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10 exam tips from high performance sport

woman revising for exam

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.   High-performance athletes dedicate…

Collective Purpose

Sports Stadium

“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

Emoji balls emotions

“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

CORE of earth

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

Lightbulb idea

  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…