Our Approach


Steve Ingham

Director and Performance Consultant

"My fascination with the science of sports performance led me to working with some of the best athletes in the world, including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster, James Cracknell and the GB rowing team and then onto supporting 1000s of other elite athletes including Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. I have always led teams and was fortunate enough to lead science support to the Athens, London and Rio Olympics.

I've had the privilege and honour of leading numerous high performance teams - having led the 'support team behind the team' for the London and Rio Olympics. My passion for the last 10 years has been applying elite performance strategies to performance minded-people, businesses, executives - to enable individual and collective performance.


Rachel Ingham

Director and Executive Coach

"My interest in developing people came from working as a teacher, helping and supporting children with behavioural problems. This led me to explore psychology and specialise in researching occupational resilience. Many of the insights from non-sporting high performance industries such as ambulance teams, military and something we might take for granted as air traffic control - all inform our approach.



We combined forces to develop the Supporting Champions methodology in bringing success to teams searching for high-performance.

Since we set up Supporting Champions in 2016, we've been delivering speeches to inspire events; facilitating teams to develop high-performance; coaching individuals to personal success and providing online courses and community.

How can we help you?


Need to inspire your business

Book Steve to deliver his proven keynote address on 'High-performance teams'

Google, Phillips, Elastic, Samsung and many more have.

Sci Fest - Steven Ingham -2

Need to develop team skills

We don't do 'off-the-shelf' team development. Just as when we're working with elite athletes, one-size doesn't fit all. We'll work with you to craft high-impact team development

We've worked with AT Kearney, Royal Ballet, Saracens RFC, Bootles and many more to enable teams to a higher level of collective performance.


Need personalised support

Investing in people doesn't get any more important than offering personalised support. Book Rachel to work with your people to unlock their performance.

Bootles, Discovery Channel, Sheffield University and many more have invested in coaching support.

Dame Jessica Ennis Hill
Throughout my career, Steve has provided me with a way of making science ideas useful for my preparation and performance. If science can be applied to the complex world of heptathlon, it can probably be applied to anything - Steve shows you how.
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill - Olympic Champion
There are very few people that I would consider an insider to our efforts to win at successive Olympics but Steve was one of them - utterly professional but with a lightness of touch and a sense of humour that made him instantly likeable and one to trust.
Sir Matthew Pinsent, CBE - Four-time Olympic Champion
Sir Matthew Pinsent
Rob Shaw
Steve presented at our annual conference to an audience of our most senior leaders and their management teams. His passion for his subject, experience and ability to articulate his approach was captivating and the parallels between the techniques for achieving the best results from world class athletes and achieving results and maintaining focus in business were obvious.
Rob Shaw, CEO - Jaywing PLC
Steve has worked with the very best in sport, unlocking the full potential of multiple Olympic Gold Medallists. He brings with him a measured and engaging self-assurance that creates the belief that “better is always possible”. This does not come from the hyperbole of positive thinking or the latest business buzzword, but from the diligent application and the proven strategies and approaches that champions apply to improve. Inspirational Stuff!
Richard Hanrahan, Director - Agilisys
Richard Hanrahan
Nanique Dik
Fantastic, just fantastic! So many useful applications for our business that we can put in place immediately.
Nanique Dik, Chief HR Officer, Signify
Steve gave a thought-provoking, inspiring and engaging presentation at our Staff Away Day which resonated with our ethos of putting the “Firm First”. Pitched at the right level with good humour, Steve highlighted the positive impact everyone can have on performance, whilst continuing to drive the business forward. We have had some fantastic feedback following Steve’s presentation and would definitely recommend him
Robert Camp, Managing Partner - Stephens Scown LLP
Robert Camp
Claudia Hammond
Steve was engaging and entertaining, while also deeply knowledgeable and insightful.
Claudia Hammond, Broadcaster and writer

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We utilise the lessons learned from the last 25 years of working in high performance sports and businesses to support and champion you, your teams and systems.

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