On this Episode of Unbound Conversations
The extreme and former rugby player joins the show to talk about lessons learnt from his challenges on the road. It was great chatting with Damian to learn more about his recent expeditions such as his recent treacherous row across the Atlantic, and how he found the switch from leaving his rugby career. Tune into this episode as we unpack the fear and courage loop, overcoming adversity, the value of endurance and his reflections on fatherhood, and so much more.
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About the Guest
Damian Browne is an extreme adventurer, peak performance athlete and International keynote speaker from Galway, Ireland. During a 16-year career as a professional rugby player, Damian donned the colours of some of rugby’s European elite, including Northampton Saints & Leinster; where he won club rugby’s biggest prize, The Heineken Cup.
Since retirement from professional rugby, Damian has become one of the World’s foremost extreme adventurers; undertaking some of the most demanding physical and mental challenges on the planet, including the 257km Sahara Desert ultra marathon, The Marathon des Sables, climbed 5 of the 7 Summits, a renowned mountaineering feat & most recently created history by becoming the first person ever to row from New York City to Galway, taking 112 days and in the process become one of only a handful of people to have rowed the Atlantic in both directions.
- Influences from Damian Browne’s childhood that helped develop his self-confidence
- How to overcome the victim mentality by developing self-awareness
- Lessons learnt from 16 years as a professional rugby player
- Overcoming mental and physical hurdles from endurance expeditions
- Advice on retirement and why you are more than just your work