James Glover podcast

051: James Glover on intentionality

This week’s guest is business consultant James Glover. James is a world champion white-water rafter, former performance lifestyle practitioner and head of support for the sport of triathlon in Britain. In these sporting support roles James began to explore and research some deeper concepts of human performance and found himself drawing upon some emerging and quite powerful principles being applied to business people around the world in the area of well-being, sustaining our energy and achieving greater productivity and human vibrancy.

In this episode we explore his early experiences, a supportive family home, how he felt so disconnected through his university education, becoming world champion, making the transition to working in elite sport and then sensing an opportunity to take the step to the business world and the key lessons he has learnt from both arenas.


How are you feeling?…the vulnerability behind the question

James’ background

The predictability of career path is a turn off

Taking leaps of faith which pay off

Disengagement from the learning environment

The qualities required to be a world champion white water rafter

The human experience and contributions people make

Performance lifestyle and athlete support

Business demands and reflections

Extreme performance, stress being a stimulant for adaptation and growth for athletes but also other aspects of our lives

The transition between stress and distress

The leap taken towards The Energy Project

The reverence in business for sport and the power of human endeavour expressed through sport


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