David Galbraith: The ghost in the machine

Publish Date
Sunday, 2 April 2023, 8:55PM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to David Galbraith. 

David is a world renowned mind coach, who specialises in performance psychology in sport and business. 

A former clinical psychologist for over 20 years DG is a mind coach to Lisa Carrington, Sarah Walker and Laura Langman, the performance psychologist for the Japanese Rugby team, the mind coach for the All Blacks sevens team and was with the Chiefs for 11 years when they won back to back Super Rugby titles. 

In this episode we talk about being the ghost in the machine, the difference between good and elite coaches, the accident his then two-year-old daughter had which changed his outlook on parenting and his career, why Wayne Smith heckled him when they first met,  life lessons from working in Japan, and why expressing your true self leads to a happier life. 

David is super highly regarded in NZ sport circles. He talks the talk, and walks the walk... which is why he gets so much respect. He works with so many top athletes in NZ and around the world and has such a thoughtful, unique outlook on life.        

This episode was brought to you from the Export Beer garden studio. Enjoy. 

Show notes | Episode 120 | David Galbraith

1:50: Hambassador chat

4:13: The ghost in the machine

11:30: 15 attempts to get into clinical psychology

21:58: Cake and icing: how you define success

31:42: How DG works with his clients

44:01: Working with elite coaches: Wayne Smith, Dave Rennie, Jamie Joseph

55:03: Back-to-back Super Rugby Championships with the Chiefs

1:04:00: Lessons from Japan

1:10:36: Transferring skills from sport to business

1:16:25: Reflection and living inside out

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