The Ridiculously Human Podcast
About This Show
Ridiculously Human is an original Podcast hosted by two South African buddies, Craig and Gareth. Both have fantastic faces for Podcasting 🙂
Each episode the hosts have conversations with guests who are recognised in their community as people who provide inspiration, motivation and hope. We explore their lives and background stories in fascinating and intriguing chats. We unpack how adversity or their sheer determination and mindset has been used to create a positive and meaningful impact in their and other people's lives. The themes of wellness, business, spirituality and fun are traversed to educate, inspire and stoke your curiosity.
Most Recent Episode
Ridiculously Human - Episode 029. We speak with Michael O’Brien, CEO Peloton Coaching and Consulting
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Author. TEDx Speaker. Executive Coach. Victor. Mindshifter. altMBA Alumni. Gentleman. Dad. Loving Husband. Wannabe Pro-Tenpin Bowler. This world is full of many Heroes and Sheroes. We salute them all, for everything that they contribute to society. Heroes and Sheroes come in all shapes and sizes and from all different backgrounds. Each of us, has a hero or shero within us. Our guest this week, Michael O’Brien, is a man who by his account had a fairly normal childhood. He lived a quintessential upbringing in upstate New York, with his parents and sister. He attended a good school and wanted to become a professional sportsman, not just any pro-sportsman, a pro-tenpin bowler! He was that cool cat, with his own personalised bowling balls and t-shirts to boot :) After finishing University, Michael got a job as a copier and facsimile machine salesman. Anyone who can blow up a fax machine at a demo with a client and still sell it, must be special! He certainly has a natural and quirky charm and is such a likeable fella. Michael’s quest up the long, windy road of the corporate ladder, began when he got his first job working for a pharmaceutical company. During his tenure, there was never a moment to stop, recalibrate and ask himself if this was the right path for him. He was just doing it because, like he says, “That’s what society wants you to do”. OB, as he is endearingly called by his friends, recalls his “Last bad day”. He was hit head on by an SUV at 40mph, which had traversed into his lane, while he was out cycling in New Mexico. The really scary part is, that he remembers every bit of it. While lying on the asphalt all torn and broken up, he vowed to himself that life would need to change. After 3 months of recovery in hospital and numerous reconstructive surgeries, Michael eventually began his recovery and started living life again on his own terms. He tells us about his shift in mindset and how it happened. In the conversation we cover so many cool and anecdotal stories. We speak about the gamification of indoor cycling, his low confidence as a kid, his awesome parents, the American football college system, how him and his wife met ‘online’, interviewing his wife while in hospital, details about his book and his charitable ways of giving back. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Let’s find out what it means for, Michael O’Brien to be Ridiculously Human. Your fellow beings Craig and Gareth SHOW NOTES Background, Context & Reference Connect with Michael O’Brien: Website | YouTube | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+ | Michael O’Brien book: Shift - Creating Better Tomorrows. Winning at Work and in Life Michael O’Brien FB Live Podcast Other relevant points discussed and mentioned: Indoor cycling gamification ZWIFT Soul Cycle One Peloton - virtual spin experience at home Future of Technology and the Disruption ahead Fridges are going to become a thing of the past Drone food delivery Amazon Fresh Amazon Prime altMBA Ophthalmology - Eye Doctor Fax Machine Pursuit of Happiness - Movie Glengarry, Glen Ross - Movie University of Virginia - UVA Virginia Tech James Madison University - JMU Schwarz Pharma - now UCB FDA Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Novartis Eisai VHS Video dating service Match eHarmony Fasciotomy - incisions in the body so that it doesn’t expand too much World Bicycle Relief People Discussed John Sanei Jeff Bezos Seth Godin Jim Collins - Big Hairy Audacious Goal Gary Vaynerchuk Will Smith Alec Baldwin Victor Frankl Zig Ziglar Tony Robbins Fei Wu - Fei’s World Places Mentioned Box Hill - Surrey Penfield, New York Capitol Hill, Washington DC Milwaukee, Wisconsin Vermont, New England Santa Fe, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico Music By The Bambuseae Rhythm Section - Check them out here Right Hook Request HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PODCAST? We know this is always a big one to ask and you hear it a million times but anything you can do to help us get our podcast out there into the ether will be massively appreciated! Please tell Your Friends & Share Online Subscribe, Rate & Review: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play | TuneIn | iHeartRADIO | Follow us on: Website | YouTube | Medium | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RHP #006: John Sanei, Trenovator RHP #015: Shaun Fuchs, Educationalist and Entrepreneur RHP #020: Christie Lindor, MECE Muse Author RHP #025: Dianne McGrath, Mars One Astronaut Candidate
Rated 5 out of
Keep it up
Your latest show was amazing. Shanan Worrall and his Shark Eyes were truly interesting. Not to mention the animal risk assessment.
Keep them coming.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of
We love these Ridic Humans :)
I just want to say thanks a lot to you two guys for taking the time to interview such interesting and inspiring people. The positivity is infectious!
Date published: 2018-01-10