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Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show

Mandy Gibbons, THE RESILIENCE COACH FOR MEN Resilience And Emotional Resilience, For Peace, Purpose, Powerful Decision Making and Grounded Leadership During The Challenges... And Every Day Life


๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—š๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—š๐—จ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง: ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ด
๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—š๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—š๐—จ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง: ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ด For over 30 years Bob has been successfully showing entrepreneurs, leaders, and sales professionals how to communicate their value and accelerate their business growth. Although for years Bob was best known for his sales classic "Endless Referrals"... itโ€™s his business parable, The Go-Giver, that he co-authored with John David Mann that has created a worldwide movement. The Go-Giver itself has sold more than one million copies and been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazineโ€™s list of The Most Motivational Books Ever Written...ย  AND was on HubSpotโ€™s 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time. Bob is the founder of The Go-Giver Community Network, an incredible online business community created by and for Go-Givers. Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic and served on the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida. ๐—๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—›๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐Ÿ’ฅ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐——๐—˜: ย  ๐Ÿ† Bob talks about his insights into "Giving"... and where his open and genuine approach to living life and doing business came from. And how he experienced and witnessed that sustainably, successful people - mentally, emotionally, relationally, socially - that made the most money, genuinely, and from their heart... provided the most value to others.ย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ I asked Bob about his very calm and confident nature...Where does that come from? Bob shares how as he's got older he's become more confident...and worries less about things than he did when he was younger. And how adopting that older mindset when you're younger can help ground you. ๐Ÿ† How challenges in Bob's life have supported his own growth and built upon his resilience. His insights into resilience... including the ability to dust yourself and get back up again... Getting past the "no's"... Re-framing "no's"...ย  And self acceptance and acknowledging that it's ok that the "no's" don't feel so good. Letting that feeling pass through you... So you don't have to fear the "no's". ๐Ÿ”ฅ What "drive by mentor" means... People that come into our lives at the most unexpected times...That we may, or may never, speak to or see again. And how they just happen to say the exact thing we need to hear, and are ready to hear, at that moment.ย  ๐Ÿ† The "one golden nugget" of advice from a โ€œdrive-by mentorโ€ that totally shifted Bob's perspective and played a big role in his success...ย  ..."if you want to make a lot of money in sales, don't have making money as your target...Your target is serving others... When you hit that target your reward will come in form of money".ย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ Bob shares that great Salesmanship is about the other person, that you're trying to bring value too. It's about another person's life being better, just because you're a part of it. ๐Ÿ† We discuss how when you come at sales from scarcity, it feels uncomfortable, because it goes against your core values. ๐Ÿ”ฅ "Giving", focusing on providing value, doesn't mean that you're not "receiving".ย  ๐Ÿ’ฅ Why it's important to study prosperity. ๐Ÿ† Bob shares The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success...And how it applies to "Giving" and "Receiving".... The Law of Value - Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment. The Law of Compensation - Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them. The Law of Influence - Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other peopleโ€™s interests first. The Law of Authenticity - The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself. The Law of Receptivity - The key to effective giving is to stay open to receivingย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss that it doesn't matter what your financial situation is, we all have value to provide. ๐Ÿ† The Golden Rule of Business and Sales..."All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust." ๐Ÿ”ฅ As a strong Resilient man... Bob shares what resilience means to him... Whether we're men or women, we can learn from others and learn from our own life experiences... In many ways, as amazing human beings, we are much more alike than we are different. ๐Ÿ† Bob shares how we can implement and apply "The Go-Giver" way... and asking "how do I provide value to this person?" "Is this going to bring value to this person".ย  And that value is subjective and why it's important not to assume that what we would find of value, is what someone else would find of value.ย  And why it's important to pay attention, ask questions, listen... so we can add value. And touch the lives of others.ย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ Bob shares his insights into "authenticity" and acting congruently with your values. ย  ย  You can connect with Bob here... - Bobโ€™s Daily Impact emails are available on his websites. - Along with links to The Go-Giver Series of Books by Bob Burg and John David Mann. - And you can discover the amazing ways that you can work with Bob on Bob's websites and following Bob on social media. ย  ย  Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbonsย  Resilience And Emotional Resilience Coach For Men #resilience #resilienceformen #mandygibbons #bobburg #gogiver
36:09 11/12/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Aaron WD Huey (Aaron William Daniel Huey)
Aaron is a Men's Coach and Mentor... Moved from Life Coaching to specialising in coaching "Tradies". As a carpenter, Aaron has been through his own journey with his mental health and personal growth... Working his way up to management he's seen the highs and lows of construction and the impact that fast paced, pressure driven work can have on tradies... Along with his knowledge, experience and his life coaching skills... Aaron is dedicated to giving back and helping motivate and empower other men in the industry to improve their mental health, their outlook on life... improve their relationships... and drive them towards their goals and dreams of living and creating a happy and thriving life. JUST SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AND INSIGHTS ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Aaron shares about the conversations he's having with tradies and their challenges - including living week to week - and the skills and tips he's bringing to them so they can be more prepared mentally and financially. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We chat about empowering men to take ownership of their lives, and their masculinity...And how men are feeling like if they stand strong in their masculinity, they'll be labelled as being toxic. ๐Ÿ† Why men are feeling like they're having to justify their masculinity. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Aaron and I talk about how it's gone beyond political correctness now and that people are labelling others as toxic simply for having a different opinion and the affect that's having on men. ๐Ÿ† Aaron talks about the "echo chamber"... and the importance of surrounding yourself with men that support your growth. ๐Ÿ’ฅ How men, who from the outside, appear to have all the things that represent "success", yet are finding themselves depressed... and feeling ashamed to admit that... and ask for help. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How we're making progress for supporting men to take ownership... but there's still a step that's missing. ๐Ÿ’ฅ The work that Aaron's doing to help him to understand "feminine" energy to help him stand powerful as a Dad and supporting this daughters. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We chat about how men that don't show a lot of love and affection towards their family and children, can freely give love and affection to their dogs, due to the lack of pressure to meeting expectations. They can let their guard down. ๐Ÿ† The confusion around taking responsibility And what that actually means. And how to do that, while moving forward. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Aaron's perspective on taking responsibility.. he explains these in more detail in this podcast: 1. Awareness 2. Ownership 3. Education 4. Accountability ๐Ÿ’ฅ The 1 degree of change... taking the steps to transform for yourself and those you love and care about. ๐Ÿ† We discuss men feeling like they've lost their purpose. How work becomes their identity. Purpose can change as you grow and move through life. The importance of living a purposeful and fulfilling life. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We chat about how as adults we lose our childlike wonderment and creativity. And how to bring that back into your life. How it opens yourself up to new opportunities, possibilities, connections.... Why it's important to take a break from your phone and social media... and getting away and trying new things. ๐Ÿ† Aaron speaks about tradies and men taking care of themselves and their health, especially when their work is incredibly physical and they're exhausted at the end of the day and week. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about how young men are super confused about who they are and how they're affected by social media... with their vulnerabilities being preyed on. And are basing what it is to be a man on what they see on social media and online. ๐Ÿ’ฅ We talk about "cancel culture" and the divide and damage it's causing between men and women. ๐Ÿ† Aaron and I discuss relationships and bridging the gap between men and women... The importance of having open and honest conversations versus assuming. And communicating as things come up, instead of letting resentment build... and speaking your truth, without resentment or trying to be right. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We can make things difficult for ourselves in relationships and connections because we're afraid of rejection. ๐Ÿ† We chat about how men and women can support each other... especially at the end of the day he's exhausted and she's exhausted... both needing time to wind down and have some personal time. ๐Ÿ’ฅ How our partners can feel like they're getting left behind when we're experiencing alot of personal growth. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The importance of sleep and getting your health on track and how men are existing in burn-out. You can connect with Aaron here... Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience And Emotional Resilience Coach For Men #resilience #resilienceformen #mandygibbons #aaronwdhuey #aaronwilliamdanielhuey #tradies
95:14 10/28/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Aaron Schultz
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Aaron Schultz Founder of The Outback Mind Foundation, Aaron Schultz, is a strong advocate for a preventative approach to menโ€™s health. Having overcome his own period of huge self-doubt, crippling anxiety and poor lifestyle behaviours caused by overwork and burnout, Aaron managed to turn his weakness into his strength, becoming a teacher of meditation, yoga and anxiety management education. Aaron now has over 7,000 practical teaching hours, and is the driving force behind establishing The Outback Mind Foundation in regional Queensland, and now itโ€™s expansion throughout regional Australia. You can read more about Aaronโ€™s journey through his book A Wink from A Guru, forwarded by AFL great Paul Roos. Aaron is also the host of Outback Mind Podcast. JUST SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AND INSIGHTS ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Aaron shares his own experience of struggling with mental health and burn out... 13 years ago he was close to taking his own life. At that time there wasn't the resources available that are around now. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How finding tools, solutions and strategies has helped him move through this. And led him to founding The Outback Mind Foundation. ๐Ÿ† We discuss the workshops and groups that Aaron runs to support men. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Aaron talks about his experience of working with men from corporate, through to men in prison, professional athletes through to teenagers, to older men. ๐Ÿ† Aaron's spent years on self study, studying eastern cultures to thrive in life. ๐Ÿ’ฅ The turning point for Aaron... He shares how coming through life thinking that success was about proving himself, the money that he earnt, was what life was about. Finding himself at 37 burn out, stressed and miserable. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How working on his health, after a doctors visit, going to the gym... and within 2 years transformed into a career in training professional athletes. He went from unworthiness to exponential growth. ๐Ÿ’ฅ We talk about how self awareness shows up when you're going through challenging times, moving through your emotions and working on personal growth. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Aaron shares how the body and mind is always giving us signals, and how our minds are running flat out and we don't take notice it. What he did to move himself out of anxiety, which he'd experienced most of his life. ๐Ÿ† How Yoga and Meditation changed his life... which lead him to studying these modalities, being mentored and coached in them by the best mentors he could find... Through to teaching others to work through their emotional and physical challenges. ๐Ÿ”ฅ His work with supporting men, helping them shift from anger and fear to calm and finding peace. Releasing the pressure. ๐Ÿ’ฅ The importance of feeling safe within ourselves, being kinder to ourselves... and how powerful it is... letting go over being reactive. ๐Ÿ† Aaron shares how he started his "Men's Circles"... and the impact they're having. And how they're based on personal growth. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How a lot of men's circles can get stuck in complaining and ego. What Aaron does in his men's circles to empower men to feel safe within themselves, having great relationships with themselves, with women... and helping them continue to move forward. ๐Ÿ† How Aaron's creating an amazing community of connection, comradery and compassion for men in regional areas... How so many men in regional areas feel isolated. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Aaron talks about how in work places it needs to be more transformational... versus transactional. And speaks about the amazing training he's bringing into workplaces. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Aaron shares his work in prisons to help to break the cycle of domestic violence. ๐Ÿ† Aaron explains the process he uses to calm the nervous system. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about how we're bought up to be afraid of living a purposeful life. How you can get involved in supporting the Outback Mind Foundation whether that be skills, donations, volunteers in various areas from I.T., social media, help with applying for grants, helping build awareness so Aaron can expand and train other ambassadors up around the country so he can take Outback Mind Australia wide to support regional areas. You can connect with Aaron here... Ask Aaron about his Outback Mind Ambassadors facebook group. Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience And Emotional Resilience Coach For Men #resilience #emotionalresilience #mandygibbons #aaronschultz #theoutbackmindfoundation #outbackmind
