Springboks legend 'The Beast' joins us, Mike Ross on Joe Schmidt and Rainbow Cup rules
House of Rugby Ireland
This week on House of Rugby Ireland, we have two legendary props on the show - Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawawira and Mike Ross. Beast is in flying form as he looks ahead to the Lions 2021 Tour, and vows revenge on some old teammates. Ian Madigan then joins Mike and Fergus to talk Rainbow Cup, Simon Zebo's return and Ireland Women's struggles against France.
Joe Schmidt is an entrepreneur, investor, and leader. In this episode, he shares some of his knowledge accumulated over 20 years of launching e-commerce start-ups and spearheading humanitarian efforts. Joe explains how he strategically says "no" to opportunities while also saying "yes" to the important adventures and relationships in his life through discovering one's capacity. Connect with Joe on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/josefschmidt/ and at the links provided below. Joe's Work: www.customerhd.com Joe's Cause: www.freedomunited.com Joe's Church: www.newhopenc.org Joe's Twitter: @joe_schmidt
Courageous Conversations About Contentious Topics with Joe Schmidt
Teaching History, Politics, and Stuff
Buckle up! Joe and I were very excited to talk about Courageous Conversations about Contentious Topics, especially as we move through a year of contentious topics. Joe talks about how to set up the norms and environment to have these conversations in your classroom. Joe is a great person to follow on Twitter and has a lot of great information in his blog. Resources discussed:Joe's Blog Post: Courageous Conversations about Contentious TopicsJoe on TwitterLunchroom Fight: SHEGTeaching Controversial TopicsWebsite- http://thepoliticalclassroom.com/First Book – https://www.routledge.com/Controversy-in-the-Classroom-The-Democratic-Power-of-Discussion/Hess/p/book/9780415962292Most recent book - http://thepoliticalclassroom.com/about.phpSorting notecards-https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eOfyV2em7CAirXKKWh4rRGUpyBIyy_Fw?usp=sharing
Optimizing Your Human Potential | Joe Schmidt | Athlete CEO Podcast with Erik Averill and Brandon Averill
Athlete CEO Podcast Optimizing Your Human PotentialJoe Schmidt Ep. 4Guest: Joe Schmidt, Former Notre Dame football captain, investor in Excel, a venture capital firm and he now runs strategy, sales and partnerships for Ethos Life.Twitter @joeschmidtiv On the fourth and final part of our interview with Joe Schmidt we discuss how Joe puts his high athletic performance into his real life, the four pillars that Joe has broken his life into, and the greatest advice he’s gotten from a mentor. 4:02What cultivated Joe Schmidt’s intense desire for learning and has he always been a lifelong learner?“This isn't the dress rehearsal, this is the show. We got one shot as humans in one lifetime.”5:12What are Joe Schmidt’s go to resources and does he have a specific approach to how he goes about learning?Joe finds it’s better to be malleable in the things you seek to learn about. He doesn’t read the same newspapers or magazines or blogs every day, but he comes upon different topics he’s passionate about and gains a deeper understanding of those topics.7:20As former elite athletes, one of the things they believe in is high performance, and they believe that high performance should go far beyond the field. How does Joe Schmidt approach his life outside of work and how does he optimize all aspects of his life?Joe has Four Core Pillars: Athletic or health, academic or professional goals, spiritual and social. “If any of those core pillars goes to zero, the entire value of the equation goes to zero.”11:19Who are some mentors in Joe’s life? One of the most important takeaways from a mentor in Joe Schmidt’s life is the idea of Galileo’s Theory of Relativity. 14:20What has Joe learned in this time of COVID and how has his life shifted? Listen and Subscribe to the Athlete CEO podcast with Brandon and Erik Averill from AWM Capital on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever else you listen to podcasts.For more information visit: www.athleteceo.com
15 Minutes and a Cup of Coffee | Joe Schmidt | Athlete CEO Podcast with Erik Averill and Brandon Averill
Athlete CEO Podcast 15 Minutes and a Cup of CoffeeJoe Schmidt Ep. 3 Guest: Joe Schmidt, Former Notre Dame football captain, investor in Excel, a venture capital firm and he now runs strategy, sales and partnerships for Ethos Life.Twitter @joeschmidtiv 1:47Brandon Averill on building up your network through Joe Schmidt’s advice by asking for 15 minutes and a cup of coffee. FInd people, meet them and build your network.2:57You don’t always know where your next opportunity is going to come from, but you got to play to win. 4:05What advice would you give to founders looking for capital and how do you give a good pitch from the founders prospective?Joe Schmidt: “You’ve got to recognize what you are doing in these meetings. You’re selling yourself, your co-founder, and the dream.6:37Joe Schmidt quotes an African Proverb, “If you wanna go quickly, go alone. If you wanna go far, go together.”10:50His approach to investment has more to do with the people than anything else.Joe Schmidt: “I’m gonna go out there and meet as many people as possible. Not interviewing, just meet people and learn.”14:10 Joe Schmidt: You’re not asking for anything other than 15 mins of coffee”Do not go around begging for a shot or interviews, just ask someone for a small amount of their time to learn from them. Listen and Subscribe to the Athlete CEO podcast with Brandon and Erik Averill from AWM Capital on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever else you listen to podcasts. For more information visit: www.athleteceo.com
Venture Capital and the 99.9% | Joe Schmidt | Athlete CEO with Erik Averill and Brandon Averill
