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The 1% Podcast hosted by Shay Dalton

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The 1% Podcast features guests and experts that will offer advice and insight to help you optimise your performance, wellbeing, critical thinking, and life. We chat to an eclectic range of top-class performers from sport, business, politics, art etc. to extract the tactics, tools and routines you ca… read more

72 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

The Art of The Impossible with Peak Performance Expert Steven Kotler

June 29th, 2022


Steve Kotler is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and …

Performing Under Pressure: Dr Hendrie Weisinger

June 15th, 2022

Dr Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D. is trained in clinical, counselling, and organisational psychology and is the author of nine books, including ‘Emotional …

Leadership Lessons from Obama and other US Presidents with Anton Gunn

June 1st, 2022

A former senior advisor to US President Barack Obama, Anton Gunn is Chief Executive Officer of the 937 Strategy Group – a minority-owned management …

Season 10 Highlights

May 25th, 2022

That’s a wrap! Season 10 of the One Percent Podcast is now on all podcast platforms.  

We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, …

Personal Leadership Through a Performance Mindset with Laura Piccardi

May 11th, 2022


Laura Piccardi is the author of ‘Unfaked’ and the founder of Uppy. She is a professional speaker, international stress management expert and personal performance coach. Her mission is to improve the statistics of …

Magic, Brain-Hacking and Performance with Keith Barry

April 27th, 2022


Keith Barry is a magician, hypnotist and mentalist, who focuses on helping people recalibrate their subconscious minds to strive to become the best versions of themselves and achieve their personal goals. He was born in …

Justin Roethlingshoefer: Cracking the Performance Code

April 13th, 2022

For over ten years, Justin Roethlingshoefer was a Performance Director in the National Ice Hockey League, and has since built two businesses focusing on entrepreneur and executive performance using DNA, epigenetics, bio …

Oliver Burkeman: Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It

March 30th, 2022

For 14 years, our guest for this week’s The 1% Podcast wrote a weekly piece for The Guardian entitled: “This Column Will Change Your Life”. 


If …

Constantin Gurdgiev: Russia Ukraine Conflict - Why and What Next?

March 15th, 2022


Russian Economist, Constantin Gurdgiev discusses the Russian Ukraine conflict on today's 1% Podcast. 

Constantin was ranked 39th of the 100 most influential living economists by IEB (the Institute of Stock Market …

Designing Workplace Equality: Sonya Lennon

March 7th, 2022


We celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 with our latest 1% Podcast guest, founder, entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, broadcaster and fashion designer Sonya Lennon. Sonya has just been named in the top 100 Irish …

Founders Series #3: Gareth Hickey, Co-Founder & CEO of Noa, on Launching a Media Subscription Business

March 2nd, 2022


Today we’re joined by Gareth Hickey, Co-Founder & CEO of Noa (News Over Audio), an app that narrates written journalism from news publishers, including the FT, the Economist and the Harvard Business Review. Gareth …

Founders Series #2: Pat Stephenson, Founder and Partner at Boys+Girls, on the Value of Creativity

February 23rd, 2022

What does it look like to deliver creative work on a consistent basis? Today we’re joined by Pat Stephenson, the Founder and Partner at Boys+Girls, to share the impact of harnessing creativity within your team and the …

Founders Series #1: Eoin Cluskey, Founder of Bread 41, on Organic Growth and Ireland’s Bread Scene

February 16th, 2022

Bread 41 is an organic bakery located in Dublin. It first opened its doors in September 2018, when they made 60 loaves of bread and 120 pastries – …

Season 9 Highlights

December 17th, 2021


That’s a wrap! Season 9 of the One Percent Podcast is now on all podcast platforms.


We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring …

Martin Brooks: the Art of Decoding Body Language

December 8th, 2021


Our guest today is Martin Brooks. Martin is a top communications coach, author and speaker who specialises in how to use your body language more effectively when communicating.


Our nonverbal behaviour or body language …

Ian Robertson: How to Cultivate Confidence into a Superpower

December 1st, 2021


In the second part of this interview with Ian Robertson we discuss confidence, and his most recent book ‘How Confidence Works: The New Science of Self-belief, Why Some People Learn it and Others Don't’.


