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What is the Mastering Your Craft Podcast?


Our interviewees will reveal the keys in their path to excellence. The podcast will unpack their mentality and the psychological skills they implement to allow them to excel. Our guests will share how they get the best out of both themselves and others.

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Dr Ava Eagle Brown

Ava has had a life of hardships and knockbacks. Her life story is the basis for the book The Mango Girl, with a film to be made on her life journey this year. She shares this within this podcast. She also gives huge insights into other strands of life, including coaching others to get the most out of themselves and her advice as someone who has suffered mental health problems. An amazing listen.

(please note this interview covers sensitive topics such as sexual assault- listener discretion advised)

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Series Two


Series 2 will see a number of individuals who are leaders in their chosen field join Cormac on the podcast. Our guests will be drawn from the arenas of business, sport, entertainment and education.

Our interviewees will reveal the keys in their path to excellence. The podcast will unpack their mentality and the psychological skills they implement to allow them to excel. Our guests will share how they get the best out of both themselves and others.

Dr Ava Eagle Brown

Ava has had a life of hardships and knockbacks. Her life story is the basis for the book The Mango Girl, with a film to be made on her life journey this year. She shares this within this podcast. She also gives huge insights into other strands of life, including coaching others to get the most out of themselves and her advice as someone who has suffered mental health problems. An amazing listen.

(please note this interview covers sensitive topics such as sexual assault- listener discretion advised)

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Mickey Nugent
Owner Nugelato

We discuss the Nugelato journey with its founder Mickey, from one shop to four years. A real insight into business and life

Dave Linton
Founder Madlug - Restoring Dignity To Children In Care
Kate Marshall
Author, Executive Coach, Speaker and Facilitator
Corinne Latham
Primary School Principal, Seaview Ps, Belfast.

Corinne Leatham shares her experiences of leading a school. We talk around creating a culture of well-being and managing change as a leader. Corinne shares wonderful advice and tips to help parents connect with their kids and how to help them in terms of education. She also discusses teacher qualities and gives advice to those starting their teaching career.

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Dr Mustafa Sarkar
Leading World Expert on Resilience

One of the leading world experts in the area of resilience, Dr. Mustafa Sarkar sat down for a chat to uncover resilience and discuss the “how” to develop resilience both at the individual and environmental level. A must-listen for parents, teachers, coaches and leaders.

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Tony O’Neill
Restaurant Owner & Personal Trainer

On todays episode with Tony O’Neill, we investigate setting up a business, including the challenges this brings. We also delve into managing people. With over 15 years of experience as a Personal Trainer, Tony gives an insight into the area of human motivation.

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Kieran Campbell
Ulster Rugby Academy Manager, ‘A’ Team Head Coach. Ireland Under 20s Coach

Kieran tells the “Mastering Your Craft Podcast” about the structures within Ulster Rugby. He discusses creating resilience within the environment. We delve into creating a strong culture to develop players for the professional game,

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David McNeilly
Professional Golf Caddy

David McNeilly pulls the curtain back on what it is like to work in the gold fish bowl of professional golf. We get tips on effective communication under pressure, instilling confidence in others and operating in the present. He gives insights into his time with Padraig Harrington, Nick Faldo and the golfer he currently supports Matt Wallace, including his significant rise over the last two years

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Series One


Series 1 gives top psychological tips on how to excel with exams.

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Become the Examiner

This podcast will highlight to students how they can begin to think like the examiner and explore how they can cement their learning to become more “test smart.”

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Mastering Your Craft 4

Simulation

This podcast will examine a key lesson from the Tom Brady inspired New England Patriots, the multiple NFL Super Bowl Champions. The episode will explore a key philosophy from the US Military. Using these two high-performance ideas, we will link this to study preparation and highlight how students can set up their study to flourish with the pressure of exams.

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Mastering Your Craft 3

Swim Your Own Lane

This podcast examines two faulty thought processes that a high percentage of students engage in, immediately pre-test and post-examination. Within the episode, I will explain how these thought processes can unsettle students psychologically. Finally, the podcast will offer alternative more productive strategies for students to use before and after exams.

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Mastering Your Craft 2

Stay In The Moment

This podcast will focus on mistakes and how dwelling on them can be counterproductive moving forward within a performance. It will discuss strategies from the world of sport psychology that will allow students to overcome setbacks both during and after a test.

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Mastering Your Craft 1

Maintain Emotional Control

This podcast will examine where pressure comes from. It will highlight how pressure can influence us physically and psychologically. The episode will highlight how pressure… interfere with clarity of thought. I will discuss a practical tool that you can use in pressure inducing situations to help you gain a sense of control.

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Our “Mastering Your Class” Podcast is now LIVE!

Our podcast is available on most major platforms including Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts. Just follow the links to download and listen.