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The 1% Podcast hosted by Shay Dalton
75 minutes | 3 days ago
Pat Byrne: Performance Improvement Lessons from a Leading Sleep Expert
Pat Byrne has pioneered sleep and fatigue programs for athletes, sports teams and workplaces. He is the co-author of ‘Inconvenient Sleep: Why Teams Win and Lose’, where he uses his expertise to outline the impact of sleep on performance using history of sleep science and decades of research in the area. The book explores the facts and myths behind sleep, sleep science, and sleep monitoring. He has over 30 years of experience in risk management, performance optimisation and health and safety. The sporting Organisations Pat has worked with include the National Olympic Committee, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Australian Football League and the National Hockey League. Tune in as we explore the evolution of sleep science, how to improve sleep quality and how understanding your body's natural rhythm can help you to improve your own performance, whether personal, business or athletic.
103 minutes | 17 days ago
David Coleman: How to Raise Happy and Successful Children
Dr David Coleman is a clinical psychologist who specialises in children, teenagers, and emotional and psychological development. David is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology in UCD. He has over 20 years experience in child psychology and has used this expertise in his regular parenting segment on Today with Claire Byrne on Radio 1 and his column in the Irish Independent. David has hosted a number of Irish television shows and documentaries down through the years. These include Families in Trouble, 21st Century Child, Teens in the Wild and Families in the Wild. David won an IFTA for his documentary 'Bullyproof' in 2013. David’s three books were all bestsellers - ‘Parenting is Child’s Play’, ‘Parenting is Child’s Play: The Teenage Years’ and ‘The Thriving Family’. Tune in as we discuss building self-esteem and independence, dealing with bullying, and embracing mistakes.
113 minutes | a month ago
Dan Hill: Unlocking the Secrets of Facial Expression
Dr Dan Hill an internationally recognised facial coding expert and author of 5 books on the topic, who unlocks emotional attributes through face reading and has gained performance and communication insights for professional sports bodies in addition to corporate organisations through his consultancy Uppercut. Some of the work he is best known for is his extensive and fascinating study into the facial expressions of public figures such as politicians (particularly US presidents), celebrities and even paintings. In this week’s edition of The 1% Podcast we get into detail on facial expression and body language in our personal lives, in the workplace and in public life, discuss the recent US Presidential Inauguration and Dan’s views on Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and other intriguing topics like how to spot a liar. It's an engaging discussion filled with Dan’s unique insights into human behaviour as well as tips on how we can all learn to use facial decoding to help to understand the people around us better.
93 minutes | a month ago
Gary Keegan: A Masterclass in Performance Leadership
Today’s guest was a driving force behind previously unseen success for Irish teams and athletes on European, World and Olympic stages. Gary Keegan is the Founder and CEO of Uppercut, a High Performance Consultancy, with a unique advisory service that helps transform how individuals and organisations achieve high performance in sport, business and leadership. Gary has spent most of his career immersed in high performance across a range of competitive business and sporting settings. He is also the former Director of the Irish Institute of Sport and former High Performance Director with the IABA’s High Performance Boxing Programme. In this episode, we discuss his early life and how he got involved in the world of coaching. We talk about his general approach and attitude to performance, which has brought so much success to teams and athletes he has worked with, including the Dublin senior footballers and Tipperary Senior Hurlers. We also dive into the art of leadership, coaching models and the importance of mindset, character and teamwork.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Season 6 Highlights
That’s a wrap! Season 6 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast stores. We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring short clips from some of the great moments in the podcast’s sixth season. We were fortunate to have incredible leaders from across industries, disciplines, and fields share their stories and perspectives – and we wanted to share them with you as we wrap up Season 6 and look ahead to the seventh season. Here are some of the guests and clips from Season 6 featured in this wrap-up episode: Tim Harkness (Psychologist and Sports Scientist, and Head of Sports Science and Psychology at Chelsea Football Club) discusses the purpose of communication, how to deal with disputes, and understanding the PERMA acronym. John Doran (Teacher and Guidance Counselor, and Board Member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation) unpacks the meaning behind well-being, the ‘Mind your MEDS’ acronym he teaches people, and how we can fulfill the potential of young people. Dr Krystal Culler (Founder of Your Brain Health Matters) describes ‘brain health’, provides practical steps to reduce long-term stress, and explains what neuroplasticity is and how it can help us. Trish Murphy (Psychotherapist and Trainer) shares why we need to be our whole self before we enter a healthy relationship, ways to confront our biggest fears through small ones, and the importance of attitude. Damian Browne (former Irish rugby player turned extreme adventurer) deep dives into maintaining core values and what his relationship with fear looks like. We’re hard at work planning Season 7 which will kick off at the start of 2021, and as always we would love your feedback and perspective.
