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Leadership

Leadership. A topic I am immensely passionate about and a quality I strive to demonstrate in all of my work. The concept of leadership has changed drastically in recent years. As a society, we seem to recognise now that orders ...
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Failed Communication

I recently got fined for forgetting to pay a toll on one of the UK’s major highways. You drive on their road, visit their website within 24 hours, and pay your fee. And I forgot. Wonderful. What’s int...
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Puppies

On January 1st, as a belated Xmas present, I got Leonni a pair of Pomeranian puppies. We only intended to get one, but I couldn’t bare to separate them all and not have a puppy pal for one of them. I was warned about how much hard...
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Reducing Injuries

The sport has seen some significant shifts in recent cycles, and shows little sign of slowing down. The most obvious of course being the change in the general structure of the code of points to the current ‘open ended’ system, meani...
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Ego

Ego, ‘a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.’ Competitive sport can brew the perfect storm for coaches and their ego’s. The truth of the matter is, we ALL have an ego. We wouldn&rsqu...
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Can You Answer This Question?

I’m always encouraging my clients to invest time in deep reflection about their program. Asking ourselves great questions is a fantastic way to do just that, and although there is an extensive list of questions I would ask, I...
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Talent Transfer

In my last blog a couple of weeks ago I discussed seeking, retaining and correctly positioning talent within the clubs. Now I want to come on to a subject which will likely split the audience. Transferring talent. ...
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Search for Talent

It’s been a while since i’ve written a blog and it was about time I got back in to my flow, so here we are, this one’s about talent. Not the usual ‘nature versus nurture’ debate, but about how important it is to en...
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Currency of Coaching

A business person would say ‘time is money.’   So what does a coach say? ‘Time is medals?’   If time is money, or time is medals, how are you using yours? Is th...
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Self Fulfilling Prophecy

It is often told that ‘If you tell somebody something enough times, they may just end up believing it.’   That’s pretty true too.   I meet new athletes...
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Power of Why

Let’s cut straight to the chase …   ‘Why?’ is one of the most powerful words in the human language.   The question ‘why?’ can provide you with...
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Common Advice

In this blog post, I’ve shared the 5 most common bits of advice I give coaches, clubs and federations when visiting on consultations and training camps. It’s irrelevant what the current level of performance for your athletes...
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