01 - Gavin Shaskolsky: How discomfort breeds success

August 6th 2018

In this, our very first episode of Seedpod, we chat to world-renowned personal development Leadership coach, facilitator, and business owner, Gavin Shaskolsky.

Gavin’s discipline and purpose has seen him not only carve out a reputation as one of, if not the, preeminent coaches in the country, but has also seen him take on incredibly strenuous physical endeavors such as desert marathons as well as several Comrades.

Throughout our conversation, Gavin inspires us with his passion for learning, growth mindset and determination to live a purpose driven life which contributes to the greater good. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Definition of success (06:00 – 07:40)

Values (07:45 – 08:20)

Running, meditation, and focus (27:00 – 27:30)

Gavin’s experience in the desert (39:50 – 41:30)

Discomfort (55:50 – 56:30)



Vipassana Goenka (20:00 – 23:00)

Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (30:00 – 31:25)

Virtual Coaching Partners (50:50 – 53:45)