We discuss how …

Ian Robertson: The Winner Effect – The Science of Success and How to Use It

November 24th, 2021


Dr Ian Robertson is a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist. He is the Founding Director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, a …

Nir Eyal: How To Focus And Become Indistractable

November 17th, 2021


Nir Eyal is an Israeli-born American author, lecturer and investor. He writes, consults, and teaches how psychology, technology, and business …

Lisa Feldman Barrett: Mastering Your Emotions for a Better Life

November 3rd, 2021


Lisa Feldman Barrett is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University. She also has research appointments at Harvard …

Billy Walsh: Fighting for Success

October 20th, 2021


I sat down with Billy Walsh, current USA head boxing coach and former Head Coach of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) High Performance Team, to discuss the recent Olympics, his approach to performance and …

Padraic Moyles: Riverdance and the art of Performance, Mentoring and Developing High Potential

October 6th, 2021


Born in Dublin, Ireland, Padraic Moyles emigrated to New York when he was nine years old. Padraic has danced in Riverdance thousands of times to …

Season 8 Highlights

July 28th, 2021


That’s a wrap! Season 8 of the One Percent Podcast is now on all podcast platforms.


We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring …

Lorna Lawless: Positive Psychology to Achieve Mental and Emotional Toughness

July 14th, 2021


Lorna Lawless is a coaching psychologist with over 10 years corporate coaching experience. She manages her own coaching business, Next Level …

Brian Pennie: Moving Beyond Addiction to Change and Growth

June 30th, 2021


My guest today is Brian Pennie. Brian battled a 15 year addiction with heroin and overcame all obstacles to completely transform his life. He is a …

Tony Griffin: A Life of Breakthroughs, Dreaming Big, Writing and Hurling

June 16th, 2021


Tony Griffin is an athlete, charity activist, speaker and author.


He is a former All-Star hurler with Clare, retiring in 2009. After that he went on to extensive charity work. His work has included setting up his own …

Karl Moore: Introverts, Extroverts and Leadership

May 26th, 2021


Karl Moore is a true expert when it comes to introverts, extroverts – and ambiverts. He is an associate professor at McGill University and previously …

Karl Sheppard: The Triumphs and Challenges of Building a Professional Football Career

May 12th, 2021


Our guest today has a footballing life story that may be familiar in some senses and unique in others. His passage through the various tiers of the UK footballing world can tell us a lot about the pressures and dynamics …

Season 7 Highlights

March 31st, 2021


That’s a wrap! Season 7 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast platforms.


We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring …

Patrick McKeown: Get an Oxygen Advantage – learn how to breathe for overall health and performance

March 10th, 2021


Patrick McKeown is a world-renowned expert in breathing with nearly 20 years clinical experience. He has written eight books, three of which were bestsellers. Patrick has also been published in numerous publications and …

Pat Byrne: Performance Improvement Lessons from a Leading Sleep Expert

February 24th, 2021


Pat Byrne has pioneered sleep and fatigue programs for athletes, sports teams and workplaces. He is the co-author of ‘Inconvenient Sleep: Why Teams Win and Lose’, where he uses his expertise to outline the impact of …

David Coleman: How to Raise Happy and Successful Children

February 10th, 2021


Dr David Coleman is a clinical psychologist who specialises in children, teenagers, and emotional and psychological development. David is also an …

Dan Hill: Unlocking the Secrets of Facial Expression

January 27th, 2021


Dr Dan Hill an internationally recognised facial coding expert and author of 5 books on the topic, who unlocks emotional attributes through face reading and has gained performance and communication insights for …

Gary Keegan: A Masterclass in Performance Leadership

January 13th, 2021


Today’s guest was a driving force behind previously unseen success for Irish teams and athletes on European, World and Olympic stages. Gary Keegan is …

Season 6 Highlights

December 2nd, 2020


That’s a wrap! Season 6 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast stores.


We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring …

Damian Browne: On Adventure and Testing New Boundaries

November 18th, 2020


Damian Brown, former professional rugby player talks to us about the exploration of his physical and mental limits, rowing the Atlantic and conquering the Seven Summits.

