Reverend Zenji Nio is a buddhist reverend, philanthropist, motivational speaker and Inspiration Chaplain. He was actually the official chaplain for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympic Games as well as the 2015 Toronto Pan-American Games and Parapan American Games.
These extreme athletes are not allowed to show weakness in front of their coaches but with Zenji they let it all out and he is a master of pep talk. His meditation techniques have helped athletes overcome broken bones and crushed lungs (!)
The man exudes a positive energy that is utterly contagious. One minute of talking to him makes me feel invincible!
This piece was produced for BBC Short Cuts.