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Winning all around! What business and organisations can learn from the Paralympic Movement - Don Elgin Explains Tokyo 2020

Michelson Alexander Explains...

On Michelson Alexander Explains, we’ve been looking at the Olympics and how the stories of the Games cut through with the public, much of which were in lockdown.This week the Paralympics starts at a time when we are all in need of good news stories. Don Elgin competed at three Paralympics in Athletics and won four medals. He is an amputee, having been born without the lower half of his left leg. He is now the Head of Wallara Online and remains connected to our Paralympic team via StarAmp Global, a management company he founded to support amputee athletes.Don joins us to talk about what the Paralympic movement has meant to his life, the messaging around disability, and how the moment in the media spotlight the Paralympics will have over the next few weeks can communicate messages far beyond sport.TOPICS:How do the Olympic/Paralympic narratives differ?Do the all-abilities communities see the Paralympics as a time to progress the community at large? What is the overriding message that can be communicated?We celebrate the inclusion the Paralympic Games show – but how can we do better in the other three and a half years, as businesses, leaders, and employees?If you’re interested in strategic communications advice for your business, the Michelson Alexander team is here to help. Get in touch with us via our website, LinkedIn or Twitter.Hosts: Jack Banister, Michelson Alexander Lead Copywriter & Shannon Gill, Michelson Alexander Senior AssociateGuest: Don Elgin


23 Aug 2021

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Sleepless Podcast #1- Don Elgin

Sleepless Podcast

Paralympian Don Elgin chats with Jarryd about his life to date. We discuss his early life as an amputee,  his decision to try become a Paralympian, drinking with Danish shot-putters and his friendship with Oscar Pistorius. He also delivers inspiring messages on just how to go about life when adversity gets in the way and his care-free attitude.https://donelgin.com.au/https://www.wallara.com.au/wallara-online/https://donelgin.com.au/giddy-up-podcast/https://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/invis-ability

1hr 8mins

7 Feb 2021

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Positive hour with Paralympic P taker Don Elgin

Hump Day with Swanny & Friends

After a welcome return cameo from Sam Newman, we're joined by former Paralympian and the world's most positive person Don Elgin as with Samantha away he slides straight into our format of talking sheet for an hour. Enjoy! Twitter: @donelg17 donelgin.com.au Merch: swannyandfriends.com.au samanthariches.com racetrackralphy.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/hump-day-with-swanny-and-friends.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 8mins

17 Dec 2019

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Don Elgin: Paralympian whose philosophy is to always 'have a crack'

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SPORT : INSPIRATION : MOTIVATION : PERFORMANCE : PERSISTENCE Don Elgin is one of the most natural, proudly Australian , 'warts and all' speakers on the circuit. Hear what drives this Olympic medal athlete as he shares some stories of the highs - and lows- of life. And there's a salient tip for anyone who has an important event - and a new diet: don't mix the two!  www.donelgin.com.au" Well what can I say Michael and Carson you are simply amazing, it was a joy from the time you kicked in my front door and taped the listening device to my head then proceeded to announce to my family that anything they say or do could be used in a court of law, the silence that followed gave you the perfect platform to hit me with all number on mind boggling questions and from then on I was putty in your hands. The experience itself will surely go down in history for me as one of the strangest podcast I've been involved in but in a weird type of way a very satisfying one. I thought it was great strategy to have one person ask a question whilst the other heated the cattle prod on my stove only to return when they had another question that required a far quicker response. The questions themselves were well thought out. I particularly liked the ones that dredged up all the emotions I had been working to suppress for years.  Your way with words and the words themselves still ring so eloquently in my one good ear; 'suck it up princess' I think was my favourite line from the day and how we were all able to make fun of having one leg. You guys were great. I loved how you told me it would be fun and there would be laughs and tears, boy o boy were there tears.    Thanks also for the allowing me the privilege to join you both on what must surely be one of the most listened to podcast ever produced and as soon as my hearing returns to normal I will be tuning in. You blokes are incredible and I can't thank you enough for visiting. Strangely my neighbours have even whispered a question or two to me over the fence, like ' will your friends will be visiting again Don'??…. You blokes sure know how to make an impression!"DE


11 Feb 2019

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#3 - Don Elgin

Relentless with Damien Bugeja

Don Elgin is a three time Paralympian having competed at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games winning a total of 3 bronze and 1 silver medal. Don has an exceptional outlook on life and shows why no situation nor circumstance should ever bring his life down. We delve in to some of the hardships that have plagued his life, especially in his younger days and how he overcame that with a winning mindset. Don is the founder of StarAmp Global where he helps manage Paralympic competitors. In 2000, Don was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his service to amputee sport and in 2006 he was the Australian flag bearer at the IPC World Athletics Championships. He is an award winning Author for his book 'One Foot on the Podium', which he then went on to release his second book 'One Foot Beyond the Podium'. Don now spends his time doing various motivational talks around the world, working as a facilitator for Leading Teams, managing athletes through his company StarAmp Global and being an all-round legend at life. Check out his story at www.donelgin.com.au.A massive thank you to our sponsors.Head to unclejackwatches.com and use the promo code 'RELENTLESS' to get 10% off your purchase across any of the watch range.Also, go see the team down at Powercore Fitness, 302 Hume Hwy, Craigieburn, mention the podcast and get 10% off 3, 6 and 12 month memberships.www.damienbugeja.com/podcast

1hr 35mins

20 Feb 2018

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Ep.10. Part 2. How a ‘Verbal Smack Around The Ears’ Can Change Your Perception Of Reality, with Paralympic Medalist and Author, Don Elgin

Your Life Of Impact with Brett Robbo

Don Elgin is a 3 time Paralympian and Para World Championships Gold Medalist He’s Motivational speaker, board member for multiple charities, founding director of Star Amp Global and, a Father of 4 This episode will have you floating between big belly laughs and teary moments. Don’s humor is infectious and we start it off with…


19 Aug 2017

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Ep.10. Part 1. How a ‘Verbal Smack Around The Ears’ Can Change Your Perception Of Reality, with Paralympic Medalist and Author, Don Elgin

Your Life Of Impact with Brett Robbo

Don Elgin is a 3 time Paralympian and Para World Championships Gold Medalist He’s a motivational speaker, board member for multiple charities, founding director of Star Amp Global and a Father of 4 This episode will have you floating between big belly laughs and teary moments. Don’s humor is infectious and we start it off with some…


19 Aug 2017