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#186 - Golf's Perfect Imperfections with Shawn Clement, Andy Vasily and Munashe Masawi

Run Your Life Show With Andy Vasily

This podcast is actually a re-release of an episode that I  recorded with renowned golf coach Shawn Clement on his Golf's Perfect Imperfections WRX Radio podcast in July. In this episode, Shawn (Director of Golf at Wisdom in Golf) and I sit down to have a conversation about coaching, goal-setting, vision and purpose, not only in regards to the game of golf, but life in general. Although this episode is framed around the game of golf, much can be learned from this discussion that applies to sport, business and education. We are joined as well by Munashe Masawi, Head Kinesiologist at Wisdom in Golf and former collegiate football player.  About Shawn ClementFor those of you who do not know yet who I am, please consult my bio and know that I am a lifer in Golf and was put on this planet to help people enjoy a game that is so profound on so many levels. Golf can be played so easily with the right focus and can be so incredibly frustrating and elusive when you are focused on the wrong task.The most important tool that started me properly on this journey was the experience I had from age 17 (I am now 51) with the Canadian Ski Patrol and their relentless passion in making sure you knew what you were doing when treating a victim with a broken limb on the ski hill before transporting to hospital with vital information for the Emergency MD.This information helped guide me through the maze of golf instruction that was based purely on opinions that were based on assumptions of how the human body works. To this day, we do not have any documents, seminars, manuals on basic anatomy in the field of golf instruction which is very disturbing considering we are on the front lines of your abilities to learn this game and play for life!Last 20 years:Director of Development for Royal Québec Golf Club and AcademyNew association with Retrieve’s revolutionary AI Platform (www.retrieve.com)Member of Callaway Canada’s Fitting BoardCallaway Golf-Best Club Fitter in Canada for 2020Golf WRX-Regular Instruction contributor to the best golf equipment websiteLaunched “Golf’s Perfect Imperfections” PODCAST available at www.golfwrx.com (their only instructional podcast)Member of Golf Channel Academy FamilyFinal Top 3 nominees for PGA of Ontario Teacher of the Year – 2011 & 2015Director of Instruction at the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre 2005 to 2018Playing and Instruction Editor for Golf Tips Magazine from 2001 to 2004Director of Instruction at Taboo Resort and Spa (Mike Weir’s Home Course) 2002-2004Medalist Canadian PGA playing ability test for Class A MemberThe only Canadian PGA member to ever play left and right in the same bagIntrawest Mt Tremblant 1999-2001Canadian Tour and North Florida PGA mini tour 1997 to 1999Most Popular Teacher on YouTube from 2007 to 2012 and top 5 instructor now with over 40 Million hits and counting with 73 thousand natural and unsolicited subscribersConnect with ShawnWebsite: https://wisdomingolf.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/clemshawFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wisdomingolf


13 Aug 2021

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Andy Vasily Coach, TedX Speaker - Reflecting on myself finding purpose after my brothers death

Men Are Nuts

Andy Vasily has been around the world teaching coaching and consulting. He gave a TedX talk about his life and how it helped him to find purpose. Andy talks about living in a volatile home where is mother and father were both alcoholics. We chat about how he fell in love with American football which gave him a purpose and meaning in his life which helped to steer him away from home life. The death of his brothers. made him reflect deeply on what was it that god gave him that he didn’t give to them and why he was able to keep away from drugs and alcohol. This is Andy’s journey of figuring out his own purpose.

1hr 24mins

16 Jun 2021

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Andy has been really changed the game of Physed and done wonders with creating an international movement of making PE more meaningful and more intentional. Andy and I discuss the ins and outs of meaningful PE along with resources and insights into the great world of #meaningfulpe  Andy's Twitter: @andyvasily Andy's Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/881980


5 May 2021

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#175 - Making Sense of the Meaningful PE Framework Ep.1 with Jorge Rodriguez and Andy Vasily

Run Your Life Show With Andy Vasily

What is meaningful PE and what conditions need to be present for students to find joy and meaning in their PE experiences? Jorge Rodriguez and I sit down this week to make deeper sense of the meaningful PE framework and explore what it is we are wondering about and the major considerations that we need to think about in order to plant the seeds for students to be intrinsically motivated to pursue different forms of physical activity in their lives. Each week, we will have a discussion about meaningful PE in order to unpack our thinking, as well as any ideas that we have that we would like to better understand in moving forward with this approach to teaching physical education and how we are attempting to put it into practice in our program at The KAUST School in Saudi Arabia. Connect With Jorge:Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhysedNowGlobal Physed Voxcast: https://www.globalphysed.net/Connect with Andy:Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyvasily


16 Apr 2021

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Andy Vasily: Darkness, Movement and Self Discovery

Feeding Curiosity

“I had to really reflect deeply on my own life after I lost my second brother. It was the hardest thing to kind of look at. What was it within myself that allowed me to move forward in ways that my brothers couldn’t?” — ANDY VASILY Andy Vasily is an educator who wants to push his understanding of teaching and learning to a deeper level. Andy decided to begin blogging to share his teaching practice and connect with other educators and top researchers around the world. The value that he saw in this exchange of vision and practical applications led to an enriched professional learning journey that he has shared with practitioners and scholars alike. In this conversation, we expand on Andy’s inner exploration, starting with darkness in his life and experiences. Andy shares what works for him to keep the darkness from overwhelming him. We expand on the ideas of self-discovery and reflecting on your journey to help guide others on there own. Show notes: (00:04:54) Experiencing Darkness (00:09:26) Why focus on mental health? (00:11:17) New Year's Resolutions (00:12:32) Moral Weigh Stations (00:14:43) Two-week experiments (00:17:05) What is performance? (00:18:13) Creating a vision for movement (00:20:14) The Power of Physical Activity (00:24:27) Physical Activity and Mindfulness (00:27:03) Answering questions while running (00:31:26) Positive Psychology (00:33:10) Innate or learned behavior? (00:37:00) Giving away what you know (00:41:56) Self-learning (00:43:17) Having the right tools (00:45:01) Andy's Routines (00:47:28) Giving yourself permission to explore (00:50:42) Power of social interaction (00:52:47) Recommended Books (00:54:18) Advice to someone entering the "real" world? For transcripts and links learn more here: https://feedingcuriosity.net/podcast/andyvasily --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/feedingcuriosity/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/feedingcuriosity/support


