108. Kevin Chapman: Discovering our physical intelligence

Access to Inspiration

13-09-2023 • 30 mins

In this episode, host Sue Stockdale welcomes Kevin Chapman, co-founder of the Physical Intelligence Institute. Kevin shares his passion for helping people perform at their best by understanding and utilizing the full potential of their bodies. He introduces the concept of physical intelligence and explores how our bodies can impact our confidence and anxiety levels. Through science and practical applications, Kevin empowers listeners to optimise their performance and achieve their desired outcomes.

About Kevin Chapman
Kevin Chapman is a highly experienced coach, consultant, trainer, communication specialist and business leader. As managing director of RADA Business, Kevin built a market-leading performance brand in communication training and leadership impact, growing the business substantially over 5 years. This work included developing pioneering training for women in multiple countries to build confidence and presence at work. Kevin holds a degree in Mathematical Statistics and Operations Research from Exeter University, an MBA and is a qualified coach. He is also a Trustee of the Comedy School and supporter of The Forgiveness Project.

Connect with Kevin Chapman via Website : LinkedIn

Key Quotes
  • "You can release serotonin by twisting at the waist."
  • "Internal chemistry has a direct impact on our mood."
  • "If we create a fist and push that against our hand, we'll actually generate more testosterone in our system and we may feel that we have a higher level of risk tolerance, which may help us to speak up."
  • "Doing something like pace breathing over three months, apart from reducing levels of stress, can improve our cognitive function by 62%."
Time Stamps

[00:02:29] Using the body for confidence.
[00:07:39] Embodied training in drama schools.
[00:11:20] Flexibility in adapting communication.
[00:14:06] The world of embodiment.
[00:17:48] Serotonin and gut chemistry.
[00:21:22] Performance practices for virtual meetings.
[00:26:00] Managing stress and burnout.
[00:28:22] Physical Intelligence Institute

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