This week on SportsParenthood, our guest David King, speaks honestly and openly about his early success as an athlete, his natural talent, and in his words, “being washed up” by the time he was just 15 years old.
He talks about his world imploding. Then, coming back to sport where he was on the cusp of a professional career in rugby league, before deciding to walk away. You’ll hear how he reflects on that moment now.
For David, a mental skills coach, director of administration at a school in Sydney, teacher, endurance athlete and charity director, his early experiences have led him to appreciate the importance of character strengths over skill. He’s developed a new program called WISPA, which he’ll be launching in the USA this month.
To give you a taste of David’s work, John and I did a short survey prior to the interview, and he unpacks our answers on the show. You’ll find them interesting — and spot on! Plus, listen in for David’s story about an extraordinary situation he found himself in at an ultra endurance event. It’s unbelievable!
EPISODE PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, 16 JUNE 2022