Berahino scores 4 goals and not a smile or celebration!

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Is it Business as Usual for Berahino? It was during the FA Cup third round between West Bromwich and Gateshead when Albion’s Saido Berahino scored four goals in a 7-0 win. It would be fairly common to see a player celebrate after scoring a goal in football, and in varying degrees and styles – falling to the knees, sprinting up to …

Denise HollandBerahino scores 4 goals and not a smile or celebration!

Finding Confidence – It’s Behind You!

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This week I was delighted to attend a fabulous event called ‘Bridging the Confidence Gap’ held by EY (Building a better working world). The inspirational speakers were great: Harriet Minter, editor of the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section Jacqueline Gold, CEO, Ann Summers Sue Stockdale, British polar adventurer Jennifer Philpot, Director, Global Talent Leader, EY Advisory Alan Bloom, TAS Global …

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THRIVE or Survive – International Sport

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(UNDERSTANDING or Application) It’s fascinating to watch other sports – right now, I’m enjoying the fantastic International rugby and getting curious and intrigued again by the intricacies of elite sport. I’m inspired to share what occurs to me about the differentiator between teams who seem to THRIVE under pressure rather than just SURVIVE! These past two weeks we’ve seen several …

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How is this work different from traditional Sport Psychology!

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……..because it speaks to a TRUTH which is the same for everyone, NO Exceptions!’ The question I’m frequently asked by Performance Directors, Coaches, Managers and Athletes is, ‘what’s the difference between your work and traditional Sport Psychology’? It’s a great question and I’m inspired to share my answer with you, as best I can!!!! To be clear, I’m not a …

Denise HollandHow is this work different from traditional Sport Psychology!

The Ryder Cup – Spot the Difference?

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WOW, did you watch the Ryder Cup? What a ‘feeling’ to the European Ryder Cup Team! It was simply brilliant to see this display of human potential; clarity, connection, spirit, innate confidence, resilience, synergy, love and unity. The level and quality of their performance was outstanding – your capacity to perform skills irrespective of your thinking, i.e. perform even when …

Denise HollandThe Ryder Cup – Spot the Difference?

Ever Completely Stuffed The Team Talk?

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Whether it’s before, during or immediately after a performance, do you ever get it right? IS there a right or a wrong way to conduct team talks? Let’s take a closer look? Its match day, the preparations are complete and its time for your final words? Or It’s an interval, the athletes walk over to the bench, and it’s your …

Denise HollandEver Completely Stuffed The Team Talk?

Is Your Performance Review Just A Big Waste Of Time?

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Post any competition win or lose, you carry out a detailed review of the performance and the programme, BUT do we really get this right? Many questions are asked and answered: Were the athletes fit for purpose? Were you sufficiently prepared in terms of competition exposure? Did you, the coach have enough contact hours? Do the athletes have superior skills …

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Win or Lose – It Doesn’t Matter!

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As a coach or athlete, have you ever come away from losing a match knowing that you were the stronger team? OR Cheekily, leave the arena with a smile saying ‘we’ll take that’, knowing the opposition skill level was massively superior and they handed you the game! What IS going on here? It seems all upside down! In 1995, I …

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Contrary to What You Might Think — Match Day Pressure Doesn’t Exist!

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Most coaches, managers and athletes believe that playing in front of a large crowd, home or away would automatically impact performance? With the World Cup and Commonwealth Games 2014 about to start – lets take a closer look? You train your skills and bodies for thousands of hours; you’re completely confident with the techniques and tactics you’ve mastered. Your repertoire …

Denise HollandContrary to What You Might Think — Match Day Pressure Doesn’t Exist!

Under-Achievement – Are you a Victim or Genius?

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I’d like to share a beautiful metaphor created whilst working recently with a group of University athletes. As a group we considered the things that appear to ‘get us’, seem to ‘put us in a bad mood’, ‘send us crazy with frustration’ and distract us from our performance programme. One of the most common circumstances at University is, the state …

Denise HollandUnder-Achievement – Are you a Victim or Genius?