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Alex MacPhail Podcast

Alex MacPhail

Alex MacPhail Podcast is a show where we interview world-class guests from around the globe. In-depth, long-form, unfiltered conversations share the highs and lows, and what it takes to be world-class. We speak with astronauts, entrepreneurs, world champions, Olympic athletes, race pilots, authors and many more. Please subscribe, rate and leave a review. This helps us to get recognised and improve the show. With your help, we can continue to improve the show. Remember to reach to social media channels for your suggestions of guests on the show. Thank you for the support.

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Welcome to High Performance Teams!
#111 - Turning Adversity Into Opportunity (My Interview with Warren Ingram on Honest Money)#110 - My BizCrush Interview with Jacques Basson#109 - Dr. Kirsten van Heerden (Performance Psychologist)#108 - Jeff Hoffman - Global Entrepreneurship Network (Rebroadcast)
Jeff Hoffman is the chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Jeff is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, bestselling author, Hollywood film producer, a producer of a Grammy-winning jazz album, and executive producer of an Emmy Award-winning television show. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including Priceline.com/Booking.com, uBid.com and more. Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the US, Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa, and Asia. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses on a worldwide basis. He is the Chief Evangelist and a founding board member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, which works with entrepreneurs in 175 countries, as well as being a founding board member of The Unreasonable Group. He supports the White House, the State Department, the United Nations, and similar organizations internationally on economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship programs.Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.Follow Jeff:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffhoff/​Twitter: @speakerJeffhttps://www.jeffhoffman.comWatch this interview on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXCJWX3Zce8Get in touch with Alex: alex@alexmacphail.co.zahttps://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogulwww.alexmacphail.co.za
Apr 27 2022
59 mins
#107 - Rod MacPhail - Entrepreneur & My Father#106 Richard Browning - Jetsuit Inventor (Rebroadcast)#105 - Holger Seim (Co-founder and CEO, Blinkist)#104 Diana Granoux - Achieving Financial Freedom#103 John "Gucci" Foley (Lead Solo Pilot of the Blue Angels)
John is the former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, Bestselling author of Fearless Success, an expert in the How of High Performance teams and "The Guru of Gratitude." As a Blue Angel, John consistently performed in an extreme, high-stakes environment, flying at speeds of more than 500 miles per hour in formations as close as 18 inches apart. To survive in those circumstances he relied on a culture of high trust, leadership and teamwork. John employs the intense realities of his aviation career as a metaphor to inspire - breathe life into - teams to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence under dynamic change. John’s presentations are highlighted by: An energising delivery that inspires High Performance with a grateful mindset.Awe inspiring storytelling and electrifying video of the legendary Blue Angels in action.A contagious attitude of gratitude that he calls “Glad To Be Here.” A unique approach that equips others to take the same journey toward excellence, teamwork and transformation.In 2011 John founded the Glad To Be Here Foundation. John donates 10% of his speaking fees to charities through the foundation. The program has donated over $2 million to 380+ charities and impacted thousands of lives globally including sponsoring 47 children in 47 countries. It's part of his mission to connect a shared ‘purpose larger than self’ with every organization.CONTACT JOHN: Website - https://www.johnfoleyinc.comYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfynkNlSOFPOCQLLoTPXUIgInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/johnguccifoley/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnfoleyinc/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JohnGucciFoley/Twitter - https://twitter.com/johnguccifoleyCONTACT ALEX:Website: https://www.alexmacphail.co.zaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogul/Email: alex@alexmacphail.co.za Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-AAlex MacPhail Podcast: https://www.linkedin.com/company/alexmacphailpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1
Mar 23 2022
1 hr 2 mins
#102 Michelle Curran (USAF Thunderbirds)#101 Sarah Ferguson - Swimming From Durban to Cape Town (1,500km)
