Mastering the Mind Podcast
Ep. 51 |  Former Olympic Track Cyclist battling with Endometriosis & Burnout | Kirstie Klingenberg

Ep. 51 | Former Olympic Track Cyclist battling with Endometriosis & Burnout | Kirstie Klingenberg

May 23, 2022

Today we welcome former Olympic track cyclist, Kirstie Klingenberg, to the podcast 

✅Topics Discussed:

🙌🏼 Background & growing up

🚣‍♀️ Transition from competing in rowing to track cycling

🇳🇿 Competing for NZ in track cycling at various World and National championships

🧠 Psychological qualities Kirstie believes are crucial to have in order to be a successful track cyclist

🇯🇵 Experience at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

🤕 Experience competing with endometriosis for many years

🗣 Experience coping with burnout prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

🚲 Stigmatization and taboo around periods and high-level sports

◀️ Coping with the retirement process after the 2020 Olympics

🔮 Future goals and ambitions

Ep. 50 |  Future Belgian Cats Star | Jienke De Leyn

Ep. 50 | Future Belgian Cats Star | Jienke De Leyn

May 9, 2022

Today we welcome professional basketball player, Jienke De Leyn, to the podcast 

 

✅Topics Discussed:

 

🏀 How Jienke got into basketball after trying multiple sports such football & athletics

🧒Tips for young basketball players

Importance of being able to self-reflect as an athlete

🇧🇪 Experience playing at @basketnamurcapitale & @vervier-pepinster & playing in the Eurocup as a teen

🦠 Coping with the lockdown period not being able to train or play & being without due to the pandemic

🇨🇭First experience playing abroad at @AKAaura

🇩🇪 Experience playing at @RheinlandLions

🙌🏼 Importance of widening athletic identity as an athlete

🧠 Psychological demands of the point guard position

🗣 Importance of understanding your role within the team

Ep. 49 |  Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Academy Elite Player Development Manager | Darren Ryan

Ep. 49 | Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Academy Elite Player Development Manager | Darren Ryan

April 18, 2022

Today we welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Elite Player Development Manager, Darren Ryan, to the podcast 

✅Topics Discussed:

 

⚽️ Darren’s journey as a professional footballer

🇬🇧 Insight on the UK football culture when Darren was playing & some challenges he experienced as a player

🗣 His transition into coaching & some important lessons Darren has learned

⚖️ Darren’s coaching philosophy & values

🐺 Insight on his current role at Wolves’ Academy

🧠 Some psychological qualities Darren believes makes a successful coach

👨‍⚕️ How sport psychologists are integrated within Wolve’s Academy & the importance of a shared formulation when working with coaches & players

🟠 Insight on the recruitment process at Wolves & some qualities they look for in Academy players

Ep. 48 | Managing in Belgium and Saudi Arabia | Yannick Ferrera

Ep. 48 | Managing in Belgium and Saudi Arabia | Yannick Ferrera

April 11, 2022

Today we welcome Belgian football Manager, Yannick Ferrera, to the podcast 

 

✅Topics Discussed:

⚽️ Yannick’s journey becoming a football manager

🤔 Insight on the interview process when applying for a managerial role at a club

⚖️ Yannick’s football philosophy and values as a manager

🧠 Some psychological demands a football manager can experience

🐥 Experience leading St-Truiden to promotion & what is required to create a title winning team

🟣 Working as Anderlecht’s Youth Team’s coach, coaching players such as Romelu Lukaku & Charly Musonda

🇸🇦 Working at Al-Fateh FC & adapting to the lifestyle & cultural differences & with the language barrier

🧠Experience working with various Sport Psychologists & Yannick’s thoughts on integrating this member of staff within the wider team 

Ep. 47 | Belgian Professional Coach working in China, Lithuania and Dubai | Cederique Tulleners

Ep. 47 | Belgian Professional Coach working in China, Lithuania and Dubai | Cederique Tulleners

April 4, 2022

Today we welcome Belgian professional UEFA A coach, Cederique Tulleners, to the podcast 

 

✅Topics Discussed:

⚽️How Céderique got into coaching

🧠 Psychological qualities Céderique believes are important for coaches to acquire, learn & develop

⚖️Coaching philosophy, style & values

🇨🇳🇱🇹🇦🇪Experience working in China, Lithuania & Dubai and the cultural

difference he experienced when coaching

🗣Psychological demands Céderique experiences as a coach

🌎 How he adapted his approach as a coach in each country when working with players & coaches

🧠 Thoughts on Sport Psychology

🔮Céderique’s goals & ambitions 

 

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🚨EP47 - OUT NOW! Today Belgian professional UEFA A coach, Cederique Tulleners, to the podcast 

 

✅Topics Discussed:

⚽️How Céderique got into coaching

🧠 Psychological qualities Céderique believes are important for coaches to acquire, learn & develop

