Business Olympian Podcast
By Gavin Freeman
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Every month a different persepctive on mental toughenss will be discussed with some of Corporate Australia's toughest men and women. Gavin Freeman is the Author of the book the "Business Olympian". Having spent several years with the Australian Olympic Team and now consulting with corporate Australia, the book captures the mental skills which elite athletes have developed and how they can be transferred into the business world.
||Mental Toughness February 2010 - Lindsay Gaze Olympic Basketball Coach||Mental Toughness Podcast February 2010- This month listen Lindsay Gaze. Lindsay is an Australian basketball player and coach. He played for Australia in three Olympics between 1960 and 1968 and coached the Australian basketball team at four Olympics between 1972 and 1984. Gaze coached the Melbourne Tigers for 35 years, including 22 years in the National Basketball League (NBL), winning two championships in 1993 and 1997. He was the coach of the year in 1989, 1997 and 1999 and is second in the all-time number of coaching wins in that league. Lindsay Gaze is a member of the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and coach and an associate member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness September 2009 - Fiona DeJong AOC General Manager Sport||Mental Toughness Podcast September 2009 - This month listen into former lawyer and triathlete Fiona de Jong. A former international triathlete and lawyer, Fiona joined the AOC in 2004. As Director of Sport, Fiona is responsible for managing the key aspects of the preparation and implementation of sending Australian Olympic Teams to summer and winter Olympic Games - most recently our Team to Beijing. In this role Fiona primarily manages the selection of athletes to the Team, accreditation, Team uniforming, and accommodation allocations in the Olympic Village. She also works with the AOC Athletes Commission and Medical Commission to ensure the 75 medical staff and 250-odd support personnel appointed to the Team deliver the best medical, coaching and sports science support to our athletes. The Beijing campaign was a 4 year project culminating in 750 Team members travelling to Beijing for the Games. 435 Australian athletes competed during the 16 days of competition and brought home 46 medals. A result placing Australia 5th in the overall medal tally. Prior to the AOC, Fiona was a lawyer with international law firm Blake Dawson Waldron and later moved to project managing legal aspects of large eCommerce projects and mergers in the finance industry.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness August 2009 - Damien Sturzaker - Partner: Marque Lawyers||Mental Toughness Podcast August 2009 - Damien Sturzaker. One of Australia's Top Lawyers, according to the AFR, in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Damian handles this accolade with his customary modesty but will admit if pressed that he has run some of the most complex pieces of cross-border litigation that ever touched these shores. Whether it's a dodgy crane in Israel, a fleet of helicopters in the US, a telco dispute in Afghanistan or the enforcement of a Chinese judgment in Moldova, Damian is the lawyer for all time zones. More importantly, in defiance of all of our predictions, he still hasn't lost his iPhone.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness June 2009 - Siimon Reynolds - Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker||Mental Toughness Podcast June 2009 - Siimon Reynolds. Siimon is a renowned Australian advertising entrepreneur and expert on personal and business achievement. He is also a highly regarded speaker, author and executive coach. Siimon was the co-founder of Photon Group, which in just over 8 years grew from zero to over 50 marketing companies employing over 5,000 full and part time staff. Photon Group has been listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 2004. He is currently Chairman and co-founder of OMG, one of Australia's largest online networks, developing over 30,000 websites. Siimon has won numerous international advertising awards including the Gold Lion at Cannes, the Gold Pencil at the New York One Show awards and the Grand Prix at the London International Advertising Awards.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness May 2009 - Rod Leaver - Lend Lease Global CEO Investment Management Division||Mental Toughness Podcast May 2009 - Rod Leaver. Formerly National Director of the Property Council of Australia,Rod brings almost 30 years’ experience in the property investment and funds management industry to the role. Most recently, he was Executive Chairman of the Ronin Property Group managing total funds of A$2.4 billion. Prior to this he co-founded and worked as Chief Executive Officer of listed property investment company, James Fielding Group, and was also a co-founder and Executive Director of Paladin Australia Limited.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness April 2009 - Ben Mcguire(Regional General Counsel for the Virgin group)||Mental Toughness Podcast April 2009 - Ben McGuire who is Regional General Counsel for the Virgin group and is personal legal advisor to Sir Richard Branson. He advises the Virgin group on the legal aspects of its investments in Australia and Asia Pacific, and is responsible for negotiating deals to establish, operate and restructure Virgin’s businesses in industries ranging from aviation to financial services. He is a specialist negotiator and runs training programs to help business people hone their negotiation skills. He is also a keen swimmer, and successfully swam a solo crossing of the English Channel in 2006.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness March 2009 - Conor O'Malley (Group Executive National Foods and Dairy Farmers)||Mental Toughness Podcast March 2009 - Conor O’Malley who is a member of the group executive in National Foods, Australia’s largest Dairy and Juice FMCG business. He moved to Australia in 2006 from the UK having previously held Director positions in the 3rd party logistics industry and supply chain director positions in both drinks wholesale and home delivery sectors. His leadership role in National Foods expanded in November 2008 after their acquisition of Dairy Farmers to include responsibility for procurement and business services as well as his previously held responsibility for logistics and safety.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness 2009||Mental Toughness Podcast January 2009 - Shane Heal, Olympic basketballer and successful businessman. Listen to how Shane has taken on some of the biggest men in the business and commanded their respect||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness 2009||Mental Toughness Radio Interview||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mental Toughness February 2009 - David Reynolds (EGM Chandelor Macleod)||Mental Toughness Podcast February 2009 - David Reynolds - Executive General Manager from Chandelor Macleod Consulting. Dave has had over 25 years experience in a variety of industries, listen to how he defines mental toughness and pick up some tips for your own development.||Free||View In iTunes|