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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dave Alred. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dave Alred, often where they are interviewed.

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Pressure: Dave Alred MBE

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How to deal with pressure and thrive when the stakes are high with elite performance coach Dave Alred MBE. Dave is the go to elite performance coach of many of the world's best athletes. He's best known for coaching Jonny Wilkinson during his career, but also steered Francesco Molinari to his golf major and has worked with top footballers, cricketers and businesses too. He started out life as a teacher though, and it was there that he developed many of the guiding principles. The theme of this week's episode is 'pressure', and what Dave knows about coping with it can be applied to any area of life, whether is be giving a presentation or speech, in social situations or even just driving a car. In this episode they talk about the key factors in dealing with pressure situations. It all stems from having you self-esteem left intact, and learning to embrace failure rather than fearing it. Dave explains what you can learn from fighter pilots, the army and Mick Jagger, and why you need to learn to embrace being in 'the ugly zone'. He explains the mind-body connection and the importance of posture, and why skilful use of language is crucial as careless use of language, with ourselves or others, can be crippling. Dave also explains how to practice anything properly. This episode is full of useful tips and timeless wisdom, so sit back and enjoy. Do get in touch on social media too @simonmundie
Mar 12 2020 · 1hr 17mins
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Dave Alred MBE (Performance Coach)

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Episode 10: I chat to Dave Alred a Performance Coach specialising in performing skills under pressure. We discuss his work in both rugby and golf with high profile athletes including Jonny Wilkinson, Johnny Sexton, George Ford, Luke Donald and Francesco Molinari. Dave shares his views on coaching, skill learning and performing under pressure in the competitive arena.  

Dec 30 2019 · 43mins
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Dr Dave Alred MBE - How To Survive Under Pressure

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Dr. Dave Alred gives Giles a 30 minute clinic on how to survive and thrive when you're feeling under pressure.

Aug 10 2018 · 29mins
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Dr Dave Alred MBE: Giles' Interview on pressure, performance, and facing your fears

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Giles quizzes Dr. Dave Alred MBE, one of the world's best coaches and a man labelled 'a genius' by rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson, about how to perform under pressure, the importance of facing your fears and why Pantomimes can change your life.

Nov 10 2017 · 1hr 36mins
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Ep 12: Dave Alred - The Pressure Principles

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“Wherever you are, whoever you are, you can always get better – but that doesn’t imply there’s fault with what you’re doing at the moment.” – Dave Alred

Dave Alred is one of the best coaches in the world today. Boasting clients including Jonny Wilkinson, Luke Donald, and Padraig Harrington. He has an innate ability to help athletes exceed their own expectations. He has a Ph.D. in Performing Under Pressure from Longborough University and over 30 years of experience in the field of performance psychology.

Dave believes strongly in the concept of continual improvement and has applied his expertise on the topic to not only athletes, but surgeons, pilots, and even dolphin trainers. His endless pursuit of improvement applies to himself as well and has enabled him to reach the pinnacle of the coaching industry.

In 2016, Dave added published author to his list of achievements, releasing The Pressure Principle. Applicable to people in all walks of life, the book sheds light on Dave’s philosophies around handling stress and performing when it matters most.

In this episode, Dave provides us with a fascinating insight into his work with some of the world’s best athletes. He also goes into detail about his philosophies, both in life and in sport, some of his favorite drills, and how he structures practice for his own golf game.

Dave Alred Show Notes

  • Dave talks about how he met Luke Donald, and the work they did together. [2:00]
  • Dave discusses his innate ability to sense when somebody is fully committed to a shot or a kick, or as he calls it, when they hit the ball ‘with their soul’. [6:30]
  • Dave explains his fig drill. [8:40]
  • Dave talks about some of his favourite putting drills. [10:40]
  • Affirmations, which of Dave’s clients use them, and how often they do them. [12:00]
  • What self-talk should a golfer practice during a round? [15:40]
  • How far does Dave push his clients, and do they ever get annoyed with him? [17:20]
  • What are the shared habits of the top players Dave works with? [18:30]
  • Dave talks us through the winning drop goal kicked by his client, Jonny Wilkinson, in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and their relationship together. [21:30]
  • Dave talks about the detailed preparation he runs his clients through prior to competition. [24:00]
  • As a capable golfer himself, how does Dave structure his own practice? [26:20]
  • How much time should a player spend with a coach, and how much time practicing alone? [28:00]
  • Chris asks Dave some rapid-fire questions, including his favorite books, fundamental beliefs, and how he spends his evenings. [28:50]
  • Dave Alred’s action challenge. [35:10]

Dave Alred’s Action Challenge

  • Each day, write down 3 good things that happened that day.
  • On Sunday, read through all of the good things on your list from that week. Ask yourself – why am I better than I was last Monday? (This demonstrates that you can improve on a weekly basis in any aspect of your life, and be in a better place next week based on how you approach this week. Dave’s action challenge can be found at 35:10)

Gear/Resources Mentioned

The Pressure Principle Mindset TrackMan Parkinson’s Law

People Mentioned

Jonny Wilkinson Luke Donald Carol Dweck Melissa Reid Francesco Molinari Tiger Woods Gary Smith Wayne Bennett Aidan Moran

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Oct 23 2017 · 36mins
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Dr. Dave Alred: Psychologist & Elite Performance Coach (Rugby, Golf, Football)

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On this month’s podcast we meet Dr. Dave Alred

Dave is an elite performance coach who works with world class sportsmen and teams. He helps them deliver when the pressure is at its most extreme.

Dr. Alred is a pioneer in performance, mindset and attitude. He holds PhD in Performing under Pressure from Loughborough University. He is a member of the UK Coaching Hall of Fame, a winner of the Mussabini Medal and a member of the ECB Elite Coaching Fellowship.

His clients include rugby’s Jonny Wilkinson, George Ford and Johnny Sexton; golfers Padraig Harrington, Francesco Molinari and Brad Kennedy; footballers, Joe Cole and David James; the England rugby union team; the British Lions; the England cricket team; British Judo and Premiership football sides, Manchester City, Sunderland, Watford and Newcastle.

He is also the bestselling author of The Pressure Principle.

Mar 31 2017 · 43mins
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15 Dr. Dave Alred MBE - The Pressure Principle: Handle Stress, Harness Energy, and Perform When It Counts

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Today’s guest is Dr. Dave Alred MBE, coach to top international athletes, sports teams and businesses. Dave is an expert in performance under pressure and shares his experience and insights.

“The issue with pressure is, it’s a sort of tug of war between the outcome and the process.” - Dr. Dave Alred

Learn more about this episode of Inside Mastery at www.martinsoorjoo.com/15

Feb 28 2017 · 48mins