The letter to the 15,000 was first posted on my blog spot in 2015 and has since had nearly 200,000 views across 27 countries. It was written for Sports Science students aspiring to work in the field of elite sport, but the lessons translate to grass-roots sport, coaching, health and exercise science, in fact has…

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Maximsers and satisficers in decision making

Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his (or her) choices. Alfred A. Montapert A week ago, I was asked by an aspiring professional about my advice when applying for jobs. The question went like this, “I have seen a lot of jobs out there, that I would quite like, but not…

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Collective Purpose

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy I was recently invited once again to speak at the brilliant Cheltenham Science Festival in June. It is always a privilege to be surrounded by not only so many brilliant scientists but also so many curious minds, young and old. This year…

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Summary of 2018 Supporting Champions Conference

On 20 and 21 March 2018, ~180 delegates, partners and speakers gathered at the Emirates Stadium, London for the second Supporting Champions Conference. Which, once again, had an unadulterated focus on finding a better way to create remarkable performance and the speakers and delegate discussions did exactly that. In amongst the speakers, we heard from…

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Science in sport or sport in science: My no. 1 interview question for applied sport science

For more performance insights join us at the https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/3iworkshops Previous blogs in this series 1. Introduction 2. Making an impressive impression 3. Touch, pause and engage “Actions are the seeds of fate, deeds grow into destiny.” Harry Truman My favourite and, I think my most discriminating practitioner question at interview is the plainly simple, “How…

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How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete. Preface part 2

For more performance insights join us at the Supporting Champions 3i Workshops Innovation: 19th Oct 2017 Resilience: 26th Oct 2017 Communication: 16th Nov 2017 Leadership: 23rd Nov 2017 https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/3iworkshops Part 2 of my Preface includes the chapter outlines… The first chapter describes my work with the legendary rower Sir Steve Redgrave in the final flurry…

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