54:15 10/06/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Darran Petty
Darranโ€™s life journey has led him to be one of the most notable and intriguing straight-shooting podcaster's - โ€˜The Darran Petty Podcastโ€™ - covering issues impacting everyday Australians. Darran is a State, National and International award winner in bodybuilding, before changing course to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where he also became a State, National and International champion & martial arts school owner 'Trojan Academy.โ€™ His work has also led him to work with โ€˜Arnold โ€˜Schwarzenegger as his cameraman when he was on tour in Australia. Darran shares his life story in schools, events, YouTube & his blog. Inspiring and motivating people, especially youth, to work hard & dedicate their time to finding & pursuing their personal passions. Darran taught himself the art of filmmaking & photography. He now operates โ€˜Darran Petty Filmsโ€™ which offers film & PhotoArt for social media formal to small/medium business. JUST SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AND INSIGHTS ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Darran talks about how, as a child, he grew up with an abusive step-father... enduring domestic violence and blood shed, his family moving around the country. His step-father being in and out of jail. And passing away when Darran was in his teens. ๐Ÿ”ฅ With Darran's Mum struggling with alcohol and prescription medication... After police and social workers got involved, he left home at 14 years old... going from friends couches and mates homes... Darran turned to drugs and alcohol. ๐Ÿ† In 2000 he watched the movie Pumping Iron...he started bodybuilding. Throughout his 20's he got into martial arts, in his late 20's turning to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a rock and anchor for him over the years throughout challenges including bankruptcy And his incredible story of resilience and turning his life around. ๐Ÿ† Darran was a child carer, a disability support worker and personal trainer... and bought all that experience when he created Trojan Academy. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Darran's main aim of the Trojan Academy is to bolster kids self confidence and sense of themselves... to speak up and speak out. And having fun and connection while being comfy around chaos. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How nearly 15 years of working with children has created an incredible impact on the attending Trojan Academy students, setting children up with life-long tools. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How structure transformed Darran's life in his early years with weight training. ๐Ÿ’ฅ How bankruptcy at 21 years old, and Darran's many life challenges, helped him become a powerful decision maker along with ramping up his ability to create and problem solve. And to not sweat the small stuff. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Darran shares how asking for help, accepting help and giving lots of help... Has now put him in a position to be able to thrive and help others. The ripple effect of giving... And how it comes back to you. ๐Ÿ† How 12 years ago Darran was charged with drug trafficking steroids ...He talks about the pathway back from that...the police and court experience... How we can live in an illusion of how close to the edge we are playing in life, making reckless decisions, thinking that things will simply be ok, when they're actually not. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss how Darran destroyed the mould of what his life could've been if he hadn't have chosen to turn his life around. How grateful his is for what he's survived. ๐Ÿ’ฅ How gratefulness has played a huge role in Darran's life. And everything he's achieved has been self taught. ๐Ÿ† Darran's advice on toiling away, the sweat, the tears, the journey of achieving... fighting for what you want, earning it... never ever giving up. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Darran shares how he's become unbreakable... how not one person can get close to shaking him, because of what he's created his life to be. He's built himself, brick by brick, into a solid structure. ๐Ÿ† The awareness Darran now has around the resilience he's created within himself. How he believes in himself and backs himself. And the continuation of creating his life, versus the survival of it. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about the "Dad Joke" Reels that Darran shares, that have gone viral on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram, with one of his Trojan Kids Academy students. The joy and fun it brings to others. You can connect with Darran here...Or if you'd like to ask Darran to speak at your school: Thankyou again, Darran. ย  Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience And Emotional Resilience Coach For Men #resilience #emotionalresilience #mandygibbons #darranpetty
54:02 09/10/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Mike Dyson of Good Blokes Co
Mike is the Founder of Good Blokes Co. Since 2015, Mike Dyson has lead tens of thousands of conversations with boys and men all over Australia on manhood, mental health, mateship, risk, violence and respect for women.ย  These conversations give him a rare insight into whatโ€™s truly going on behind the mask of masculinity and a unique perspective on how our culture of masculinity shapes our men and boyโ€™s wellbeing and behaviour.ย  Mike is the lead facilitator on Good Blokes Co camps and retreats. In the education sphere, he trains teachers to design and facilitate their own programs to engage boys in meaningful reflection and conversation. His corporate presentations inspire leaders to carry the conversation on healthy masculinity forward in the workplace. ย ย  JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ย  ๐Ÿ† Mike talks about the Mother / Son camps and the Father / Son camps and how it transforms the connection and communication between sons and their parents. Example:ย  Sons get to see their parents through different lenses...ย  Their Mum is someone who can have fun What is their Mum really hoping forย  What's their Dad's ambitions Mum and Dad's struggles ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mike shares how his best mate's wife phoned him saying his best mate had checked himself into hospital and that he was worried about suicide. We talk about the insights it bought Mike around supporting his mate. ๐Ÿ† How Mike not too long after, found himself in the hospital emergency thinking he was having a heart attack, discovering he was experiencing anxiety. Which led Mike to men's groups, rights of passage work... and the potential of helping young men and kids with the skills to take care of their mates. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How parents, teachers and communities are embracing these conversations and helping kids to connect with adults. How Mike provides, and teaches how to provide, a safe place for these conversations to take place. ๐Ÿ† We discuss the transformational impact of this on bullying.ย  ๐Ÿ’ฅ How Mike gets to help young men thrive during their teenage years... and into adult hood, through to dating and treating women with respect, and respecting themselves. ย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mike shares, in his men's work, how so many other blokes are experiencing similar challenges when it comes to emotional awareness. ย ย  ๐Ÿ† We discuss how men, as leaders, can feel the pressure of not only dealing with their own emotions and challenges, but also having others around them coming to them with their adversities... and the overwhelm that brings.ย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ The impact of being able to accept your emotions and simply talking / saying that you're feeling sad (whatever you're feeling)...ย  ...Mike gives an example of when his dog passed away... Being honest and open about it and if it means taking a day off or a week off, to simply ask for it. Versus feeling like you have to push through and pretend it's not happening.ย  ย  ๐Ÿ’ฅ We discuss changing the culture... From men feeling ashamed to say they're struggling - with fear of being black listed or managed out - from having a mental health issue... To having our mates back. To support men when they're struggling. That it doesn't have to mean ending their career. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How it gets to crisis point by not noticing or not getting on top of the stress... And the simple choices that can be implemented to help with that... versus turning to vices.ย  ๐Ÿ† How the average Aussie Man feels like he needs to be tough, strong, unemotional... Mike shares a study of 67% of Australian men feel the pressure to meet that stereo type. ย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ How those of us, who have the skills around emotional awareness, we can support blokes who find it hard to have those conversations. And have our mates back.ย  ๐Ÿ’ฅ We discuss anger and frustration...Alcohol, vices, making "not so healthy decisions" when you're struggling. ๐Ÿ† How simply just having a conversation can transform a situation, when a man is going through adversity. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mike shares how "shame" can often be a man's kryptonite and how it can prevent a man from asking for help. Mike also discusses James Gilligan research which states that the main cause of violence in young men is shame. Eg... I don't feel man enough. ๐Ÿ† How men are socially isolated. How traumatic feeling alone can be. Mike shares how feeling alone can be as dangerous to your heart (physiologically) as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. ย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ Why it's important to have strong male supportive friendships outside of your relationship, so you're not putting the pressure on your partner.ย  ๐Ÿ† The impact of connecting regularly whether that be via sms, messenger, quick voice messages, calls, zoom etc if we're not able to connect with mates in person. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mike talks about the tools he uses to build emotional awareness. ๐Ÿ† We discuss resilience, taking responsibility, being accountable with our word, self care, self acceptance, embracing challenges and building momentum to empower ourselves and thriving in life.ย  You can connect with Mike here... ย  Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbonsย  Resilience And Emotional Resilience Coach For Men #resilience #emotionalresilience #mandygibbons #mikedyson #goodblokesco #mentalhealth
46:04 08/17/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Steve Gard
