055 – Memory – A Gift or A Curse (Pt 1/2)

Denise Holland

The human memory system, a brilliant part of the human mind (not brain), continues to the subject of scientific research to find clues as to why people behave the way they do but are we looking in the wrong direction. What is the memory, and as a function is it any different to imagination, discernment, judgement or appreciation? Do we give …

Denise Holland055 – Memory – A Gift or A Curse (Pt 1/2)

054 Michael Neill – Discipline – Buy-In v Compliance (Pt 5/5)

Denise Holland

 Joe Marler Professional Rugby player was recently shown a red card during a Harlequins Premiership match, which left him unavailable for national selection. When hormones go crazy in the heat of the moment, how helpful is it for coaches to know what’s happening inside the human body and mind? There is an enormous benefit to coaches of elite athletes, …

Denise Holland054 Michael Neill – Discipline – Buy-In v Compliance (Pt 5/5)

053 – Michael Neill – Goal Setting, Helpful or Not? (Pt 4/5)

Denise Holland

 Michael Neill shares the distinction between setting goals as a course of direction, to inform your work together rather than something to put pressure on yourself, with consequences for non-achievement. “Athletes perform at their best when they are not conscious of themselves, anything that makes you self-conscious works against high performance”. Denise asks Michael to talk about the question …

Denise Holland053 – Michael Neill – Goal Setting, Helpful or Not? (Pt 4/5)

052 – Michael Neill – Pressure is an Inside Job (Pt 3/5)

Denise Holland

Michael Neill talks with Denise Holland about pressure? How is it sportspeople often comment that they need to feel under pressure to be able to perform well? What’s going on with this perspective and is it healthy?  Is feeling under pressure helpful to athletes? What happens to the physical body and mind when human beings continuously feel under attack, threatened, or …

Denise Holland052 – Michael Neill – Pressure is an Inside Job (Pt 3/5)

051 – Michael Neill – Sustainable High Performance in Sport (Pt 2/5)

Denise Holland

 Denise Holland talks with Michael Neill about match point situations, in the heat of the moment, when it is highly likely that athletes get caught up in a lot of thinking, how helpful is this ‘Understanding of the Mind? Also on this show, Michael shares his wisdom about ‘Talent Identification and Development’ – How useful is it to focus …

Denise Holland051 – Michael Neill – Sustainable High Performance in Sport (Pt 2/5)

050 – Michael Neill – Creating The Impossible (Pt 1/5)

Denise Holland

 Special guest Michael Neill is an internally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of six books including, The Inside Out Revolution and, The Space Within. Here Michael explains the inspiration behind writing his new book, Creating The Impossible. “It’s easier for people to create what they actually want than what they think they can get – it brings …

Denise Holland050 – Michael Neill – Creating The Impossible (Pt 1/5)

049 – Dealing and Coping With Disappointed Athletes

Denise Holland

It is very common for coaches to feel bad when their athletes suffer disappointments, so what’s the best way to deal and cope with this situation when it arises? Denise used to use techniques and rational thinking to help the Scotland National athletes, ‘park it’ so that they could quickly learn from poor performances and plan for the next one. …

Denise Holland049 – Dealing and Coping With Disappointed Athletes

048 – Rudiger Kennard – Perception, A Construction Not An Instruction

Denise Holland

Rudi and Denise talk about a behavioural performance model; that dealing and working on poor behaviours, with consequences, and discipline procedures are missing the point, i.e. it is too late by then as all responses are an effect of a person’s state of mind in the moment and not the cause of the problem. Whatever people think, it is going …

Denise Holland048 – Rudiger Kennard – Perception, A Construction Not An Instruction

047 – Rudiger Kennard – Talent Identification (Pt 4/5)

Denise Holland

Traditionally, we identify talented athletes as those who demonstrate attributes, i.e. being self-determined, keen willingness to learn, capacity to overcome adversity, self-less, highly driven, ability to self-analyse, and be self-motivated etc. If you were to truly understand that experience is created from within and projected out as our separate realities and is not caused by the situation or circumstances, how …

Denise Holland047 – Rudiger Kennard – Talent Identification (Pt 4/5)

046 – Rudiger Kennard – Insight v knowledge Based Learning – (Pt 3/5)

Denise Holland

The subject of adaptation is widely researched and discussed, especially in the field of sport. Many people resonate with knowledge-based, application of tools and techniques which appears to result in change over time. Few, however, refer to the sustainable transformations, which happen naturally, when a person experiences an insight or deep realisation. Rudi Kennard and Denise Holland, look beyond information to develop …

Denise Holland046 – Rudiger Kennard – Insight v knowledge Based Learning – (Pt 3/5)