To perform in a world that’s speeding up, sometimes you need to slow down

The demands on leaders are never ending and for those who take their job as a leader seriously, it can feel like a massive responsibility. It’s a worthy burden, that gives a leader’s life meaning, though it’s still a burden. Sure, leaders get a lot of privileges. Greater control. Influence. The opportunity to shape the... Read more

Why your 2020 New Year Resolutions should be focused on failure

There's a better way to do January. A better way to set goals and steer your business in 2020. Embrace the elephant in the room - that failure is a crucial part of success. I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions, mainly because the last thing I feel like doing after a hard... Read more
Leading in times of uncertainty

Leading in times of uncertainty

The lack of resolution to Brexit, whatever your politics, has been causing huge interference for the UK as a whole. Coupled with the upcoming election, it's not just noisy out there, it's like a Christmas jumper with a light up Rudolph nose, in March...that still plays jingle bells incessantly. Even though the political machinery seems... Read more

Highlights from Performancefest Lounge 2019

What do an acclaimed dancer, an outstanding chef patron, a vital discovery scientist, and two exceptional defence lawyers/barristers have in common?  With all sharing a Healthy Obsession in their own high performance, we discovered, its quite a lot! If you’ve been following us on social media, you might have seen excited coverage of our inaugural... Read more

Performance & Motivation Masterclass

A one day, transformational Performance & Motivation Masterclass being led by PlanetK2 Performance Director Chris Shambrook. About this Event Hear about what make Olympians and other world class performers so good at what they doLearn how they control their emotions and mindset, manage their energy, prepare for success and exploit all of their talentSupported by... Read more
PerformanceFest Lounge 2019

PerformanceFest Lounge 2019

An acclaimed dancer, an outstanding chef patron, a vital discovery scientist and two exceptional defence lawyers all walk into a cinema… This, is going to be a unique event. All brought to you by Foundation SP, the people-centric technology and change specialists and creators of Pulse360 . For one balmy afternoon only, there's an exclusive... Read more

Sex, drugs and boxes…

A leader I work with recently told me a story about a conversation that took place while he was doing his MBA. The lecturer asked the students to come up with a creative question involving cardboard boxes (yes, I know). One particular student said he had one. “Go on” said the lecturer. “How many cardboard... Read more

PlanetK2 introduces Glow London

I was listening to an interview with Jeff Bridges the other day and he said “cynics are usually crushed romantics”. I think that’s gorgeous and I like the idea. It suggests hope and a way forward. Because if there’s one thing that we know from all our work at PlanetK2 over the last 15 years... Read more

Dr. Chris Shambrook moves on from his role as psychologist for the GB Rowing Team

After 22 years and 5 Olympic Games, PlanetK2 Director Dr. Chris Shambrook is moving on from his role as psychologist for the GB Rowing Team. Chris’ record in an arena characterised by intense pressure, tough competition and tiny margins for error is unique - we think he may be the only performance psychologist to have... Read more

Pause for Performance

As I’ve written many times over recent years, one of the privileges of doing this job is that I get to sit down and chat with leaders from different businesses, in different sectors and with different challenges and opportunities ahead of them. There’s nothing new there. As an inevitable part of those conversations, the subject... Read more

Mental Health at Work with PlanetK2

We’ve all heard the stats. Poor mental health is costing the economy billions each year and millions of work days are being lost due to mental health problems. Mental Health isn’t about stats. It’s about people and unless there is a firm foundation of good mental health, sustainable & ethical high levels of performance are... Read more