S1E10: Coming Back Full Circle | Epilogue

On Season 1 of Youth Development, we've sat down with:
✅ A young woman who is currently an Intelligence Officer in training within the Australian Royal Navy
✅ A Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist
✅ A young man in the Newcastle Jets Youth System
✅ A young woman knocking down the door of NSW State Netball Selection
✅ A young man on track to play in the NRL
✅ And many more...

It's been a hell of a season 💙

Each episode has been full of golden insights and lessons from the youth. And in today's epilogue, Coach Nick brings it all together and also shares some of the most powerful lessons he's learned from the youth over the years

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S1E9: Leadership | Jesse Hubbard

Leadership of others starts with leading ourselves first 💙

What does it take to stand up, thrive, and be a true leader? Not just in a team environment, but in every single environment you walk into...

What's so powerful about this skill, and what are the principles to focus on when looking to develop leadership in ourselves...

This episode of YD was one for the ages. It was an immense amount of fun to sit down with one of our OG's to discuss his growth over the past 24 months, what his sights are set on for the next 12 months, how he's going to get there, what leadership is to him, and how to take the leadership role and thrive in any environment 💙

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S1E8: What It Takes To Be A True Champion & Shifting Your Identity | Mez Monckton

At the age of 7, this world-class young lady was taken to the AIS for a 3-month trial & clinic for a spot in their Gymnastics Program 

The rest, as they say, is history 💙

This isn't one of those fairytale stories however, as they often never are. This story is filled with heartache, tears, Commonwealth Games Sliver Medals, and lessons to last a lifetime

Severe Injuries. Heartache. Commonwealth Games. Silver Medals. Tears of Joy. Making the Olympics Games Squad...

It's been the journey of a lifetime for this week's Youth Development Guest, and in her early twenties she's experienced more in life than many of us will in a lifetime

This experience breeds knowledge and wisdom, and that's what she passes onto the youth and their parents today 💙

In this episode with Mary-Anne Monckton Australian Elite Gymnast, we go deep into:
✅ What makes a true champion
✅ Lessons learned from the international arena
✅ Why we're not our achievements
✅ How to fight for what you want
✅ And much more...

Enjoy this special episode, fam 💙

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S1E7: Discipline, Effort & Becoming A Newcastle Jet | Harrison Lambley

This young man was once knocked out within the first 10 seconds of the first round of the National Judo Championships...

The very next year, he narrowly lost winning it

He's fought his way through the ranks of the local football competition - from 2nd grade, to 1st grade, to the NPL - and now, he's in the Newcastle Jets Youth System

He may be incredibly soft-spoken and come across as a little shy, but don't let that fool you, as H knows a thing or two about fighting it out and working hard 💙

In this episode of Youth Development, we cover H's journey these past few years, what he credits his achievements to, some gratitude for his parents, and much more 😀

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S1E6: Courage, Belief & Throwing Yourself Into The Deep End | Taison Williamson

Teamwork. Courage. Belief. A desire to test yourself and see what you're truly capable of...

That's a glimpse into the skillset that this weeks guest on Youth Development has, and he's not even 15!

This is such a beautiful and powerful conversation for the youth and their parents to listen to and study. Taison is wise beyond his years and has learned a TON in the past 12 months

Our favourite part of this interview leaves Coach Nick laughing hysterically... can you guess why

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S1E5: Interlude, Recap & A Dive Into Self Awareness | Coach Nick

Want to know how to achieve as a youth, and discover all the principles that will guide you in doing so...

What about learning how to display grit, tenacity and how to stay present in tough times...

Or how fear is a compass, guiding you exactly where you need to go & how to overcome harmful "perfectionism"...

That's what Coach Nick goes DEEP INTO in Episode 5 of Youth Development 💙 Get up to speed with all the best bits from the first 3 episodes of Season 1, and an insight into self-awareness and how to cultivate it

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Guest Appearance: Be A Good F*king Human | Coach Nick on "The Why Blog"

Such a beautiful, rare conversation with Luke Frazier on The Why Blog
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Incredibly grateful to be the final guest of his for 2018. My heart and soul open up for all to see...
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Catch a glimpse into my why, how special our Academy kids are, and how we’re Revolutionising Youth Development in Australia, and Worldwide

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S1E4: Fear, Perfectionism & An Unquenchable Thirst | Ellie Price

Kids. Run towards your fears as they're going to get smaller the closer you get to them. By staring them in the face, you're going to see them for what they truly are 👊

It's a truth that this phenomenal young lady has lived, and continues to live daily in her young life. And it's a message that she wants to pass onto the youth

Ellie, you continue to inspire us daily with your attitude, approach to life and the way you apply yourself to everything, regardless of the circumstances 💙

Kids, take note of this episode. it has the power to change your lives

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S1E3: Grit, Tenacity & Overcoming Obstacles | Maddi Mueller

"I am very passionate. I am ver hardworking. I love the pressure. I love the competition. I love what I do" - Maddi Mueller

It's not everyday you cross paths with a young woman of 15yrs of age who has a passion, energy and determination to be her best that is at the level of this exceptional Academy Kid 💙

In Episode 3 of "Youth Guiding Youth", Coach Nick sits down with our "Defender", Maddi, to discuss all things grit, determination, handling pressure and overcoming setbacks 😀

Enjoy this one ladies & gents, it's a treat! Maddi has an abundance of tips and lessons that other youths can learn from her

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4 Ways We Can Better Youth Development

Seth Godin wrote a book titled “The Dip”. It’s about knowing when to stick things out and see them through & knowing when to pivot, adapt, or walk away entirely for a new change

You could say that when it comes to our current approach to youth development, we’re experiencing “The Dip”...

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