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Steve Gard Steve is the Founder of The Circle Back Initiative, after his own experiences during the pandemic... seeing people suffering from mental health issues while also trying to apply for work... Steve created "The Circle Back Initiative" to improve the experience candidates receive after submitting a job application. Steve is also the Founder of BenchmarCX, a software platform which allows you to capture candidate experience feedback at each stage of the recruitment process, and then benchmark the results against BenchmarCX database of employers by industry or role profile. Steve also shares his own resilience and entrepreneurial story... We dig a little deeper into the insights of that... And finding inspiration, drive, purpose and resilience during challenging times. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Steve shares his leap into entrepreneurship after being in a career in recruitment, in 2019. How his plans and new business went out the window when the pandemic hit in 2020. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Steve saw employers were compounding the stress and anxiety of job applicants, during this time, by not getting back to applicants. And he decided to change this. ๐Ÿ† Steve talks about his mission for change so that applicants don't feel ignored... Getting a group of employers to commit to respond to applicants throughout the recruitment process. And to encourage other employers to do the same. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Steve launched The Circle Back Initiative in May 2020. Just over 2 years later, with over 140 companies throughout Australia, New Zealand... and they've now launched in the UK and the US. ๐Ÿ† Steve shares his own resilience story and insights into his own challenges and life experience with mental health and anxiety. Wishes he had have taken action on it years ago. How much better it made him feel seeking help for it. ๐Ÿ’ฅ How Steve nearly didn't start The Circle Back Initiative due to being told that it might upset the industry. And the lesson he learnt about not being able to please everyone. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Steve speaks about how important purpose is... and how he rediscovered his purpose during creating The Circle Back Initiative, during such a difficult time. ๐Ÿ† We talk about how scary it can be when applicants don't know the recruitment process, aren't followed up with (don't hear back)... When they're feeling helpless how much loss of control and pressure that puts on them. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The impact it had on Steve being able to help create change, so people are feeling like they're being heard and cared for. ๐Ÿ’ฅ The incredible feedback from employers. How candidates have specifically applied to companies who stand for and are committed to The Circle Back Initiative. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How The Circle Back Initiative creates a caring culture within the company. ๐Ÿ† Kmart, Office Works, LinkedIn that have 1000's of employees through to smaller companies that hire 5 employees have committed to this. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How companies often lose customers from the way they've treated job applicants... and how a company treats customers can affect potential applicants not wanting to work for them. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Steve shared that companies, for the most part, don't know what people are going through personally, individually in their lives... it's important to get back to everyone and treat people with respect. ๐Ÿ† There's 6 standards that need to be met with The Circle Back Initiative. Which drives better practice and far better feedback from employers "in house" recruiters... when reaching out to job applicants. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The amazing companies that have come on board to sponsor The Circle Back Initiative so Steve can make it free for employers to join. ๐Ÿ† The importance of congruence when it comes to connecting with people for organisations, with anyone that comes onto contact with their brand including employees, candidates, suppliers, customers. You can connect with Steve here... Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience (And Emotional Resilience) Coach For Men #resilience #mandygibbons #stevegard #circlebackinitiative #mentalhealth
53:46 07/14/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Jack Hyslop
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Jack Hyslop Jack is a Performer/Choreographer at Thunder From Down Under, Las Vegas Nevada. I met Jack over 4 years ago... Via a close friend...I was writing poetry and organising a photoshoot for it... I was so grateful for Jack for being a part of this project...He was brilliant in his support of it. We've become great buddies. You're going to love this very REAL conversation... And maybe recognise yourself in this... I asked Jack to jump on the podcast with me... to share his own personal story with mental health. You might think someone like Jack, young, with his looks and physique... has it pretty good... But for a couple of years Jack was really struggling... and in a dark place. And is very honest, vulnerable and open about this in today's episode... along with his healing process. Jacks wears his heart on his sleeve... And truly is a genuinely amazing guy. We didn't have a lot of time, Jack had a show / performance to get too... Jack, as you'll see in the podcast, has been super dedicated to his career... And is now living his dream, thriving in his purpose and career. Huge hugs, Jack... Incredibly proud of you, brother. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Jack shares his story of being recruited by Thunder From Down Under. Moving from Western Australia to Las Vegas, Nevada. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How important following your heart is, and going after your dreams... So you're not looking back, wondering "what if". ๐Ÿ† We discuss some of the inspiring qualities that I've seen in Jack... In regards to how supportive and caring he is... And how grateful I am to him for that. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Jack talks about how a big relationship break-up, and his struggle with his own issues around abandonment Knowing the hurt that it brings... How it drives him in life to naturally want to protect and care for others... And how he values that. ๐Ÿ† Jack's own "ground work" that he's continuing and personal growth. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Jack shares how incredible his Boss is, the guys he works with... and how he's now setting himself up in life for his future... his impact and giving back... and the very cool opportunities that he now has financially to do this. ๐Ÿ† The prank his manager played on him, in front of around 800 people... on his first night performing for "Thunder From Down Under"... LOL ๐Ÿ”ฅ Jack said he lost some of his passion for performing while he was struggling with his mental health years ago... And how much it's taught him about himself. ๐Ÿ† How Jack's journaling has helped him... and moving through his emotions. And working on gratefulness. ๐Ÿ’ฅ How much fun he's having now... And how much he's loving being his most authentic self. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How, when Jack was growing up... love always had conditions... and so he was always trying to do things so people could return love to him. When they rejected him, he'd keep giving... and then not feeling good enough. ๐Ÿ† Jack talks about his relationship with his father. And how his psychologist has been helping Jack heal from the trauma of that. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Jack talks about his own experiences with social media and how he's tried to focus on sharing value via his own experiences, and personal journey. Versus getting up caught up in the "Influencer" world. ๐Ÿ’ฅ How, when Jack, decided to move forward with his changing things for himself he found himself doing it for the wrong reasons... wanting to do it based on getting his former girlfriend back... And as his awareness grew around that, he was able to transform his life... for himself. ๐Ÿ† What Jack has learnt about supporting others with depression. How depression affected him and his friendships... how much he values his close friends for hanging in there, being patient with him and being so supportive of him. And the unconditional love he has with them. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How awareness is playing a huge role in Jack's life moving forward. And the success and momentum he's creating in his work and career... and learning not to be too hard on himself. You can follow Jack here... Jack shares a lot of his behind the scenes journey in his Instagram Stories Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience (And Emotional Resilience) Coach For Men #resilience #jackhyslop #mandygibbons #thunderfromdownundervegas #mentalhealth
35:01 07/05/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Nick West
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Nick West Nick's been in Real Estate for 10 years, Sales Executive and Property Partner at The Agency Real Estate Australia. In today's episode Nick shares his inspiring journey of... ...what he had to learn, unlearn, experience... and who he had to become to bring him to the man, leader, father that he is today. ... And talks about how being in a fast pace industry with big rewards... high demands and stress... can lead to feeling like you need to "escape"... How not having the tools to deal with that...can lead you down a path of struggling with your mental health. Whether you're in Real Estate, or any other industry... you'll resonate with this powerful conversation with Nick today. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Nick shares the pressures he was experiencing and how when you're stuck in overwhelm, you can easily spiral downwards. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss the impact on Nick's life and relationships when he was struggling with dealing with how he was feeling, his emotions and the situations he was experiencing. ๐Ÿ† How common it is, for someone to turn to drugs and alcohol to escape when they're in a high pressure environment. How Nick used this to numb how he was feeling... so he could keep pushing through. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about how lack of self compassion, beating yourself up, punishing yourself and becoming more reckless can have a disastrous affect on your work and personal life. ๐Ÿ† Nick shares why he CHOSE change. And sought help. The turning point where Nick said "enough was enough" of the direction his life was going in. How it changed his life. And how grateful he is to his coach. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Nick shares how getting help has created a great relationship with himself and his son's Mother. The incredible love Nick has for his son... and how valuable his transformation has been for his connection with him and his son. ๐Ÿ† The lifestyle changes Nick's made... including quitting alcohol and coffee. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss clarity of knowing who you are... versus masking that over.... so you can make clearer and forward moving decisive growth choices. ๐Ÿ’ฅ The importance of great mental health... and why you need to take charge of it and your personal growth. Nick and I share some of the tools and insights that we've both used for our own mental health. ๐Ÿ† The game changing belief for Nick around enjoying accepting and feeling uncomfortable... and how it accelerated him moving forward. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about self-acceptance, loving how you are... and who you are... and doing a self evaluation of your life. ๐Ÿ† How respecting yourself transforms your connections and friendships... attracting new people into your inner circle. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How Nick feels like he's not fighting himself anymore and how much he appreciates and loves life. ๐Ÿ† Nick shares how setting boundaries for himself and how his life reflects that. We talk about the self rapport you gain from that. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The morning routine that Nick has set up for himself to start the day. And the awareness he has around how he talks to himself and how he interacts with himself daily. ๐Ÿ† The work it takes to live and create a purposeful life each day... even in the challenges. Why it's worth it. And doing what's important to you. Eg... Nick loves spending time with his son. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Nick shares how he loves asking for help now... that's it ok to ask for help and be open to change, even when it's painful. And asking yourself "does this serve me?" A yes / no question. How setting boundaries sets you free. You can reach out to Nick: Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience (And Emotional Resilience) Coach For Men #resilience #nickwest #mandygibbons #realestate #mentalhealth
54:49 06/23/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ SPECIAL GUEST: Matt Smith
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ SPECIAL GUEST: Matt Smith You might recognise Matt from 'Undercover Billionaire' Season 2 - with Grant Cardone in Pueblo...Matt is the owner of WakeUp Pueblo and Snooze Mattress Franchise.. Matt's a Commercial and Residential Real Estate Investor and Developer...Is a best selling author...Owns the largest Snap Fitness in the World... Is an incredibly inspiring Leader in his community... And enthusiastically purpose driven in putting his family first as a husband to his amazing wife Jenny... (Jenny is kick ass)... and father of 3 amazing children. This episode is a "much-watch"! Matt's amazing resilience, energy, drive, ethics, integrity, strength ... while also being kind, compassionate and generous... shine through big time. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Matt shares the impact that his Mum (Matt's hero) had on his life. Single Mum who led by example with her leadership skills, resilience, compassion, appreciation, love and encouragement for her children and others. Matt's Mum's legacy continues to live through Matt, his purpose and his own relationships and with his family. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Matt discusses how not having a Dad, and having such an inspirational Mum has helped empower him in so many ways in being the incredible Father he is with his own family (Jenny - his wife - and his children). Which he writes about in his book...Cereal Dad Preneur. ๐Ÿ† Matt shares the pivotal moment in his life when he was stabbed in high school... hanging out with the wrong people... and seeing his Grandma's and Mum's face when he was lying in hospital. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Matt and I talk about the challenges he experienced in learning (I resonate with this big time)... How ADHD was a blessing for him. And how he's utilised this in his life to think outside of the box... to not get stuck in problems and to find solutions fast and effectively. ๐Ÿ† We talk about Matt's mentor Darryl, who took Matt under his wing and is the father that Matt never had... leading by example with the importance of integrity and earning the respect of team members... genuinely caring for people. How grateful Matt is to have Darryl in his life. