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Paddy Upton

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Paddy Upton on Importance of Mental Coaching, Leadership in Sports and Creating Team Culture

Perishable Wisdom

How has the COVID lockdown impacted athletes performances? How important is the psychological aspect when it comes to the world of sports? These are just some of the questions Paddy Upton will dive into in this episode of Perishable Wisdom. While talking about his experiences of being a Strength and Conditioning coach to cricket and rugby teams Paddy goes into detail about the tussle between the old and new way of leadership in sports and its transition. He also talks about his journey of being appointed the Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership Coach of the Indian National cricket team in 2008. Under him, the team went on to win the ICC World Cup in 2011. Shayamal and Paddy discuss some of the recent developments around the importance of mental awareness in the ecosystem of sports and more. Patrick Anthony Howard 'Paddy' Upton has over 25-years of experience working with high-performing teams in business and sports. He has been the head coach for multiple teams in different tournaments, including the Indian Premier League, Australian Big Bash League and the Pakistan Super League. For brand partnerships, collaborations and sponsorship opportunities, send us an email at hi@wyn.studioPerishable Wisdom is a WYN Studio production. Find us at http://wyn.studio. Connect with us: Paddy - Instagram Shayamal - Instagram and TwitterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 5mins

23 Mar 2021

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Paddy Upton

The Leading Conversation

Coach, innovator, pioneer  and empowerer of people, Paddy Upton, joins us to share his views on the competitive advantages still available to leaders, how to deal with dickheads and how we can create high learning environments. Guaranteed to get your mind racing!

1hr 10mins

21 Jan 2021

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How Paddy Upton builds winning teams on the cricket pitch and in the boardroom by focusing on culture.

The Boss Mom Show

This week's episode is for  miserable managers, sports enthusiasts,  work-from-home moms, and basically anyone who wants to bring their A-game to their career, and their life. Paddy Upton has is a world renowned cricket and business coach. He's guided teams to victory in various formats of international cricket, and now he is sharing those lessons with executives who need to nail it in the business world, and perhaps more importantly, every day folks, trying to navigate the post covid-19 world.  Find Paddy Online...Website: www.paddyupton.comFacebook: @PaddyuptonofficialFind the podcast online:Facebook and Instagram: @180degreespodcast


1 Nov 2020

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Episode 16 Brukie & Burgo speak to Paddy Upton, sports scientist, mental coach, business coach, author and cricket coach

Brukie and Burgo - the podcast

Paddy Upton has had a remarkable journey from a cricket and rugby career, then fitness coach for South African cricket, then a mental skills and business coach, and more recently coaching in T20 leagues around the world including the IPL and BBL. His coaching philosophy is different, but highly successful.


30 Oct 2020

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Inside the IPL with Paddy Upton

Short Fine Legs

This week Dan and Nons are joined by Paddy Upton. Paddy has coached as many as 12 T20 franchise in the IPL, Big Bash and Pakistan Super League. He's made a name for himself as a mental skills guru and also has a World Cup winner's medal back home having helped India lift the title in 2011.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


23 Oct 2020

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Ep - 8 The Winning Formula With Sports Psychologist Paddy Upton

The Business Called Cricket

Sports post the Coronavirus pandemic will never be the same. The biggest change will be players having to adjust to a life in a bio-bubble. Life in a bubble is like life in Big Boss’ house, as Shikhar Dhawan described it. One of the most celebrated Sports Phycologists in the World, South Africa’s Paddy Upton, who also helped Indian Cricket Team become World No.1 & win the 2011 World Cup talks about acing the bio-bubble situation on The Business called Cricket with Rica Roy    Vince Lombardi the legendary Football Coach had said winning isn’t everything, it is the only thing but Sports Phycologist and Coach Paddy Upton, who has worked with Team India and several IPL Teams for seven years says that balancing high performance and winning with mental stamina in the post Corona world will be tricky. He says winning in Sports has to be balanced with winning in life, hence winning in Sports won’t be the only thing. On The Business Called Cricket with Rica Roy this celebrity South African mind-trainer talks about how winning mental battles will lead to winning Sporting battles.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Oct 2020

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Business Unusual Podcast

In this week’s Business Unusual Podcast, Ralf Fletcher, CEO of Topco is in conversation with legendary cricket coach, Paddy Upton. With four degrees under his belt, positions as head coach in international T20 cricket, mental coach to professional athletes, business coach and university professor, Paddy truly encompasses the notion of an all-rounder. The “Barefoot Coach” author looks past the physical elements of sports caching and places great emphasis on the mental aspects, not only in his work, but in life as a whole. In this podcast, he unpacks the importance of looking past the material aspects of success towards what it truly means to reach the goals we set ourselves. Paddy brings with him a wealth of knowledge and explains how sports coaching and business practises share a whole host of similarities. From the best strategies to implement into leadership to the importance of self-awareness, Paddy takes listeners on a journey of introspection.

