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045: Nick Grantham on developing self, consultancy and performance

Nick Grantham, performance enhancement specialist and consultant, is this week’s guest. Nick and I go way back to the mid 1990s and have worked alongside each other in the sphere of sports performance. Nick has worked with a range of elite teams, netball, gymnastics, basketball, premiership football, downhill mountain biking to name a few. Nick is also a leading light in taking an active role in developing content and advice for aspiring professionals and we’ve been increasingly aware that we share this as a motivation and a driver. So it was a great conversation, where we found there was some real overlap in our thoughts and perspectives, but as expected when I speak to Nick I find my thoughts and perspectives developed even further.

Show notes:

Nick’s background, education, short lived rubbish career in banking, night school and university.

Early career in Sport Science and the small community of like-minded people delivering applied work in the field.

Having experienced a career in banking it gave Nick the determination to be tenacious in the pursuit of opportunities at university.

Working at Lilleshall, gymnastic team, and the first strength and conditioning netball team role.

Investment in the non-technical career skills, balancing work loads, management, income sources and side hustles

Everybody is expendable and you will be replaced

The reasons Nick left the English Institute of Sport

The rewards of working with the general population and learning humility

Consultancy and the balance of selling yourself and the development of confidence in his own abilities, experience and skillset.

The motivation to write ‘You’re Hired’

Making personal connections

Being comfortable with being a specialist generalist, having a depth of knowledge and being able to work with diversity and making an impact, but know when you need to refer out

Career highlights

The one thing to change: the Negatrons!

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