Wed, 29 June 2016
This week we welcome to the show Trevor Hendy, a former Australian surf Ironman champion and now wholistic life coach.
Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Trevor won the Australian Surf Ironman Championship six times and came second on three occasions. He was unchallenged as “the Greatest Ironman in the World” – the pride of Australian Surf Life Saving. He was also inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2000.
He is now a speaker, mentor and coach. His client list also includes some of the worlds sporting and business elite. He mixes his experience as a counselor, life coach, sporting coach and elite athlete to guide everyone he works with to bigger and better things. He specialises in connecting with his clients at a deep enough level to find the personal negatives holding them back and unleash the passion they need to “go the whole way”.
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Trevor, welcome to the show.
Thanks Guy, good to be here mate.
I appreciate it. The first question I have been asking everyone recently on our podcast is if a complete stranger came up to you on the street and asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?
I help people get out of that and into their flow, where their natural state is, where their natural being is and to be really able to appreciate life in every moment, rather than being on this timeline thing where the beauty is in the future, it's not right here now. That is what I do and I don't know how to explain it. I try and help ... I am helping people create more space in themselves, so maybe I am a space man? It is kind of like ... I often say holistic life coach.
[00:04:00] Fantastic, fantastic. I appreciate it could have been a tough one actually. For all our listeners as well, because I am fully aware that I think over 30% of our listeners are actually worldwide, they are not from Australia so they might not be familiar with your past and your achievements and what you have done. Would you mind just taking us a little back to the beginning and sort of bring us up to speed. Not only were you an amazing Iron Man, I heard the other day as well that you actually spent a fair bit of time travelling, as a kid, with your family as well and I was fascinated by all that. Could you kind of fill us in a little bit so people get a feel for your background, Trevor?
Sure. I was born in Melbourne, Victoria and my dad was pretty brave. He came home one day when I was about three years old and said to my mum, "Look, I've worked out what I want to do, I want to pack up, sell the house and everything. I want to travel around Australia for a couple of years. I am hearing that everybody else is traveling around the world and seeing the world, but no one is seeing our own country."
[00:05:00] He wanted to give us that experience and he had, I think, an itchy feeling that he had the house and the wife and the kids and the picket fence and a couple of pets and I think he thought that that was not probably everything that he wanted, that there must have been something more. He had the perfect job and couple of qualifications. He was a builder and a mechanic and stuff like that, which is the perfect set up really because then what he did then was we sold the house, we traveled around Australia for two years from when I was 3 to 5 and my sister [inaudible 00:05:27] age, I was being role modeled by a father who was willing to go outside the status quo to give his family something that he just sensed there was something more.
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