Resilience and Bouncing Back

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 and bouncing back from her involvement in the selection process of the past four Olympic Games. Elite sport is one…
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Feedback from a Leadership Session with PlanetK2

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…
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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 coping with the pressure of being on trial every day doing your job. Every day. How would that pressure be? Loving the pressure…
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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…
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Rethinking resilience with paralympians

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 Paralympians. I’ve had the good fortune to work as a psychologist with Paralympic athletes since 2004.…
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Developing the power of resilience

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…
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Key ingredients for building team confidence

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…
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How well are your key relationships working for you?

With Valentines Day looming, it’s time to talk about love….Well, actually, it’s time to talk about key 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…
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Drive behaviour with compelling goals

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…
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Do you push your limits?

We’re 186 days out from the Rio 2016 Olympics (as of 1st February!). It’s a critical time for athletes around the world preparing for the Games - what they do this winter will dictate their level of readiness to deliver medal winning performances at the Games. Working closely with TeamGB…
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