The Art & Science of Recovery

This is to be held on the 15th of November. More details below.

Please contact me if you’re interested in attending.

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High stakes decisions, performance expectations, ambitious projects, adversity, balance, prioritisation, transition and change. We’re all living and working under uncertainty, stress and pressure.

Rather than just surviving, what can we do to thrive in these environments as individuals and teams?

In an interview style format, you’ll hear from two of Australia’s most respected performance coaches:

  • Dr Chris Gaviglio, Head of Strength & Conditioning at the Queensland Academy of Sport, and
  • Jonah Oliver, one of Australia’s top performance psychologists

It will be an in-depth exploration of the principles, tools and strategies for physical and mental recovery.

We’ll be talking about lessons learnt from elite performance for individuals and teams and how they can be applied at work, at home and in our daily lives.

[Proceeds from this event will go to the Leukaemia Foundation]

This event is for people who:

  • Have a passion for high performance for themselves and their teams
  • Are seeking tested strategies, tools, habits and routines to better manage everything from energy levels to decision making
  • Are looking for insights that are typically only shared with elite athletes and performers.

In this session you’ll hear:

  • Lessons from diverse experiences: from athletes to surgeons, from racing car drivers to executives
  • How these lessons can be applied at work and at home
  • How to manage and optimise recovery for individuals and teams
  • How to create a systematic approach to rest and recovery to be able to perform when it matters most
  • The concept of periodisation and how it can be applied across daily, weekly, monthly, yearly routines and disciplines
  • The danger of the myth of “always on” and what can be done about it
  • And much more.

About the guests:

Dr. Chris Gaviglio

  • Head of Strength and Conditioning at the Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Nearly 20 years of strength and conditioning training experience with Olympic sports and professional codes (Wallabies, Gold Coast Suns, QLD Maroons Rugby League)
  • Applied sports science researcher into performance biomarkers, blood flow restriction training and warm-up and peri-competition strategies
  • Product designer/entrepreneur: Thera-wedge, Backsak and the Sports Rehab Tourniquet
  • Speaker and consultant on enhancing human performance: From World Class to World Best
  • Husband and father of two.

Jonah Oliver

  • One of Australia’s leading performance psychologists
  • Combines sport psychology and neuroscience to facilitate peak performance
  • Nearly 20 years working in high performance from Olympians, executives and professional codes (Brisbane Roar, Gold Coast Suns, Essendon), to car racing teams (Porsche – Le Mans World Champion, V8s), indigenous performing artists and surgeons
  • Executive coach
  • Author, speaker, consultant on talent identification, leadership and organisational performance around the world
  • Husband and father of two.

Event Details:

  • Date: 15th of November
  • Format: 60 minute interview/discussion + 30 mins Q&A
  • Will begin at 7pm sharp to conclude at 8:30pm
  • Venue:
    Brisbane Broncos Clive Berghofer Centre [Their new training facility]
    81 Fulcher Rd,
    Red Hill
    Brisbane, 4059
  • Tickets: $65 each
  • Drinks & food available afterwards at the Broncos Leagues Club

 

Mistakes, Facilitation and Coaching Olympic All Stars – Arjan Vos

Arjan Vos is a Dutch women’s water polo coach and was responsible for a diverse squad at Queensland Academy of Sport. Some members of the squad were just beginning their elite water polo journeys as teenagers. Two of them – Bronwen Knox and Ash Southern – have been named in Olympic All Star teams. He is renowned for his approach to his athletes and the loyalty and trust he inspires.

In this conversation Arjan shares his coaching philosophies including:

  • the role of facilitation vs goal setting as a coach
  • His key coaching question and why it applies to juniors and veterans: What is their goal and how can I contribute?
  • why it’s important stay out of the way and not to give too much as a coach
  • the importance of truth
  • why coaching is an attitude
  • why creating space for mistakes is essential to improving
  • how and why he develops critical thinking in his athletes
  • his reflection strategies
  • and more.

Have you had any great coaches, teachers or mentors? What were their philosophies? Let me know in the comments.


People mentioned:

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Tatiana Grigorieva – Transitions, Fear and Willingness

Source: Fox Sports

Tatiana Grigorieva is an Olympic silver medallist (in pole vault, Sydney 2000), mother, coach, entrepreneur and all round fascinating person.

In this interview I did for the Queensland Academy of Sport Action TV series, we explore:

  • the transitions that have shaped her life through sport, business and motherhood including how she went from a hurdler to a silver medallist pole vaulter in just 2.5 years
  • how she manages fear
  • her meditation habits and the importance of visualisation in accelerating her training
  • how she encourages her athletes to think about the long term
  • her early childhood in Russia and why her mother made her sign a study contract when she was 13 years old
  • why willingness is the #1 characteristic of the athletes she works with
  • what it felt like to be jumping in the middle of the Olympic stadium for Cathy Freeman’s historic 400m gold medal.
  • and much more.

Enjoy!

What’s helped you through transitions? Let me know in the comments below.

Links from the interview: