Unbound | Conversations Without Limits

Stephen McDonnell

Discover how the highest performers push beyond limitations in this up-and-coming no. 1 Irish podcast. Host and high-performance consultant Stephen McDonnell, speaks deeply with world-class performers, revealing secrets to their success. The podcast features several series across high-performing industries, including business, sports, entertainment and more. These conversations are real, honest, courageous and great fun. Each episode is designed to provoke, educate, inspire and empower you to achieve the impossible. Previous guests include Jordan Harbinger, Damian Browne, Mark Divine and many more. read less
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#15: Brian Ferguson | Doing Hard Things in Life
Jul 27 2023
#15: Brian Ferguson | Doing Hard Things in Life
Brian Ferguson, the Founder and CEO of Arena Labs and Partner + Co-Founder of Liminal Collective is pioneering the field of High Performance Medicine and human performance, enabling frontline medical teams to achieve mastery in their roles while pushing the boundaries of human potential. Brian takes us through his journey from kitchen table conversations with his mother, a nurse, to working in the White House and serving in the military. These experiences have influenced his outlook on life and informed his understanding of human potential and performance under pressure.We explore:Essential tools for high performers making an impact and serving society at their bestMental health and self-care practices for everyone with a focus on healthcare workers Overcoming an attachment to identity and transitioning out of the military Humility, authenticity, and doing hard things that serve a higher purposeResilience and overcoming past failures Coping with family loss in life His motivation to do difficult inner workCelebrating life and fatherhood Please email stephen@liveunbound.com if you have any questions about what we discussed today.Ready to engineer your life to become your best every day? Cultivate the necessary mindset skills, push performance boundaries and craft a life of vitality with our Discover Your Best programme. Join the waitlist today.Like this show? Please subscribe and leave us a five-star rating and review. It’s a chance to tell us what you love about the show, and it helps others discover it too. Consider leaving your Instagram handle so we can thank you personally and feel free to follow ours.
#09: Patrick Sweeney | Living With No Limits
Mar 20 2023
#09: Patrick Sweeney | Living With No Limits
When Patrick Sweeney, received a call from his coach announcing that he would row in the World Cup, it should have been one of the happiest days of his life but instead, the news triggered panic. How did living in fear nearly kill Patrick? The best-selling author shares his journey to building resilience, embracing courage and how you can do almost anything when you face your fears.We explore:Why courage is the most important virtue and how stepping into it will transform your lifeThe near-death experience that changed Patrick’s life foreverThe power of visualisation and how to do it correctly for maximum impactPatrick’s parenting mistake and what every parent must knowKey insights learnt when Patrick interviewed 35 neuroscientists for his book, Fear is FuelVisiting Ukraine five times during the war and the possibility of transforming fear into resilience while embracing life in any situationPlease email stephen@liveunbound.com if you have any questions about what we discussed today.Ready to engineer your life to become your best every day? Cultivate the necessary mindset skills and push performance boundaries with our Discover Your Best programme starting Monday, April 17th. Join the waitlist today.Like this show? Please leave us a five-star rating and review. It’s a chance to tell us what you love about the show, and it helps others discover it too. Consider leaving your Instagram handle so we can thank you personally.
#06: Ruth Wageman PhD | Creating, Coaching and Leading World Class Teams
Jan 12 2023
#06: Ruth Wageman PhD | Creating, Coaching and Leading World Class Teams
Ruth Wageman is among the foremost scholars and practitioners studying and working with teams, especially leadership teams. The core of Ruth's research, teaching, and consulting for the last 30 years has been focused on the conditions that influence superb team performance. Ruth joins the show to share her story that catalysed her success as the worlds most foremost leader in team effectiveness. Ruth shares openly her experiences over decades working with teams and gives some guidance to team leaders about setting up the best conditions for your team to thrive in. In this episode, Ruth also shares advice for team coaches, and as humans how we can all have the courage to lead a different type of conversation with your team; whether that's family or work, it’s all the same.We talk about:Ruth’s inspiring story about what catalysed her success as the worlds most foremost leader in team effectivenessThe 6 Conditions of Team Effectiveness, which includes the 3 essentials and 3 enablers that comprise the critical components for team success The importance of measuring the team effectiveness journeyWhat Ruth and Stephen have both learned from designing exceptional teams across all industries and disciplines, including sports, healthcare, business, music, and academiaThe importance of a Team of Teams approach withing organisationsPurpose, understanding Team Flow state and the role of intrinsic motivation A conversation every team leader needs to facilitate with their teamThe characteristics and skills of an ideal team coach, including organisational awareness, social intelligence, being a good observer, detaching from getting personally involved in the dynamics at play and leading teams with couragePlease email stephen@liveunbound.com if you have any questions on what we discussed today or for any guidance on enhancing your teams performance.