S1E2: Achieving As A Young Woman | Emily Kolokotas

"Don't be a donkey... You've got time on your side. You can try something for a while, and if it's not for you, you can move onto something else. It's a powerful & empowering place to be" - Emily Kolokotas

Kids. When you get out of your own way & demand greatness of yourself, it's usually what you get πŸ’™

And it's a truth you'll learn from this world-class young woman in Episode 1 of our "Youth Guiding Youth" Season

Grab a pen + paper, and get ready to learn from a young woman who is mature and wise beyond her years

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S1E1: Prologue - Youth Guiding Youth

"Awareness & Understanding. In the simplest form, this is what we're seeking to support & guide these youths in raising" - Coach Nick

Season 1 of YD is going to be epic. Over 6 episodes, you're invited to join us & get to know more than 8 of our phenomenal Academy Kids πŸ˜€

What's most special & what we're most excited about is the inspiration and empowerment they're going to provide other like-minded youth πŸ’™

Coach Nick lays it all out in the Prologue and explains exactly what, and who, you can expect...

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DD31 - You Decide How Your Life Plays Out | Leo "Savage" Urquides

"I'm here to lead. I'm here to empower people". I'm here to put a mace in their hands and show them the power of flow" - Leo Savage πŸ’™

βœ… He's the master of the mace and unconventional training...
βœ… He's changing the conversation and the way we view physical training, and it's power over our mental state...
βœ… And he's overcome some of the toughest times throughout his life to now be living out his dreams

Ladies & Gents, Boys & Girls, enjoy this phenomenal Deep Dive w/ The Savage, Mr Leo Urquides. In this episode, there's too many powerful lessons and truths for us to state! πŸ˜€

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DD30 - How To Design Your Dream Life | Carl Paoli

"Trust your gut. Be willing to act on it, and then assume responsibilities for the consequences and learn from those consequences" - Carl Paoli

That's powerful. And it's the bit of advice Carl would leave with the youth. He's been an elite level youth gymnast and has been coaching since his teenage years. So it's safe to say that when Carl Paoli​ speaks, you listen intently πŸ’™

In this Deep Dive of The Youth Development Hour, Carl & Coach Nick go into:
βœ… How we teach others how to treat us
βœ… Why learning skills is a skill in itself
βœ… How to take responsibility in life
βœ… Where to begin when designing your dream life
βœ… And much more...

Such a pleasure to have been able to have this conversation πŸ’™

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DD29 - You Always Have A Choice | Dr Theresa Larson

1️⃣ Get in the habit of writing the good, bad and ugly down to understand how to change your thought processing
2️⃣ Become aware of and change your posture
3️⃣ Learn how to really breath

Those are the 3 tips that Dr Theresa Larson would pass onto the youth to help them begin to build their resiliency πŸ’™

In this very special Deep Dive Conversation, we also touch on:
βœ… Overcoming bullying
βœ… Discovering your new normal and learning how to life there
βœ… How we always have a choice in everything
βœ… Shifting how we value ourselves
βœ… And much more...

Listen in on iTunes & Stitcher Fam πŸ’™

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DD28 - Seeking Out Challenges Is The Path To Growth In Life | Logan Gelbrich

"How might I be wrong about this?" - Logan Gelbrich​

It's a brilliant question we should all ask ourselves... Why? Because it's going to cause us to seek out disconfirming information that questions we're wrong and forces us to widen our perspective

It's just one tip that Logan advises the youth to to help them grow and evolve in life πŸ’™

In this Deep Dive, Logan and Coach Nick go into:
βœ… How Stress is a Necessary Element for Adaptation
βœ… Why We Should Seek Challenges
βœ… The 4 Levels of Human Competence
βœ… Why All Your Goals Are Outside of Your Control
βœ… Why Any Energy Spent Outside The Present Moment is Wasted Energy
βœ… And much more...

Enjoy this one fam πŸ’™ It's a cracker!

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DD27 - 2 ACL Injuries & A Lifetime of Mental Growth | Harri Dowdell

Imagine what it's like to be 2 weeks away from fulfilling your biggest dream and having it ripped away from you...

You go through 12 months of hard work, only for it to happen again, only this time, it's completely outside your control

That's the exact 12 months that our very own Harri Dowdell​ had to endure, but the good news is, he's STRONGER have been through that fire

In this Deep Dive we have a vulnerable and authentic conversation about:

βœ… His ACL Injury + Rehab
βœ… The Lessons He Learned From It
βœ… The Power of A Support Network
βœ… His Funniest Joke
βœ… And Much More...

Enjoy this one Academy Fam πŸ’™

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DD26 - Creating A Framework for Changing Lives | Marcus Harden

βœ… He's been involved with presidential election campaigns...
βœ… He's been working for the majority of his life to give himself to serve a former version of himself...
βœ… He's helped create a better life for thousands of young men around America

That's some CV for our guest on this week's Youth Development Hour Deep Dive...

And in this conversation, we cover:
πŸ—£οΈ Universal Topics & Behaviours for Youth Development
πŸ—£οΈ How To Create a Framework for Sustainable Behavioural Changes
πŸ—£οΈ The Future of Youth Development and what it looks like
πŸ—£οΈ And much more

A brilliant conversation with the people's ninja and Wakandas Dark Knight ;)

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DD25 - Show Me Your Heart & Authentic Self | Anders Varner

Being at the centre of Strength & Conditioning on a global scale is a pretty special place to live

It introduces you to some amazing experiences and even more amazing people... and along the way, you learn powerful lessons that help shape and transform your life

Such is a part of the story of Anders Varner​. It's one filled with passion, heart, authenticity and vulnerability

This is the 2nd time we've been blessed to have a Deep Dive with this world class human on The Youth Development Hour - and goddam is it raw and vulnerable

Here's some of what you can expect:

βœ… Coach Nick shares some personal things he's never shared before

βœ… Why the youth have to stop thinking they need to "make it" & why they're already there...

βœ… Why John Cena privately flew Anders across the USA

βœ… Why your heart matters most

βœ… Anders tells his best (see: WORST) joke

βœ… And much more...

Vulnerable and powerful, that's what this episode is fam ❀️

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DD24 - The Power of Supportive Environments | Aphra O'Brien Slade

"People will tell you to go this way or that way, but it's in choosing your own path that leads you where you want to be. It's your decision to make... And you've always got to believe in yourself, as any doubts at all will set you back" - Aphra O'Brien Slade

Powerful. Vulnerable. Authentic. That's how you describe this weeks Deep Dive on The Youth Development Hour with our very own Aphra​ <3

We delve into:
βœ… What it takes to compete at a National Level
βœ… Sacrifices, Dedication & Reward
βœ… Aph's sock & spoon collection...
βœ… The difference GREAT coaching makes
βœ… The power of environments for growth
βœ… And much more...

This one was a heart-warmer fam <3

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