I take a look back at some of the highlights from the last year of interviews and discussions about high performance. The show is grouped into 5 common themes across all of the episodes: early career experiences and getting started, working with others, embracing change, thriving and looking at the bigger picture in life and leadership.

Show Notes
0:10 – Get Started
2:10 – Emilie Thienot from Ep #5 on getting experience, creating opportunities and breakthrough.
3:24 – David Fletcher from Ep #6 on internships, studying and applied practice
4:29 – Jamie Pringle from Ep #19 on understanding the context of what, where, and who you’re working with.
6:02 – Lucy Balfour from Ep #13 about her passion for pursuing her dreams in the performing arts and developing resilience.

7:31 – Working with Others
8:40 – Adam Conlon from Ep #15 on working as the first response team in disaster zones, getting face to face with people and developing trust, empathy and rapport.
10:45 – Harvey Galvin from Ep #20 about getting out of your own narrative, listening to what other people need and asking questions before offering your own predetermined solution.
11:58 – Liz Stokoe from Ep #12 about conflict, the importance of choice of language and how to negotiate with people.
13:01 – Toni Minichiello from Ep #10 on how critical it is to add value with your work for performance improvement.
14:18 – Rosie Mayes from Ep #22 discusses the future of leadership and the necessity of individualising and understanding relationships.

15:01 – Thriving
16:01 – Barry Fudge from Ep #16 on keeping your nerve in volatile, complex and fast-moving environments. Others will look to leaders to role model behaviours in these environments.
17:34 – Emilie Thienot from Ep #5 on how important self-awareness is in understanding how we respond and react in positive and negative situations.
18:55 – Rosie Mayes from Ep #22 discusses the principles of stress adaptation in sport to failing fast and learning in business.
20:40 – Jo Meek from Ep #11 about anticipating the problems ahead of time and having a pre-planned response so that performance sustains.
21:14 – Adam Conlon from Ep #15 discusses performing and training under pressure, being calm in chaos and performing with lives on the line in the army.
22:54 – Working with Change
23:57 – Tim Harper from Ep #24 on building performance capacity, ridding the ego and switching our thinking away from more is better.
26:04 – Tess Morris Paterson from Ep #21 on how she decided on moving away from elite sport and creating change toward a career in space exploration.
28:16 – Steve Ingham from Ep #22 about the similarity between physical and mental effort preceding the adaptive response to improve.
28:56 – Yann Le Meur from Ep #9 on the importance of relationships, work ethic and challenging yourself.

29:43 – Big Picture
30:40 – Harvey Galvin from Ep #20 about reflecting, staying grounded and reframing what it is to have a good day.
31:49 – Chrissie Wellington from Ep #18 about turning her focus from her victories to championing change in society.
32:44 – Barry Fudge from Ep #16 on finding purpose and passion and embracing the journey you are on.
33:50 – Vern Gambetta from Ep #4 discusses his passion for developing others and himself. Getting more out of learning and becoming more effective.
34:35 – Offering Thanks and Looking Forward to 2019 – Podcasts, Conference & Spotlight

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Dr Steve Ingham is one of the UK’s leading figures in sport and one of the world’s leading performance scientists. He is steeped in high performance and has been integral to the development of Britain into an Olympic superpower. He has provided support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world’s greatest athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. Steve has coached Kelly Sotherton's running for heptathlon and to 4x400m Olympic medal winning success. Steve has worked at the English Sports Council British Olympic Association, English Institute of Sport, where Steve was the Director of Science and Technical Development, leading a team of 200 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB. Ingham holds a BSc, PhD and is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Steve is author of the best selling ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, discussing and inspiring the importance of learning and adapting to reach our maximum potential. Steve established Supporting Champions with the ambition of helping ambitious people to find a better way of creating high-performance. Steve hosts the Supporting Champions Podcast on sharing his pursuit of understanding and exploration in performance.

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