Emma Gardner on nutrition in teams: SC Conference 2017 Presentation

Nutritionist, Emma Gardner presents at the 2017 Supporting Champions Conference on the what it takes to be successful working in teams

Show Notes
0:45 Honest account of what it takes to be successful, working in teams
2:03 Importance of focusing on skills needed to make impact
4:00 First contact with the senior man’s teams. The crunch moment of being singled out.
7:10 Ultimately, I wanted to see if you were right for us
8:00 Starting work with with GB Hockey with camping
10:00 -Its not like the text books tell you
-You’ve got to establish the ground fit with he teams
-Blend into the culture
11:30 Performance backwards
13:30 Working on vision/values/behaviours
16:00 Holding athletes accountability by appealing to vision, values and behaviours
18:50 Influencing change by establishing purpose – body composition/power example
22:00 Importance of using team to ensure consistency of message
24:00 Don’t do things for the sake of it, use environment to influence
25:00 Sweat patch example – get your priorities straight. Ask the athletes
28:00 Use of infographics to influence behaviour in the environment
36:30 Presence with athletes at key moments. Establishing relationships, rapport to find a way to work with people
33:00 Different types of athletes
34:00 Truly listen

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Dr Steve Ingham is one of the UK’s leading figures in sport and one of the world’s leading performance scientists. He is steeped in high performance and has been integral to the development of Britain into an Olympic superpower. He has provided support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world’s greatest athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. Steve has coached Kelly Sotherton's running for heptathlon and to 4x400m Olympic medal winning success. Steve has worked at the English Sports Council British Olympic Association, English Institute of Sport, where Steve was the Director of Science and Technical Development, leading a team of 200 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB. Ingham holds a BSc, PhD and is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Steve is author of the best selling ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, discussing and inspiring the importance of learning and adapting to reach our maximum potential. Steve established Supporting Champions with the ambition of helping ambitious people to find a better way of creating high-performance. Steve hosts the Supporting Champions Podcast on sharing his pursuit of understanding and exploration in performance.

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