Matt Barker

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The why

Matt is CEO of PlanetK2.  He also leads many of the programmes of work we do with many of our customers. He delivers impact and provides insights that generate performance improvement.

The how

As a coach Matt simply loves helping people improve. He has a strong desire to understand the performance challenges being faced and then encourages and supports people to achieve things they didn’t think were possible. Whether creating an impact with individuals and teams or generating insight at a leadership level, he’s great at bringing the science of human performance together with an instinct for what works. He leaves people with actions plans that can be brought to life quickly and with great effect. Whilst many might think “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” Matt thinks “if it ain’t broke, I wonder how we can make it better”.

Never stand still

Literally in Matt’s case. He was an international 800m and 1500m runner (PBs of 1:48 and 3:41), is an enthusiastic cyclist, has a young family and a busy work life. If you see him sat totally still for any length of time, let us know and we’ll check to see if he’s feeling OK. He gained a degree in sports science a masters in exercise and health science, directed the fitness service for a successful chain of health and leisure clubs, set up a consultancy and then merged that business with PlanetK2 in 2006. Since then he’s kept on learning, developing new skills and finding improved ways of helping people to perform better.