Meet Chief Brabon. Former Australian Infantry Soldier and internationally ranked ultra-endurance runner, Chief knows a thing or two about discipline, determination, and sacrifice. He believes that with the right tools and mindset each of us is capable of achieving great things.
Read the below Q&A with Chief Brabon to find out how the ultimate motivator pulls it together in times of stress.
What are one of the pep talks you voice on Hey Lemonade?
“Help! I Accidentally screwed up someone’s pronouns”
What appealed to you about being a voice for Hey Lemonade?
I’ve been a coach for over 30 years, and I learned very early on the importance of providing people with not only inspiration, education, and discipline, but to also offer empathy, understanding, and hope.
Name one talk that was a favourite and why?
I guess it’s no surprise that “Body Positivity” was one talk that I really connected to. Though I have spent more than 30 years helping people achieve their health & fitness goal, my focus has always been on helping people feel strong, and confident in the body they were blessed with.
All the Hey Lemonade talks are anchored in psychology and solution focussed theory – did you learn or find any of these tools/tips interesting or surprising?
Personally, I learned that it’s okay to make mistakes. In the ever changing landscape that is learning how to correctly use pronouns, we do not have to feel bad about making mistakes, it’s more important to apologise and to learn from the experience.
What helps you feel optimistic ( it can be big or small)?
Seeing the positive effects my wife Emilie and I have on our clients lives.
What helps you to re-set or pull it together in times of stress?
Lacing up my running shoes, leaving my phone at home, and going for a long run through the coastal national park near our home. It’s a fantastic way to clear my head.
What are you looking forward to today? you to re-set or pull it together in times of stress?
I’m looking forward to taking my amazing wife Emilie, and our service dog Ezekiel, out on a dinner date.
What is something you are worried about?
With high interest rates and an overall higher cost of living right now, I worry about people cutting back on expenses and how that might effect our business.
What is a life lesson you have learnt in the last 5 years?
During the COVID lockdowns I learned the importance of being able to pivot quickly, and decisively, in order keep moving forward.
Read more about Chief Brabon here.