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.

139: Paul Z Jackson on Solutions Focus

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Today, we’re exploring the transformative power of focusing on solutions, not problems, with the insightful Paul Z Jackson. From his early days as a comedy writer and improvisation teacher to becoming a pivotal figure in the world of applied improvisation,…

138: Meike Bartels on Well-being

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In this episode I speak to Meike Bartels, a renowned researcher in wellbeing and happiness. Meike’s research work uncovers the layers that contribute to our sense of fulfilment, exploring how genetics, environment, and personal habits intertwine to shape our happiness.…

137: Stuart Biddle on Exercise and Mental Health

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In this episode, we’re joined by Prof Stuart Biddle, a leading figure in the psychology of physical activity, based at the University of Southern Queensland. Stuart’s extensive work in exercise science and psychology provides groundbreaking insights into how exercise impacts…

136: Andrew Rogers on Mental Health Development

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Joining me this week is Andrew Rogers, a Chartered Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist with over two decades of experience spanning elite sport, business, healthcare, prison services and more. As co-director of Changing Minds UK, Andrew brings a real wealth…

135: David Robson on The Intelligence Trap

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In this episode I speak to David Robson, an award-winning science journalist. David’s insightful exploration into the realms of cognitive psychology and human behaviour, particularly in his books ‘The Intelligence Trap’ and ‘The Expectation Effect,’ offers a fresh perspective on…

134: Dr Alison Maitland & Jenna Ashford on Drop The Struggle

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In this episode, we’re exploring the themes of mindfulness, acceptance, and actionable confidence with authors Dr. Alison Maitland and Jenna Ashford, as they discuss their latest book, ‘Drop the Struggle.’ This thought-provoking work challenges readers to embrace discomfort, engage with…

133: James Collins on applied nutrition

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In our latest episode of Supporting Champions, we had the opportunity to engage in a fascinating conversation with James Collins, recognised as a leading Sport & Exercise Nutritionist. In elite sport he has worked with Team GB Olympic teams and…