I have worked in high performance sport for over 20 years supporting teams and athletes at major events including 3 Olympic Games, 2 Commonwealth Games & the Rugby World Cup. During this time I have learned so many lessons about what it takes to succeed - it hasn't always been what I expected.
My learning journey has taken many turns but has always focused on applying knowledge in real-world settings. In addition to a PhD, I have completed several university degrees and am actively involved in research and education. I regularly present at international conferences and help people all over the world practically apply knowledge. I am a visiting Professor at Ulster University and in 2019 was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (Ireland) in recognition of my work.
I have always wanted to be the best I can be while helping others fulfil their full potential. Having experienced the benefits of coaching firsthand, I soon recognised the power disruptive conversations can have to accelerate growth. I am an accredited executive coach by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
I have always sought to live beyond the rigid separation between physical, mental and spiritual. I believe that when we live an integrated life we can be at our best - whether on the sports-field, in the office or at home.
I have held a number of leadership positions in various organisations and have learned that leadership isn't simply the reward for years of hard work but a skill that needs to be developed and refined over time.