| | EP 317 – Dr Jannell MacAulay Challenges Military Norms

Author / John

Commanding Excellence

Retired USAF Lt Colonel, Dr Jannell MacAulay [@macaulayjc] is no stranger to high stress environments. As a commander, mother, and wife of an often deployed military spouse, she looks back on her time juggling the biggest challenges of her life and asks “how could I have improved my performance?”. This question alone is a testament to the character of mindful high performer. Sure, that descriptor is a buzz word for anyone seeking personal growth, but there is hardly a better way to describe someone as driven as MacAulay. After receiving her doctorate in strategic health and human performance she endeavored to teach leaders the tools which she felt she lacked. Now she’s changing the culture around stress and human performance in ways you’d never imagine.

“No Email Fridays”… Does that seem like the type of idea that would be instituted by a high ranking military officer? Retired USAF Lt Colonel, Dr Jannell MacAulay [@macaulayjc] has never been one to shy away from an innovative mindset. While she had her challenges changing the culture during her time as a commander, the simple fact remains that you can’t argue with results. Small adjustments, like, not allowing cell phones during meetings, have huge implications. This was just the start of MacAulay’s mission to make higher performing humans. She pulls from ancient teachings about mindfulness and applies them in a practical way for leading, parenting, and just plain adulting. Take a full minute of silence with John, Luke, and Tex to find out where their minds wander when they aren’t looking up Be The Hammer vidzz. Listen NOW!


Get more familiar with Dr MacAulay by checking out her website JannellMacAulay.com or by following her on most social media outlets…@MacAulayJC. Stay tuned for more info on her project “Warrior’s Edge” and if you’d like to check out her TED Talk you can find it easily on this episode’s show notes.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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