110 minutes | 3 months ago
Damian Browne: On Adventure and Testing New Boundaries
Damian Brown, former professional rugby player talks to us about the exploration of his physical and mental limits, rowing the Atlantic and conquering the Seven Summits. Damian played elite rugby with clubs such as Leinster, Connacht and Brive. After retirement, he embarked on a life of exploration and adventure successfully defeating the Marathons des Sables, single-handedly rowing the Atlantic and is currently working his way to climbing the Seven Summits – preparing for his Mount Everest climb in 2021. It’s an exciting narrative with some unique insights into motivation, grit, performance and pushing yourself to the limits from someone who still hasn’t found his own boundaries despite conquering some of the toughest challenges in the world.
86 minutes | 4 months ago
Trish Murphy: How to Make the Most of Your Relationships, Personally and Professionally
Trish is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist, trainer, and offers counselling and therapy in couples counselling, sexual intimacy and individual psychotherapy. Trish has appeared as a commentator on Prime Time, The Afternoon Show, Frontline, Live at 3, and teenage programmes on RTE. She is also a regular contributor to the print media in national newspapers, including a weekly column in The Irish Times. She is also the author of two books ‘#Love: 21st Century Relationships’ and ‘The Challenge of Retirement’. Join our conversation as we explore the role of psychotherapy, relationships during lockdown, the role of sexual intimacy, approaching retirement, and relationships for teenagers.
86 minutes | 4 months ago
Dr. Krystal Culler: Optimising Your Brain Health and Wellness
Dr. Krystal Culler, DBH, M.A, is the Founder of Your Brain Health Matters, a consulting business that offers a variety of brain health and memory care services to senior care professionals and businesses to make their projects and initiatives thrive. Through the Virtual Brain Health Centre she educates brain wellness to individuals online. As a Doctor of Behavioral Health, her areas of expertise are in healthy ageing, brain health, memory care, and dementia risk reduction. Krystal is also a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health with the Global Brain Health Institute. After an isolated seizure event at graduate school, her career path shifted from a traditional academic track to a healthcare practitioner role. Central to her doctoral training is the design of cost-effective health approaches to treat chronic and co-morbid conditions while addressing the social impacts on health. Krystal helps translate the latest research on brain health through practical daily approaches and community-based programs. Her work lies between the intersection of brain health and wellness, and the health/ ageing services sectors. As it’s clear in the interview, our brain health is a priority, not an option. It’s a pleasure to have Krystal join us in this episode as we cover lifestyle practises, what to consider when ageing and practising lifelong learning.
77 minutes | 5 months ago
John Doran: Teaching a Way to Wellness
For over 25 years, John has worked in the Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge as a Teacher and now as a Guidance Counsellor. He is the author of the acclaimed book ‘Ways to Well-being’ which is being taught in over 140 schools in Ireland and Europe. It focuses on teaching young people how to manage their emotions, change, relationships – everything to ensure they thrive no matter the challenge. John is also a Founding Chairman of the Network of School Planners and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Ireland. He is passionate about the transformative power of education to disrupt lives for the better and is dedicated to helping young people do everything they can with all that they have in the time that they’re given. John is a prolific public speaker on the topics of well-being, resilience, stress management and maximising performance, both nationally and internationally. His events have included a TEDx Talk in 2018 called ‘Positive Education for the 21st Century: Helping Young People to Thrive in a World of Busy’. He has given talks to management bodies, education trusts, teachers, parents and students. In a world where our attention and our time are scarce, we are delighted to have John on the podcast to talk about his experiences and research into performing in what is an increasingly busy and complex world.
