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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Downey. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Downey, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Downey. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Downey, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 41 - Belinda Bencic and Michael Downey

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Former world number four and 2015 Rogers Cup champion Belinda Bencic sits down this week with Match Point Canada as the Swiss star updates us on her health, training, and focus for the upcoming season.


We also speak with President of Tennis Canada Michael Downey, recap a run to the finals from Vasek Pospisil at the Sofia Open, and give a quick preview of the Nitto ATP Finals.


Enjoy!

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Nov 17 2020 · 57mins
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Episode 15 - Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey and Ken Crosina

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Tennis Canada President and CEO Michael Downey joins this week's podcast to discuss the postponement of Coupe Rogers, the long term ramifications it will have on their organization, and what their plans are moving forward.

We speak with Voice of Rogers Cup, and Director of Mayfair Clubs Ken Crosina to get some tips on how to stay active without playing our favourite sport.

We also build our perfect men's and women's tennis player, debating who possesses the very best shots in tennis.


All of that and more on the latest episode of Match Point Canada!

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Apr 13 2020 · 1hr 16mins

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EP 2.1: How to create success from within with Tennis Canada’s Michael Downey

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In this episode, Michael Downey discusses:

  • The culture change he felt was needed at Tennis Canada (02:00)
  • What he did to create change (02:54)
  • The importance of having people at the top who support your vision (04:03)
  • How he managed push back from those in the industry who weren’t on board with this plan to bring in external talent (05:12)
  • Key lessons learned (07:52)
  • How his vision for the organization developed over time (09:09)
  • His approach to creating the right strategy and culture (14:34)
  • The importance of continuing to push for growth (17:36)
  • Advice for other companies looking to shift their strategy (20:55)
  • His favourite emoji (25:10)

Michael’s advice for leaders:

  • Look at the problem from every angle (02:54)
  • Know where your resources are and make the most of them (07:52)
  • Be nimble (09:46)
  • Get outside help if needed and keep your board on board (21:18)
  • Let your passion show (22:21)

More about Michael Downey:

Michael Downey has been the President and CEO of Tennis Canada since 2004, with a brief break between 2013 and 2017, when the left to head up the British Lawn Tennis Association.  During his tenure at Tennis Canada he set out to transform the organization from one known for hosting tournaments to a leader in talent development and high performance. He’s credited with changing the company’s culture and prompting its board of directors to invest in new talent. His work helped develop tennis stars such as Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard, whose performances on the world stage raised the profile of Tennis Canada to unprecedented levels. In 2013, he was recruited to oversee British Tennis, where he led the development of a new strategic plan focussed on reversing a decade long decline in grassroots participation.

He was previously the president of the Ontario-Western Canada region at Molson Breweries and held senior executive positions with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors. He also served as President of Skydome and Molson Sports and Entertainment. Downey lives in Toronto with his wife Jinder and has three children, Schara, Mackenzie and Sam.

Links to additional resources:

http://www.tenniscanada.com

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/tennis/article-rising-stars-boost-interest-in-tennis-in-canada-but-lack-of-winter/

Memorable quote:

“It’s about focus, and doing your best practices and developing the strategies – and then basically sticking to the approach because it may not be easy out of the gate.”

Feb 12 2020 · 26mins
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Season 2, Episode 4 - Australian Open Week 1 recap featuring Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey

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We are through one week of action Down Under in Melbourne!


Match Point Canada returns with another podcast as we catch up with Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey to discuss the great progress of Canadian players in the country.


We also recap the great week of tennis at the Australian Open, and preview what's in store in our final matches of the grand slam!

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Jan 28 2020 · 55mins
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GLADIATOR POWER TALK EPISODE 003 WITH GUEST MICHAEL DOWNEY

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THIS WEEK I WELCOM ON THE SHOW IRISH LOG PRESS RECORD HOLDER AND AXEL PRESS MICHAEL DOWNEY.

WE TALK DIETING LIFTING AND LIFE ALONG WITH THE SPORT OF STRONGMAN

THANK YOU TO MY SPONSOR AT

NEW UNIVERSAL ORDER AND AXE AND SLEDGE

Jul 25 2019 · 47mins
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Michael Downey - Recruiter - Boulder Media

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Michael Downey's LinkedIn Profile:
https://ie.linkedin.com/in/michael-downey-02ab78101

Boulder Media – An Irish animation company based in Dublin, Ireland:
www.bouldermedia.tv

Boulder Media's Jobs Posting:
www.bouldermedia.tv/jobs/

Hasbro: Kids Toys, Action Figures, Toys Online:
https://shop.hasbro.com/en-us

Boulder Media Official LinkedIn Page:
https://ie.linkedin.com/company/boulder-media

CreativeHeads:
www.creativeheads.net/

Animation World Network I AWN:
www.awn.com/

FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media:
www.fmx.de/

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May 24 2019 · 27mins
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Michael Downey talks about video and being in the industry for 30+ years

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Jan 30 2019 · 1hr 6mins
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EP 006 with Michael Downey

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In this episode, we have a conversation with freelance reporter Michael Downey. We talk about reporting on war and revolutions in the middle east for New York Times, BBC, PBS NewsHour and Rolling Stone, what it means to be a millennial—how all generations look down on previous generations—and how artificial intelligence will soon take all our jobs. 

Sep 27 2018 · 1hr 3mins
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Episode 54 ft. Michael Downey: Legal Journey

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In this episode, Jim and Tyson will interview Michael Downey and go through his journey as an attorney from big firms to his own practice in legal ethics, and the importance of marketing in this process.

Nitch down!

“If you go to a food court and you’re thinking I want some food, odds are if you are hungry of Pizza you are going to go to the pizza place Meanwhile, if there is a place that sells Hamburgers, Pizza, Mexican, etc., you probably gonna pass that place up cause you are gonna go the the focused practitioner.”

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpdowney

https://www.downeylawgroup.com/

Hacking’s hack: A book from a Lawyer who also went out on his own. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time Hardcover, by Keith Ferrazzi.

A great book on how to network and connect with people.

Michael’s tip: Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing Hardcover, by Harry Beckwith.

“What’s going on on the mind of someone who is looking to buy my services and then helping me understand better how to market to them and get them to hire me.”

Tyson’s tip: Think about this. If Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg tooked over you law firm, how would they run things differently?

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Aug 09 2017 · 29mins
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Michael Downey - The four year plan for British Tennis

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The man in charge of British Tennis, LTA CEO Michael Downey, exclusively talks to David & Catherine about his blueprint for progress - 'it starts with participation and ends with participation' - GB Davis Cup success & the importance of Andy Murray.

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Mar 30 2015 · 27mins
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