top of page

Fighter Pilot, Olympian & Mental Wellbeing

Updated: Mar 24

โ›ท ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ž๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฒ.

๐ŸŽฏ ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Œ๐š๐œ๐ก 2 (1,550 ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ก) ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐ŸŽ— ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ.


๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽ™ This week I'm delighted to talk to Roger Cruickshank DFC CFS RAF OLY on my first ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’Œ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐‘ด๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐‘ท๐’๐’…๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’• of 2023.


Breakthrough Moments with Heads Up & Freer: Breakthrough Moments with Roger Cruickshank - Fighter Pilot & Olympian on Apple Podcasts


๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŽฏ Roger spent 21 years in the Royal Air Force as a Typhoon Fighter Pilot deployed all around the world and has received the Distinguished Flying Cross.


โ›ท โ›ท โ›ท In 2006 Roger competed in the Winter Olympics downhill and Super G skiing events despite having his leg reconstructed with 9 titanium pins and plates from a big ski crash 10 months before the Olympics.


๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿง  Roger is now a jet aircraft flying instructor and performance coach, working with businesses on positive mental fitness.

๐‹๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐‘๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค ๐œ๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ:

โ›ท โ›ท โ›ท"Doubting himself and being petrified of failure at the Ski Racing World Cup, where he managed to qualify for the Olympics....at 146 km/hr."

๐Ÿ’‰ ๐Ÿ’‰ ๐Ÿ’‰ "Overcoming major surgery from a bad ski crash 10 months before the Olympics, despite all the specialists saying he would never ski again."

๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ "The power of personal belief and being at peace and happy with your own decisions."

๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ "What he thinks of the Hollywood movie 'Top Gun- Maverick' (You'll have to listen to the Podcast to find out)."

๐Ÿ˜ข ๐Ÿ˜ข ๐Ÿ˜ข "Coping during tough times when he lost a close family member to suicide."

๐ŸŽ— ๐ŸŽ— ๐ŸŽ— "Campaigning for mental health awareness including writing a book - "Speed of Sound, Sound of Mind" and working with multiple charities".


๐‘๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ:

๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ๐Ÿง  "Recognising the importance of Psychological Fitness which gave him a new lease of life helping others & becoming a better pilot."

๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ "The Philosophy of Stoicism - focusing on what you can control & what is right."

๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“‘ "The Power of Storytelling - the ability to share experiences & wider perspectives that can help others cope, recover and thrive."

๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐ง, ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ enjoyed it!


For a copy of "Speed of Sound, Sound of Mind": https://amzn.eu/d/d8Sr1W5


#stoicism #storytellingforbusiness #mentalfitness #mentalwellbeing #resiliencecoach #leadershipdevelopment

10 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page