⚖️Coaching philosophy, style & values

🇨🇳🇱🇹🇦🇪Experience working in China, Lithuania & Dubai and the cultural

difference he experienced when coaching

🗣Psychological demands Céderique experiences as a coach

🌎 How he adapted his approach as a coach in each country when working with players & coaches

🧠 Thoughts on Sport Psychology

🔮Céderique’s goals & ambitions 

 

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Ep. 46 | CrossFit OG & 4x Times CrossFit Games athlete | Annie Sakamoto

Ep. 46 | CrossFit OG & 4x Times CrossFit Games athlete | Annie Sakamoto

March 28, 2022

Today we welcome 4x CrossFit Games athlete, Annie Sakamoto, to the podcast 

 

✅Topics Discussed:

🏋🏻‍♀️How Annie got into CrossFit being one of the first women to start the sport in 2004

📆 What Annie’s daily & weekly routine as a CrossFit athlete

↗️ The evolution of CrossFit throughout the year

💪🏻Having a CrossFit workout named after her

🧠 Psychological qualities Annie believes are crucial in order to be a successful CrossFit athlete

🗣Annie’s journey as a coach - coaching values & philosophy

🧠 Psychological qualities she believes are required to be a great coach

🔮 Future goals & ambitions

Ep. 45 | CrossFit Champion & World Record Holder at 56  | Laurie Meschishnick

Ep. 45 | CrossFit Champion & World Record Holder at 56 | Laurie Meschishnick

March 21, 2022

Today we welcome 9x CrossFit Masters athlete, Laurie Meschishnick, to the podcast 🏋🏻‍♀️🇨🇦

 

✅Topics Discussed:

🇨🇦Growing up & how Laurie was introduced to CrossFit
🏋🏻‍♀️ What made Laurie fall in love with the sport of CrossFit
💪🏻How Laurie has been able to compete & to keep pushing her limits at 56 years old
🧠 Mental demands of being a crossfit athlete & her thoughts on the psychological qualities which make a successful CrossFit athlete
🥇Journey of winning a total of 5 medals at the CrossFit Games thus far
🏆What it was like breaking two World Records at the World Masters Weightlifting Championships in 2019
📚 The book Laurie wrote called “Insights to be on Point for the Open”
🔮Future goals & ambitions

Ep. 44 | 3x CrossFit Games Athlete  | Brandon Luckett

Ep. 44 | 3x CrossFit Games Athlete | Brandon Luckett

March 13, 2022

Today we welcome 3x CrossFit Games athlete, Brandon Luckett, to the podcast 🇺🇸🏋️

 

✅ Topics Discussed:

 

🇺🇸 Childhood & growing up
🤼‍♂️ Brandon’s wrestling career after having competed at a high-level
🏋️How he got into CrossFit
📆 Insight on Brandon’s daily & weekly routine as a CrossFit athlete
🧠 Mental demands of being a crossfit athlete & his thoughts on the psychological qualities which make a successful CrossFit athlete
♟What competing at the CrossFit Games is like
🤕 Brandon’s experience of competing at. despite having an elbow injury during a CrossFit Games qualifier
🔮Future goals & ambitions

Ep. 43 | Two-time Olympic Fencer  | Laurence Halsted

Ep. 43 | Two-time Olympic Fencer | Laurence Halsted

March 6, 2022

Today we welcome two-time Olympic fencer, Laurence Halsted, to the podcast !

 

✅Topics Discussed:

🤺 Growing up with parents who were ex-Olympic Fencers

⚔️ Laurence’s rise to success in the sport 

🇬🇧Experience of competing at the London 2012 Olympics

🧠Psychological qualities he believes makes a professional fencer

🇧🇷 Experience of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics

👊🏼 Experience of retiring from fencing

🌎 Laurence’s thoughts on the current Olympic system & what could be done to create a more sustainable one

🇩🇰 Role of being the performance director for the Danish Fencing Federation

🦋 Work with the True Athlete Project & his recent book which was recently published “Becoming a True Athlete: A Practical Philosophy for Flourishing Through Sport”

🔮 Future goals & ambitions

Ep. 42 | Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Cristiano Ronaldo and Co’s Sleep Coach  | Nick Littlehales

Ep. 42 | Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Cristiano Ronaldo and Co’s Sleep Coach | Nick Littlehales

February 27, 2022

Today we welcome world-renowned sleep coach, Nick Littlehales, to the podcast 💤 !

 

✅Topics Discussed:

🛏How Nick got into a career as a sleep coach & some of the challenges her experienced at the beginning of his career

⚪️🔴Working with Sir Alex Ferguson & Manchester United, hugely influencing their perception on sleep

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Nick’s work with the England National team at the 2004 Euros

🚴 His work with Team Sky’s cycling team & the minimal gains strategies him & his team implemented to optimise the riders sleep & recovery during the Tour de France

⚽️ Working with Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal & Cristiano Ronaldo

🥱 Nick’s R90 technique which has redefined sleep in elite sport

💤Various sleep tips & tricks to maximize recovery 

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