Ep. 97 The Power Of Persistence, Plus Shifting Gender Inequality, With Dr Bridie O’Donnell

Dr Bridie O’Donnell is a Medical doctor with an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

She’s a World Record holder in track cycling and a champion for many different road cycling events, Seven time National rowing champion, completed the Hawaiian  ironman and now works as the Head for the Office for Women in Sport & Recreation in Victoria

In this episode we discuss

–       Our connection through my man crush and the man she rejected when she was 17 years old.

–       How persistence is different to stubbornness and why it’s her most powerful personal attribute

–       How hippie parents helped her establish a holistic perspective even as a medical Dr

–       The importance of more opportunity and greater inclusiveness for women in sport and rec

–       Why the words “should” and “shouldn’t” trigger blame and guilt within is

–       Inequality in sport, business and the medical world

–       Powerful mindset tips to help navigate life and so much more!


Follow Bridie Online:

Website: bridie.com.au

Twitter: @bridie_od

Instagram: @bridie_od

The book Bridei speaks about and I recommend in the intro:

The Courage To Be Disliked


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  1. Adrian Medcraft on 11/21/2018 at 9:11 AM

    Dr Bridie O’Donnell you are an inspirational voice for equality in our community. Only having 2 sons I hope that I’m not to biased but I do truly hope that the daughters of this and the next generation have as equal an opportunity as my boys.
    Thanks for another enlightening and insightful episode Robbo

    • Brett Robinson on 11/22/2018 at 10:01 AM

      Well said legend.
      Keep being an inspiring role model!

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