uOttaKnow Podcast launches season two with a conversation on training your brain like an Olympian with Faculty Alumnus, Jean François Ménard

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

uOttaKnow podcast Jean-François Menard

uOttaKnow podcast is back with a second season focused on wellness and personal growth for the new year.

To start off the season, host Gwen Madiba (MA ’12; BSocSc ’08), is joined by mental performance coach and two-time graduate, Jean François Ménard (MA ’07; BSc ’05), who has worked with an incredible roster of elite athletes such as Olympic champions Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue and Super Bowl Champion Laurent Durvernay-Tardif.

They discuss practical strategies on how to manage uncertainty and build resilience from his book “Train Your Brain Like An Olympian - Gold Medal Techniques to Unleash Your Potential at Work". This episode also includes a special spotlight question by head assistant coach, Gee Gees women’s volleyball Kaly Soro (BA ’19; Gee Gees Volleyball, Women’s ’13-’18). (In French only)

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