About The You Project Conference
This conference is a by-product of The You Project Podcast (one of Australia’s highest rating education podcasts) and some consistent encouragement from our listening audience to create a one-day event featuring some of our most popular and inspiring guests. While there will be a broad cross-section of themes and topics, the general theme for the day is self-management on a physical, mental, emotional, social, financial and practical level. That is, ‘how do I manage me in the messy-ness and mayhem of my life?’ – https://www.craigharper.net/
The conference was held at Deakin University, Burwood, which required me to drive two and a half hours to get there. I didn’t mind the drive at all as I knew the conference would be worth the trip. The You Project Podcast sits at no. 2 on the best podcasts lists and is my favourite. I wouldn’t miss an episode. The speakers at the conference were some of the popular guests who feature on the podcast.
There were eight guest speakers who each spoke for about 45 minutes. The host of The You Project Craig Harper, spoke briefly between each speaker and did a coaching session at the end of the day, which was another highlight.
Paul Taylor: Neuroscientist, Nutritionist, and Exercise Physiologist – MindBodyBrain Performance Institute
Bianca Chatfield: Aussie Netballer, TV Host, Author, Podcaster – Bianca Chatfield
Brad McEwan: Channel Ten Host, Speaker, Ripping Fella) – Media Trainer | Brad McEwan
Jason Cunningham Media Money Bloke, Speaker, Author – The Practice
Steph Prem: Olympian, Entrepreneur, Fitness Guru – Studio PP
Mick Hall: Addiction Specialist, Entrepreneur, Radio Host – DayHab | Melbourne & Gold Coast Rehab | Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
Pete Shepherd High Performance Coach, Speaker, Business Consultant – Human Periscope
Cameron Schwab Ex CEO of Richmond, Melbourne and Fremantle Football Clubs – designCEO | Courageous, Confident & Creative Leaders
The above speakers all had riveting stories to tell about their success and failures in business, sport and life. These stories were very relatable to every day life. I was able to relate many of the stories and anecdotes to my life in fitness and my struggles at the moment, due to my knee injury. I came away feeling that my batteries, which had been running quite low, were recharged. I do feel now that I’m ready to get on with things without making pathetic excuses due to the injury.
I’d love to be able to choose a favourite from these speakers, but find it is impossible. I learned something or was reminded of something, from each speaker that I will take away and implement into my life. I found it really beneficial to take a day out from the busy-ness of life to focus, with no distractions, on the next stage of my life.