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Matt shares how his family is his "WHY", how protecting his family, being present with his wife and his children, and putting his family first is what drives him in life. How he met his incredible wife Jenny. Matt and Jenny always wanted a family. They've designed their lives around that. Matt discusses that money is great, but it's not the purpose of what life is. Impact is. ๐Ÿ† Matt describes his own powerful version of "retiring in his 30's"... based around how he chooses to take responsibility to live his life and owning his time. How when he bet on himself his income tripled the next year. It was the best move he made in life for his family, spiritually and financially. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Matt talks about how him and Jenny have an amazing relationship with communication playing a massive role in that. And how this sets his relationships up with his wife, children and others for life. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Matt shares his "3,2,1" that he does with his wife and children... PLATINUM advice here! He's also written a children's book about this. "Make it a Great Day"... To make every day a great day. Not giving up. And to bring resilience into each day. 3 = 3 x best things that happened to you today 2 = What's the two challenges that happened today 1 = What are you really looking forward too tomorrow ๐Ÿ”ฅ How Matt implements communication with his team... And treats his team like family. They have each other's backs. Celebrate and support each other, have drama-free communication, bond with each other and knowing each person's "why". ๐Ÿ† Matt shares how resilience helped him succeed in the 11 Businesses that he's owned. Yes, he's had times when he's lost money for a while, while he's been building the success of the businesses, but it's been his drive and determination for his goals... and his purpose that have helped him get there. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How Matt's years of hard work and success lead to the community in Pueblo recommending him to Grant Cardone in 'Undercover Billionaire' Season 2... Grant and Matt creating a multi-million business evaluation with their collaboration. ๐Ÿ† How faith plays a huge role in Matt and Jenny's life and their work in their community. And how they have a lot of fun, adventures, inspire and challenge each other... And support each other with what they both want to accomplish in life. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about Matt's inner circle, and how he communicates, shares and talks about his challenges... and how he's confident in wearing his heart on his sleeves. How him and Jenny are vulnerable with each other, support each other and share their challenges with other. How it's important not to hold things in. ๐Ÿ† Matt talks about how YOU control who's on your bus. You're driving your own bus. Who do you want to be around you and your children. Having people on your bus that hold you accountable, support you and your purpose, and you doing your best, and vice versa. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Matt's shares a really beautiful story about "integrity" and honesty with Matt's son. How "integrity" is one of the huge core values of Matt's company and purpose... and how Matt and Jenny bring communication and integrity into their children's life... This is very cool... and Matt shares more funny stories on that with his daughter. ๐Ÿ† We discuss how the community of Pueblo are so genuinely kind, compassionate and passionate about helping each other rise... love giving back and supporting each other... how it seems to be a running theme in the community. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Matt shares his advice for Men - as Entrepreneurs - when you're feeling burnt out, losing direction, struggling with emotions, feeling stuck with purpose and in life... ๐Ÿ† Matt talks about his own experiences with purpose, standing strong in his "WHY"... dropping ego... To love yourself enough to be able to pivot if you have too. Enjoy the journey. Don't let pride get in the way. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Matt shares what Resilience means to him. You can reach out to Matt: Website: Matt's Books: Cereal Dad Preneur: Put Your Family First While You Build An Empire And Create Wealth and It's Going To Be A Great Day! (Matt's children's book) Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience (And Emotional Resilience) Coach For Men #resilience #mattsmith #mandygibbons #undercoverbillionaire #wakeuppueblo
46:29 05/26/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Scott Tousignant (and his dog "Chief")
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Scott Tousignant (and his dog "Chief") Owner and Physique Coach at Jacked After 40, and the kick ass You Tube Channel "Jacked After 40", Scott's an Author and Father of 2 x adult children and his furry kid "Chief". Scott helps men over 40 gain the confidence, vitality, and respect that comes from living the prime of your life shredded and jacked. Physical, mental and emotional transformation. Living your best life to the fullest. Scott leads powerfully by example in his own life for his children, clients and community. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Scott shares how the transformation is so much deeper than just the physical. How the end result is just a small part of the overall picture. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss the personal growth that takes place from being confronted with what shows up for you during that process. And being able to have fun with that too... to maintain the results. ๐Ÿ† Scott talks about how men over 40... there's so many different issues arise. Eg... performance anxiety, libido, bowel movements, things that guys aren't usually open to sharing... And knowing that they're not alone in that. Having that trust there. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Scott talks about how he coaches his clients to have better sleep, sleep routines and stress management. ๐Ÿ† How sleep, libido, testosterone levels... plays a key role in building muscle and fat loss. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Foods that affect testosterone levels. And supplements that can help men over 40 for libido and stress relief. ๐Ÿ† Scott shares his own transformation story... And how when he was young he was athletic, slim. 5ft7', 100lbs ... and started working on building muscle at 13 years old. At the age of 14 Scott knew he wanted to own a health club. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Scott went onto study kinesiology, human kinetics, degree in biomechanics and physiology etc. After University got a job as a Physique Coach. 12 months after that he opened up his own Personal Training Studio. ๐Ÿ’ฅ The stress and demands of his business and life started to play with his health... he gained 50lbs of body fat. ๐Ÿ”ฅ It took 10 years, at 35 years old, he felt ready, he put it out there on Facebook, sharing his progress and public accountability... and a photo shoot for his 36th birthday. His transformation was featured in Ironman Magazine. ๐Ÿ† Why it's important to have a heightened sense of awareness during the process of your body transformation. Finding an approach that suits you best. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Doing the things you enjoy, versus burning yourself out trying to keep up with eg... 4 am cardio, when you could be walking outside, or getting out in nature that makes you feel better about yourself. Approaching it from how you can thrive in life. ๐Ÿ† Scott shares how getting out in nature, and turning off the music, taking out the ear buds... and just focusing on what's around him... was game changing for him and calming his mind and body. How it inspires him to be true to himself. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How "Chief", Scott's dog, plays a huge role in Scott's life, his personal growth... in his quality of life and appreciating life. ๐Ÿ† Why as a man, it's important to share your challenges, share your conversations and support each other to get over hurdles in life. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Scott talks about his own sharing and how he's grown in communication and how he used to keep things bottled up. How it was baby steps. And how he's seen it changing in men over 40 years, compared to his father's generation. ๐Ÿ† How Scott's daughter inspires him, and how he taught her "it's ok to be you". ๐Ÿ”ฅ Why bringing creativity and wonderment brings more joy into your life. You can reach out to Scott: Scott's โ€™s Websites: and Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience (And Emotional Resilience) Coach For Men #resilience #scotttousignant #mandygibbons #jackedafter40 #shreddedafter40
67:12 05/09/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Michael Ray
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ GUEST: Michael Ray Solo Dad, Author of "Who Knew", Public Speaker, and News Anchor for the TheInformer Michael shares his personal journey, of how his life transformed from travelling the world living a life doing personal security for Rock Bands, strength and conditioning coach, swim teacher and confirmed bachelor ... To facing a life threatening medical condition, worrying about not being able to see his daughter grow up... which lead him to living life with a different perspective... To finding himself in his early 50's, raising his 2 year old daughter and the profound impact being a solo dad has had on his life... How Michael is now helping support men as fathers and leaders. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Michael shares his own experiences raising his daughter. And helping men not to be afraid of parenting their children different to their partners. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How Dad's and Mum's can work together more with their parenting... and how Dad's can be more present in their children's lives. ๐Ÿ† We discuss how Michael instead of saying "be careful"... asks different questions to help empower his daughter... to help support her evaluation of risk, problem solving and goals. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Michael shares some fantastic insights about how parenting that's coercive in nature can set children up to minimize it or perpetuate it. How that affects peer pressure. ๐Ÿ† How, as a Dad, Michael shares what is was like, often being the only father, in a room full of Mum's, offering him advice. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How admitting vulnerability, and not being attached to being right, has helped Michael. ๐Ÿ† Dad's comparing themselves to other Men, to keep up with each other with work and commitments and regretting missing out on time with their kids. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Dad's wanting to spend more time with kids and discussing it with their partners...The judgement and expectations for men and women when it comes to parenting. ๐Ÿ’ฅ THIS IS A "MUST LISTEN TOO"... GOLD! How Mum's can be more supportive of Dad's playing a larger role. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How employers can support father's more - and we talk about Dad's and parental / leave to spend time with their kids. ๐Ÿ† How a lot of high paying industries can be the least family friendly. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Michael discusses the "motherhood penalty" and the "fatherhood forfeit". ๐Ÿ”ฅ Michael has some fantastic tips and insights into communication and values between parents. ๐Ÿ† How Dad's and Mum's, due to perceptions of how they should be as parents, doing their best, don't ask for help... because they feel like they've failed. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Dad's can support each other... Why it's important to speak up. ๐Ÿ† Michael talks about the story that led to writing his book - it hit the news, the papers, both in Australia and overseas... This one gave me goosebumps. You can reach out to Michael: Michaelโ€™s Website: Mandy "Resilience Mastery" Gibbons Resilience (And Emotional Resilience) Coach For Men #resilience #michaelray #mandygibbons #solodads
74:28 04/25/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ SPECIAL GUEST: Jon Eddy
