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

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

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
Bountiful Cow team in Palma

Collaboration culture helps challenger agency bring transparency to advertising

Bountiful Cow co-founder Henry Daglish shares the journey of founding a fully-transparent challenger media agency. Learn about what they're working on with us at PlanetK2 to ensure everyone at Bountiful Cow are performing at their optimum and the impact its having. The beginning From the moment we set up Bountiful Cow as a fully-transparent, challenger... Read more
Helen Glover photo credit James Mcnaught

Introducing Helen Glover MBE – our newest PlanetK2 ambassador

We’re delighted and excited to announce our newest PlanetK2 ambassador – Helen Glover MBE. As a professional rower and a member of the Great Britain rowing team, Helen is a truly inspiring high performer from the elite sport arena. Helen is ranked the number one female rower in the world since 2015, is two time... Read more
PerformanceFest Lounge 2018

Highlights from PerformanceFest Lounge 2018

What do an acclaimed actor, a bomb disposal expert, two globally successful musicians and an outstanding emergency medicine consultant have in common?  When it comes to 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 very first PerformanceFest Lounge event.... Read more

PerformanceFest Lounge 2018

An acclaimed actor, a bomb disposal expert, a globally successful musician and an outstanding emergency medicine consultant all walk into a cinema… This, is going to be a unique event. All brought to you by Make it Cheaper, the money saving experts. For one balmy afternoon only, there's an exclusive opportunity to hear from four... Read more

Team LifeReady – Aids Lifecycle 2018

In our quest to share our human performance expertise and do some good in the world where we can, this year we're supporting Team LifeReady, sponsoring and coaching the team as they prepare for Aids LifeCycle 2018 - our very own Keith Hatter is even off to be their roadie for the event! A complete... Read more

The sideways route to success!

Chris Voller, formerly AXA Insurance UK Claims Director and a PlanetK2 Hall of Famer. He’s always been committed to helping his people grow. People don’t normally associate ‘sideways moves’ with success. It’s usually seen more as an interruption on the pathway to greater things. Sometimes a sideways move might even be a negative, indicating that... Read more

All present? Presenteeism in the workplace

We were reading about presenteeism in the workplace this week. Presenteeism, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, is showing up for work without being productive, usually because you’re poorly or unfit to work in some way. Apparently it’s now viewed as more widespread and problematic by businesses than absenteeism. It’s an issue for several reasons –... Read more