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Leave Your Mark
36 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
"Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying" - My EOY Ramblings
EP 245 is an insightful self-reflection on the fragility of life. I recognized recently with the passing of filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee, my own mortality. At 58 years old (the same age as he), I was struck by how quickly life can change, how much time I really do have left on this planet, and the age-old question of my own journey. Am I running towards something, or running away? Am I busy living, or am I busy dying? At the end of the day, none of us get to define our timeline, but we do get to define how we spend what we have. Are you spending wisely, are you defining your own growth and exploration, or is it being defined for you? Questions worth our contemplation. I'll be releasing a little micro-course on my website to get you started in 2022 with your own personal reflection and direction www.lymlab.com
61 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
There is Work To Be Done Before Celebrity with Don Saladino
I had a really good conversation about the life of a fitness industry leader, Don Saladino last week. This EP explores the life of this Coach & Fitness Entrepreneur of over 20 years who has developed a reputation for training some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Don has coached actors, athletes, & musicians throughout his career, and in 2005, he opened his NYC Gym, Drive 495. After operating a gym for 15 years, Don expanded to a global online fitness business. He’s been tapped as a fitness expert in publications such as Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Met Rx and is often requested by the media to provide fitness and health expertise. He also sits on the advisory board of Men’s Health Magazine. There are a lot of golden nuggets in this conversation, especially around building your business, and the why factor for what you do. A worthy listen!
76 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Jer Sheppard and Me - The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Leadership
This week's EP is a fantastic performance conversation with my good buddy, Jeremy Sheppard. Jer is one of those eclectic souls whose professional acumen is shadowed by his incredible character and humility. He's been in the world of human performance coaching athletes of just about every dimension, but his heart sings for the boards of surf and snow. He currently takes care of Canada's greatest snowboarders and is ramping up his work heading into this winter's Olympic games. He took some time out to chat with me about stewardship, mentorship, and leadership. The good, the bad, and the ugly, and what his experience and personal process have exposed to him in his own evolution in performance sport. Enjoy!
82 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
A Long and Winding Road with Chris Mattice
This EP features Chris Mattice who's spent the past 25 years in the health and wellness field as a practitioner and business developer/coach. A former performance coach in Northern Virginia, he trained many Washington DC area, professional athletes, for many years and consulted with several of the area's top businesses. He is currently a Mindset and Business development coach and an integral part of the PARTNERS PROGRAM and FRONTLINES with Brain Grasso and Carrie Campbell. He is in the process of creating a new venture in bringing Neurology to the personal training world with Matt Bush and Kathy Mauck as a part of Next Level Neuro. Over the course of his career, his life mission has changed from changing the numbers on the scale to giving the health world the tools to help humanity get to that next level of sustainable happiness. Whether that's being pain-free, building the business of their dreams, or a better relationship with themselves. More than anything else, he is a devoted father of three little ones. This was a great conversation, enjoy!
63 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Creativity is Just Connecting Things with Matt Young
Matt Young is an industry leader with over 25 years of experience in the allied health care sector. Matt’s two decades of leadership of his business Innovative Fitness led to thirteen franchises and personal recognition as a Top 40 Under 40 honorees by the City of Vancouver BC and the country of Canada. In early 2010, Matt turned his focus to the not-for-profit sector where he founded a charity focused on supporting the development of physical literacy for youth. As the charity scaled nationally & internationally, Matt was challenged to create sustainable programs, products & services to support the development of physical literacy in community settings. Now, his companies Quality Sports Hub and FQS Sports are on a mission to steward change in our sports development model and to provide a blueprint for sports organizations to thrive and prosper so that our children may do the same, spiritually, and physically. Despite becoming a global multibillion-dollar per year business, sport lacks leadership connecting & guiding stakeholders through a quality sport process at the development end of the funnel. A clearly defined, easy to follow pathway is the start to consistent, sustainable athlete & coach development processes.
74 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
A 1306 Pound Gift of Injury with Brain Carroll
This EP features Brian Carroll who is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of record-setting powerlifting under his belt. A competitive powerlifter since 1999, Brian is one of the most accomplished lifters in the history of the sport. Having lifted at the elite world-class level since 2005, Brian has well over a decade of world-class lifting experience. He has totaled more than ten times his body weight in three different classes, and both bench pressed and deadlifted over 800 pounds in two different classes. In his career, he’s totaled 2500 over 20 times in 2 different weight classes. Most recently in October of 2020, Brian set the record for the highest squat of all-time (regardless of weight class) lifting 1306lbs. The story of his all-time squat record is most impressive not just for the unbelievable accomplishment it is, but that it came after a challenging recovery from a devastating back injury he suffered in 2012 that many experts said, would likely end his career. Upon his return to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free), he is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through his own private group coaching and mentorship. Now, much of his focus is on assessment, movement, and coaching with lifting skills, and what he has taken away from his McGill certification to help people get better at lifting and life. Enjoy!
