The Ben Ryan Podcast podcast

The Ben Ryan Podcast

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Olympic Gold Medal winning coach, Ben Ryan, seeks out the world’s top performers and coaches to find out what makes them the best. From Footballers and Athletes to Special Forces soldiers and company CEO's, Ben’s focus is on performance, what's important, what isn’t and what really makes a difference. Ben is the most successful men’s rugby sevens coach in the world, winning Continental, World and Olympic titles and off the pitch has been working at the top end of international sport consulting. More at: http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Book - https://amzn.to/3qFjKtN Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv

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    Heather Fisher - It’s About Proving Myself Right, Not People Wrong

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    For today’s show, It’s the awesome Heather Fisher. Heather recently finished her stellar International Rugby career that’s included winning a World Cup winners medal at XVs level, playing in the Rio Olympics for GB Sevens as well as winning a bronze medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She has also repressed her county in Bobsleigh and off the field, she’s on new adventures now that’s also included participating in Celebrity SAS who dares wins. We cover a real spectrum of topics that includes working out what you really want, fighting the system, dealing with different coaching frameworks, putting honest conversations front and centre and the journey and decisions you make. How she dealt with her eating disorder, losing her hair and how that all was wrapped up in her finding her identity. More About Heather Fisher: Website - http://www.heatherfisher.co.uk/ Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Fisher Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/heatherfish29/?hl=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/hfisher2012?lang=en Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKo356ZQ0lqtaTwvwSI69KQ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-fisher-oly-3349339b/ Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
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    Chris Skelley - Keep Moving Forward, Keep Staying Positive

    49:54

    For today's show it's the irrepresible Chris Skelley. Only a couple of months ago he won Judo gold in the visually impared under 100kg category at the Paralympics in Tokyo. He's also a European and World Champion. Chris grew up playing rugby and competing in Judo from the age of five, but in his teenage years his sight began to suffer due to Ocular Albinism and that led to a huge change in his life, in every area. We talk about that and how it's fuelled his positivity and fashioned the path he's on now. Styles of learning, understanding the individual, trust between coach and athlete all crop up in what both turned out to be a heart-warming, inspiring and light-hearted conversation and we started by talking about the aftermath of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Chris missing out on a podium finish and how that threw even more coals on his fire of further development. More About Chris Skelley: Paralympics GB - https://paralympics.org.uk/athletes/chris-skelley British Judo - https://www.britishjudo.org.uk/players/chris-skelley/ Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Skelley Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/christopher.skelley/?hl=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/christopherske2?lang=en Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/christopherskelleyparalympicjudoka/ Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
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    Aidan McCullen Part 3 - Leaders Need To Be More Like Coaches

    44:12

    Today’s show its the last in a three-part series with former rugby player Aidan McCullen who these days is an executive coach, host of the weekly podcast, the ‘Innovation Show’ and author of new book ‘Undisruptable’. Last week we talked about discipline versus talent, manifestation and positive thinking as well as his own very successful professional playing career and how that has helped shape a lot of his current thinking. This week we get into subjects like feedback, both giving and receiving it, communication, mentoring and teaching yourself to be open to a reinvention mindset and what that actually means, but we start today’s show talking about failure and using the Japanese idea of Kintsugi thinking. More About Aiden McCullen Website - https://theinnovationshow.io/episodes/ Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Undisruptable-Permanent-Reinvention-Individuals-Organisations-ebook/dp/B08YPHN6RK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=aidan+mccullen&qid=1630610840&sr=8-1 Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-innovation-show/id1148455669 Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/theinnovationshow Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_innovation_show/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/aidanmccullen?lang=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheInnoShow Medium - https://medium.com/thethursdaythought Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheInnoShow/videos/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aidanmccullen/ Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
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    Aidan McCullen Part 2 - There’s Nothing In A Caterpillar, That Tells You It’s Going To Be A Butterfly

