Episode 22: Lesley Paterson & Dr. Simon Marshall Interview

In this episode of the Racing Mindcast we chat it up with two of our favorite people. Long time coach of Chris and Morgan, the formidable Lesley Patterson and her partner in crime, the whip smart Dr. Simon Marshall! They’ve recently come out with an awesome new book entitled “The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion “. You definitely don’t want to miss this one!


Show Notes:

Introduction 0:16

Introducing Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson 1:49

The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion 2:10

What makes a Braveheart coach and what sets them apart from the rest of the crowd? 2:19

Lesley’s background as an athlete and her coaching philosophy 3:15

Simon on coaching as a holistic relationship with one’s athlete vs. prescriptive training plans 4:30

How can we as coaches overcome the hurdles of long-distance relationships with athletes in the digital age to ensure their needs are being met? 5:54

Self-perception, self-judgement and the “Me Tree” 8:30

How can coaches help foster self-efficacy and self-confidence in their athletes? 13:00

How does social media affect our self-confidence and self-esteem? 15:05

Are pro-athletes immune to the social-media phenomenon? 20:13

The “chimp brain”, “professor brain” and the “computer brain” 23:00

The chimp/professor brain and coming back from an accident and/or injury 28:15

How to get in touch with Team Braveheart 33:00




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