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|

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|

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|

Finding Confidence – It’s Behind You!

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 [...]

2019-04-09T10:16:41+01:00December 6th, 2014|

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|