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ SPECIAL GUEST: Jon Eddy After losing his 20 year old son Alex to suicide, Jon, a powerhouse leader, has dedicated his life to raising awareness about suicide... Jon is a peer care companion and volunteer for Roses In The Ocean, on their warm phone call back service. Part time peer support worker for Standby Support After Suicide / Anglicare . Helping any one affected by a suicide. Including witnesses, first responders, the bereaved and can also help someone that has has a serious attempt. Jon is also a provisional safe TALK trainer. A Man Walker (Man Walk Busselton). Jon put put together the Capes Walk For Life. And sits on the Raising The Vibe Music Festival committee (free music festival helping raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention). Jon also sits on the Standby Lived experience advisory group. On the Life line WA lived experience advisory group... Is a Life Line WA community ambassador, is a Blue Tree Project community ambassador. And is setting up a community led non clinical safe place for people to go too if they are having suicidal thoughts... which will hopefully be launching soon. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Jon shares how he lost his mother to suicide at 15, after her long battle with mental health and several attempts to take her life, which Jon had been able to prevent in the past. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Jon's own journey with wanting to take his own life and how not dealing with his own mental health struggles led him to alcohol, drugs and anger. ๐Ÿ† We chat about how Jon got into trouble with Police, both in Australia and when travelling overseas, due to alcohol and trying to deal with how he was feeling. ๐Ÿ”ฅ He met his amazing wife, Finland... Jon, talks about her support and how incredible she has bee supporting him... throughout his challenges, through to Jon trying to take his own life... to now. What a fantastic team they are. ๐ŸŒ… Jon's Grandfather also took his life, the same way as Jon's mother. ๐Ÿ† Jon shares what prompted him to go and get help. ๐Ÿ™ Jon speaks openly and vulnerably about losing his 20 year old son Alex to suicide. Alex was just a week away from moving back home. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Jon made the decision, after a night of heavy drinking after Alex's passing... and wondering if his own life was worth never run away from suicide again. And to do what he could so that no one else has to go through what he's gone through. ๐Ÿ† We discuss men and men's mental health, men's suicide...why the suicide rate in men is so high. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Jon shares how seeking help to take action and raise awareness on suicide, led him to seeing the power of sharing, listening, talking to others with similar experiences that were further down their path of healing and grieving. And seeing that they were surviving. ๐Ÿ† How boys and men are more violent when it comes to taking their own lives... than women usually are. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Jon talks about the organisations and groups he's involved with, helping raise suicide awareness. ๐Ÿ’ฅ We discuss resources, the stigma around reaching out for help... How others around you, when you're struggling, aren't sure what to say, or what to do... How you can be supportive... and have understanding and compassion when someone is struggling. ๐Ÿ† Jon talks about his work raising awareness and supporting teenagers and children...the challenges they're experiencing. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Jon shares his own goals of himself and his wife, Lisa, thriving in life... And what he works towards personally surviving Alex's passing. And how in Jon's darkest of time, the local community around him have been incredibly supportive of him. He's so grateful for that. ๐Ÿ™ Jon's advice to parents that have lost a loved-one to suicide. Jon shares 2 x private facebook groups: Parents of Angels and a National Group: Parents Living with Suicide. You can reach out to Jon: Roses In The Ocean 1800 777 3337 13 11 14 - Lifeline Crisis Support Line | Lifeline Australia Mandy Gibbons ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ Resilience (And Emotional Resilience) Coach For Men
65:20 04/09/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† SPECIAL GUEST: "Dr Nick" - Dr Nicholas Mabbott
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† SPECIAL GUEST: "Dr Nick" - Dr Nicholas Mabbott ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฅ If you've ever struggled with lack of sleep, putting off sleep... OR insomnia... TODAY'S PODCAST IS A "MUST WATCH!" Specialising in Sleep and Fatigue Management for 25 years ... Dr Nick has been in front of 25000 people...with his expertise... Today he's going to be sharing the right time for most people to get to bed and get sleep and how to get the right amount of sleep... and increase your quality of sleep. If you drive tired... YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS... THIS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND! We talk about the affects of alcohol and sleep... The various processes the body utilises sleep to help your brain flush out toxins... And why you're feeling foggy and exhausted. When you hear about WHY this happens...It'll put a whole new spin of respect on sleep for you. The affects of lack of sleep and weight gain... especially if you're exercising regularly. This podcast episode... is going to be-life changing for so many of you. It's a ripper!... You'll pen and paper for this one, for sure. Enjoy! Thankyou again, Dr Nick! ---------- JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ”ฅ Sleep cleans the brain!... You'll love how this works. This is game changing when it comes to quality of life and health! ๐Ÿ† Every time we sleep it cleans the brain. We need about 1 hour sleep for every 2 hours awake. You will basically clean all the rubbish you have accrued during the day. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Proteins and plaques that are built up in the brain from lack of sleep...and how it ages the brain. ๐Ÿ† Dr Nick explains the process in simple fun terms... How the brain uses huge amounts of ATP... And the adverse affects of that when we aren't allowing ourselves to get sufficient sleep. ๐Ÿ”ฅ 17 to 19 hours of sustained wakefulness... if you jump in a car and drive it's equivalent to having a blood alcohol content of .05 ๐Ÿ† There's a difference between feeling sleepy... and a tired brain. ๐Ÿ”ฅ WATCH THIS IF YOU DRIVE WHEN YOU'RE TIRED... The problem with road safety messages... What to do if you're feeling tired when driving. And how to pull over and rest more effectively. The benefits of that. THIS IS GOLD. The misconception about pulling over for a few minutes and drinking caffeine. What to do so you're brain gets a rest. eg... Have a double shot of caffeine, lay in the back of the car (not at the wheel), and have a 20 minute sleep. Dr Nick explains the reasons behind this. ๐Ÿ† When you start the day with reduced sleep... with toxins in your brain... because you haven't been able to clean your brain properly because of the lack of sleep... You then need extra sleep to help the brain recover. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How people have microsleeps when you're driving... and you don't even realise it. If you're driving at 100kms per hour that 27.8 metres per second with your eyes closed. ๐Ÿ† The importance of staying hydrated and having proper breaks when driving. Dr Nick gives an example of one of his own road trips in Tasmania. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Dr Nick shares the Mabbott Method... And how to re-program your body and mind when you feel like you're a "night-owl". ๐Ÿ† What to do when you suffer from insomnia. THIS IS BRILLIANT! And the 2 x sleep waves. 1st sleep wave is a 5 minute gateway to sleep. If you miss that, then you need to wait for the second one. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Dr Nick shares how the impact of ruminating on a disagreement with your partner / loved one, the mental exhaustion and distraction from that while on the road... is equivalent to texting while driving. And what to do in that situation. ๐Ÿ† The different stages of sleep... POWERFUL. How to utilise that to help you be more mentally resilient and cheerful the next day. The benefits of serotonin from getting a decent sleep. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How lack of sleep can cause weight gain...causing the body to store more body fat. This is VERY COOL... How even when you're exercising, if you're body is struggling due to long hours and lack of sleep... you can continue to put on bodyfat, versus reducing it. ๐Ÿ† Teenagers need 9 hours sleep for quality of life and to support mental health...The benefits of sleep for teenage athletes ๐Ÿ”ฅ How alcohol affects sleep and it's different stages... and your body's ability to heal and learn. ๐Ÿ† The benefits of sleep for entrepreneurs. You can reach out to Dr Nick here: You Tube: LinkedIn: Love you, thank you... Mandy โ€œResilience Masteryโ€ Gibbons ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ The RESILIENCE Coach for MEN: Grounded Resilience (And Emotional Resilience), For Powerful Decision Making, Leadership And Peace ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ… During The Challenges... And Every Day Life #resilience #mandygibbons #drnick #nicholasmabbott #fatiguemanagement #sleepmanagement
110:07 02/27/2022
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† GUEST: Brett Connellan
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† GUEST: Brett Connellan AN INSPIRING PODCAST ๐Ÿš€ to KICK START 2022... Brett is a Surfer, Shark Attack ๐Ÿฆˆ Survivor, Motivational Speaker, Story Teller & Mental Health Advocate. Brett shares how his life was moving along, smooth sailing for him, happy in life chasing his dream of becoming a professional surfer and qualifying for the World Tour... To surviving a shark attack, the trauma of that, learning how to walk again... Brett's road to recovery... and his own powerful story of resilience... ...And how it's inspired him to now sharing this experience, and help others via speaking and via his incredible documentary "PYROPHYTIC" that's in the making. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ”ฅ Brett discusses how Resilience and facing adversity wasn't something that he'd had to face in this life, up until the shark attack. ๐Ÿ† How the day of the shark attack was pretty much a normal day... Other than a break-in at the store he was working at... Brett was going through the motions, as he would any other day. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Brett discusses how the shark attack took place... the sun was setting... he was contemplating life, chilling in the water, while surfing... something that he'd done many times before... and then the shark struck. ๐Ÿ† Brett shares the process of what was happening during the shark attack... And trying to fight off the shark. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How allowing the shark to take part of his leg, gave him a chance to get away from it. ๐Ÿ† The story of how Joel, Brett's best mate - and fellow surfer - helped saved Brett's life. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The incredible story of the mix-up of the rescue helicopters... how it heavily impacted his survival. ๐Ÿ† How being told that he couldn't walk, and not being able to surf again... turned his world, and identity, upside down. ...The emotional roller coaster of that. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The feeling of loneliness while in the hospital and the negative thoughts of "what if?", plus the pain killers... playing with his mind. ๐Ÿ† How it effected his family. And the weight and pressure of it on them from the moment of the shark attack and through his recovery. ...Which drove Brett to focus and be invested in his recovery... because he realised he wasn't alone and that he had people around him for support to help him heal. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The importance of taking care of your mental and emotional health and how it impacts your nervous system, immune system... And how scary it can feel. ..Being kind to yourself. And taking baby steps to move you forward. ๐Ÿ† We talk about how vital it is to talk to someone when you're going through challenging times... How the most resilient of people can find themselves struggling... the amazing transformation that can come from that... And what it can teach you about yourself. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The powerful lessons of letting go of WHO you were before the adversity. And being willing to create a new fresh chapter and version of yourself. ๐Ÿ† People often fail not from aiming too high and missing, but from from aiming too low and hitting... leaving too much on the table. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The possibilities and opportunities that change offers you. ๐Ÿ† The inspiration behind Brett's Documentary... And how Brett's cinematographer friend Sam Tolhurst... Who loves telling people's stories. ..Sam and Brett formed Honest Boys Productions aka the creators of PYROPHYTIC... A story that's more than a shark attack. That also includes the journey of those who loved him, his recovery team... Brett interviews them and their experience throughout this. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The documentary also shares Brett getting back into surfing and "what's next" for him. And the incredible achievements he has accomplished since then. The involvement of the community and inspiring others throughout the production of the documentary... and moving forward. You can reach out to Brett here... Love you, thank you... Mandy โ€œFormidable Resilience Masteryโ€ Gibbons ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (And Peace) During Challenging Times
76:25 12/31/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† GUEST: George V Helou
