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Steve Ingham, performance scientist, leader and author, explores the science, art, purpose and origins of high-performance. Steve interviews and discusses these concepts with the people who have been there and done it, whether it's achieving at the highest level, been the driving force in making remarkable performance happen or those who have explored and researched aspects of human performance in real-depth.
 
The Evolving Leader Podcast is a show set in the context of the world’s ‘great transition’ – technological, environmental and societal upheaval – that requires deeper, more committed leadership to confront the world’s biggest challenges. Hosts, Jean Gomes (a New York Times best selling author) and Scott Allender (an award winning leadership development specialist working in the creative industries) approach complex topics with an urgency that matches the speed of change. This show will give ...
 
A series in which 90’s football aficionado Josh Widdicombe is joined by friends, and fellow 90s experts, co-host Chris Scull and ‘Director of Podcast’ Michael Marden, as the trio embark on a tour of niche football topics of the period 1st January 1990 to 31st December 1999. Join the Quickly Kevin fan club for early release and extended episodes as well as exclusive bonus episodes and live shows, merchandise, events, and much much more... www.patreon.com/quicklykevin See acast.com/privacy for ...
 
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S9 EP9: Nick Hancock Joining us in the studio this week is a legend of broadcasting in the 90's and beyond and arguably Stoke City's most famous fan - Mr Nick Hancock. We discuss The Potters through the decades, They Think It's All Over, Football Nightmares and so much more... Enjoy! Over on Patreon the Quickly Kevin Fan Club is the place to go to …
 
For years explaining exactly how our brains conjure subjective conscious experience has been described by cognitive scientists as ‘the hard problem’. In this episode of the Evolving Leader podcast, co-hosts Jean Gomes and Scott Allender talk to Professor Anil Seth, professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex wh…
 
S9 EP8: This Month In The 90's (May 1995) Back by popular demand, we return to our new format this series where we're joined by QK royalty Tom Parry to deep dive into one month from the 90's - this episode it's May 1995 where we discuss Blackburn pipping Manchester United to the title on the last day of the season, Nayim lobbing Seaman, Gullit sign…
 
This week on the Evolving Leader, co-hosts Scott Allender and Jean Gomes talk to Monika Bielskyte. Monika is a futurist, VR and AR expert, internationally renowned public speaker and founder of the bleeding edge edutainment platform Protopia Futures, designed to explore visions of radically hopeful & inclusive futures centering Queerness, Indigenei…
 
After 100 episodes over 4 years, I take a chance to reflect on the lessons learned from hosting the Supporting Champions podcast and speaking with some of the world's best performers, coaches, support staff, mainly from sport but also from a range of other performance fields too. I'm joined by my close colleague, friend and initial podcast guest Dr…
 
“It’s clear that we have a massive problem in the way that we run our biggest and most powerful organisations.” Listen as co-hosts Jean Gomes and Scott Allender talk to Philip Clarke, founder and CEO of strategic innovation consultancy Hunch, podcast host and author, about the eight pioneer principles needed to change the world. Pioneers Wanted: ' …
 
New for season 3, we’re excited to release this first Under the Hood episode. Our intention is that these monthly discussions (which we’ll release alongside our regular weekly Evolving Leader episodes) will allow co-hosts Jean Gomes and Scott Allender additional airtime to dive a little deeper into many of the fascinating topics that they have expl…
 
This week on the Evolving Leader, Jean talks to English rugby international Leanne Infante (née Riley) about what she’s learnt as a leader during her career both on and off the pitch. Leanne’s debut in the England squad was against South Africa in 2013 and she has since been central to England’s success including winning the Six Nations Grand Slam …
 
A very, very warm welcome to our 100th episode. Woo! A milestone for us having started the podcast just under 4 years ago. I truly hope you have enjoyed all the episodes. If you’ve listened to them all then kudos and thanks for being with us along the way. If you’re new in, then hello and I kind of envy you as there is a back catalogue just waiting…
 
S9: Mid-season training camp We're still on a mid season break but just dropping in briefly with some news on the who? what? where? how? and why? of Mark Lamaar's presence on Dean Holdsworth's stag do. We'll see you at the end of November for Series 9 part 2 but until then for more QK content head on over to www.patreon.com/quicklykevin... And here…
 
