The Disruptors – Episode 2: Fergus Connolly

Join Shift founder Brian Mackenzie in the second episode of The Disruptorsconversations with those disrupting the norm.

Jason Donaldson

Jason Donaldson is a Human Performance Coach who opened the first CrossFit™ affiliate in Western Australia in 2007. Jason has been a team member since 2011 and plays an integral role in SH//FT. As Director of //Performance, Jason oversees all coaching and training programs along with the subscription management. Jason is a lifetime athlete having played many sports, including two decades of Australian Rules Football. He has completed many endurance events such as trail runs, OCRs, cross-country mountain bike races and off-road duathlons.


Episode 10

In Episode 10, Brian and I touch on meditation in the mainstream and how we get good at what we practice (both good and bad).  We also dive into the HBO Documentary, “The Weight of…


Episode 9

In Episode 9, we go live on the road with Brian. We get to rapping about crooked halos and what dog fights can teach us about emotional capital. We also dig into the flipside of…


Episode 8

In Episode 8, we cover how MMA Pay Per View times are precluded by old man bedtimes and somehow segue that into the point of practice versus the cycle of suffering. Our gabfest goes on…


Episode 7

In Episode 7, Brian and I talk about rainbow stripes and camo hoodies and how using Adapt or Die on social media may just lose you some followers. Our chinwagging goes on to include the…


Episode 6

In Episode 6, our tete-a-tete takes some hard turns as we reflect on our first chunk of episodes and how the current market climate can cultivate a culture of entitlement. We also get into the…


Episode 5

In Episode 5, we have a classic fireside chat.  We get to jawing on everything from wrestling dogs to vagabond trucking. In between our nattering we get into some more serious topics like the social…


Episode 4

In Episode 4, BMack is live from a mountain top and I am, sadly, still at sea level.  We get into personal accountability and how not to become an a$$hole.   We also touch on the…


Episode 3

In Episode 3, we do a bit of review on Alex Hutchinson’s (of Outside Magazine) recent article on human energy systems.  True to our conversational style, Brian and I go off on some tangents to…


Episode 2

Episode 2 was recorded on New Year’s Day 2021.  Brian and I get into the reality of Nature, 2020 melancholy, and the relationship between dog pajamas and human conditioning.  We also spiral into how fragile…


Episode 1

In Episode 1, we get our feet wet with this whole podcast thing.  Brian and I have a conversation like many we’ve had before. We go on rants about how awesome it is to be…