Sarah Ferguson is the founder of Breathe Conservation, an international nonprofit organization that believes in a plastic-free ocean and aims to eliminate disposable plastic.She is passionate about the ocean and works tirelessly to safeguard it for future generations to enjoy and appreciate responsibly. Since 2012, she has been competing in and pioneering ocean swims in and around South Africa, and internationally, to raise awareness about single-use plastic pollution. Sarah was inspired to create something meaningful with her swimming talents, when she found her passion for open water swimming in 2011 during her first open water swim in Hawaii.She is also a physiotherapist who runs a private practice at a multi-disciplinary center in Durban North, South Africa, a motivational speaker and pilates instructor.In her ongoing bid to raise global awareness for plastic pollution in the coastal ecosystem, Sarah is swimming the 1,500km distance from Durban to Cape Town, her most challenging swim to date.FOLLOW SARAH’S JOURNEY: One Ocean - https://www.instagram.com/oneoceanswim/Website - https://sarah-ferguson.comInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarahfergusonza/?hl=enFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/sarahfergusonenduranceathlete/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRS9V5chrK4ALEX MACPHAIL:Email: alex@alexmacphail.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogul YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-A Website: http://www.alexmacphail.co.za Alex MacPhail Podcast - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/highperformanceteams/
Mar 9 2022
1 hr 7 mins
#100 Astronaut Mike Mullane & Patrick Mullane
In this episode I'm joined by Astronaut Mike Mullane and his son Patrick. Colonel Mike Mullane flew three missions on STS-41D, STS-27 & STS-36. His son Patrick also served in the USAF and now Executive Director of The Harvard Business School. Both Mike and Pat have written incredible books, which we discuss in the conversation. Mike's book Riding Rockets, is his perspective of going through selection and training to become an astronaut. Pat's book "the Father, Son and Holy Shuttle" is his perspective of being a child of an astronaut parent in the 1980's and the impact it had on his life. We thoroughly recommend you checking out both books.Patrick Mullane is the author of The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut's Kid in the Glorious 80s. The book tells of Patrick's life as the son of military aviator and astronaut Mike Mullane who ultimately flew into space three times on the space shuttle.Mike Mullane is an engineer and Weapon Systems Officer, a retired USAF officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He is relatable, down-to-earth and has an incredible sense of humour and adventure.I know you will enjoy this conversation. Remember to reach out via social media channels with your questions and send me your comments.ALEX MACPHAILEmail: alex@alexmacphail.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogul YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-A Website: http://www.alexmacphail.co.za Alex MacPhail Podcast - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/highperformanceteams/
Mar 2 2022
1 hr 8 mins
#99 Kim James - #DroneChick
Kim James spent more than 20 years in the investment banking industry in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates.  She has a master's degree in Human Resource Management from Middlesex University and is a Chartered HR Professional of the SA Board of People Practices.Kim is a Director of UAV Aerial Works and the company's drone security brand, Drone Guards, as well as the regulatory Safety and Security post holder for UAV Aerial Works.Aviation is her second career and passion, and her industry involvement now includes chapters in co-authored Amazon #1 bestseller, “Drone Professional 1 & 2”. Kim is also currently an Executive Committee member of CUAASA – the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa, the Chairperson for the Drone Council South Africa New Applications chamber, and adviser to Women and Drones and Women and Drones Africa.In this episode, Alex MacPhail talks to Kim James about her passion for drones and understanding more about the global drone industry.Please enjoy this conversation and remember to reach out via social media channels with your questions and send me your comments.ALEX MACPHAILEmail: alex@alexmacphail.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogul YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-A Website: http://www.alexmacphail.co.za Alex MacPhail Podcast - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/highperformanceteams/KIM JAMESLinkedIn: https://za.linkedin.com/in/kimjamesdronesTwitter: https://twitter.com/KimJamesDrones Drone Guards SA - Twitter: https://twitter.com/DroneGuardsSADrone Guards SA - Website: https://droneguards.africa/
Feb 23 2022
1 hr 8 mins
#98 Chris Fallows - Flying Great White Sharks