    33:35

    Today’s show is the second of a three-part series with former rugby player, turned exec coach, podcaster and writer, Aidan McCullen. Last week we talked about nutrition and breathing and how he is ever-evolving as a father and husband by learning new things each week and this week we discuss Aidan’s playing career, from being capped with Ireland, Leinster, his arrival in France with first Dax and then his dream club, Toulouse before finishing his career in England with London Irish. He’s so good to chat too and in this episode we cover topics such as discipline vs talent, manifestation, which I’m a big believer in and the role of mentors which is also something we delve even deeper into next week in the third and final part, but we started by Aidan talking about one of the great minds of the 20th century. More About Aiden McCullen Website - https://theinnovationshow.io/episodes/ Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Undisruptable-Permanent-Reinvention-Individuals-Organisations-ebook/dp/B08YPHN6RK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=aidan+mccullen&qid=1630610840&sr=8-1 Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-innovation-show/id1148455669 Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/theinnovationshow Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_innovation_show/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/aidanmccullen?lang=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheInnoShow Medium - https://medium.com/thethursdaythought Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheInnoShow/videos/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aidanmccullen/ Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Show Notes: Buckminster Fuller - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller Malcolm Gladwell Outliers Book - https://amzn.to/3CoHgkq Eddie O’Sullivan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_O%27Sullivan Carl Dweck’s book Mindset - https://amzn.to/2XCHFRD Gaelic football - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaelic_football Hurling - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurling DAX Rugby - https://usdax.fr/rugby/ Eric Auguste - https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89ric_August Leinster Rugby - https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/ L’Equipe - https://www.lequipe.fr/ Erasmus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Programme Clermont Rugby - https://www.asm-rugby.com/ Toulouse Rugby - https://www.stadetoulousain.fr/ RAS - Reticular Activate System - https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/veterinary-science-and-veterinary-medicine/reticular-activating-system Pierre Villepreux - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Villepreux London Irish Rugby - https://www.london-irish.com/ Napoleon Hill - Think And Grow Rich Book - https://amzn.to/2ZcOABf Paul McKenna - Change Your Life In Seven Days Book - https://amzn.to/3lHtTVL Bethany McLean - Smartest Guys In The Room Book - https://amzn.to/3kpwEeO Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
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    Aidan McCullen Part 1 - If It Takes Slower To Get There, It’ll Last Longer

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    Aidan McCullen played professional rugby for over a decade, including huge clubs like Leinster and Toulouse and was capped by Ireland too, but since his playing days he has transformed himself into one of life’s great learners and communicators. From hosting his own amazing podcast 'The Innovation Show', which is listened to by none other than Bill Gates, to lecturing, coaching executives and writing his first book, Undisruptable, we dip into lessons learnt from all of those facets of his life as well as his role as father to his two young sons, which you’ll hear has been informative in more ways than one, but we start with a question that Aidan has recently started to ask himself. More About Aiden McCullen Website - https://theinnovationshow.io/episodes/ Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Undisruptable-Permanent-Reinvention-Individuals-Organisations-ebook/dp/B08YPHN6RK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=aidan+mccullen&qid=1630610840&sr=8-1 Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-innovation-show/id1148455669 Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/theinnovationshow Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_innovation_show/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/aidanmccullen?lang=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheInnoShow Medium - https://medium.com/thethursdaythought Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheInnoShow/videos/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aidanmccullen/ Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Show Notes: Johannes Krause - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Krause Keto Diet - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101 Plant-based Diet - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-plant-based-diet Intermittent Fasting - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-guide Lactose Intolerant - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lactose-intolerance/ Tumeric - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric Taped Breathing - https://www.healthline.com/health/taping-mouth#What-is-mouth-taping? Andrew Weil - https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Andrew+Weil&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 Steve Sallis - https://amzn.to/3lmBmJQ Steve Biddulph book - https://amzn.to/3z4aNxy Leinster - https://www.leinsterrugby.ie/ Toulouse - https://www.stadetoulousain.fr/ Alan Watts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts Alan Watts YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/AlanWattsOrg/videos Eckhart Tolle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckhart_Tolle Joe Dispenza - https://drjoedispenza.com/ Brainwave States - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-the-function-of-t-1997-12-22/ Bruce Lipton book - https://amzn.to/3A51crP Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
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    Alice Dearing - You Thrive When Surrounded By Good People

    50:28

    For today’s show, I chat to an athlete who's just returned from her first Olympic Games , open water swimmer, Alice Dearing. When we met in a small park in Camberley in the south of England, she was still unpacking all of what she’s been through from being part of the hugely successful team GB to her first Olympic final and how she would approach it again. It was fascinating to listen to her talk about all of that, how she deals with the ridiculously early morning training and volume as well as the sheer danger involved in swimming in open water. Alice is also Great Britain’s first female black swimmer and we talk about that as we close our chat but we start with me asking her how she’s dealing with her time off and not being in a strict regime.
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    Tom Mitchell Part 2 - How Putting Your Plate Away Can Lead To The Team Scoring More Goals