Damian played elite rugby with clubs such as …

Trish Murphy: How to Make the Most of Your Relationships, Personally and Professionally

November 4th, 2020


Trish is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist, trainer, and offers counselling and therapy in couples counselling, sexual intimacy and individual psychotherapy.


Trish has appeared as a commentator on Prime Time, …

Dr. Krystal Culler: Optimising Your Brain Health and Wellness

October 14th, 2020


Dr. Krystal Culler, DBH, M.A, is the Founder of Your Brain Health Matters, a consulting business that offers a variety of brain health and memory …

John Doran: Teaching a Way to Wellness

September 30th, 2020


For over 25 years, John has worked in the Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge as a Teacher and now as a Guidance Counsellor. He is the author of …

Tim Harkness - Communication and mastering conversations

September 16th, 2020


With over 22 years of experience as a psychologist and sports scientist, Tim Harkness has worked closely with a diverse group of elite athletes, …

Season 5 Highlights

July 29th, 2020


That’s a wrap! Season 5 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast stores.

We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring …

Enda McNulty - Maximising human potential

July 16th, 2020


Today I welcome Enda McNulty to the 1% podcast. Enda played on the Armagh team that won the All Ireland in 2002, and was awarded an All Star that …

Ade McCormack - Boosting personal and organisational performance in the digital age

July 1st, 2020


Ade McCormack is a former technologist who today is focused on helping individuals, organisations and societies thrive in the digital age. He has …

Kingsley Aikins - The Art of Networking

June 18th, 2020


Kingsley Aikins is the CEO of The Networking Institute, a consultancy company that specialises in training in the areas of trade promotion, …

Bryan Burnstein - Balancing Performance & Entertainment

June 4th, 2020


Bryan spent over 12 years with Cirque du Soleil as the Head of Performance Science. While at Cirque, he was responsible for managing the integration …

Suzanne Dempsey - Leading in extraordinary times

May 21st, 2020


Few of us could have believed that when we welcomed in 2020 we would soon face a pandemic that is affecting millions of lives and is dramatically …

Season 4 Highlights

May 19th, 2020


That’s a wrap! Season 4 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast stores.

We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring …

Joey Boland - Developing fitness & performance on and off the pitch

May 8th, 2020


Joey Boland is a former Dublin hurler and founder of Sports Physio Ireland, which provides physio care for the Dublin hurlers, as well as various …

Motty Varghese - The impact of sleep on performance

April 23rd, 2020


Motty is a Registered Sleep Technologist and has completed a Mini fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine from Perelman School of Medicine under …

Fergus Connolly - Lessons from a Global Performance Expert

April 9th, 2020


Dr. Fergus Connolly (@Fergus_Connolly) is one of the world's foremost human performance thought leaders and influencers.

Author of the bestselling …

Mark Beaumont - The man who cycled the world

March 26th, 2020


Mark Beaumont (@mrmarkbeaumont) is a British long-distance cyclist, broadcaster and author. He holds the record for cycling round the world, …

Jamil Qureshi - The psychology of performance

March 12th, 2020


Jamil Qureshi (@Jamil_Qureshi) is one of the foremost practitioners of performance psychology and an expert in high performance. As the co-founder of …

Robbie Cannon - Athletic performance on and off the golf course

February 27th, 2020


Robbie Cannon (@RobbieCannon) a qualified strength and conditioning coach, is probably best known for his performance work with golf Open Champion …

Stephen Smith - CEO & founder of Kitman Labs

February 13th, 2020


My guest today is Stephen Smith Founder and CEO of Kitman Labs.

Kitman Labs are an Irish sports science and data analytics company. Through advanced statistical analysis, rigorous scientific research their system …

Season 3 Highlights

December 5th, 2019


That’s a wrap! Season 3 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast stores.

