.

    Connect with Segun online via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    You can also visit TheInnerOlympian on Instagram or online at www.theinnerolympian.com

    To book Segun to speak, click here

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    To shop inspirational designs for your home, office, or workspace click here

    • 1 hr 1 min

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