28 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
Sunday Re-Marks - Becoming a Parent - It Ain't Easy
In this EP I thought I would talk truthfully about my own journey as a dad. I think sometimes we get whisked into the vortex of what it should be instead of understanding what it is, and simply understanding what it is can allow us the room to be comfortable with our own insecurities and fears, and see the experience as an opportunity for our growth. I hope it's valuable for you. Enjoy!
66 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Josh Fletcher Advocates for Practitioner Wellbeing
This EP features Josh Fletcher, 'The Practitioner Wellness Guy'. He currently works for Hintsa with an F2 racing driver. He previously served at EXOS with the Special Forces in Romania, Elite sport in India, with the English Institute of Sport, and in Professional Rugby. Recently he dedicated his core business "Career Blueprint" to supporting performance practitioners in taking control of their well-being. He believes that as coaches we are often poor at looking after ourselves, instead, putting our time and energy into our athletes and other people, invariably impacting our own happiness, health, and wealth. He believes it's time for your personal well-being to stop being an afterthought because you are more than just a performance practitioner. It was a great conversation about our mutual missions, enjoy.
42 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Vacation Ramblings - LYM Solo Session
This EP is me, myself, and I talking about my recent vacation takeaways, a few insights from some great books read, and some ideas I have for bringing your best self to the table even through difficult times like we've shared over these past 20 months since the beginning of the pandemic. Enjoy
65 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
A Breakdown in Communication with Brett Bartholomew
This EP is a Performance conversation about bettering communication strategies. It features for a fourth time on the podcast, Brett Bartholomew. Brett is a performance coach, author, consultant, and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, The Bridge Human Performance. His experience includes working with elite athletes of every dimension both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces, and members of Fortune 500 companies. His book, Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In were ranked in the “Amazon Top 100 Books Overall” in 2017 and has become a must-have resource guide to coaches of any kind who seek to better understand their athletes and what makes them tick. Enjoy
68 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
The Wisdom in a Life of Change with Peter Davis
This EP features Peter Davis who's been working in elite sport management for over 30 years. Originally from Australia, Peter received his MSc from the University of Oregon and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Since that time he has had a diverse and unique career in several countries and different sport systems. He has been involved as a high-level sports physiologist, a coach in the US collegiate system, and a high-performance sports administrator. He has worked with professional sports teams, Olympic Teams, and amateur non- Olympic teams at all levels, all ages, and all sports. Peter started his career in elite sport in 1981 as an Exercise Physiologist for Nike. He eventually found himself at the Australian Institute of Sport, first as a high-performance Exercise Physiologist, then with the “Olympic Athlete Program” to help prepare Australian athletes for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. After the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he was recruited by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to direct their Coaching and Sport Sciences Division. In the lead-up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Peter was named the Director of Sport Sciences, Sports Medicine and Technology for 'Own the Podium'. Peter is now the Founder and Managing partner of APEX Global Sport Group, an international consultancy whose clients include Olympic teams, National Olympic Committees, National Sport Governing Bodies, National Sports Ministries, and individuals in countries across the globe in all areas of high-performance sports planning and development. In addition to his work with various teams and countries, Peter is also a well-respected speaker in all areas of performance and organizational planning, and management and has delivered dozens of presentations around the world. Last but not least he is a father of four and a grandfather of four.
58 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
"Game On" with Maria Mountain
EP 234 features an inspirational leader in Strength+Conditioning in Canada, Maria Mountain. In an industry often perceived as male-dominated, Maria has cut a swath of her own and supported the success of countless athletes. Maria has been coaching for the past 25+ years, she has been helping athletes ranging from Olympic and Stanley Cup Champions to recreational levels and everything in between achieving their goals by designing and implementing training programs that address not only their sport but their individual needs. A former stand-out road hockey goalie in the neighborhood, Maria's reputation for helping hockey players find success brought back her passion for goaltending. The founder of Goalie Training Pro Inc has specialized in off-ice training for hockey goalies for more than a decade.I very much enjoyed learning about Maria's story and I know you will too!
67 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
A High-Performance Life with David Joyce
EP 233 of the Leave Your Mark Podcast is a return engagement with my friend from down under, David Joyce. David has been a real leader in the world of human performance for a very long time now. I value a great deal his insights and learnings through a career at every level of the performance spectrum. In this wonderful conversation, we get into his change in life direction, his choice to do an MBA, his growth in fatherhood, and the work he and his co-editor Dan Lewindon have been doing through COVID to bring the second edition of their groundbreaking text "High-Performance Training for Sport" to fruition. Herding this incredible group of practitioners to the creation of a legacy textbook that really summarizes the changes in the landscape of performance, the newest research findings, and the future expectations of things to come. It's a conversation about the passions of this man's life and our common beliefs in the integration of human performance.