2 Apr 2020

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Andy Vasily: Travel, Recovery and Connection

Feeding Curiosity

"I developed a framework for delivering meaningful physical education and movement experiences that will inspire young people to be physically active for life." - Andy Vasily Andy Vasily is a leading educator who has taught at International Baccalaureate schools in 5 different countries over the past 18 years. He completed his teaching training in education and psychology at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. He is also an international educational consultant and founder of the award-winning blog www.pyppewithandy.com. Andy previously worked as a Child-Youth Counsellor at a young offender’s facility in Windsor, Ontario, and it was through this experience that he first realized the stumbling blocks and injustices that many of these young people faced in their daily experience. As a direct result of seeing a need for change, he pursued a full-time career as an educator. Show Notes: (00:04:21) How Saudi Arabia is Changing  (00:06:04) How To Become A Citizen The World (00:07:48) Andy's Hometown and How He Traveled (00:11:09) Following What's Important To You (00:15:12) Professional Football Tryout (00:18:19) Resolutions and Long Term Thinking (00:21:41) Frameworking and Eisenhower Decision Matrix (00:25:38) The Three Shot Journal  (00:29:20) What Gets Measured Gets Managed (00:30:49) Data Has No Emotion (00:32:41) Prioritizing Daily Recovery (00:34:45) Being Present (00:38:03) Do More vs Be More (00:39:31) With Knowledge, Comes Responsibility (00:43:16) Searching Inside One's Self (00:44:51) Experiences Not Gifts (00:49:46) Having Gratitude For Time Spent With Those That Matter Most (00:52:48) We Need To Connect (00:54:07) Andy's Professional Background (00:57:00) Creating A Program For Movement Not Sport  (01:00:37) Fitting the Program Into the Community (01:02:55) Gardening In PE (01:05:41) How Andy's Career Has Evolved (01:07:08) Erich's Educational Background (01:09:23) Andy's Important Mentors (01:12:12) Gratitude and Connecting with Others (01:15:04) Being Sucked Into Our Devices For transcripts and related links go to https://feedingcuriosity.net/podcast/andy-vasily--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/feedingcuriosity/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/feedingcuriosity/support

1hr 18mins

21 Jan 2020

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#156: Andy Vasily & Neila Steele | Winning in life as a team

Energetic Radio

Today I am thrilled to provide the second power couple in the space of two weeks. Andy Vasily and Neila Steele are not only extraordinary humans, but they have mastered life as a couple and as a family in my eyes. They have both been on the podcast before separately (episodes 47 & 71), with two of the highest rating episodes we have had. This is one of the reasons I am so excited to share with you two beautiful humans together on the show. Andy and Neila share some of the secrets to living life to its fullest as individuals, as a couple and a family. I have had the pleasure of watching them both present and speak together and separately other the years and like this occasion, today is another home run. If you are looking for ways to improve your life and of the people you love, then today is the show you have been waiting for. If you would like to listen to Andy and Neila together on their 'Run Your Life' podcast, or follow them on their social media platforms you can do so on the links below:https://www.pyppewithandy.com/https://twitter.com/andyvasilyhttps://twitter.com/neilasteele


8 Sep 2019

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Conversation from Kuwait with Andy Vasily

Global PhysEd Voxcast

In this episode Andy and I travel to Kuwait and talk about our expereince delivering a workshop to some amazing teachers.


19 Mar 2019

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EPISODE 13 - Be Yourself & Seek Critical Feedback - Andy Vasily

The ChargedUP Education Podcast

The number of times Andy and I have connected over the past few years has been memorable. Listening to his stories and views have been priceless in my own development as a teacher. It is a great shame that just as I left the Middle East, Andy and his family moved there, otherwise, we would have been neighbours! If you have not already done so, be sure to check out Andy's blog (CLICK HERE).  If you haven't had the chance to check out other episodes of the podcast yet, please take a listen as there are some amazing stories. If you have already enjoyed previous episodes, please leave a review and share with your colleagues Twitter: @andyvasily


20 Nov 2018

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Trandisciplinary Teaching & Learning for Subject Specialists – Andy Vasily

Professional Learning Conversations

For specialists working within the PYP, there can be many questions around how to make integration meaningful, taking a transdisciplinary approach to subject specialism, and the logistics of collaborative planning. In this episode Andy Vasily, an internationally experienced pedagogical leader and sports teacher, discusses with Sarah Gilmore just how he does this, including his approach to inquiry, provocations and much more. Andy has a passion for transdisciplinary subject specialist teaching, sports education and the role of fitness in combating mental illness and promoting healthy living. In this episode Sarah and Andy also refer to his fantastic and moving TEDx talk, which we highly recommend! To learn more about Andy and his work, check out his website or follow him on Twitter. Sarah is also on twitter and you can follow Professional Learning International to find out how you can work face to face with amazing educators like Andy.


2 Sep 2018