42 minutes | 7 months ago
Season 5 Highlights
That’s a wrap! Season 5 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast stores. We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring short clips from some of the great moments in the podcast’s fifth season. We were fortunate to have incredible leaders from across industries, disciplines, and fields share their stories and perspectives this season – and we wanted to share them with you as we wrap up Season 5 and look ahead to the sixth season. Here are some of the guests and clips from Season 5 featured in this wrap-up episode: Suzanne Dempsey (Deputy CEO and the Director of Nursing at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin) speaks openly about the challenges of leading in extraordinary times. Bryan Burnstein (Director of Performance Science for Kitman Labs, formerly Head of Performance Science at Cirque de Soleil) gives an up-close account at what some of the best teams are doing to support their athletes and how to build a high-performance culture. Kingsley Aikins (CEO of The Networking Institute) talks about his life's work bringing people together regardless of geographical location under the one umbrella of promoting Irish interests. Ade McCormack (Technologist & Author) in this session, we explore the importance of attention in respect to individual performance and the challenges faced in these increasingly distracting times. We also explore the implications of this on organisational performance. Enda McNulty (All Star, leading performance coach and motivational speaker) we deep dive into leadership, team performance, and mental toughness and his work with some of the Irelands leading athletes and organisations. We’re hard at work planning Season 6 which will kick off in later this year and as always we would love your feedback and perspective.
90 minutes | 7 months ago
Enda McNulty - Maximising human potential
Today I welcome Enda McNulty to the 1% podcast. Enda played on the Armagh team that won the All Ireland in 2002, and was awarded an All Star that year and won seven Ulster titles with that team. Enda earned a degree in psychology from Queens University Belfast and a degree in Sports Science from University of Ulster. He worked for 7 years as performance coach to the Leinster rugby team that won three European Heineken Cups in 5 years. He also coached Olympic and professional sportsmen and women like Brian O’Driscoll, Seán O’Brien, Johnny Sexton, Annalise Murphy, Paul Galvin and David Gillick. Off the field, with his own leadership consultancy firm he has worked with a wide array of corporate clients in Ireland, Europe, North America and Asia and has successfully delivered unique motivational programmes on human performance, leadership, team performance and mental toughness to companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Merck, Kelloggs, Google, Lidl, and Morgan Stanley. In 2017 Enda published Commit: Make Your Mind and Body Stronger and Unlock Your Full Potential
76 minutes | 8 months ago
Ade McCormack - Boosting personal and organisational performance in the digital age
Ade McCormack is a former technologist who today is focused on helping individuals, organisations and societies thrive in the digital age. He has written a number of books on digital age matters and has lectured at MIT Sloan School of Management on digital leadership. Ade similarly had columns in the Financial Times and CIO magazine on this theme. He has worked in about 40 countries with many of the world’s most recognisable brands. He also works with the University of Cambridge in respect of executive education. In this session, we explore the importance of attention in respect of individual performance and the challenges faced in these increasingly distracting times. We also explore the implications of this on organisational performance. Spoiler alert: We are now thankfully entering an era where it is good to be a human in respect of work, but it will require many of us to raise our game
82 minutes | 8 months ago
Kingsley Aikins - The Art of Networking
Kingsley Aikins is the CEO of The Networking Institute, a consultancy company that specialises in training in the areas of trade promotion, philanthropy, and diaspora engagement. Prior to founding the Networking Institute, Kingsley held a variety of roles including Chief Executive of the Worldwide Ireland Funds and Founder and CEO of Diaspora Matters. Kingsley is an ardent believer in the power- both political and professional- of networking. He has spent his life striving to bring together people regardless of geographical location under the one umbrella of promoting Irish interests. Kingsley firmly believes that life is a game of inches, so let’s hear what advice he can share that will help move us all just a little further along our respective journeys.
73 minutes | 9 months ago
Bryan Burnstein - Balancing Performance & Entertainment
Bryan spent over 12 years with Cirque du Soleil as the Head of Performance Science. While at Cirque, he was responsible for managing the integration of strength and conditioning, performance nutrition and mental performance, as well as overseeing assessment protocols and performance data platforms. In his role he worked alongside the coaching and performance medicine managers to ensure the durability of their almost 1,800 performers all over the world. Bryan was a key link between Cirque and many high-performance organisations and researchers around the world where he experienced an up-close look at what some of the best teams are doing to support their athletes and how to build a high-performance culture. Bryan currently serves as a Director of Performance Science for Kitman Labs, a performance intelligence team that works with top sporting organisations around the world. Bryan is a Certified Athletic Trainer as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Advanced Sports Performance Coach.
