Paddy Upton | Personal Mastery and the Art of Performance

The Inside Edge

01-12-2020 • 49 mins

Welcome to Ep 8 of the Inside Edge Podcast. Our guest this week is world renown leadership and mental skills coach Paddy Upton. Paddy has redefined coaching and performance in both cricket and the business world and I can't recommend his book, 'The Barefoot Coach' enough.

Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Helping the Indian Cricket team win the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and become the no1 test team for the first time,
  • As performance director helped SA cricket to #1 in all 3 formats,
  • The head coach of 5 different t20 teams in 12 tournaments despite not having a strong professional playing background
  • He also has 4 degrees from 4 different universities including a professor of practice at Deakin University
  • He has been the personal mental coach to over 100 pro athletes from 11 different sport codes and delivered over 250 keynote speeches.

Topics discussed include:

  • The missing piece of high performance and how {addy leveraged true leadership to maximize success
  • How learning from the business world has had a big impact on sport
  • What it means to leverage the art of high performance
  • How to create cultures through being rather than doing
  • Harnessing eh collective intelligence of the group to co-create the culture you want to build
  • Dealing with big ego's and how to harness them to collaborate in a team environment
  • The difference between inner-knowing, self-belief and operating from a place of ego
  • How to actually let go and trust your instincts in a high-pressure environment
  • Integrating spirituality into performance and how it can accelerate results

Paddy Upton