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Today’s guest is Todd Iarussi – a former Brown University baseball player turned professionally certified coach to resilient, high-performing leaders and teams.

From the creators of the groundbreaking Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival™ comes Omni Athlete™, a new weekly interview show that explores the perspectives of the world’s highest achieving mind, body and spirit competitors to learn their secrets for accessing peak performance. Hosted by Josh Crist, Omni Athlete is designed to give athletes the techniques and knowledge they need to access their peak performance state. Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday.

Pulled Quotes

  • “I would have to say that shame was probably the predominant consciousness operating [as an athlete].”
  • “This whole world of mind and spirit was like a void.”
  • “Usually how you treat yourself is going to be related to how you treat other people.”
  • “Let’s not just talk about values, let’s actually practice them.”
  • “How do we check up on ‘this is happening’, in a way that honors what we’re trying to create here?”
  • “Committing to curiosity puts you in a beginner’s mind space.”
  • “I think the body is the most underutilized resource in leadership.”
  • “It’s not about me, it’s not about them. Let’s search for the best idea in the room.”

Mentioned in This Episode

  • How shame shows up in sport and sport performance
  • Why performing always felt like a struggle against his mind
  • Anger and the authentic relationship you have with yourself
  • Why the universe self-organizes around us when we cultivate clear values
  • Zen Dawn in the West
  • The role of habits in living your values
  • The tension arc of discipline and freedom
  • The power that comes with having the capacity to be in uncertainty skillfully
  • What connecting to the present moment does to injuries when they happen
  • Why he believes that the body is the most underutilized resource in leadership
  • How to bring consciousness to the data that comes to you through your body
  • The evolution of coaching consciousness
  • What inclusion in practice looks like
  • The tension of cooperation and competition

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