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Talking Toughness Podcast

Hosted by Dr John Perry and Doug Strycharczyk, Talking Toughness will centre on the Mental Toughness concept and its application in the worlds of sport, education, business, public administration, social mobility and health.

‘Everyone’s Talking Mental Toughness’ is a sub-series to the ‘Talking Toughness’ show where professionals and practitioners of the 4Cs Mental Toughness Concept and the MTQ measures talk about the reality of working with individuals and organisations, helping them to become the best version of themselves.

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About Talking Toughness

Guests are invited from all four corners of the globe. All leading authorities in their respective fields, they each have something valuable to say in the worlds of business and enterprise, public administration, sport, education, social mobility and health.

We will not focus on one sector. Our purpose is to enhance learning across all sectors whilst joining up a few dots!

We have a list of topics that range across the whole alphabet from attainment, behaviour and curiosity through to trust, well-being and young people’s development.

Everyone talks about Mental Toughness at some point in their professional journey. So what can we learn from those who deal with stress, pressure and challenges in their professional work? The ‘Everyone’s Talking Mental Toughness’ sub-series pairs practitioners of the 4Cs Mental Toughness Concept and the MTQ measures to talk about the reality of working with individuals and organisations, helping them to become the best version of themselves.

Latest Episode

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Meet The Hosts

Doug Strycharczyk

Doug Strycharczyk

Dr John Perry

Dr John Perry

In recent years, Doug has worked with Professor Peter Clough to define Mental Toughness and to create the world’s leading measure of Mental Toughness. Doug is now recognised as a leading authority on the application of mental toughness to the worlds of work, education, sport as well as social applications. 

For a number of years John has been a core member of the external academic team which has continued the development of the Mental Toughness concept to its 8 factor conceptualisation. John is also a psychometrician who has been central to the work carried out to establish the reliability and validity of the concept. 

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