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† GUEST: George V Helou ๐Ÿ’ฅ Along with having with over 20,000 hours and decades of coaching behind him... Creating EP7 (Empowered for Purpose in 7 Steps), UFIND... and the EP7 Life Coach Academy... Authoring 2 books that became Australian best sellers... being mentored by Dr Deepak Chopra... George has also represented Australia by taking the seat on the International Council of the World Kindness Movement... Creating Kindness Culture Workshops and Facilitation Training for Kindness Ambassadors in 22 countries... And giving a virtual presentation at the International Kindness Conference in Switzerland in October 2019 to begin training the facilitators. George brings it "big time" in this podcast episode as he shares his story and the process of UFIND - The Breakthrough. As a UFIND Certified Coach myself - being trained by George... and loving being involved in the process of UFIND... This logic based, zero judgement, structured process, consistently pumps out insights...Helping people empower themselves. I'm incredibly honoured to have George on the podcast today. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ”ฅ George shares how he started out in the personal development industry... something that I know many of you will resonate with... ๐Ÿ† The dark side of the personal development industry... how it can be addictive and breed co-dependency... with people not actually implementing into their lives, what they've learnt from personal development events, courses and so forth. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How a controlled existential crisis made George realise nothing was what it seemed... and he decided he needed to become more curious and humble... learning how to discern more effectively. ๐Ÿ† George shares how EP7 came about, the powerful creation of that - Empowered for Purpose in 7 Steps (digging into who are you, why are you so adaptive and powerful... And how can you use that to create a life that your heart really wants.) ๐Ÿ”ฅ Which then lead to UFIND being created. A less comprehensive version of EP7...a super practical and effective process... that could be taken into the Mining Industry and work culture. ๐Ÿ† Which is how I (Mandy - A Resilience Coach For Men) got involved with George and UFIND. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We share how UFIND encourages self awareness and intuition at the same time... George breaks down what it means to be an intuitive coach... and explains my own intuition (which comes naturally to me)... in a very cool way... thankyou so much, George. ๐Ÿ† How UFIND brings validation, insights and clarity to situations, challenges in your life... to bring forth breakthroughs. ๐Ÿ”ฅ George talks about perfectionism...the understanding of what that actually is... how it affects men and women... the shame of letting others down. The pressure of that. How we can torture ourselves with that. ๐Ÿ† We talk about the pressure that mounts when someone is doing FI/FO, the lifestyle. How the expectation of what it will be, the results from the pressure, may not be or feel like what you'd hoped. And how it can unravel us. ๐Ÿ”ฅ George talks about his own challenges with perfectionism. How he was in denial and how it effected those around him. How being able to move through this has been one of the most incredible achievements in his life. ๐Ÿ† UFIND - THE BREAKTHROUGH... (25 mins into the podcast and onwards)...What the acronym represents and how this incredible process works. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How it's important to detach and know that it's OK to not understand a situation that is taking place... because it opens you up to possibilities... to better options. ๐Ÿ† George shares the importance of emotions and identifying them... so you can tune into what you're feeling... so you can look at why you're feeling that way... without judgment. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Why it's important to validate yourself, how you're feeling, and to see where your assumptions are. Seeing how we're severing ourselves away from our wisdom... During the UFIND process you get to find that wisdom again... versus feeling lost and overwhelmed. ๐Ÿ† How UFIND helps you find balance again, so you can make powerful decisions in any area of your life. Offering yourself a new clear perception so you can take forward moving action. ๐Ÿ”ฅ George talks about how compassion and being there for people...who have been hurt, traumatised... how people just want to be heard. You'll love this part of the conversation... it's freaking beautiful. ๐Ÿ† Dealing with sociopathic behaviour and the fear of feeling confronted. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The safe place that UFIND creates within a coaching environment, and within yourself, to move through each stage of the decision making process. And being OK that you're a work in progress. ๐Ÿ† George shares how the subconscious is not our enemy. How we can make peace with it and utilise UFIND to make friends with it and allow ourselves to be at ease with it... and kinder to ourselves. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Change fatigue is REAL... allowing ourselves to not take ourselves so seriously. And caring about yourself. Taking time for yourself brings creativity and fun into our lives. And more peace. ๐Ÿ† We talk about the truth about "Purpose" and the trap around purpose that people fall into. How to tap into purpose so that you thrive in life now, so it's value based... versus pushing ourselves to feel obligated "to be someone" or "something" that we don't want to be. Thankyou, George. To talk about incorporating a Mental Safety System and UFIND into your Work Culture and Leadership. Transforming your organisation to help "thriving" be the new normal in your organisation... You can reach out to George here: To work with Mandy as your Coach... to take you through the UFIND process... Private message Mandy. Love you, thank you... Mandy โ€œFormidable Resilience Masteryโ€ Gibbons ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (And Peace) During Challenging Times #resilience #mandygibbons #fifozero #ufind #georgevhelou #ep7
100:49 12/10/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... With GUEST: Maurice "Mo" Sauzier
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† GUEST: Maurice "Mo" Sauzier ๐Ÿ’ฅ "Mo" brings his incredible insights and techniques that he's used for himself recovering from the brink of suicide... And his personal awe-inspiring story, his passion, with over 40 years experience in the mental health space. ...And how a sliding door moment - lead him to be involved in the promotion of mental health and suicide prevention. Mo got me sharing my story of what led to my brain trauma, which I hadn't shared publicly... Thankyou, Mo. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mo shares how even when he was in secondary school, he found that people came to him for support, to talk about him about the issues they were experiencing. ๐Ÿ† ...Which inspired Mo to study for 3 years as an undergrad in Psychology... learning about the complexities of the mind. ๐Ÿ”ฅ 9 years ago Mo was head hunted for a director role... it was extremely challenging over a number of dimensions... 8 months into the role and being dedicated to wanting to succeed and make a difference... Mo found himself burnt out. ๐Ÿ† Mo explains how quickly things started to change for him experiencing overwhelm and anxiety and espisodial depression. And realised that his own personal values clashed with corporate values. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Left wondering at 50 years old, what his next steps were. Mo's episodial depression became manic and Mo then started to consider suicide. Leading to him writing a suicide note and having a plan to execute ending his life. ๐Ÿ† Mo and I discuss, even though you can have the most loving family, and people around you that love you, who care about you and want to support you... And how you disassociate with others, isolate yourself, the darkness and the despair that's experienced... that other's don't understand. Making it difficult to opening yourself up to help. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mo shares how grateful he is that he didn't take his own life... and for taking the significant steps he took to get to where he is now. And it's helped him relate to others and be relatable to others, going through mental health challenges. ๐Ÿ† Mo and I discuss how fatigued you become during mental health challenges... With Mo sharing one of his own experiences on this. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mo shares his awesome "mantra" about the small steps to take when recovering. And how important baby steps are. And we talk about how going through this raises our own awareness of how we're feeling, so when you're going through challenging times, you're able to pick up on that, to ensure you take care of your mental health. ๐Ÿ† How moving beyond that, Mo has been able to impact so many amazing people with this passion, his story... and spending time sharing and conversing with others about mental health and suicide prevention. And coaching and mentoring. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mo's simple model of A B C, keeping a thumb on the pulse of what's happening around you. ๐Ÿ† We talk about perfectionism... and the response you can have to it. How it can be debilitating...and can affect your mental health and quality of life. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The awesome mental health check-in tool that Mo's been involved with... so you can see where you're at with your own mental health, self help tool... that's designed to positively impact globally 1 million lives. It can be used to take to your doctor, coach, counsellor... and they use the results as a screening tool. It's Anonymous. An amazing pre-emptive tool. And the campaign to help support the construction industry, with 10,000 mental health check-ins. The construction industry is losing a person to suicide every 2 days. ๐Ÿ† We talk about what we can ask when we're concerned about someone and their mental health... and being supportive. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How scary it can be if you're afraid of what will happen when you open up the can of worms, especially for men, of sharing what you've been bottling up. And the awesome relief of getting help, having a conversation and not having to hang onto it any more... when you find the help that you're able to connect with and feel safe enough to do that. ๐Ÿ† Mo shares how important compassion is when it comes to mental health... and life in general. And how doing acts of compassion every day, showing kindness, the ripple effect of that. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about rest, recovery, taking care and making friends with your heart. Bringing yourself back to "neutral" to give yourself peace...and self-compassion. You can reach out to Mo here: LinkedIn: And refer to the podcast. And the mental health check in tool Mo spoke about... Love you, thank you... Mandy โ€œFormidable Resilience Masteryโ€ Gibbons ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (And Peace) During Challenging Times #resilience #mandygibbons #mosauzier
69:45 11/24/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show With GUEST: John T. Krotec
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ SPECIAL GUEST: John T. Krotec John is a Founder, Veteran, Best-Selling Poet, Mentor and Speaker... ๐Ÿ”ฅโœŠ๐Ÿ† Heโ€™s the Founder of Hashtag Planet and GreenZone Hero... The Co Host and Co Founder of AHO Radio Network Founder and Podcast Host Of Straight Outta Combat... And Contributor at Poetic Human: A Men's Leadership Project on Calling & Purpose John shares his own personal story of Resilience and his journey through healing from trauma from being assaulted as a child. And how that affected him trying to fit in in lifeโ€ฆ and as a man. And how a car accident changed his life, leaving him with a Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. John shares his inspiring recovery journey from saving his marriage from divorce, having to sell his successful adventure company and saving himself from wanting to end his own life. How John powerfully decided to step up, as a man, for himself, his wife, his personal growth and purpose... And the steps he took to rebuild his life. We discuss John's amazing work with supporting men and veterans, the emotional challenges that men go through... And what it means to a man, when a woman says they wish that men would "step up"โ€ฆ MORE OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† John shares how, as a child, experiencing assault, and how that affected his journey in life as man, trying to understand his emotions, why he was feeling confused about what a man should, or shouldn't be. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How disrespecting the opposite sex didn't sit well with him (regardless if they were male or female)... And how he struggled with this during college, with guys talking about conquests, and vying for attention. Frustrated, John started writing poetry, which was controversial about his struggles and thoughts about being a man. ๐Ÿ† How he moved onto getting his degree, becoming a corporate manager, then at 26 years old decided to serve his country enlisting in the Army in the United States. Later meeting his wife and running a very successful Adventure Business. Running trips to the Andes and extreme activities. ๐Ÿ”ฅ John shares how one night... everything changed for him... He was in a car accident which left him with a Traumatic Brain Injury. He struggled putting together words, struggled with his mental health.. became angry, resentful...suffered from insomnia. How his personality changed overnight. ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒŠWe chat about how he was forced to sell his business, losing his identity, losing friends and his wife asking for a divorce... ๐Ÿ™ How being assaulted when he was child... the emotions he was now going through... stemming from that. ๐Ÿ† Johns shares after a trip to see his wife, hoping to win her back and she said "no"... He started having thoughts about "not wanting to be here anymore". He phoned a "crisis hotline". ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Realising he had to work on himself... Accepting that he couldn't save his marriage... But he could save his life. We discuss the awesome journey of how doing that, after some inspiring hard work...lead to his wife wanting to call-off the divorce. ๐Ÿ† How self-acceptance, and appreciating himself... was his true beginning of his healing journey. ๐Ÿ’ฅ We discuss how the triggers don't necessarily go away... we just move through them differently. ๐Ÿ† We talk about men... and how the industrial age has affecting men not following their calling or purpose. The pressure of society that leads men to be something they feel like they have to be what others expect or perceive them to be. ๐Ÿ† John shares how in high school he was offered a full scholarship to Art School, but his father told him he needed to go to business school. Which he did...and did well. But felt like he didn't fit the mould, knowing he was an entrepreneur and artist. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How there are lots of men that are feeling trapped, confused and angry. Not living a fulfilled life... the pressure of having to be everything to everybody and not being able to express the emotions that are taking place inside them. Feeling like there's no way out of the cycle. ๐Ÿ’ฅ How resiliency and self-discovery takes hard work. How people often quit after they make a mistake... they beat themselves up. How incredible the progress is when you surrender to it. How important it is to have support, and supportive friends on your resilience and growth journey. ๐Ÿ† We talk about John's work with Veterans. And how his radio show is dispelling the myths and stigma around veterans. How in the military you're trained not to show weakness. And are put in extraordinary conditions. And how it's ok to express emotions... And how the suicide rates in the veteran community are high. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss how men, it's ok to open car doors for women, to be courteous, respectful and kind to each other... And the ripple effect of that. ๐Ÿ’ฅ John shares how men can create amazing lives for themselves with emotional skill sets, along with patience and perseverance. ๐Ÿ† John's response about when women say they want "men to step up more". ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss how men can benefit from operating from your core values. And how living a life outside of your inner resilience and core value is exhausting, because you're trying to be someone else. ๐Ÿ’ฅ John shares one of his short poems "Last Storm Prayer", how writing has helped him during his challenging times... We talk about mindfulness. You can reach out to John via: John's Book: Love you, thankyou xo Mandy xo ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (& Peace) During Challenging and Remarkable Times #resilience #mandygibbons #johntkrotec
