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Jonah Oliver (@jonah_oliver1) is one of Australia’s leading performance psychologists. Combining his training in sport psychology and neuroscience, Jonah brings a unique, simple and effective approach to facilitating peak performance. Over the past two decades he has worked with a wide variety of clients: ranging from professional golfers (caddying on the PGA tour), Olympic athletes, professional soccer teams, AFL clubs (Gold Coast Suns Football Club, Essendon Football Club), car racing teams (Porsche – Le Mans World Champion) elite tennis players and coaches, indigenous performing artists, and endurance tri-athletes to name just a few.

He specializes in the identification, development and mentorship of leaders within the business world, integrating his experience in both sport and business. Jonah is renowned for his ability to present complex psychological theory in readily accessible ways, with his energetic and engaging presenting style. You will see that in our conversation today, as we cover a range of topics including:

  • Taking positive action instead of worrying about positive thought
  • Building capacity to embrace fear, pressure and stress
  • Finding your why instead of worrying about motivation
  • How pressure, stress and fear are the price of admission
  • Normalizing the human experience

Get ready to take some notes, and learn more at


ATTENTION: ONE DAY WAY OF CHAMPIONS LIVE EVENT JUNE 4, 2022: Dr Jerry Lynch and John O’Sullivan will be holding our only live event of the year a one day Way of Champions Crash Course on Saturday, June 4 from 9am-5pm at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Utah. We are so excited to get back in front of people and talk about culture, leadership, and winning the relationship game. Thanks to some amazing sponsors this event is very cost effective so check it out and sign up today before it sells out. Click here to register. 

ANNOUNCING THE 2022 WAY OF CHAMPIONS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, JUNE 25-26: Yes, we are going virtual again in 2022, and we have already amassed an incredible lineup of guests that we are ready to announce, with more to come. Joining us this year are:

  • Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors and Team USA Head Coach
  • Acacia Walker: Head Coach of Boston College Women’s Lacrosse, 2021 NCAA Champions
  • Dave Aranda, Head Coach, Baylor University Football, 2021 Big 12 Champions and Sugar Bowl Champions
  • Sandy Barbour: Athletic Director and VP of Intercollegiate Athletics, Penn State University
  • Ron Adams: Golden State Warriors Asst. Coach
  • Trevor Ragan: Podcast Host and Founder of The Learner Lab
  • Betsy Butterick, “The Coaches’ Coach” and Communication Specialist
  • Dave Dickerson, Head Coach, University of South Carolina Upstate Men’s Basketball

If you register soon, we will throw in the videos from the 2021 Way of Champions Virtual Conference as well, a $349 value! Learn more and register at and click Way of Champions Conference on main menu!

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