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|

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|

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|

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|

Berahino scores 4 goals and not a smile or celebration!

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 [...]

2019-04-09T10:16:36+01:00January 9th, 2015|

How is this work different from traditional Sport Psychology!

........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 [...]

2019-05-05T08:52:44+01:00November 3rd, 2014|