Chris Fallows is a world-renowned wildlife photographer and authority on Great white sharks. When he is not on the ocean Chris spends his time in the African bush or at other remote locations around the world immersing himself in wildlife.Nature has the ability to touch all those who are exposed to it, right down to the very depth of one’s soul.  Chris and his wife, Monique, founded Apex Shark Expeditions Pty Ltd in 2002 and through Apex they have hosted more than 60 international documentary crews such as Planet Earth, Life, Africa, Blue Planet and Discovery Channels Emmy nominated Air Jaws series now in its tenth edition.In this episode, Alex MacPhail talks to Chris Fallows about Chris's passion for animals, and Chris shares his hopes to protect, understand and value these magnificent predators and their ecosystem so that future generations will be able to have the wonderful times and opportunities he has had with the Great Whites of False Bay.Please enjoy this conversation and remember to reach out via social media channels with your questions and send me your comments.ALEX MACPHAILEmail: alex@alexmacphail.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogul YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-A Website: http://www.alexmacphail.co.za Alex MacPhail Podcast - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/highperformanceteams/CHRIS FALLOWSLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-fallows-bb90537 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisfallowsphotography/?hl=en Website: https://www.chrisfallows.com/photographer/
Feb 16 2022
1 hr 3 mins
#97 Charles Savage - CEO Easy Equities
Charles Savage first thought about EasyEquities while on the beach in Mozambique nearly 10 years ago. His relationship with the beach and surfing is well developed and it’s unsurprising that the epiphany happened there. He learned to surf in the wild Atlantic surf spots in Cape Town as a youth. After completing a finance degree combined with an IT major at the University of Cape Town, Charles and his friend went on a global surf tour for 18 months. In this episode, Alex and Charles discuss surfing, the internet, commerce, creativity, and flexibility. A central theme in Charles's success has been to harness his flexibility and allow opportunities that present themselves to unfold. The success of EasyEquities (EE), a subsidiary of JSE listed Purple Group Limited (PPE), has been built on being flexible. Just when they thought the development work was complete, they were thrown a curveball and needed to get back to the drawing board. EasyEquitiesis an online platform that allows anyone to buy shares in the brands and companies they love. For as little as R5, $10, or whatever amount they have available to invest (with no monthly brokerage fees) newbies and seasoned investors alike can grow their wealth.EasyEquities aims to disrupt and remove the barriers to entry in local and international stock markets, making the purchase of shares easy, cheap, and fun, and ensuring that anyone can own shares in the companies they love.Please enjoy this conversation and remember to reach out via social media channels with your questions and send me your comments.ALEX MACPHAILEmail: alex@alexmacphail.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogul YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-A Website: http://www.alexmacphail.co.za Alex MacPhail Podcast - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/highperformanceteams/CHARLES SAVAGELinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleshsavage/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharlesHSavage Website: http://www.easyequities.co.za
Feb 9 2022
1 hr 1 min
#96 Declan Greggain-Smith - Life 2.0
Declan Greggain-Smith runs a video blog on Instagram, sharing his journey of recovery from kidney cancer. He has picked up a significant following both in the United Kingdom and globally. His honest, open, and heartfelt messages resonate with people going through a similar journey. Declan shared his story of waking up after a night out with friends and beers,  peeing bright red blood! He rushed to the emergency room at his nearest hospital in London, and the ensuing 5 days of this trauma.His recent scan has gone well and he is in great shape, losing 18kg while on the journey of recovery. His videos continue nevertheless and have been picked up by several Cancer organisations, which have started sharing his story on their platforms too.Declan is a positive and enthusiastic guy, with a no-nonsense attitude to work and getting things done. 6 months ago, after a week-long ordeal of trauma in hospital, he was delivered the news that he has kidney cancer.  