February 23, 2020
This week on the WarriorU Podcast, Bram talks to Beau Robinson. Beau's rugby career highlight was representing Australia as a Wallaby, but it was the roller coaster of the years prior that makes for the real story. Beau has faced more adversity and personal trauma than most people, losing his little brother to a really tragic accident in the UK at a time where Beau was still trying to understand his own place in the world of elite sport. This event was the trigger for Beau to reflect and exercise emotional control and develop introspection to come out the other end of it all on top, as a person and an athlete.
During the podcast Beau and Bram talk about the importance of honesty and accountability as a leader. They discuss Ewen McKenzie who had a profound impact on Beau as a young man. They talk about secret training when no one is watching, no fail missions, setting yourself up for the future at the very start of your journey and the difficulties that comes with cross cultural communication. Beau is now a business coach and podcast host himself. This one is so good!
February 16, 2020
This week on the WarriorU Podcast Bram talks to Rob Pankhurst about the monthly challenges they have been setting for their followers on Instagram. January 1st saw them start the 10kms a day for 10 days and they then followed this up at the start of February too. This has further continued with another challenge of 5kms and 500 push ups a day for 5 days with a WhatsApp community motivating and tracking each others performances.
Rob is a former British Parachute Regiment Physical Training Instructor and talks about motivation, consistency, scheduling and the need for challenging ourselves.
March 1st.....will they start the 10kms a day for 10 days again, and if so....will you join them?
February 2, 2020
This week on the WarriorU Podcast we have a special treat for you. Andy Williams is a high performance coach and a driving force of change in our chaotic and always connected world. His key note on the WarriorU Live podcast, recoded in front of a live audience in December 2019, was amazing and we are proud now to share it with you.
Andy discusses finding your true purpose, building habits through self belief and asking the right questions of yourself. He talks in depth about energy transference and the courage to pursue your dreams. Andrew Williams was one of the youngest ever successful candidates to pass the Special Air Service Regiment Cadre course, he has deployed on multiple high intensity combat operations and has experienced life as a professional cyclist in Europe. As a high performance coach Andy is able to answer two key questions from his own personal experiences:
1 - how do you work out your true purpose; and,
2 - how do you become the person that can achieve that purpose.
#leadership #purpose #podcast #warrioru #specialforces #resilience
January 26, 2020
This week on the WarriorU Podcast Bram’s show is hijacked by his mate Leroy Faure. The popular host of The Fit Dad Lifestyle Podcast and Instagram with the same name interviews Bram about his Special Forces career, parenting tips and tricks and the secret to his fitness regime.
They discuss why Bram left the Army; not being a victim of the establishment; the best time to do a degree (*hint - there’s never a good time); supporting your partner; raising kids; daily schedules and priorities; consistency and having a mission focus.
This one is so good!
Check out Leroy’s podcast too! The Fit Dad Lifestyle Podcast
January 19, 2020
This week on the WarriorU Podcast, Bram talks to Sam Riley. Sam is an entrepreneur and thought leader who helps people unlock their own hidden potential. She knows the steps to success with the proof being in her own million dollar retail business prior to 30 years old. This one is so good. @thesamriley #podcast #warrioru #entrepreneur #dancelikenooneswatching
January 13, 2020
This week on the WarriorU Podcast Bram talks to former Green Beret, Zack Hughes. Zack is the Chief Operations Officer for “Elite Meet” an organisation that seeks to build connections between business and retired Special Operations and other elite personnel. Bram and Zack discuss combat, serving with a view to leaving, the importance of tribes and they discuss “tall poppy syndrome” why service personnel don’t like to see others doing well post service. This one is awesome! As always, if you like the content, or if you’ve been able to take anything away from the podcast please tell a friend and write a quick review.
#podcast #warrioru #leadership #elitemeet #greenberet #combat
January 5, 2020
This week on the WarriorU Podcast Bram talks to professional public speaker and change management professional Craig Ball. Craig discovered his passion for change management while working in Afghanistan with the Australian Army as part of a communications capability uplift for Afghan forces, involving cultural, linguistic and security challenges. Bram and Craig discuss reserve special forces training, public speaking skills, comedians and how they work a room. This one is great for anyone who has to stand in front of a group and talk to a team or present to a crowd.
December 29, 2019
In this episode of the WarriorU Podcast, in the strange no mans land between Christmas and New Years eve, Bram Connolly reads a chapter of his upcoming leadership book, "Mission Focus" to be released by Allen & Unwin in the second half of 2020.
Laziness becomes a habit is a chapter that seeks to demonstrate that laziness can be a vicious circle and usually results in taking the easy wrong over the hard right.
What better place to learn the negative impacts of laziness than the jungle or arctic training environment?
Taking the easy option time after time will eventually come around and bite you on the arse. Human nature tries to influence us to save time and effort in the first instance and ignore the possible benefits or potential negative impacts of not doing a job well, or taking the lazy option. Getting away with a lazy option more than once makes you think you can do it again and again. Over time this will become a habit; but you can't let that happen!
WarriorU is here to remind you that "YOU are your most important mission".
December 23, 2019
This week on The WarriorU Podcast, Bram talks to Ryan Hawk the host of the hugely successful American podcast The Learning Leader Show. Ryan was a professional quarterback in American Football and a VP of sales for a multibillion-dollar company. He’s now a keynote speaker, an author and the head of Brixey and Meyer’s leadership advisory practice.
This episode is “so good”. It’s really important to understand the genesis of Ryan’s show. He was poised to do a PhD in leadership, but instead he decided to research people that he wanted to learn from. He started to record these in a podcast format.
During this “research” he has discovered a theme of the consistent high performer:
1 – They are very intentional with the people they surround themselves with.
2 – High performers are very thoughtful about their futures and how to get there.
3 – They are really clear about how their actions will take them to there.
Ryan’s podcast has created a network of positivity. His mission is bold “to rid the world of bad leaders” and he has a beautiful definition of leadership too:
Leadership is seeing more in someone else than they see in themselves and then helping them to reach their full potential. Leaders create influence through this process
Bram and Ryan talk about leadership, resilience, mental toughness, American Football, commitment versus compliance and Ryan’s journey of leadership discovery.
December 16, 2019
This week on the WarriorU Podcast Bram talks to professional rugby player Ian Prior.
Ian made his Super Rugby debut for the Queensland Reds in Johannesburg in 2011 against the Lions. He moved to Canberra just before the 2012 season where he signed a deal to play with the Brumbies for 2 years. In 2014, Ian joined the Western Force and after their removal from the Super Rugby competition in the second half of 2017 he played on a short-term contract with English team, the Harlequins, based in the UK.
Ian is now back with the Western Force and acting as their captain in the new and exciting competition that is Global Rapid Rugby
Ian is not only a gifted rugby player, he also holds a Bachelor of exercise and sport science from the University of Queensland (where he was also recognised for his achievements with a Sporting Blue award); and he is currently completing a Masters of Clinical Physiology with Charles Sturt University. Ian and Bram talk about high performance, leadership, rugby, base fitness and exercise physiology.
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