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Transformative change in the life of a Kent swimmer

Ollie Moore is 13 years old and a swim athlete in Kent and the South East Region, UK. He has completed a Transformative Performance Coaching program with State of Mind Specialist, Denise Holland. Ollie describes the changes in his life, not just in swimming but in school and with family. Ollie, kindly shares what life was like for him [...]

2019-04-13T12:24:43+01:00April 12th, 2019|

Mental Health in Elite Sport -The Astonishing Truth!

Professional footballers in the UK are publicly talking about their psychological suffering. This beautiful openness by elite sportspeople paves the way for sustainable change in a field riddled with suffering. Yet what of the solution? For 20 years in the field of elite sport, I witnessed athletes battle with their mental life. In some cases, it is more obvious to [...]

2019-05-15T18:17:44+01:00April 11th, 2019|

“Reflection on performance at a spiritual level” – Sir Michael Barber

It's not often you hear a senior government advisor refer to the ‘spiritual’ nature of elite performance, so when I heard Sir Michael Barber mention this as part of his presentation at The Sport Performance Summit 2016, it was not only a pleasant surprise but a real relief. At last, it is recognised that to continue to evolve the sophisticated modern [...]

2019-04-11T12:49:25+01:00December 31st, 2016|

Results Or People – Which is More Important?

In November 2016, I attended the Leaders Sport Performance Summit at the Emirates Stadium, London UK. It was a great event, professionally organized and managed with world-class speakers. It was fantastic to hear from Michael Owen, how his career was plagued with hamstring injuries and limitations and the effect this had on him both physically and psychologically. As the first [...]

2019-04-11T12:52:15+01:00November 10th, 2016|

Elite Performance Curiosities Explained!

England Rugby, Leicester City FC, Chelsea FC and England Football. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22765065 Inspired Performance - Understanding v Overcoming Your Mental Life! How fascinating to see the England Rugby team achieve unprecedented victories, with pretty much the same team who failed to make the quarterfinals in the World Cup 2015, not even yet a year ago? How amazing was it [...]

2019-04-11T12:51:05+01:00June 28th, 2016|

When Sport Teams Touch That Space Of Magic!

Behind the scenes & Beyond the norms! I’ve just returned from the Hong Kong Rugby 7’s, it was a phenomenal, carnival experience and one I imagine akin to the party atmosphere expected at the Olympics in RIO later in the year.  As I watched the games, however, I got very quiet, as if I was inside the minds of the [...]

2019-04-09T10:16:00+01:00April 18th, 2016|

The TRUTH behind Mental Health and Performance in Sport

Knowing WHO and WHAT you are as a Human being, will improve your experience of life! When we hear about mental health these days, we often think about performers with poor psychological functioning and behaviours, which are troublesome or destructive to self and others. In this article I’d like to suggest an entirely different perspective on mental health: What if, [...]

2019-04-09T10:16:10+01:00December 31st, 2015|

It’s OK not to KNOW – I didn’t!

One of the most fascinating parts of my work is the initial conversation with a prospective client? You dance with the possibility that you may or may not have it all covered? You consider, is there something here of any value or not? For a split second you reflect - am I on the right track, do I have the [...]

2019-04-09T10:16:18+01:00July 25th, 2015|

The Spiritual, Physical, Psychological and Practical!

  Usually or at least until now, I’ve written articles that are somewhat practical and specific to the field of performance sport, but this time, I’ve been asked if I would upload to my website a piece of work that I recently posted in a closed facebook group, ‘The Inside Out Community’, and a public group, The Three Principles Supermind, [...]

2019-04-11T12:51:20+01:00June 10th, 2015|

Is ‘Blame’ Affecting Results Way More Than You Think?

In many of my recent discussions with teachers/coaches and young people it would appear that dissatisfaction, and unhappiness is way more prevalent than I’d imagined. Making excuses, failing to show up to lectures/sessions, blaming others and themselves appears to be fairly commonplace! Behaviours like these are not limited to education. Look closely and lethargy, lack of inspiration and an absence [...]

2019-04-09T10:16:24+01:00March 6th, 2015|