84:26 10/15/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show With GUEST Corey Gaidzionis
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† GUEST: Corey Gaidzionis ๐Ÿ’ฅ Corey's a Coach and Rites of Passage Facilitator for Fathers, Families and Teens... With an amazing focus on Generational Change and Transformation. Corey shares his personal story of working in Construction and how the death of one of his mates at work, Corey was with him as he was taking his final breaths, lead to Coreyโ€™s journey and healing... And how Corey transitioned into helping Teens understand their emotions, having healthier conversations and relationships with each other and their parentsโ€ฆ Including Father and Son Campsโ€ฆ Working with hundreds of young men through in-school and camp experiences on what it looks like to step into adulthood. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ”ฅ Corey shares how teenagers are struggling with pressure around education and performance. And how teenagers need a balance of (amongst other things): Movement Health Eating Hanging Out with their mates, having fun Education ๐Ÿ† Corey shares the awesome processes of how he helps teenagers communicate with each other so they can support one another. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss how Corey guides teenagers to understand their emotions, simplifying it for them. Adding vocabulary to their emotional language. Rage, anger, stress, grief, irritability, worry... What that looks like to them and identifying how that feels. ๐Ÿ† Corey talks about helping teenagers create peer support with friends that help them rise, setting boundaries...taking responsibility... and self accountability. And how Teenagers emotions are getting bigger and more out of control. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How Corey is now going to High Schools and talking to Teenagers about Teenagers emotions and how things can be done differently... Guiding Teachers and Parents... showing them how to have the conversations around emotions, managing them... and noticing the cues when something is going wrong with teens. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Corey shares the trauma of one of his good mates passing away from an accident at the Construction site he was working at... And the mental and emotional stress and anguish that he experienced... Along with the pressure and anxiety he was under with the Construction company wanting him back on the job. Including him having to do walk throughs on the site with a psychologist. His work mates telling him to toughen up. ๐Ÿ† The day Corey decided, enough was enough... And left Construction, knowing he needed to heal. Corey had 3 meltdowns in his life before this. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We discuss how when you've been through trauma, you operate from a different energy, place within yourself, in life. How it changes you. ๐Ÿ† Corey share's the different mediums he's implemented and participated in his healing... And as a coach. Including running menโ€™s circles, father and son camps. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about how quickly when men are struggling... if they don't have the knowledge, or the support... they can quickly spiral downwards. Why suicide rates in men are higher than women. ๐Ÿ† Corey shares how men in the Construction industry are suffering emotionally at the moment... And a powerful vulnerable moment in this interview with Corey, discussing the recent suicide of a Construction Worker in Melbourne. Corey leading by example here big time. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How Corey has incredibly supportive mates around him, that have been there for him during his dark times. Why when you say to a bloke "If you ever need support, reach out"... There's a good chance, they won't reach out and call you when they do need support. When a man's behaviour changes... ask questions. ๐Ÿ† What we're programmed to believe about what a Man is. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The protection we put up, both as men and women, to keep ourselves safe emotionally. ๐Ÿ† Corey shares the masks that teenage guys wear, and pulling back the layers to empower them to be responsible for their own happiness. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about how we both have an immense passion to help prevent men from crashing and burning. We share some real-life stories of men that we know or have come to us for coaching... And how important it is for men to share their "stories" and their darkness. And how doing that helps men heal. ๐Ÿ† How self-respect, respecting others, being kind to others and to yourself, being compassionate, understanding of yourself... as a man is transformative. ย  You can reach out to Corey here: Love you, thank you... Mandy โ€œFormidable Resilience Masteryโ€ Gibbons ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (And Peace) During Challenging Times #resilience #mandygibbons #coreygaidzionis
66:03 09/26/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show with SPECIAL GUEST: Leah of Build A Brotherhood
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† SPECIAL GUEST: Leah of Build A Brotherhood ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฅ MEN, THIS EPISODE IS A MUST WATCH... Men's Mental Health, Suicide, Supporting Men during their struggles. Leah has worked in the Welfare field all her life. Her last position as a drug and alcohol counsellor for 10 years, she dealt with mostly men. And saw the need for more support for men. In 2018, Peta's brother took his own life (Peta is Leah's partner in Build A Brotherhood). ...He was in the military and served in Afghanistan. He never came back the same and battled PTSD. From this, Leah and Peta realised the lack of support men have for their mental health. So decided to form the Build A Brotherhood Foundation... A place where men can come to, share and receive support if that is what is wanted. We talk about the challenges that men experience with mental health and how to support men when they're finding themselves struggling. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ”ฅ Leah shares how they started out at a local park, and because it grew so quickly, with more men continuing to come along... they needed somewhere to meet where there was shelter and facilities... Which led them to running it at the Men's Shed. ๐Ÿ† The incredible real raw stories, the deep stuff, that men share and send into Build A Brotherhood to be published on their Facebook Page. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How the suicide of Peta's brother affected her, family members. The emotions, the guilt, the shame, the grief that family's and friends go through... Wondering if they could've done more. Not knowing he was considering suicide. And how they worked, and are working, through that grief. ๐Ÿ† Men not asking for help, the loneliness, shame and the inner struggles that have them closing down and not feeling like they can talk to anyone about what they're going through. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Why men don't feel comfortable asking for help. And the anguish they go through bottling things up because they don't want to be perceived as failing. ๐Ÿ† Why it's so important for Men to seek help... To have insight, knowledge of their emotions. And the strength and courage it takes for men to reach out and attend meetings, or ask for help in general. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How being open and vulnerable helps voice what you're feeling. It makes it more real... it's like the first time you've actually realised it. That's why it's essential to talk. ๐Ÿ† Why it's important, if even you're feeling like something isn't right - and aren't sure, to ask for help... How men find it difficult at times to connect emotions to a word, to explain how they're feeling. ๐Ÿ”ฅ The fear of opening up and creating a safe place. How men talk about things more logically. And why awesome breakthroughs come from learning how to connect logic to emotions. ๐Ÿ† We talk about how when men have had terrible experiences with psychologists and psychiatrists and then won't try again... they shut down. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How to talk to men... how men can support each other... what they can say to each other when going through adversity. ๐Ÿ† How to support someone, that you're worried about, who's going through really dark times. ๐Ÿ† Not having the skills to get out of difficult problems...How to take control of one thing at a time. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How vital self care and setting boundaries are. And how health problems manifest when you're struggling emotionally. How men can be afraid to stop... The pressure of feeling like they can't stop. We dig in deep on all these topics and expand on other tips and insights that Leah shares. You can reach out to Build A Brotherhood here: To contact Build A Brotherhood via their website: Love you, thank you... Mandy โ€œFormidable Resilience Masteryโ€ Gibbons ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (And Peace) During Challenging Times #resilience #buildabrotherhood #mandygibbons
48:19 09/09/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show with SPECIAL GUEST Mitch Morton
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ SPECIAL GUEST: Mitch Morton Mitch is the Founder of the Mr Anxiety project ๐Ÿ”ฅโœŠ๐Ÿ† Mitch shares his own personal story of severe Anxiety and how it affected his childhood, his teens and his career as a Aussie Rules Footy player in the AFL (Australian Football League). Ripping apart Mitchโ€™s life until he hit rock bottom in 2018. For 5 years after finishing playing professional sport, Mitch had been spiraling, living in different cities, changing jobs and he couldnโ€™t settle. He was looking for things outside of himself to make the anxiety go away. In 2018 Mitch had a moment where he could see the damage that anxiety had done. In that moment he was so angry with his anxiety that he decided he was going to put life on hold and figure out exactly what anxiety was and how he could beat it. Mitch shares his journey of trying psychologists, meds, online courses, seminars and everything he could find to fix it over the 15-year period but he wanted to go deeper... To where he is now... A deep understanding of Anxiety... having created his own model of what anxiety is and how he has been able to manage it and overcome what has been the greatest obstacle in his life. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ† Mitch shares how, as a 7 year old, experiencing severe anxiety and not understanding what it terrifying and confusing it was for him as a child. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How Mitch hid his anxiety throughout his life and didn't realise what it was until he 23. ๐Ÿ† Developing nervous ticks, when he was trying to sit still and was anxious. How performance anxiety, throwing up before events had become part of his life... It becoming increasingly challenging because he didn't feel he could tell anyone. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How overthinking about it... and it playing on his mind... affected his life. ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒŠWe chat about how as a 15 year old (around year 10 in high school) it got really bad and he started to withdraw, not answer his phone or texts, not want to talk to anyone, stopped participating in sporting events... and staying in his room. ๐Ÿ™ AND then... being thrust into the AFL. Performance anxiety, coming up maybe once a week when playing sports... then took over his life. It all became too much. Affecting his relationships. ๐Ÿ† Mitch shares how anxiety works and his own years of effort to figure out what was wrong with him. And the moment he found out that he had anxiety. ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ The different methods, meds, techniques to try and find a solution for his anxiety while also trying to perform at his best as an AFL player. Playing AFL was his dream. Trying to keep up lead to him overdosing on anti-psychotic medication, which he was taking to help with his anxiety. ๐Ÿ† We discuss his coming off that medication... And feeling frustrated that other techniques, methods, psychologists... nothing was working. He started to numb it with vices drinking, other drugs, sex. ๐Ÿ’ฅHow after a relationship breakup... He got angry with this anxiety, blaming his anxiety for how it was ruining his life. And how getting angry with it turned things around for him... ๐Ÿ† This lead him on a journey of self discovery with his anxiety... Leading him to figuring out a way to manage it and overcome it. ๐Ÿ† Mitch shares what he's learnt in this podcast... Including the tools and techniques he uses. And discusses the incredible quality of life he now has... ...Including being a public speaker and helping others with anxiety. ๐Ÿ”ฅ We talk about mindfulness. Self Acceptance, self compassion... And being able to help yourself feel calm. And safe. And sitting with uncomfortable feelings. ๐Ÿ’ฅ What takes place in the actual process with the body, mind and brain when experiencing anxiety... Why we spiral into anxiety, fear, fight and flight in that moment. ๐Ÿ† Using Mitch's system that he's created, he's gone within 7 talks, from not being able to public speak, to being a fantastic public speaker. How it's about conditioning, and re-programming the unconscious mind. You can reach out to Mitch via: Mitch's Instagram: Love you, thankyou xo Mandy xo ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (& Peace) During Challenging and Remarkable Times #resilience #mranxiety #mitchmorton #mandygibbons