55 minutes | 9 months ago
Suzanne Dempsey - Leading in extraordinary times
Few of us could have believed that when we welcomed in 2020 we would soon face a pandemic that is affecting millions of lives and is dramatically changing the way we work, we live and in all too many cases how we die. While every profession is facing unprecedented challenges, it is perhaps the medical profession that is under the most pressure. Pressure that raises our interest in such leaders and poses the question - How do we lead in these extraordinary times? To answer this and discuss leading through adversity, I’m delighted to welcome Suzanne Dempsey, the Deputy CEO and the Director of Nursing at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. The Mater Hospital is at the epicentre of Ireland’s battle against Covid 19.
54 minutes | 9 months ago
Season 4 Highlights
That’s a wrap! Season 4 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast stores. We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring short clips from some of the great moments in the podcast’s fourth season. We were fortunate to have incredible leaders from across industries, disciplines, and fields share their stories and perspectives this season – and we wanted to share them with you as we wrap up Season 4 and look ahead to the fifth season. Here are some of the guests and clips from Season 4 featured in this wrap-up episode: Stephen Smith of Kitman Labs (Founder and CEO) story of the development of Kitman Labs the system that evaluates athlete injury and performance with unprecedented precision. Robbie Cannon (CEO of the GPA, formerly Dublin GAA player) athletic performance on and off the golf course. Jamil Quereshi (High performance expert and psychologist) the psychology of performance. Motty Varghese (Registered Sleep Technologist) on the impact of sleep on performance Mark Beaumont (British long-distance cyclist, broadcaster and author) the man who cycled the world. Joey Boland (Former Dublin hurler and founder of Sports Physio Ireland) on developing fitness and performance on and off the pitch. Fergus Connolly (global human performance thought leader and influencer) lessons from a global performance expert. We’re hard at work planning Season 5 which will kick off later this year and as always we would love your feedback and perspective.
88 minutes | 10 months ago
Joey Boland - Developing fitness & performance on and off the pitch
Joey Boland is a former Dublin hurler and founder of Sports Physio Ireland, which provides physio care for the Dublin hurlers, as well as various club teams in the capital. In recent weeks Boland took the decision to close his sports physiotherapy clinic but he and his staff were determined to continue looking after their clients. Boland and his team are using various modes of communication to continue the rehabilitation work with their clients who may be stuck at home for the foreseeable future. Everything they do is done online now – personal training, physio, injury rehab. We talk all about how he is training the current generation of athletes through the Coronavirus pandemic. Joey has also kindly provided access to a free online training session, available here.
63 minutes | 10 months ago
Motty Varghese - The impact of sleep on performance
Motty is a Registered Sleep Technologist and has completed a Mini fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine from Perelman School of Medicine under University of Pennsylvania. He believes sleep is the cornerstone to optimal physical and mental health, and currently runs Sleep Therapy Clinic where he offers non pharmacological treatment for behavioural sleep issues and insomnia. Motty has presented at national and international conferences and also collaborates with corporate employers to optimise employee sleep, to improve their productivity and efficiency. Motty has contributed to articles on “sleep in shift work”, insomnia and Sleep health for Irish Examiner and Irish independent and has also featured in RTE and Today FM. We deep dive into why we sleep, the importance of sleep as an aspect of overall well-being, the recent impact of COVID-19 on sleeping patterns, the relationship between sleep and learning and performance, the purpose of dreaming, sleep and nutrition and much, much more.
80 minutes | a year ago
Fergus Connolly - Lessons from a Global Performance Expert
Dr. Fergus Connolly (@Fergus_Connolly) is one of the world's foremost human performance thought leaders and influencers. Author of the bestselling book "Game Changer - The Art of Sports Science", Fergus has applied performance science with leading sports, military, and business teams. He is the only coach to have full time roles in every major sport, including soccer (Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers), professional and college football (San Francisco 49s and University of Michigan), rugby (Welsh national team) and elite military units.
73 minutes | a year ago
Mark Beaumont - The man who cycled the world
Mark Beaumont (@mrmarkbeaumont) is a British long-distance cyclist, broadcaster and author. He holds the record for cycling round the world, completing his 18,000-mile (29,000 km) route on 18 September 2017, having taken less than 79 days. Beaumont’s documentaries, events and books about ultra-endurance and adventure have taken audiences to over 100 countries. Outside of sport and broadcasting, Mark is a business ambassador and speaker, as well as working with a number of charities and educational organisations. In this conversation we deep dive into some of Mark’s many adventures, his captivating tales of where life can lead if you have enough determination; a story of mental and physical endurance, suffering for your passion, pushing mental boundaries as well as a fascinating insight into the world we live in
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