One of his kidneys, together with the 10cm tumour was removed after it ruptured late one night. This sparked off a new journey for Declan and life 2.0 has begun for him and his family.Alex and Declan are very good friends and have known each other for more than 30 years. This fun conversation, going back to High School days of skipping class, adventuring on our motorbikes, and watching Danny Boyles - 'Trainspotting' was a trip down memory lane too. Declan shares insights into his work ethic and team building skills, starting at the lowest position in a restaurant, cleaning tables at 15 years old. He has more than two decades of experience in the Food and Beverage industry in London, leading large teams in very busy and high paced industry. Please enjoy this conversation and remember to reach out via social media channels with your questions and send me your comments.ALEX MACPHAILEmail: alex@alexmacphail.co.zaTwitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogulYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-AWebsite: http://www.alexmacphail.co.zaAlex MacPhail Podcast - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/alexmacphailpodcast  You can follow DECLAN GREGGAIN-SMITH on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/declan-greggain-smith-923004220/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_irish_southafrican/
Jan 26 2022
1 hr
#95 Jason Caldwell -  11 World Records, Leader & Adventurer
Jan 20 2022
1 hr 17 mins
#94 Mirco Pecorari - Making Beautiful Aircraft#93 The Best Out of 2021
This week we look back at some of the best collective and wisdom pieces of advice shared here on the High Performace teams during 2021. Please enjoy this conversation and remember to reach out via social media channels with your questions. Send me your comments.ALEX MACPHAILEmail: alex@alexmacphail.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogul YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-A Website: http://www.alexmacphail.co.za Alex MacPhail Podcast - LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/alexmacphailpodcast LINKS TO THE MENTIONED EPISODES:#80 Verity Price - World Champion Speaker: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/9232908#69 Paul Wolff - Director of Operations at IRONMAN: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/8591085#70 Kevin Coleman - Air Race pilot & Red Bull athlete: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/8873037#87 Maurizio Cheli - Astronaut & Test Pilot: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/9442182 #71 Cath Bishop - World Champion & Olympic medalist: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/8886897 #21 Kevin Ellis - Shark Attack Survivor & Helicopter Pilot: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/7759435 #45 Daniel Perry - Nationwide Pilot Engine Separation in Flight: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/8238234  #28 Dario Costa - Red Bull Air Race Pilot: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/8006537#44 AJ Venter - Springbok and Businessman: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1477786/8201292
Jan 5 2022
12 mins
#92 Paddy Upton - The Barefoot Coach
The South African born Patrick Anthony Howard 'Paddy' is a Cricket Coach, specialising as Head Coach in Professional T20 cricket. He is also a Mental Coach to professional athletes, Sports Scientist Executive Coach, Professor, speaker and author of “The Barefoot Coach”.After Paddy completed his second master's degree in Business Coaching from Middlesex University (2003), he was appointed Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership Coach of the Indian National cricket team in 2008 along with Gary Kirsten as head coach. Under Kirsten and Upton, the team attained the ICC top test team ranking for their first time (2009), and went on to win the ICC World Cup in 2011.Paddy Upton is an extremely successful coach with degrees from four different Universities, including two Master's degrees. In 2015 he was awarded the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Achiever Award, awarded to Alumni who made significant contributions to their specialist fields and contributed to the development and well-being of society at local, provincial, national or international levels. In this episode, Alex MacPhail talks to Paddy Upton, about his journey and about a time when he was helping out street kids in Cape Town.Please enjoy this conversation and remember to reach out via social media channels with your questions. Send me your comments.ALEX MACPHAILEmail: alex@alexmacphail.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMacPhail1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexmacphail99 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/flyingmogul YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztTx1LzCAnC4woeNOpU5-A Website: http://www.alexmacphail.co.za Alex MacPhail Podcast - LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/alexmacphailpodcast PADDY UPTONLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paddyuptonTwitter: https://twitter.com/PaddyUpton1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paddyupton/ Website: http://www.paddyupton.com/  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/paddy-upton/ Books by Paddy Upton~The Barefoot Coach.Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Barefoot-Coach-Paddy-Upton-ebook/dp/B07NVJHLGT ~Coaching the Rajasthan Royals.Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q8WXTN1/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1
Dec 15 2021
1 hr 17 mins