55:49 09/07/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show With Guest Joey O'Dell
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ† GUEST: Joey O'Dell This episode ๐Ÿ˜€ actually started as a cruisey coffee โ˜•๐ŸŒŠ catch-up via zoom to discuss doing a podcast episode... BUT... ...We got on a roll, were vibing, โœŠ๐Ÿผ it was recording - so we went with it... ๐Ÿ’ฅTHERE'S GOLD in conversations, baby! Joey is... The Keynote Speaker & Coach at O-NU Host of Naked Reality Podcast And.. Keynote Speaker & Mentor at Joey O'Dell - Ownership Coach Joey's shares his personal journey of struggling with mental health and attempting suicide... to now helping others transform their lives... Including his workshops for children and teens. We also talk about how his dad leaving early in his life, and then finding out when he wanted to get in touch with his dad, that he had passed away... How this affected his relationship and connections with men. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD ๐Ÿ’ฅ IN THIS EPISODE: ๐Ÿ”ฅ Joey shares how not having men in his life to support him when he was at his lowest, has impacted his own personal growth of healing and supporting others. And why it's so important for men to talk and be open to understanding their emotions. We also discuss what to say to a man when he's opening up, versus saying "you'll be right, mate". ๐Ÿ† Why "running away" from a man's vulnerable share or conversation can bring more shame to him, and guilt, from burdening you with that... Especially when he's struggling to understand his own emotions and how he's feeling about what's going on for him in that moment. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Joey discusses his passion and work in educating children and teens on mental health, resilience... and suicide prevention. And helping them get in touch with their emotions and arming them with the tools to be able to deal with challenges. ๐Ÿ† How, as adults and children, we're programmed to be afraid of feeling and experiencing the darkness within us. And how by being afraid of it... it spirals us into more darkness. And when we arrive at those times in our lives with darkness such as depression, suicidal thoughts... we don't know how to deal with them because we haven't been taught how. ...Especially if we haven't experienced that before. We spend so much of our resources on our happy times...often the darkness is pushed aside, because people don't want to go there. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Changing the perception of how we see challenges in life. Speak our truth of the shitty stuff we're going through. ๐Ÿ† Offering ourselves understanding and running through the emotions. And how having the awareness and education to do this is life-changing. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How what we discover about ourselves gives us the opportunity to transforming guiding our own life. And how we can treat it like an internal adventure. ๐Ÿ† How looking internally and taking baby steps creates momentum and growth... Versus looking externally for distractions and vices (alcohol, drugs, p-rn, gambling) so we don't have to "be" or "sit" with ourselves internally. ๐Ÿ”ฅ How you can be grounded and have an inner peace "high"... allowing yourself to be 100% present to capture and create incredible experiences in your life. ๐Ÿ† Why taking ownership for yourself, in each moment, puts you in the drivers seat of life. It doesn't matter what is going on for you in your life, it's your responsibility to choose how you deal with it and move through it. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Why blaming others for whatever is taking place in your world right now... doesn't change what's happened... You get to choose how you react to it personally... Which affects your decision making power. ๐Ÿ† We discuss the B.S. behind mindset... Why it's important to create your own inner resilience versus trying to adopt someone else's. Trying to be someone else, think like someone else... makes it more challenging... because it's not coming from within you. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Why we give up so easy... How we've become addicted to quick fix inspiration from social media. We can watch quick inspirational videos of people flawlessly doing great things. It looks easy. We go from feeling down to feeling high fast... So we've programmed ourselves to thinking we should be able to have quick highs with everything. This was an awesome catch-up turned podcast episode. And a lot of fun too. You can reach out to Joey here: Love you, thank you... Mandy โ€œFormidable Resilience Masteryโ€ Gibbons ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (And Peace) During Challenging Times #resilience #mandygibbons #joeyodell
86:00 08/19/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show - SPECIAL GUEST: Blake Wood
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show...ย  SPECIAL GUEST: Blake Wood If you're a FIFO Man YOURSELF, or close to someone who is... TODAY'S PODCAST IS A "MUST WATCH!" Blake is the Co-Founder of FIFOzeroย  As most of you know, I'm incredibly passionate about Men's RESILIENCE, FIFO and Men's Mental Health This episode is all of these rolled into one... with Blake sharing his story of struggling with mental health and suicidal thoughts while working FIFO. And the devastating loss of one of his close FIFO mates to suicide... how that impacted his life to take action... ...that MORE needed to be done to prevent FIFO suicides. We discuss the incredible work that him and George (Blake's coach and fellow Co Founder of FIFOzero) are bringing to Mining, and other industries, that involve FIFO... and changing the culture towards mental health. And Blake's inspiring journey and transformation to becoming the incredible Leader that he is today. JUST SOME OF THE GOLD IN THIS EPISODE: We discuss the challenges of FIFO life, and how men, especially, are struggling to ask for support. The reality of FIFO men, the pressures they're facing and their fear of being blacklisted or labelled as having mental health issues if asking for help... worried that it will affect their jobs and career. The heart breaking side effects of not asking for help, the loneliness, the devastation... We share real life stories of people that either didn't have access to help, didn't know how... or felt like they "couldn't" ask for help. Why it's so important for FIFO men (and women) to seek help...As soon as you feel like there's something not right, or are starting to struggle. Blake and I both share our own journey's and insights into what has helped us emotionally, physically, mentally transform our own lives. And grow our resilience. We break down into lots of awesome bite size chunks of GOLD our own lessons we've learned.. to move through tough times, depression and struggling with suicidal thoughts. We take the fluff out... and GET REAL about men and their struggles, anguish and the perception they feel they have to live up too... Leading lives under constant pressure to be the man that they feel everyone else expects them to be...And facing the fear of humiliation due to the programming of men feeling that being vulnerable is being weak. We talk about why shit-hits-the-fan when things get bottled up (not dealing with emotions)... and why it's important to reach out and get support before things start to spiral downwards fast. Blake shares the incredible tools and support that FIFOzero is bringing to FIFO men and women. And FIFOzero's mission to prevent suicides in the FIFO industry. And how stepping up for yourself when you're experiencing challenges, getting help... empowers you, builds your resilience and personal growth... ...creates possibilities and opportunities by creating a grounded and clear stance for yourself... So you can make effective forward moving decisions and actions in your life.... And create inner freedom. You can reach out to Blake here: To contact FIFOzero direct or to find out more about their incredible services head to: Love you, thank you... Mandy โ€œFormidable Resilience Masteryโ€ Gibbons The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (And Peace) During Challenging Times ย  #resilience #fifozero #mandygibbons
134:48 08/15/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show with Guest John Blake - Episode 3
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show...ย  SPECIAL GUEST: John Blake John is the Owner & Managing Director at John Blake Sales Breakthrough Solutionsย  John shares his story of resilience... and moving through the process of his wife being diagnosed with cancer, and passing away... Having to relocate, his home, his business... Dissolving a business partnership. Then re-designing his business to work around him being able to take care of his two young children as a single parent of his 5 month old son and his 2.5 year old daughter. ...(This all took place within 14 weeks) JUST SOME OF THE GOLDย  IN THIS EPISODE: John walks us through the 15 Steps he took to overcome adversity. These are incredibly powerful. And super relatable too... And can be applied in your own life when going through challenging times. The reality of facing a life of bringing up his children on his own. While also seeing his wife go through the devastating symptoms and side effects of the tumours. And the heart break of knowing she won't get to be there for her children as they're growing up. ย How John realised he was uniquely equipped to deal with this. How he emotionally, mentally and physically was able to empower himself and took action. John shares how he moved through the grief, fear, emotions and the reality of his situation. There's no fast tracking it... it's on him to deal with it, be present, taking responsibility for where he was at. The most pivotal life-changing steps that allowed him to make incredible decisions moving forward. We chat about the value of accepting offers of help... and seeking help. How this journey has created an amazing connection with his daughter. We discuss how challenges and feelings like you've lost everything... creates a blank slate. So you get to start afresh. How you can emerge and come out the other side of challenges, knowing and believing you can be a better man. A more resilient version of yourself. How digging into resilience and personal growth during this process. Simplifying it and taking action on it... creates momentum. Strength of purpose...Moving through the healing process... John's acceptance that he would be a single Dad for the rest of his life... And then unexpectedly meeting his new wife. The process of going from a single Dad, after heart break, to bringing a new partner into his and his children's life. The power of being grateful. And the possibilities of life. You can reach out to John via: And John's blog that includes the 15 steps discussed today: Love you, thankyou xo Mandy xo ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”ฅโคโœŠ๐Ÿผ The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (& Peace) During Challenging and Remarkable Times #resilience #johnblake #mandygibbons
55:29 08/03/2021
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show with SPECIAL GUEST Paul Cale - Ep 2
Mandy Gibbons Podcast Show... SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Cale Paul is the CEO of Kinetic Fighting, Special Forces Veteran and Internationally renowned Martial Artist.ย  I hold Paul in high regard BIG TIME... I'm incredibly honoured and grateful for his time jumping on this podcast episode...ย  JUST SOME OF THE GOLDย IN THIS EPISODE: How on a spiritual, mental and physical level both Martial Arts, serving as a Commando and life experience... has played a huge role in how Paul deals with adversity. ...As well as helping and inspiring others to do so. How going in search of looking for things that we excel at and that helps us rise as human beings... how both martial arts and the army fueled Paul's drive for discipline and excellence. How Kinetic Fighting personally impacted me, when I attending the training a couple of years ago that Paul led. And how it helped me prepare for when "shit hits the fan in real life". How Kinetic Fighting helps soldiers assimilate. The impact this is having. I love this! How a hand-to-hand combat situation lead to Paul being asked to redevelop the Close Quarter Fighting (CQF) in Special Forces, and co founding the Second Commando Regiment Integrated Combat Centre (ICC). Paul shares how and why it's important to stay focused in hand to hand combat... and in situations when he was serving. We chat about experiences that impacted him, where he questioned his beliefs about certain things. Paul's own personal journey in finding inner peace in civilian life. We discuss calming the monster within - referring to a Jordan Peterson quote. Paul sharing his own personal thoughts and experience. How having a martial arts background and mindset can help when making decisions when you're overwhelmed or in a heightened state - which can mess with your ability to making powerful moving forward decisions. Confidence and Resilience and adapting to situations depending on where you're at physically, mentally, spiritually... to overcome adversity and challenges... how this plays a huge role in building resilience. I ask Paul about his facility and newer projects of Close quarters shooting, high fidelity training, and Chiron armour - which is amazing! Love you, thankyou xo Mandy xoย  The Resilience & Vital Force Coach For Men Formidable Resilience for Powerfully Grounded Momentum (& Peace) During Challenging and Remarkable Times
96:18 07/20/2021