Challenge Podcasts / Inspiration & Education

The You Project & Challenge Podcast hosted by Craig Harper, Helen Booth and guests

THE YOU PROJECT

It’s about You! More specifically it’s about being the best version of You.

Each week The You Project Podcast host Craig Harper will explore the stories, ideas, strategies and lessons from high performers in sport, business, science, media and health.

Craig’s conversational approach always unlocks some great insights from his guests. Learn why these people are successful, what motivates them, what habits they use to rise above the norm.

Apply these learnings to You. Making small changes over time can lead to big improvements in your mind, body and spirit.

We know you are going to enjoy The You Project, proudly brought to you by MAX’S and Maxine’s Sports Nutrition.

THE CHALLENGE PODCAST

Former challenger Helen Booth interviews other former challengers and people involved with The Challenge.

A former challenger Helen Booth interviews other former challengers and people involved with both Max and Maxine's challenges. Gaining insight into how they stayed motivated during their time in the challenge. Together they delve into learning about their personal hardships along their health and fitness journey.

THE YOU PROJECT - Episode 1 - Nathan Burke talks Mindset, work ethic and coaching women

In this episode Craig chats with AFL legend Nathan Burke (4 time all-Australian, St. Kilda team of the century) about mindset, maximising potential, work ethic, why people fail, working in prisons and why (some) blokes are crap at coaching women in sport!

THE CHALLENGE PODCAST - Episode 1 - Pre-Challenge Podcast

Hosted by Helen Booth who is a past challenger and now the Platinum Manager. In this episode she speaks with fellow past Challenger Dianne Laidler. Together they explain what's required to be prepared for the MAX's or Maxine's Challenge.

THE YOU PROJECT - Episode 2 - Sports psychologists Jacqui Louder talks motivation self-managment and working with athletes

On this episode of TYP, Craig goes deep with one of Australia’s leading sports psychologists, Jacqui Louder exploring everything from mindset, motivation, re-wiring our brain and self-management to underwater hockey (it’s a thing), pushy parents and grumpy old people who play competition bridge (also a thing). Jacqui also explores some of the differences in working with male and female athletes.

THE CHALLENGE PODCAST - Episode 2 - MASTER Coach John Delinac

Episode two opens up the story behind MASTER Coach John Delinac about his beginnings and where The Challenge has taken him. Helen talks to John about how The Challenge has helped him in the past few years.

THE YOU PROJECT - Episode 3 - Mick Hall discusses his colourful life from homeless to CEO

In this episode Craig chats with recovering addict Mick Hall about his colourful life, the lessons learned from inside the 'big house’ and what it really means to be an addict. They unpack what it takes to live a life in recovery as they explore Mick's journey from homeless addict to successful CEO.

THE CHALLENGE PODCAST - Episode 3 - The PLATINUM Experience

Dan Barker has been a Challenger several times in the past, he has never been able to finish a single challenge. That changed when he was given the opportunity to participate in The PLATINUM Experience in the May 2018 Challenge. He not only finished The Challenge but lost 30 kilograms and managed to get into the TOP 10! He is coming back for the next Challenge. Hear his story...

THE YOU PROJECT - Episode 4 - Jason Cunningham talks about teaching kids the value of money

On this episode of TYP, Craig talks with TV money man, Jason Cunningham about understanding our relationship with money, having a strategy in life and teaching kids the value of money. They guys explore the psychology behind using cash vs credit card and why the more we make, the more we seem to spend.

THE CHALLENGE PODCAST - Episode 4 - The HARD GAINER

Adam Gee, MAX Challenge Coach, Chiropractor and multi-award winning Australian Triathlete talks to the girls this week about his career with MAX Challenge and his life of fitness as what he considers being a 'Hard Gainer'. Helen talks to Adam all about how he overcame his issues within his personal fitness journey and how his role with the team has grown over the past 5 years.

THE YOU PROJECT - Episode 5 - Journalist and TV Presenter Francis Leach discusses Expectations, job satisfaction and what it means to be successful

In this episode, Craig chats with Journalist, Writer, TV Presenter and Radio Broadcaster Francis Leach about cultures of expectations, job satisfaction, what it means to be successful and Angry White Pyjamas. For three decades, Francis has worked in and around the media, successfully finding a way to merge his career and passions, thereby avoiding 'work'.

THE CHALLENGE PODCAST - Episode 5 - COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Chelsea Anne past challenger and now pregnant Top 10 finalist explains how her life on the road as a Police Officer in rural Australia intertwined with the Challenge and now she is hooked! Several challenges in she loves the Community involvement and all the positive ways challengers help lift eachother up to achieve their goals together.

THE YOU PROJECT -Episode 6 - Steph Prem Winter Olympian and Business Woman explains her career ending accident that nearly killed her

On this episode of TYP, Craig chats with Winter Olympian, TV Commentator, Corporate Speaker and Business Woman Steph Prem about the career ending accident that nearly killed her. The guys also explore life after elite sport, the stories we tell ourselves, talent vs work ethic and the importance of self-management as a business owner.

THE CHALLENGE PODCAST - Episode 6 - COUPLE GOALS

Chelsea Anne past challenger and now pregnant Top 10 finalist explains how her life on the road as a Police Officer in rural Australia intertwined with the Challenge and now she is hooked! Several challenges in she loves the Community involvement and all the positive ways challengers help lift eachother up to achieve their goals together.

THE YOU PROJECT - Episode 7 - Keith Ellis and Paul Kirkham Founders of MAX'S Protein and The Challenge talk 30 years of business

In this episode of TYP, Craig chats with Keith Ellis and Paul Kirkham, the brains behind supplements powerhouse Max’s. They explore the evolution of the brand over the past 30 years and discuss the challenges faced and lessons learned in developing the organisation from kitchen project to multinational corporation.

THE YOU PROJECT - Episode 8 - Switch up, Craig Harper gets interviewed on 'The Daily Talk Show'


This episode is a little different. This week, Craig was interviewed on ‘The Daily Talk Show’ with Tommy and Josh and it was so much fun and there were so many broadly-relevant topics covered that we’ve decided to share it here through our (You Project) platform. Instead of Craig asking the questions, this episode he is in ‘answering’ mode. *Warning: this episode is particularly swear-y. So, it won’t be suitable for everyone.

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