Ready for Rio? An athlete perspective

The Rio Games are fast approaching, and given our heritage in elite sport and continued involvement in preparing athletes for Olympic and Paralympic Games, we thought you’d be interested to hear directly from some of the athletes we work with. In this blog, Emma Wiggs, a GB Paralympic Sprint Kayaker and 4 times world champion... Read more

Resilience… It’s all about explanations

In the final part of our series on resilience, Andrea Furst, one of our Human Performance Experts and Senior Sport Psychologist to GB Women’s Hockey, shares some reflections on resilience from her involvement in the selection process of the past four Olympic Games. Elite sport is one of the most pressurised and competitive environments. The... Read more

High Performance in action

We know that many of you are curious about how different businesses are integrating performance principles into their culture and day-to-day behaviours. We asked Andy Ford, a Senior Programme Manager for one of our major customers to share how his team is using some core performance principles to ensure they’re ready to lead the business... Read more

Applying for your job every single day

While some Olympic athletes have their places secure others are going through trials. Actually they’ve been on trial for a long time. Just about every day. Imagine having the pressure of being on trial every day doing your job. Every day. How would that pressure be? Loving the pressure Pressure is all around and comes... Read more

A reservoir of resilience

In part three of our series on resilience, Chris Shambrook, our Performance Director and member of the GB Rowing Team’s support staff, shares some simple ideas about resilience built up over the last 4 Olympic Games. Working in elite sport for 20 years and having the chance to see high performance through the eyes of... Read more

Rethinking resilience

In the second of our series on resilience, Katherine Bond, one of our Human Performance Experts and Consultant Performance Psychologist to ParalympicsGB, shares some thoughts on resilience from her 12 years of working with Paralympic athletes. I’ve had the good fortune to work as a psychologist with Paralympic athletes since 2004. Rio will be my... Read more

Developing the power of a resilient mind

Resilience seems to be a hot topic at the moment. When times are challenging and we’re facing many changing demands, the ability to withstand what is thrown at us and bounce back quickly from set backs is all-important. So we asked our athlete ambassador, Sophie Radcliffe, to explain what resilience means to her. Have you... Read more

So you want a more confident team?

In supporting some great people over the last 4 Olympic Games and building up to number five, team confidence is something I’ve spent a huge amount of time thinking about and helping out with. Growing confidence further, or repairing it when it’s broken, makes no difference – the challenge is about more of it. So,... Read more

How well are your relationships working for you?

With Valentines Day looming, it’s time to talk about love….Well, actually, it’s time to talk about relationships and how important they are to performing to your full potential. So we asked Adrian O’Connor, senior lecturer in sport psychology at the University of Roehampton and an expert in coach-athlete relationships to share his thoughts about how... Read more

A real tough ask for Team GB!

A gauntlet has been laid down for Team GB athletes and staff. UK Sport – the funding agency for UK elite sport – has set the challenge of beating the London 2012 65 medal haul (their best ever). It would be the first time a host nation has won more medals at the next Games.... Read more