The Hero’s Journey with Raghul

Sep 25, 2023

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.

Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven

From Ironman to mentor extraordinaire, the finale of Coacharya’s Hero’s Journey couldn’t have been better!

For the grand finale of The Hero’s Journey webinar series, we had the opportunity to witness the unbreakable spirit of Raghul R. In conversation with our host Avrril Quadros, Raghul talked about his extraordinary journey. An incredible athlete, Raghul achieved a significant milestone by completing 10 Ironman events. Making history for India, he secured the 15th rank in his age category during an event in South Africa, becoming the country’s first individual to qualify for the Ironman World Championship.

What’s more? Raghul has seven years of experience mentoring over 500 athletes in triathlon and running.

Webinar Highlights

Here are the key themes the webinar explored:

  • Raghul’s Journey From Corporate to Coaching
  • Raghul’s Athlete Success Stories
  • Endurance Sports and Mental Resilience
  • Endurance Strategies: Nutrition and Visualization
  • Passion vs. Purpose in Triathlon Training
  • Mental Coaching for Athletes: A Key to Success
  • Motivating Athletes Through Data Review
  • Personalized Approach: Key to Athlete Success
  • Gender vs. Age in Mental Agility Discussion
  • Mental Strength and Self-Coaching Techniques
  • Overcoming Setbacks: Raghul’s Journey

The webinar was an insightful journey into the world of endurance sports and the invaluable role of mental resilience. From the strategic insights into nutrition and the power of visualization to the profound distinction between passion and purpose in triathlon training, it was enlightening to unearth the essential building blocks of success. Mental coaching also emerged as a transformative key, while the art of motivating athletes through data review illuminated the path to improvement. I would encourage you to watch this webinar for an insight into the indomitable mental strength and self-coaching techniques that serve as powerful tools for athletes striving for greatness. Raghul’s journey taught us that overcoming setbacks is not just a part of the process but an opportunity to redefine one’s limits.

What are some of your stories of resilience? Tell us in the comments section below or feel free to share your thoughts with us on CoachNook.

Webinar: Hero’s Journey with Raghul R

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Yamini Kandpal
Yamini Kandpal


Yamini Kandpal works as a Content Specialist at Coacharya. With a background in writing and editing as part of journalism, she has found her own corner in the stories of the coaching world. While away from work, you can find her traveling or scribbling her musings in a notebook.

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