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The Strategic Game of Saana Saarteinen: Finland’s Padel Star on the Rise (JOPS02E07)

The Strategic Game of Saana Saarteinen: Finland’s Padel Star on the Rise (JOPS02E07)

In this riveting episode, we delve into the world of Saana Saarteinen, Finland’s top padel talent, who has gracefully transitioned from tennis to mastering the courts of padel. At 31, Saana has not only embraced the sport but has made it a lifestyle since 2019. She recounts the initial switch from tennis, spurred by a friend’s invitation to a tournament, and the subsequent journey to becoming Finland’s number one. Saana shares the nuances of adapting tennis skills to padel, her strategic approach to the game, and the importance of letting the ball pass—a pivotal lesson for tennis converts.

Grooving with Gratefulness: Greg Koerner on the Enduring Legacy of Grateful Dead (MDE563)

Grooving with Gratefulness: Greg Koerner on the Enduring Legacy of Grateful Dead (MDE563)

In this captivating episode, we sit down with the multi-talented Greg Koerner, a seasoned bass player with a parallel career as a lawyer. Greg’s musical journey began at the tender age of 13, and since then, he’s been inextricably linked to the Grateful Dead scene. He shares his experiences from playing in early Dead cover bands to performing alongside notable musicians like Vince Welnick and Stanley Jordan. As we dive into Greg’s life, we explore the nuances of being a bass player, the personal significance of Grateful Dead songs, and the impact of their music on American culture. Greg offers a unique perspective on the intertwining of music and life, reflecting on the highs and lows of pursuing a passion for performance while balancing a legal career. This episode is a soulful reflection on the importance of relationships, the pursuit of authenticity, and the gratitude that comes with embracing every moment of the journey. Whether you’re a Deadhead, a music enthusiast, or simply intrigued by the intersection of art and life, Greg’s story is a testament to following one’s calling and the beauty of shared experiences.

Unveiling the True Essence of Leadership with Exeter Chiefs’ Don Armand: Rugby, Resilience, Leadership and the Pursuit of Legacy (MDE564)

Unveiling the True Essence of Leadership with Exeter Chiefs’ Don Armand: Rugby, Resilience, Leadership and the Pursuit of Legacy (MDE564)

In this episode, we sit down with Don Armand, former professional rugby player for Exeter Chiefs and England, and the founder of Samson Armand Leadership Legacy. Don shares his journey from the rugby pitch to leadership development, discussing the importance of camaraderie, the transition from sports to entrepreneurship, and the profound impact of relationships both on and off the field. We dive deep into the nuances of leadership, the challenges of captaincy, and how aligning personal and professional goals can lead to a more fulfilling life. Don also reflects on self-confidence, vulnerability, and the legacy he aims to leave behind. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a leader in any field, this conversation is rich with insights on leading with authenticity and building a life without regrets.

Embracing Mortality: A Physician’s Journey from Cardiology to Hospice Care with Dr. Chris Kerr (MDE562)

Embracing Mortality: A Physician’s Journey from Cardiology to Hospice Care with Dr. Chris Kerr (MDE562)

In this profoundly moving episode, we sit down with Dr. Chris Kerr, a physician specializing in hospice and palliative care and a PhD in neurobiology. Dr. Kerr brings a unique and necessary perspective on death and dying, a subject often shunned by both the medical community and society at large. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Kerr shares insights from his research into the subjective experiences of dying patients, revealing the rich inner lives and dreams that comfort them as they approach life’s end. He challenges the medical model that prioritizes intervention over comfort, advocating for a more humanized approach that honors the totality of the person. We dive deep into the societal and medical disconnects surrounding death, the transformational power of patient autonomy, and the potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelic experiences for the dying. Dr. Kerr’s stories illuminate the light within the darkness of dying, and his mission to reclaim the process of dying as a natural, meaningful part of life is both inspiring and essential. This episode is not just about the end of life—it’s about the profound connections and truths that can be discovered in our final moments.

On and Off the Padel Court – Is There a Correlation of Character?

On and Off the Padel Court – Is There a Correlation of Character?

In a podcast interview, Trinity squash coach Paul Assaiante emphasized the importance of character in athletes, highlighting resilience, grit, and ethical competitiveness. The text explores personality traits on the padel court, distinguishing between positive behaviors like sportsmanship and negative ones like excessive competitiveness, and categorizes players by their playing styles and attitudes.

The Remarkable Journey of Top Swedish Pro Padel Player, World Number 53, Daniel Windahl (S02E05)

The Remarkable Journey of Top Swedish Pro Padel Player, World Number 53, Daniel Windahl (S02E05)

In this episode, we’re thrilled to welcome Daniel Windahl, the shining star of Scandinavian padel, to share his personal and professional journey within the sport. From his tennis roots to finding solace and joy in padel during some of life’s darkest moments, Daniel’s story is as inspiring as it is remarkable. Listen in as he discusses his passion for football, his love for darts, and his unwavering support for Manchester United. We delve into the pivotal moments of his career, the transition from tennis to padel, and how the sport became a lifeline for him. Daniel opens up about the importance of chemistry with a partner, the thrill of playing against top-ranked players like Galan and Lebron, and his favorite shots that define his aggressive and fast-paced playing style. He also shares his aspirations for the future of padel in Sweden and his personal goals in the sport. Daniel’s tale is a testament to the transformative power of padel and the joy it can bring to life, both on and off the court.

The Future of Work – People, Process & Technology

The Future of Work – People, Process & Technology

At the heart of the “Future of Work” event, hosted by Lloyds Banking Group, was a vibrant discussion on the symbiosis between continuous learning and technology. I was joined by esteemed panelists Devyani P Vaishampayan and Savvas Koufou, where we emphasised the critical role of emotional intelligence and the empowerment of individuals through personalised learning experiences, all while ensuring technology serves to enhance, not dictate, the human element of work.

Discover Emmet O’Sullivan, Teenage Author of “Drew Discovers Diabetes” and his Journey after Being Diagnosed a Type 1 Diabetic (MDE561)

Discover Emmet O’Sullivan, Teenage Author of “Drew Discovers Diabetes” and his Journey after Being Diagnosed a Type 1 Diabetic (MDE561)

Join us on this inspiring episode of Minter Dialogue, featuring Emmet O’Sullivan, a remarkable 17-year-old from New York. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age, Emmet transformed his life-changing challenge into a mission to educate and empower others. We delve into his journey, from symptoms to diagnosis during the peak of COVID-19, and how he’s managed his health with remarkable maturity and independence. Emmet shares the story behind his first book, “Drew Discovers Diabetes,” where he creatively uses a dinosaur named Drew to raise awareness about the illness. Discover how he leveraged AI platform Midjourney to illustrate his book, making it a vibrant and accessible resource for children and adults alike. His tale of resilience and determination is not just for those touched by diabetes, but for anyone looking to understand the importance of health education and community support.

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