The Corporate Athlete: Episode 7: Tom Bodkin

The Corporate Athlete: Episode 7: Tom Bodkin

Tom Bodkin is an amazing adventurer.  After serving as a British Officer in the Parachute Regiment  he founded one of the top adventure travel companies, Secret Compass, running trips from mountain biking in Afghanistan to trekking in the jungle in Panama.  Tom has done it all.  You know those amazing adventure shows you watch filmed in remote and beautiful parts of the world on the BBC, National Geographic or Discovery Channel?  Secret Compass arrange those trips too.
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Tom Bodkin draws parallels between his role in the Army and now as an entrepreneur.  We discuss leadership, risk assessment, decision making in difficult situations, how to find solutions to problems and the confidence the army instilled in him that he still carries with him.  This episode will have you packing your bags and signing up to Toms next adventure!!!!
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For more information on these epic adventures and Tom Bodkin please visit https://www.secretcompass.com/

And check out their awesome videos of trekking in the jungle and more https://www.youtube.com/user/secretcompass

You can find Secret Compass on Twitter @secret_compass Instagram @secret.compass
The Corporate Athlete: Episode 6: Christopher Spartz

The Corporate Athlete: Episode 6: Christopher Spartz

Pro Basketball player, coach & entrepreneur Christopher Spartz has one of the most progressive and inspiring athletic careers.  Still only in his thirties he has had a career as pro college player, Captain of the Washington Generals, Coach for St Ambrose University, Recruiting & Operations Coordinator for Ohio State & Assistant Coach for Costa Rica and now entrepreneur of Spartz Sportz.  In this episode Christopher will inspire you to think about how to keep moving ahead in your career.  We also cover recruiting and what the winning formula is when recruiting new team members and how to adapt you leadership and management style in different cultures; whether that’s in a different company culture or country.

You can learn more about Christopher and his successful basketball camps at http://www.spartzsportz.com.  Where you can also watch some impressive videos of Christopher playing basketball.  His twitter handle and Instagram handle is @CoachCSpartz.

It was an absolute joy talking with Christopher, enjoy!

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The Corporate Athlete: Episode 5: Hayden Roulston

The Corporate Athlete: Episode 5: Hayden Roulston

Professional Cyclist, Olympic Silver and Bronze medalist Hayden Roulston, shares with us his personal battle with nutrition and finding a winning solution, the importance of a morning routine for stress management and the creation of The Roulston Foundation. Through stories from Hayden Roulston’s amateur days of trying to balance a full time job, training and competing he explains why he started The Roulston Foundation, which provides financial and coaching support for young, up and coming cyclists to eliminate the struggles that Roulston endured.

Hayden is one of the most energetic guests I have had the pleasure of interviewing.  An inspiring person to be around.

For more information on Hayden or The Roulston Foundation please visit http://www.roulston.co.nz or find him on Twitter @HaydenRoulston.

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The Corporate Athlete: Episode 4: Mindfulness

There is a reason why so many athletes and companies turn to mindfulness as a mental tool.  Michael Chaskalson, CEO of Mindfulness Works, is the UK’s leading trainer of mindfulness-based approaches to work.  He has worked with some of the top CEOs and international companies in the world.  Michael not only shares invaluable tools we can use in our day to day life but he explains the true definition of mindfulness and what all the fuss is about.  I have never felt so relaxed at the end of an interview.  If you want to improve your mental health and relieve some of that stress and tension in your life, this is the one to listen to!

You can follow Michael on twitter @themindfulnessguy or if you’d like Michael to benefit you and your company you can visit his website https://mindfulnessworks.com/ or check out any of his books; the bestselling Mindfulness in Eight weeks, The Mindful Work Place, Mindfulness for Coaches and Mind Time.

The Corporate Athlete Episode 3: Tom Williams

The Corporate Athlete Episode 3: Tom Williams

Tom Williams has had an incredible 13 year career with the Harlequins Rugby team as a player and now as a coach.  But no career is without being tested and having the confidence smashed out of you – especially rugby.  In 2009 Tom was banned from rugby after being caught up in scandal, knows as ‘The Bloodgate Scandal” in a desperate attempt to win a Heineken Cup match against Leicester.  Tom shares with us how stressful it was, how his confidence was knocked and what it took for him to come fighting back and being voted “Players Player of the year in 2012”. His role as a coach is inspirational and educational to any manager or those in a leadership role as he shares how he handles different situations & individuals. It is clear this coaching role is a natural one for Tom as he shares stories of his coaching methods.