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10 exam tips from high performance sport

Supporting Champions  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…

Collective Purpose

Supporting Champions  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…

3 ways to check your satisfaction

Supporting Champions  3 ways to check your satisfaction

“There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.”   – Salvador Dali   Many people have acted as mentors, coaches or trusted advisor throughout my career.   I wouldn’t have been inspired…

CORE skills aren’t SOFT

Supporting Champions  CORE skills aren't SOFT

In 1958, as NASA began it’s search for aerospace pilots, the job description listed the need for the following characteristics;   · Male (how 1950s?) · Approx 5’11” /180cm · Aged between twenty-five and forty · A science degree ·…

How SQUIDD can empower others

Supporting Champions  How SQUIDD can empower others

  In 2005 I was moving on from my role as Exercise Physiologist and Sport Science Manager at the British Olympic Association and starting in a role as Technical Lead Physiologist at the English Institute of Sport. Part of that…