1hr 4mins

3 Jun 2020

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515: Paddy Upton - The full conversation - THE BAREFOOT COACH

Play to Potential Podcast

GUEST Paddy Upton is a Head Coach in Professional T20 cricket, Mental Coach to professional athletes, Executive Coach and Professor of Practice at Deakin University. Changing careers, following a second master’s degree in Business Coaching from Middlesex University (2003), and along with Gary Kirsten as Head Coach, Paddy was appointed Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership Coach of the Indian National team in 2008. Under Kirsten and Upton, the team attained ICC top test team ranking for the first time (2009) and went on to win the ICC World Cup in 2011. Following this success, Paddy was appointed Performance Director of the South Africa Cricket Team from 2011-2014 during which they became the first team to simultaneously hold the Offical ICC World Number 1 ranking in all three formats of the international game. Between 2012-2018, Upton has been Head Coach in 12 professional T20 Cricket seasons for five different teams across three tournaments including the Indian Premier League, Australian Big Bash League and the Pakistan Super League.  He recently published the book – The Barefoot Coach (Published by Westland Publications Pvt Ltd), which distils the key insights from working with some of the world’s leading cricketers. In this conversations we speak about how Paddy has thought about his journey, his perspectives on how the world of coaching is evolving over time, views on excellence, need for personal mastery along with professional mastery, why mental toughness is over-rated and more. Published in September 2019. HOST Deepak is a Leadership Advisor and an Executive Coach. He works with leaders to improve their effectiveness and in helping them make better decisions specifically around organizational and career transitions. He currently runs Transition Insight (www.transitioninsight.com) and works with leaders to handle phases of transition thoughtfully. He has worked as an Operations Consultant with KPMG in UK, Strategy Consultant with McKinsey in the US and as a Leadership Consultant with EgonZehnder (a Swiss Leadership Advisory firm) where he helped companies recruit CEOs, CXOs and Board Members and worked on Leadership Development. Deepak is a certified CEO Coach and is an alumnus of IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad and London Business School. His detailed profile can be found at https://in.linkedin.com/in/djayaraman OTHER GUESTS 1.Vijay Amritraj 2.Amish Tripathi 3.Raghu Raman 4.Papa CJ 5.Kartik Hosanagar 6.Ravi Venkatesan 7.Abhijit Bhaduri 8.Viren Rasquinha 9.Prakash Iyer 10.Avnish Bajaj 11.Nandan Nilekani 12.Atul Kasbekar 13.Karthik Reddy 14.Pramath Sinha 15.Vedika Bhandarkar 16.Vinita Bali 17.Zia Mody 18.Rama Bijapurkar 19.Dheeraj Pandey 20.Anu Madgavkar 21.Vishy Anand 22. Meher Pudumjee 23.KV Shridhar (Pops) 24.Suresh Naraynan 25.Devdutt Pattanaik 26.Jay Panda 27.Amit Chandra 28.Chandramouli Venkatesan 29.Roopa Kudva 30.Vinay Sitapati 31.Neera Nundy. 32.Deepa Malik 33.Bombay Jayashri. 34.Arun Maira 35.Ambi Parameswaran 36.OP Bhaat 37.Indranil Chakraborty 38.Tarun Khanna 39. Ramachandra Guha 40. Stewart Friedman 41. Rich Fernandez 42. Falguni Nayar 43. Rajat Gupta 44. Kartik Hosanagar 45. Michael Watkins 46. Matt Dixon 47. Herminia Ibarra. DISCLAIMER All content and opinions expressed in the podcast are that of the guests and are not necessarily the opinions of Deepak Jayaraman and Transition Insight Private Limited. Views expressed in comments to blog are the personal opinions of the author of the comment. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Company or the author of the blog. Participants are responsible for the content of their comments and all comments that are posted are in the public domain. The Company reserves the right to monitor, edit, and/or publish any submitted comments. Not all comments may be published. Any third-party comments published are third party information and The Company takes no responsibility and disclaims all liability. The Company reserves the right, but is not obligated to monitor and delete any comments or postings at any time without notice.

1hr 38mins

25 Sep 2019

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54: Paddy Upton - The art of leadership


This week I have the pleasure of chatting to the barefoot coach aka Paddy Upton. He has been part of the coaching staff of the SA cricket team that reached World 1 ranking, he helped take the Inidian cricket team to a world cup win in 2011 and is Head Coach in four of the world's premier T20 cricket tournaments. He is also a mental coach to professional athletes from multiple sporting disciplines, leadership coach to business executives and teams, a professional speaker, and was recently appointed as a Professor of Practice at Deakin University’s Business School in Australia. Beyond his accolades Paddy has pioneered a way of thinking about leadership and coaching  for many years that centres around honesty, vulnerability and collaboration.We spoke about what real success looks like, what reaching full potential as a humans looks like, what the drivers are that help us to get there and how we can support our children in their pursuits. I feel so grateful for this opportunity and walked away much wiser for it.

1hr 14mins

16 Sep 2019

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Inside CWC - Paddy Upton Gives His Verdict

Inside the Game

Sias, Derek and Harro pick up the pieces of the Proteas' disastrous World Cup campaign and are joined by world-renowned coach and cricketing mentalist Paddy Upton.

1hr 12mins

24 Jun 2019