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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Lessons in inspiring and communicating ideas

I spent three days last week speaking, learning and being inspired at the Cheltenham Science Festival. Now in it’s 17th year, it is a roaring success, despite me having spoken there for the last three years! I contributed to three sessions this time (a secondary schools event, and sessions on resilience, then truths about exercise),…

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10 exam tips from high performance sport

As exam season looms for many students young and old, I wondered what we would see in the study rooms, mental-athlete village, warm-up areas and hear from the coaches pep-talks if exams appeared at the Olympics. Here are some thoughts on getting your optimal performance with some lessons from the world of high-performance; 1. Know…

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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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The tale goes that at a dinner with Wordsworth, the poet Keats, toasted “confusion to the memory of Newton…because he destroyed the poetry of the rainbow by reducing it to a prism”. Three years later Keats confirmed his disdain by writing; “Do not all charms fly At the mere touch of cold philosophy? There was…

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Five books that changed my life

William Styron — ‘A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.’ I love to read. When I read, I love to write in the margins (at the moment I am reading/scribbling on Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, it’s brilliant) and I love…

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"What can you do to make the situation better?"

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama Before you read on, think of something that frustrates you, preferably something that really frustrates you (not someone, some-thing), keep it in your…

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***Supporting Champions: The Conference***

A specialist one day conference featuring some of the leading names in sport, sharing lessons from working with the world’s best athletes. ​ To register Click here ​ With the demand upon professionals going up and up and with current training and development options failing to enhance impact – we wanted to create a forum…

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