We’ve been privileged to talk to men and women - who have excelled in some of the toughest careers - about mindset, resilience, and performance.
Olympic Gold medal winning rugby coach and leader
In this episode Gaz talks to Ben Ryan. Ben is a former English rugby union coach who is best known for coaching the Fiji sevens team to a gold medal in sevens rugby at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He is currently Director of Elite Performance at the Premier League club Brentford FC.
Gaz and Ben talk all things leadership, psychological safety, the value of experiences, trust, how to work with toxic people, being prepared to fail and how to adapt using feedback amongst lots of others - enjoy!
1 hour 20mins
Former CT covert operations leader
In this episode Gaz talks to Mike Bates who is a former Royal Marine, former counter terrorism covert operations leader, 2nd Dan BJJ Professor and is in training to row the Atlantic solo in Dec 2022.
Mike opens up regarding his formative years, the leadership opportunities he grabbed when they presented themselves to him, what principles he took away from the Royal Marines and how they helped him through his 16 years in his confidential MOD department career that followed.