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Up for the Contest – Coronavirus and Sports

Up for the Contest - Coronavirus Support for Sportspeople My heart goes out to everyone right now, especially our youth with education, and sports suspended until further notice! Yet, deep down, I know that we all have the infinite capacity inside of us for wisdom, resilience, connection, and goodwill to each other, with or without the Coronavirus as human beings, [...]

2020-03-23T15:33:31+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Navigating Loss with Grace and Ease

It feels good to be back here writing again, hello my dear friends and colleagues. I never really went anywhere, just had a break in reality, as a lovely friend suggested to me recently. What took me away for a while? On 9th September 2019, my dear Mum, Shirley Day, suddenly took ill, she went to the hospital and within [...]

2020-02-19T22:22:56+00:00February 19th, 2020|

Human Beings Limitless Capacity in Sport

Eric Cantona, picked up the prestigious Uefa's President's Award at the Uefa's Champions Draw in Monaco, during which he says: "As flies to wanton boys, we are for the gods; they kill us for their sport. "Soon, the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to [...]

2020-03-23T18:30:19+00:00August 28th, 2019|

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 reticent, as if I was inside the minds of the players. [...]

2020-03-19T21:01:13+00:00April 18th, 2016|