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The happy athlete

Oct 25, 2021

Sam Dakin, Olympic cyclist and business entrepreneur, joins Rachel for an incredibly honest chat around wellbeing, mental health, success and performing under pressure.

Sam speaks about his struggles with OCD and how it has changed his perspective on sport and life. An episode you dont want to miss if you are a young...

Oct 13, 2021

Do you have fear when you step out onto the sports field? Are you free? Do you want to be?

In this episode Rachel speaks with Clinical Psychologist and performance expert, David Gilbraith on how to have more authentic sports performances.

Episode topics include:

  • Working with fear
  • Identity
  • Mindset training and...

Sep 25, 2021

Silver Fern, Karin Burger moved from South Africa to New Zealand at the age of 18. Leaving her family behind to pursue a dream in professional netball. A decade on, she is now a world champion and an important part of the Silver Ferns. 

In this podcast we talk about mindset and values. Exploring how to live an...

Aug 24, 2021

In this podcast with Olympic gold medalist, Tyla Nathan Wong we discuss:

  • How to challenge limiting beliefs
  • Letting go of perfectionism in order to perform
  • Cultivating a performance mindset
  • Working with failure in a wholesome way.

Recorded last year, before Tyla added gold to her Olympic silver medal. (Apologies for...

Dec 9, 2020

In this episode Rachel welcomes All Black Ardie Savea onto The happy athlete podcast. Ardie is one of the top players in world rugby, he continues to make his mark on the rugby field but what is so incredible about him is the mark he is making off the field.  

In this wide ranging and honest conversation we spoke...