AOA 011: From Podcasting to Coaching With Damian Ruse

“I’m a big believer of doubling down on your strengths” -Damian Ruse Art of Adventure Damian Ruse

Damian Ruse is an Australian living in Bangkok, Thailand, via a stint in Senegal. He runs the popular Semi Pro Cycling Podcast and coaches high level racing cyclists all over the world who get to know him through his weekly show. Damian started the podcast as a way to provide value to people doing something he loved. Two and a half years in, he makes a full time living off the show and coaching. Listen to this episode if you have ever wanted to start a podcast, blog, or turn your expertise into a coaching business.

Because I am a cycling coach as well, this episode was of particular interest to me, and we nerd out about how cool it is to work with motivated people. “Being a partner in someones’ success is inspiring” says Damian about what he loves most about cycling coaching.

What you will learn in this episode:

-How Damian brainstormed and came up with the perfect idea that led to his podcast
-The Venn Diagram of success
-How he creates his podcast
-His coaching process and philosophy, including how to get to know your athletes
-How podcasting can be you own personal development journey

Mentioned in this show:

-Damian’s Semi Pro Cycling Coaching

-Australian Institute for Sport

-The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

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