Athlete CEO Podcast Venture Capital and the 99.9%Joe Schmidt Ep. 2Guest: Joe Schmidt, Former Notre Dame football captain, investor in Excel, a venture capital firm and he now runs strategy, sales and partnerships for Ethos Life.Twitter @joeschmidtiv 1:51Brandon Averill on AWM Capital and how their approach to investment mirrors that of Accel Ventures, which is focused on long time outcomes. The deal flow that pro athletes might see has already been picked over by professional investors.3:07Erik Averill on one of the most important mistakes pro athletes and others make when it comes to venture capital investments, which is understanding the terms and the implication of those terms. Getting access to certain funds or opportunities is great, but the terms of those deals is extremely important in the investment outcome.4:05Venture capital investments do not make sense for 99.9% of people.4:46Joe Schmidt on getting a deal across the finish line: Accel will look at 10,000 or so companies and only invest in around 10 over the course of the year. Joe Schmidt: “It’s like the old Ted Williams quote, the master of waiting for his pitch, that’s kind of how you’ve got to be as an investor, you’ve just got to wait for the right pitch to cross the plate.”6:20Why Venture Capital Investment is not for 99.9% of pro athletes and/or other investors. Joe Schmidt: “I listened to a very, very well known player in the NFL stand in front of an entire group once and give the advice that you need to know your financial advisor’s name. The amount of insanity that’s happening around athletes…” 8:41It’s very difficult to do investment the right way. It’s important for everyone to realize that even if you’ve made money playing pro sports or as a founder or CEO, you might know your industry well, but find people you trust to help navigate important decisions that take a lot of careful consideration. Listen and Subscribe to the Athlete CEO podcast with Brandon and Erik Averill from AWM Capital on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever else you listen to podcasts. For more information visit: www.athleteceo.com
Skin in the Game | Joe Schmidt | Athlete CEO with Erik Averill and Brandon Averill
Athlete CEO Podcast Skin in the Game Guest: Joe Schmidt, Former Notre Dame football captain, investor in Accel, a venture capital firm and he now runs strategy, sales and partnerships for Ethos Life.Twitter @joeschmidtiv 2:01Brandon Averill on Ethos Life disrupting the life insurance model and the need for disruption in the insurance industry.2:58Erik Averill on the transition for Joe on moving from being an investor to an operator within a company and how much skin in the game changes the approach.4:20Similar to working with consultants, you can only learn so much as an investor in a company. 5:20What exactly is Ethos, and what exactly are you doing there? Ethos LIfe is a next generation life insurance company that flips the archaic way of buying and selling life insurance on its head. There is a massive coverage gap with people who should have life insurance, but don’t because the process is so archaic. The goal of Ethos is to help and protect the next million families looking for life insurance. 7:00The reason Ethos Life is attacking the life insurance market is to flip the current archaic model. Joe Schmidt: “When it comes to life insurance, you have these companies and distribution models that really have not changed in 150 to sometimes close to 200 years. 11:10What are the differences between the investing side of business and the operating side of business, and what are some of the challenges that Joe faces? 13:45How did Joe Schmidt end up at Accel and how did being an athlete work in his favor? Listen and Subscribe to the Athlete CEO podcast with Brandon and Erik Averill from AWM Capital on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever else you listen to podcasts. For more information visit: https://awmcap.com/
Joe Schmidt on teaching, relationships and communication
The Eddie Jones Coaching Podcast
Season two of The Eddie Jones Coaching Podcast continues as former Ireland and Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt joins Eddie and RFU director of performance Conor O'Shea. Joe and Eddie recount how their days in teaching provided a grounding for coaching, we discuss Joe's journey from schoolboy coaching to Test rugby and how he approaches communicating with players.The trio also talk about an interesting build-up to the week in Chicago where Joe guided Ireland to their first ever win over New Zealand, an incident with a plumber while living in France and the pressure of the job at the highest level.Wherever you get your podcasts make sure you subscribe to get series two directly.FOLLOW:England Rugby FacebookEngland Rugby InstagramEngland Rugby TwitterEngland Rugby TikTok See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 2 – Jamie Heaslip, Irish Rugby is back, Bundee Aki & his Weetabix, RG Snyman's Injury, Joe Schmidt's future, Rabbit holes & sabbaticals, the Leinster academy and more.
The Up & Under Podcast
Episode 2 has arrived! | Jamie Heaslip and Jason sit down to chat about an incredible return to action for Irish Rugby with two cracking inter-pros. | Bundee Aki and his Weetabix | RG Snyman's injury & whether or not his lifters let him down | Sexton rolling back the years | How good a partnership Farrell & de Allende could be | Ireland's issues at fullback | Joe Schmidt returning to rugby | Leinster's academy system | Connacht's performance against Ulster | Jamie's south of France offer | How things are shaping up for this weekend | Sabbaticals | Rabbit holes | And lots more | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
In episode 15 of 'Wind Yer Neck In' it is a privilege to welcome former Irish Rugby head coach Joe Schmidt to the show. Joe and I chat about his early life as a school teacher and his transition into professional coaching. Joe describes the people who helped form his coaching style and his early coaching philosophy and then move to discuss the 'growth' mindset that allows him to review and evolve his thoughts and style. We touch on how important self-awareness is in the review process. Joe opens up about his transition from assistant coach to head coach and the challenges that come with 'becoming the man' and furthermore the challenges of moving from club rugby with Leinster to a international team with Ireland. Finally, Joe considers the 'Positive choices' he and his family has made along the way in order to pursue the challenges they have faced. As always, we hope you enjoy this chat with one of the sport's biggest characters. Let us know what you think on Twitter (@WindYerNeck_In) and Instagram (windyerneck.in)!