#124 – Anna and Darren Gough On Playing Cricket, Coping With Being Apart And Dealing With Negative Comments

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Today we are joined by Anna and Darren Gough. Anna Gough is the founder of Breathing Tree, where she is a breath work coach helping people around the world with breathing. She is also the head of events of Care For Wild, the world's largest orphan rhino sanctuary, and a mother of two very successful boys. Daren Gough MBE is a retired English cricketer and former captain of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, broadcaster, commentator and winner of Strictly Come Dancing.

Today we will talk about Darren’s start in cricket and the role Anna played in advancing his career. Anna and Darren will share how they coped with having a baby while Darren was on tour, how they deal with the press and how they cope during the hard times. Finally, we will talk about Care For Wild, and what you can do to help too. All this and much more, up next.

Bullet points

(00:43) Intro

(03:04) Darren’s start in cricket

(11:23) How did you integrate yourself and become a part of the team where you started off as an outsider?

(19:13) &BAM

(20:58) How Anna and Darren coped with having a baby while Darren was on tour

(30:20) The history behind Liam’s full name

(31:23) Dealing with the press and being apart from your family

(36:43) How to cope during the hard times / Dealing with negative comments

(56:43) Starting a charity and building relationships: Care For Wild

(53:13) Raising awareness and social media: Care For Wild wine range

(56:50) Where to find out more about Care For Wild

(59:35) Where to find out more about Breathing Tree

(01:00:55) Rapid fire question round

(01:01:15) Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why?

(01:03:01) What is one of your proudest moments?

(01:04:31) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know?

(01:07:59) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about?

(01:16:18) What advice would you give your younger self?

(01:21:37) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?

(01:25:14) What makes you happiest?

(01:26:48) Any asks or requests for the audience?

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