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This week we dive into the archives, back to Episode 31 where Mark Bennett visited us for the first time. This podcast was a game changer for me in terms of how I coach, communicate with athletes, build accountability, and more. It was so fun to do the editing again and listen to this one. Get ready to take some notes!

Mark is a former British Commando & senior instructor within the Army Physical Training Corps who served 22 years before turning down promotion in order to leave the services & pursue his passion full time. During his Military career Mark was the senior instructor running the commando training wing & was the first person to redesign the preparatory training to focus on developing mental robustness within soldiers to increase the pass rate on one of the toughest courses in the British Army.

​Mark works as a consultant, trainer, mentor & coach to various corporations, professional & national sport organizations, teams & Universities around the world, as well as Schools & community sports to help transform the leadership capabilities of every manger, coach & teacher that he comes in contact with. Put simply, Mark makes people better “influencers”.

​Over the last 3 decades Mark has worked with over 30 sports at all levels & age groups; from grass roots to professional & International teams. He has also supported national sports organizations & global businesses to embed robust cultures that improve wellness, productivity & performance. Mark had the honor of being awarded the MBE by her majesty the Queen in 2006 for his work in developing his systems.

Learn more at or follow Mark @pdscoach


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Way of Champions Conference 2021

This weeks podcast is brought to you by the 2021 Way of Champions Leadership Conference, August 21-22, being held virtually this year. We have put together a lineup that is out of this world for our event, and just added Tara VanDerveer, the legendary Stanford Women’s Basketball coach who just broke Pat Summits all time wins record on NCAA hoops. Other guest speakers include Steve Kerr of the Warriors, Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz, multiple time NCAA Champion coaches Anson Dorrance, Cindy Timchal, and Jenny Levy, and mindfulness expert George Mumford. Click here to learn more or register before we sell out!

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