We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring …

Mark Gallagher - Life in the fast lane

November 14th, 2019


A Senior Executive and respected Broadcaster in the adrenaline-charged world of Formula One, Mark Gallagher translates his experiences from the race …

Diarmaid Ferriter - Paths from the past: Making sense of Brexit and the extraordinary times we live in

October 31st, 2019


As Professor of Modern History in UCD, Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland’s best-known historians. Diarmaid is also a regular broadcaster on …

Simon Hartley - The psychology of success

October 17th, 2019


For over 20 years Simon Hartley has helped athletes and business people throughout the world to get their mental game right. He has worked with gold …

Paul Flynn - The tactics, routines and influences of the GAA great

October 3rd, 2019


With six All-Irelands, 10 Leinster titles, five National Leagues, Paul Flynn will be remembered as one of Dublin’s all-time greats.

As well as …

Daniel Davey - Nutrition, performance and the key ingredients for success

September 18th, 2019


Daniel Davey practices what he preaches, and in his line of work it’s the key ingredient for success in managing the diets of two of the country’s leading sports teams: Leinster Rugby and the Dublin senior footballers. …

Season 2 Highlights

August 30th, 2019


That’s a wrap! Season 2 of the One Percent Podcast is now in all podcast stores.

We pulled together a recap episode for you this week, featuring …

Brian Mullins - Experiences on and off the pitch, early years and current work with UCD

June 19th, 2019


The name Brian Mullins will always be synonymous with a defining era for Gaelic Football in Dublin. A titan of midfield he was one of the greatest …

Dr. Roger McMorrow - The beauty and dangers of climbing the ‘Roof of the World’ - Mount Everest

May 29th, 2019


On the 24th May 2007, at 8.25am, in minus 35°C, Dr. Roger McMorrow reached the summit of Mount Everest the world’s highest mountain from the South side.

In this episode we find out what it’s like to stand on top of the …

Paul Gleeson - His expedition stories across the world, mental fortitude and well-being

May 1st, 2019


Paul is a performance coach, part time adventurer, public speaker and founder of Turas consulting. He has cycled coast to coast across Australia, …

Neville Maxwell - Rowing Past, Present and Future

April 17th, 2019


Neville Maxwell is a former professional and international rower.  He is currently a Director of Rowing Ireland and  the Chairman of the High Performance Committee. He competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2000 …

Helen McEntee - Brexit, the EU and career to date

March 27th, 2019


It was a great pleasure to get the opportunity to speak to the Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee in Government Buildings.

Minister …

Sophie Spence - Pushing for progress

March 14th, 2019


Sophie is a titan of Irish rugby, who recently hung up her boots in 2017. Since making her debut for Ireland back in 2012, Sophie's explosive carries, tireless tackling and strong presence in the second row helped drive …

David Gillick - Back on Track

February 6th, 2019


David Gillick is one of Ireland's greatest ever 400m runner, having distinguished himself admirably in his chosen field. He finished sixth in the world in 2009, and won the European Indoor Championships in 2005 and …

Andy Lee - What it takes to be a champion

January 25th, 2019


Andy is a former Boxing Middleweight Champion of the World. Known in boxing circles as a tough-as-nails southpaw, Lee’s famous right hook is world renowned. He’s also an Olympian, having competed for Ireland at the 2004 …

Des Cahill – His early years in journalism, his country roots, the Irish language and RTE Ep04

November 30th, 2018


Des is a sports presenter and commentator with national broadcaster RTE - Presenter of RTÉ television's GAA programme, "The Sunday Game" & RTÉ's flagship weekend sports radio programme, "Saturday Sport". He is also …

Alan Ahearne – We talk Brexit, property, housing, the general economy and everything in between Ep03

November 29th, 2018


Alan is currently a Professor of Economics and Director of the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and has also taught economics at UCD, DCU and the Carnegie Mellon University. Coined by …

James Kerr II - What the All Blacks can teach us about Business & Life Ep02

November 8th, 2018


Part 2 of our interview with James Kerr, bestselling author of the book ‘Legacy’.

As part of our 10 year Anniversary, we were delighted to have James …

James Kerr - What the All Blacks can teach us about Business & Life Ep01

November 6th, 2018


Welcome to The 1% Podcast episode 01 with James Kerr bestselling author of the book ‘Legacy’.

As part of our 10 year Anniversary, we were delighted …

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