Actualize explores the journeys of high performers in a variety of fields, from sports to business to the arts and beyond.
Join us as we delve into the mindset, sacrifices, and motivation of these successful individuals and learn how they achieved their goals. Through Actualize, we look beyond the highlights, and get curious about hardships endured and resilience built.
Actualize is hosted by Rob Pintwala, the founder of First Session, and Kim Foster Yardley, a Clinical Psychologist and mental performance coach and owner of The Mental Game Clinic.
Actualize co-hosts Rob Pintwala and Kim Foster Yardley introduce themselves and discuss their intentions for the podcast.
Sarah Stockdale is founder of Grow Class (growclass.co), a collection of practical marketing courses taught by experts. In this episode, we discuss what it’s like to be a woman in the tech industry, touching on topics such as privilege, confidence, micro aggressions, imposter syndrome, and building an organization with values at its core.
Our guest is Mark McLeod, a seasoned expert in the tech startup world. Mark has an impressive track record having served as CFO for companies such as Shopify and FreshBooks. In this episode, Mark shares his journey of how he transitioned from being a CFO to an executive coach. He highlights how he found his true passion in coaching and advising CEOs, which he feels was the most fulfilling aspect of his previous roles.
Today’s guest is the talented and dynamic Jillian Harris. Known for her creative flair, Jillian shows up to this podcast as authentically as ever. Jillian is a mother, partner, and an entrepreneur who wears many hats.
Yvette Yong is an Olympian, a 15-time Team Canada TaeKwonDo athlete, and a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Yvette is a true champion in every sense of the word, having won three world TaeKwonDo championships and multiple international medals.
Alex Auerbach is a performance psychologist, currently working with the Toronto Raptors NBA team. Prior to this role, Alex has been a college football coach and also worked with the Kansas City Chief’s NFL team. He held the role of Director of Clinical and Sports Psychology at the University of Arizona. Alex applies the principles and practices of elite sport to everyday health and high performance.In this episode we discuss mental health in a sports setting, the difference between a coach and a therapist, and how to achieve sustainable high performance and maintain motivation over time.
On paper, Andy Johns has had a remarkable career in Silicon Valley. He worked at nine companies worth over 1 billion each. He was an early employee of Facebook, Twitter, and Quora, and was President of Wealth Front. When Andy was a few years into his tech career, he discovered deep psychological pain stemming from childhood trauma. After years in therapy, while still being a top performer in the tech world, Andy now dedicates his life to healing and growth.