From Pro Surfer to Mental Health Advocate: Cooper Chapman on Redefining Self-Worth, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, and Navigating Social Pressures [ep. 31]



Here’s what to expect from this episode:

Today, I have a personal question for you to reflect on. 

How do you define your self-worth?

To help you explore this, I’ve invited my good friend, Cooper Chapman, to join me for today’s podcast episode. Cooper is part of my friendship circle back in Australia, and in my eyes, he truly embodies the definition of a “good human”. Cooper’s story is pretty amazing: he went from being a pro surfer to a mental health advocate, which is something I can’t wait for you to hear about. 

Throughout our conversation, Cooper shares his experiences that led him to prioritise his mental health and how he refocused his self-worth from career achievements to personal values. We also talk about our individual journeys towards sobriety, discussing the social pressures we faced and how we’ve managed to overcome them. Finally, Cooper opens up about imposter syndrome and how accepting and learning from feedback has been a key part of his personal growth.

If you’re ready to reconsider what self-worth means to you, confront societal pressures, and carve your own path towards personal growth, all you need to do is press play and join us in this episode!

Meet Cooper:

A professional surfer for more than 10 years, Cooper grew up in Narrabeen in New South Wales, Australia. Cooper’s interest in mental health was prompted by his father’s bout with depression and the suicide of two family friends. Meditating on a regular basis and practicing mindfulness helps Cooper manage his anxiety and perform at a high level, whether he’s competing in a contest or giving a speech.

With a low-key, caring manner that connects with all audiences, Cooper Chapman has trained thousands of Australian students, teachers, atheletes, and corporates to increase their mental strength and resilience.

Topics Covered on Mental Health Awareness:

  • Cooper’s journey from pro surfer to mental health advocate
  • Redefining self-worth from career success to personal values 
  • Dealing with societal expectations of constant perfection 
  • Their experiences navigating sobriety and sober living  
  • Cooper’s approach to overcoming imposter syndrome  
  • The role of feedback in personal development and growth

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Mindspo is the podcast for curious minds and ambitious humans who want to dream big and live slow. It is here to guide you in living a life of magnetic alignment that feels good to you so you can reach your highest potential and achieve those BIG dreams without burning out in the process. 

We dive deep into conversations on personal growth, spirituality, wellness, manifestation, mental health, success, and entrepreneurship. You’ll get a dose of relatable and actionable insights into how to elevate your life and create your dream reality with clarity combining science & grounded spirituality.





From Pro Surfer to Mental Health Advocate: Cooper Chapman on Redefining Self-Worth, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, and Navigating Social Pressures [ep. 31]

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