Talking to Jean and Scott this week is Steve Ingham, one of the world’s most successful performance scientists. Steve has worked with over one thousand elite athletes, and over 200 of those (including Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent) have gone on to achieve World or Olympic medal success. Steve is author of the b…
 
This week on the Evolving Leader, co-hosts Scott Allender and Jean Gomes talk to RJ Cordes. RJ is a research fellow at (American think tank) the Atlantic Council, and his research includes work around the fields of sensemaking and knowledge management. However, it feels like we may have just scratched the surface during our hour with polymath RJ Co…
 
This week’s guest is one of the most outstanding athletes ever, Mike Powell. Mike has held the long jump world record for the last 30 years, taking the mark from the legendary Bob Beamon - who held it himself for 23 years. The record stands at 8.95 m or in old money 29 feet 4 and a bit inches. When I do keynote speeches, one of my favourite things …
 
This week, co-hosts Jean Gomes and Scott Allender are in conversation with Dr Todd Kashdan, one of the world’s leading experts in the psychology of well-being, curiosity, metal flexibility and social relationships. In addition to having written more than 200 published scientific articles, Todd has also written three books, the most recent being ‘Th…
 
S9 EP7: Correspondence Special We're gearing up for a two week mid season break on the main feed to rest the legs before the run up to Christmas. This episode we're getting through some of the backlog of brilliant correspondence we get sent and of course, Peter Shilton features heavily once more... Patreon exclusive episodes will continue as normal…
 
In this episode of the Evolving Leader podcast, co-host Jean Gomes talks to Will Page, former chief economist at both Spotify and PRS for Music, visiting fellow at London School of Economics and author of the recently published ‘Tarzan Economics: Eight principles for pivoting through disruption’. 0’00 Introduction 0.43 Background to your career and…
 
This week’s guest is Ben Ryan. Ben coached the England Rugby Sevens team between 2007 and 2013. Ben then took a big leap of faith in taking up the head coach role with the Fijian team, leading them to Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics. In recognition of these achievements the IOC named Fiji as the best male team performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic G…
 
QKWHS - S9 EP6: This Month In The 90's - September 1996 It's a brand new QK format this month as we're joined in the studio by Tom Craine to do a deep dive into one specific month during the decade. And seeing as it's the 25th anniversary of September 1996 what better place to start... We discuss all the big news of that month, Wenger's appointment…
 
In this episode of the Evolving Leader podcast, co-hosts Scott Allender and Jean Gomes talk to Dr Tim Lomas. Tim is one of the world’s leading researchers in positive psychology. He has published numerous papers on meditation, Buddhism and masculinity and has written several books including his most recent publication ‘Happiness - Found in Translat…
 
S9 EP5: Andreas Brehme Stop. The Press. We've only gone and got World Cup Winner Andreas Brehme as a guest!! Scorer of the winning goal at Italia 90. One of the best left backs in the history of the game and in Franz Beckenbauer's words - the only player so good with both feet you didn't know which one was stronger. It was logistically complex (as …
 
In this episode our guest is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly. Kevin co-founded Wired in 1993 and served as its executive editor until 1999. He is also editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website and is the former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. Kevin Kelly has written several bestselling books including ‘New Rules for …
 
This week’s guest is Laurence Halsted. Laurence is a former Olympic fencer, having competed at the London and Rio Olympics. Laurence retired after the Rio Olympics and is currently Performance Director of Danish Fencing. Since retiring as an athlete Laurence has been supporting athletes in a bold new way to support the whole athlete, through holist…
 
S9 EP4: Wimbledon and Barnet documentaries with Ben Clarke This week Ben Clarke joins us as we watch two episodes of the documentary series 'The London Programme' - the first focuses on Wimbledon's Crazy Gang in the 90's (look out for an amazing cameo on Dean Holdsworth's stag do!) and their mid season friendly with the mighty Real Madrid. If you w…
 
Welcome to Season 3 of the Evolving Leader podcast. In this episode of the Evolving Leader podcast, hosts Jean Gomes and Scott Allender are joined by innovation expert Rita McGrath. Rita is an author, professor of management at the Columbia Business School, keynote speaker, founder of the innovation platform ‘Valize’ and in September 2021 was short…
 
S9 EP3: Caroline Barker (Non-league special) It's our great pleasure to welcome to the QK studio this week the brilliant journalist and broadcaster - Caroline Barker. As a life-long fan of her beloved Chelmsford City, Caroline talks us through life as a non-league fan, director, and even key holder (yes, literally, the keys that open all the doors …
 
