Leadership in Tech Episode 38: Interview with Brandon Powell

In our twelth episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol are thrilled to go off script and speak with Brandon Powell, an interesting and inspiring individual. Brandon is the owner of Dojo Body and Mind, based out of Charlotte, NC. He is a martial arts aficionado, specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, boxing, Kung Fu, Sanshou, and stick and knife fighting. Most notably, Brandon is a 1st generation internationally certified Wim Hof Method instructor. Brandon considers The Wim Hof Method a human technology, and the ultimate health and wellness self defense to maintain strength and vitality. Listen in as Brandon shares his perspectives and experiences working with all types, from the investment banker, to the housewife, to the coder or programmer and everything in between! 

To learn more about Brandon Powell, visit his website, DojoBodyMind.com. To see more about Brandon's Wim Hof practice, check out this video. You can also find him on Instagram @dojobodymind or @brandonpowell396, Facebook @dojobodymind, and Twitter @dojobodymind, or email him at dojobodymind@gmail.com.  To learn more about the HPX Weekend Brandon and Errol mentioned in this episode check out this YouTube video!!

You can find out more information about Josh Waitzkin here. Or check out his acclaimed book "The Art of Learning." You can find more information about The Art of Learning Project here.

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Episode 36 Outline:

3:55: Brandon introduces himself - last year spent mostly on the Wim Hof Method. Ultimate health and self defense. A protective mechanism/technology for our health and strength and vitality.

12:50: Introduction of PHYR.

17:00: Comparison to the pressures of coders and programmers, and impact of leadership on being in the moment. How would Wim Hof help in these situations?

27:35: Wim Hof from a leadership perspective.

37:00: Zac's thoughts now that he has listened to Brandon's perspective on Wim Hof.

39:04: How is Wim Hof challenging science?

44:50: Brandon's personal story. 

52:30: What's next for Brandon?