86 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Rolling in the Deep with Stu McMillan
EP 232 of the Leave Your Mark is a deep and thoughtful conversation with my friend and peer, Stu McMillan. It's the second time I've had him as a guest, the third issue of his content (we did a little Performance Lab together as well a while back). Our paths crossed maybe fifteen years ago now, we were performance coaches at opposite ends of Canada working with elite athletes. We shared a common vision of improving athletic performance and resilience, but we didn't really know it at the time. There was both a mutual admiration, but a mutual distrust in those early years. We didn't really know what to make of one another, and we didn't really try. Segue forward and Stu has become a friend, and someone I admire for his ability to re-invent himself, explore multiple dynamics, be at the top of his game, question his own abilities and approaches, and live an eclectic life. From DJ to writer, to coach, and to entrepreneur, these are but a few of the elements that make Stu unique. I truly enjoy our conversations, and this one is no exception. I hope you enjoy this week's LYM, I know I did.
20 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
Sunday Re-Marks - The Value in Transcending Experiences
This EP is a Sunday ReMarks where I get into the idea of how to transcend experience. Good or bad, or even mundane. An experience misunderstood or dismissed is an experience lost. Even the labeling of the experience is suspect. An experience deemed negative in a moment can turn out to be transformative and re-directional to a place of greater happiness, or fulfillment. The truth is we don't know, so why label it at all. Just learn about yourself and others from it, course correct, and move onward. Enjoy!
64 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Serial Entrepreneurship with Brad Thorpe
In this EP I talk with a friend and LYM advocate, Brad Thorpe. Brad is the patented inventor of the Isophit Strength Trainer and Isophit M.S.K and serial entrepreneur. Brad’s career as an Exercise and Performance Specialist has spanned 28-years. In 2006, Brad became the 21st specialist to achieve the combined designations of a Master Level Resistance Training Specialist and Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist. Brad Thorpe is the father of his daughter Tyler, and husband to Colleen. I met Brad through the internet, he became a fierce advocate for our International Hockey Performance Summit and this podcast, and I wanted to sit down with him and understand his journey because he has accomplished so much as an entrepreneur. Enjoy!
21 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
Sunday Re-Marks - How to Create Change and Growth in Your Life
EP 229 is a Sunday Re-Marks session all about manifesting change and growth in your life. Change starts with a connection to why you want to change, for, without this intentionality, the journey will be more difficult than necessary, and sometimes unachievable. We need this sense of connection to why we're doing things for when the tough times arrive because there will always be tough times. In this video I walk you through a process for change and growth, it's a part of what I plan to expand upon and deliver within a new landmark program called the LYM Life Lab. Details on how to be a part of this program will be coming in the next few weeks. I hope this is valuable and useful for you in your own journey in life. Best, Scotty
72 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Two's a Charm with Ryan Hamilton
This EP features mental performance coach Ryan Hamilton. Ryan serves as a mental performance coach with the Canadian Sport Centre, UNB Varsity Reds, Hockey Canada, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ryan is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. While Ryan applies the findings of his research to a variety of groups including cancer survivors and exercisers, he is most well-known for his work in sport. In 2020, Ryan served as the Mental Performance Coach for the gold medal-winning World Junior hockey team in the Czech Republic and the Stanley Cup-winning Lightning in the "Bubble". Indeed, with the Stanley Cup win, this past July Ryan has been a part of two World Junior Gold medal-winning teams, and two Stanley Cup Championships. Finally, earlier this month Ryan was named as the Mental Performance Coach for Canada's Olympic Men's Hockey team who will be competing at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing China. Ryan is a proud UNB employee, UNB alumni, and New Brunswicker. Enjoy!
70 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Back-to-Back Stanley Cups with Julien BriseBois
This EP features Julien BriseBois the General Manager of the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Under Julien’s guidance, the 2018-19 team became the first in Lightning franchise history to capture the NHL's President's Trophy for the best regular-season record. In his next season, the team captured its second Stanley Cup in franchise history during the “Bubble” postseason of 2020 and doubled down on this achievement earlier this summer with a back-to-back Stanley Cup victory. Prior to being promoted to general manager, Julien spent eight seasons as assistant general manager under Steve Yzerman. As general manager of the Lightning's top affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, and the Norfolk Admirals before that, Julien was the architect of teams that reached the Calder Cup Final on three occasions during his tenure. Prior to coming to Tampa Bay, Julien spent nine seasons with the Montreal Canadiens after joining the organization on September 1, 2001, as director of legal affairs. In July of 2003, he added director of hockey operations to his duties before being named vice president of hockey operations on July 24, 2006. In this capacity, Julien oversaw the Canadiens' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs went on to win the 2007 Calder Cup during the first season under his direction. A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, Julien was employed by the Heenan, Blaikie law firm before joining the Canadiens. He worked in the field of sports law, where he represented several NHL and Major League Baseball clubs in arbitration cases as well as acting as an advisor in contract negotiations. He is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Law and earned a Master's degree in business administration from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Above all of his accomplishments, he is also a husband and father of two boys.
23 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Sunday Re-Marks - Freedom is a Fragile Thing
This EP 226 of the podcast is a Sunday Remarks on the day after the recognition of 20 years since the 9/11 tragedy. I talk about my experience, my recognition of how the world has changed, and what I feel we've lost the meaning of in the process. Freedom is a fragile thing, and we sometimes need to recognize how much our own fears actually constrain its true expression.
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