Martin Yelling is a former international runner, duathlete and ironman athlete and since retiring has, along with his partner Liz Yelling coached 1000s of athletes, and everyday folks to marathon and endurance achievements. Recently, Martin has set about creating a charitable organisation called Stormbreak. They have a purpose to; “... improve chil…
 
Welcome back to part two of our exploration into the Evolving Leader vulnerability interview archive. If you’ve not listened to part one, then you could well be wondering what these two vulnerability episodes are all about. Where time permits, after we’ve finished recording an episode with our fabulous guests we also record them answering a series …
 
Quickly Kevin Will He Score? - S9 EP2: Phil Thompson This week it's our absolute pleasure to welcome to the show a titan of the footballing world. A Liverpool legend who went from watching the team as a boy on the Kop to playing, captaining, winning league and European trophies and then eventually returning as assistant manager and then caretaker m…
 
Both this and the next episode of the Evolving Leader podcast are going to be a little different to our usual format. Where time permits, after we’ve finished recording an episode with our fabulous guests we also record them answering a series of rapid fire questions. We refer to this as the Evolving Leader Vulnerability Interview. You’ll hear that…
 
Quickly Kevin Will He Score? - S9 EP1: How Steve Froggatt met his wife... We. Are. Back. Quickly Kevin returns for series nine!! After the emotional highs and lows of the Euros it's back to the safety and comfort of the 90's with the return of all the usual interviews, watchalongs, listener postbag, and favourite features (and a new and slightly co…
 
In this episode of the Evolving Leader, co-hosts Scott Allender and Jean Gomes share some of their highlights from season 2. It’s been an incredible season comprising 26 episodes where Jean and Scott have spoken to a fascinating array of guests. If you’ve been an Evolving Leader subscriber since the start of season 2, then we hope you enjoy revisit…
 
Duff Gibson won the Olympic gold medal in bob skeleton at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. He did so at the age of 39. Duff has an incredible story to tell about trying and trying again, testing himself in several different sports, in the pursuit of finding the one that would suit him and allow him to take a shot at being an olympian. Duff shares th…
 
Dan Bigham is an athlete of the highest order, principally in the disciplines of individual and team pursuit with multiple national and World cup titles. Recently Dan is taking a pop at Bradley Wiggins’ hour record too. But Dan has achieved this level of performance with a band of brothers who congregated together and plied their collective physica…
 
This week on the Evolving Leader podcast, co-hosts Scott Allender and Jean Gomes talk to Sam Gilbert, expert in data-driven marketing, entrepreneur and researcher. Sam was employee number one and Chief Marketing Officer at Bought By Many, the multi-award winning fintech ranked No. 13 in The Sunday Times TechTrack100 and prior to that held the posit…
 
Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent are as successful a sporting duo as you’ll ever meet. Steve has won 5 gold medals at 5 successive games and is a 9 time world champion, Matt has won 4 Olympic golds and 10 world championships. They were successful before Britain became good at sport, winning before the UK Olympic system grew sophisticated.…
 
This week on the Evolving Leader podcast, co-hosts Jean Gomes and Scott Allender talk to transformation consultant, keynote speaker, author, host of the Innovation Show and retired internal rugby player Aidan McCullen about how he transformed himself from unpromising athlete into successful international rugby player, and then into a digital busine…
 
QKWHS - Euro 2020 EP14: End of Euros Awards Show We couldn't leave the Euros series on such a low point. So here, with a bit more reflection and love in our hearts is a bonus episode where we go through our favourite / best bits of the tournament and give out some entirely arbitrary awards. We'll be back later this week with Chapter 8 of the Steve …
 
If you could, would you want to live to 200? This week our co-hosts Scott Allender and Jean Gomes talk to longevity investor, author and visionary Sergey Young whose lifelong mission is to ‘help people live long, healthy and happy lives’. Sergey Young is the founder of the $100M Longevity Vision fund and also innovation board member at the XPRIZE f…
 
In this week’s conversation I speak to Martin Buchheitt and George Perry authors of their upcoming book “Egoals” (a blend of Ego and goals), the subtitle being, “Exercising your ego in high-performance environments”. Martin has been a real leader in applied sports science and research particularly in team sports and George is a track coach and writ…
 
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