    31:50

    It’s the second part of the chat I had, walking through Richmond Park in South London, with Olympic Silver Medallist and England and Team GB Rugby Sevens Captain at both the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games, Tom Mitchell. We discuss building values from day one, putting time into relationships, confidence and lack of it and life after professional sport, but we started by speaking about how do you convince an athlete that filling in a questionnaire or turning up on time for a meeting is eventually going to help you win the game or win the tournament. More About Tom Mitchell England Rugby - https://www.englandrugby.com/england/sevens-men/squad/tom-mitchell Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/trmitchell/?hl=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/tbobbymitchell?lang=en LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-mitchell-b43122a5/?originalSubdomain=uk Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Mitchell_(rugby_union,_born_1989) Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
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    Tom Mitchell Part 1 - Excitement And Fear Walk The Path Hand-In-Hand

    55:13

    Tom Mitchell, Olympic Silver Medallist and England and Team GB Rugby Sevens Captain at both the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games is this week's guest. It really was a great conversation and having originally given Tom his international debut when I coached him with England, we had well over a decade of collective experiences to unravel and explore. Recorded during a sunny walk through Richmond Park in South London, Tom talks about his return from the Tokyo Olympics and missing out on a medal after claiming silver in Rio five years earlier, Injuries, disappointments and more. We really get stuck into his leadership and the style he prefers both giving and receiving as well as tools he uses to stay present and be as authentic as he can, but we started with his views on mindfullness after he posted a series of stories about the subject on Instagram. More About Tom Mitchell England Rugby - https://www.englandrugby.com/england/sevens-men/squad/tom-mitchell Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/trmitchell/?hl=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/tbobbymitchell?lang=en LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-mitchell-b43122a5/?originalSubdomain=uk Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Mitchell_(rugby_union,_born_1989) Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
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    Jeremy Snape - There's A Lot Of Things You Can Do If Your Radar's Up

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    As a cricketer, Jeremy Snape achieved international honours with England as well as captaining county side Leicestershire, but it’s perhaps for his work in sports performance that he’s best known for these days. Post playing career Jeremy founded Sporting Edge, a company specialising in inspiring individuals, leaders and teams to deliver their best and this was the crux of the conversation when we met. Jeremy was great company and his wealth of experience energised the conversation. We had a fascinating chat covering so many topics within performance, narrowing in on the mental side, through to the performance of teams, athletes and managing Mavericks, but we started by talking about selflessness and as the perfect example, a group called the ‘Rivonia 8’ the name given to those that were sentenced alongside Nelson Mandela, to serve a large part of their lives in prison on Robben Island. More About Jeremy Snape Website - https://www.sportingedge.com/team-jeremy-snape.html Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Snape Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/inside-the-mind-of-champions/id1498626216 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jeremy.snape/?hl=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/thesportingedge?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremysnape/?originalSubdomain=uk Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
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    Joe De Sena - Nothing Good Happens After 11pm

    36:06

    Joe De Sena is a force of nature. I first became aware of Joe through podcasts like The Tim Ferris Show and Rich Roll and decided to reach out. Joe's story on those podcasts was one of starting out with very little and how a drive to change 100 million people’s lives pushed him on to found Spartan, which now has over 250 races in over forty two countries and with his recent acquisition of Tough Mudder, those stats are only going up. We only scratch the surface in this episode around his early years and his pool cleaning business where his first clients were mob bosses and I’d advise you to check out the aforementioned podcasts for more details on that part of his life, but in this conversation we focus on mindset, different ways to train, breaking bad habits and even the reasons behind why he ran up Scottish glens with weights and a bag-piper trailing behind him! We start though with with a story about Fiji and his first encounter with rugby, probably why one of the world’s busiest and energetic people agreed to have this fantastic chat. More About Joe De Sena Joe’s Website - https://joedesena.com/ Spartan Website - https://www.spartan.com/ Instagram - @realjoedesena Twitter - @realjoedesena LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephdesena/ Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/spartan-up-a-spartan-race-for-the-mind/id952870930 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qec2tjde6s 10 Rules For Resilience Book - https://amzn.to/2VpNY9Z Spartan Up Book - https://amzn.to/2VpeMXv Spartan Fit Book - https://amzn.to/3fvsCif The Spartan Way Book - https://amzn.to/3lJrjjR Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck

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