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How To Flex Your Professional Style

Whether you are a practitioner working in a high performance sports institute or federation, or you’re a freelance consultant with your own business, your ability to flex your working style to adapt to your clients is almost certainly going to be the most relevant and important skill to have…or to develop (fast!). Because if we … Continue reading How To Flex Your Professional Style

Why We Are All Like Onions

Yes, for the fans, I am about to reference the movie Shrek, that wonderful piece of cinematography. Honestly, who doesn’t love it? The life lessons to be learnt from these children’s movies can really be so insightful! And it was this one that struck me on Saturday night, as I rekindled my love for the … Continue reading Why We Are All Like Onions

Starting Before You’re Ready

I listened to an excellent episode of the Virgin Disruptors podcast yesterday, and the closing remarks from the host Holly Ransom really got me thinking about the course of my own career. The episode was on the theme of Purpose, and listening to the panel of young entrepreneurial disruptors speak with Richard Branson about how … Continue reading Starting Before You’re Ready

8 Lessons I Learnt from 8 Minutes in the Ring

I'll be honest with you straight up, I'm not even sure what possessed me to agree to an amateur boxing match. It certainly wasn't my intention to fight when I signed up to the gym a year ago, I was actually just so bored running and cycling on my own for hours on end that … Continue reading 8 Lessons I Learnt from 8 Minutes in the Ring

“How To Support A Champion” Part 2: Interview with Dr Steve Ingham

As promised, my blog series on How To Support A Champion continues, with Part 2 bringing you the interview with the books' author Dr Steve Ingham. Steve is currently the Director of Science and Technical Development at the English Institute of Sport, and a strong advocate for improving the vocational skills development of students and graduates of … Continue reading “How To Support A Champion” Part 2: Interview with Dr Steve Ingham

Available now – my new eBook “On the Road to Rio: Sport science strategies for the competing athlete”

** Available now on Blurb in eBook or PDF format ** Well here it is! My first eBook. I guess that makes me an author, as well as a scientist...but please, don't let that put you off from reading it! So, what is it all about? I wrote On The Road To Rio with the intention of … Continue reading Available now – my new eBook “On the Road to Rio: Sport science strategies for the competing athlete”

“How To Support A Champion” Part 1: Book Review

If you are a sport scientist, applied practitioner, sports medicine professional, coach, athlete or any other human interested in sports and capable of using Twitter and LinkedIn, you would have been hard pressed to miss the hype surrounding the recent release of Dr Steve Ingham's new (and first) book, "How To Support A Champion: The Art Of Applying … Continue reading “How To Support A Champion” Part 1: Book Review

The Quality of Your Dinner Plate

I had an interesting discussion with a very close friend and colleague in academia recently about managing high workloads and the expectations and pressure placed on work output. Both of these topics have been major issues for both of us for most of our short careers, so the current situation and ensuing discussion was nothing … Continue reading The Quality of Your Dinner Plate

SwimAnalyzer 1.0: Race Modelling and Analysis for Coaches!

Isn't it funny, how sometimes the greatest ideas stem from what are seemingly innocuous conversations at the time? This happened to myself and my coaching colleague Benoit this time last year, when a conversation on pool deck with Guennadi Touretski, led to a discussion around the idea of race modelling. The surprising thing about race modelling … Continue reading SwimAnalyzer 1.0: Race Modelling and Analysis for Coaches!

New Year, Same You

I have spent quite some time recently exploring the concept of professional identity and what it actually means. During this process I came across some really interesting concepts during the countless hours I spent poring over seminars, leadership summits, self-development readings and the rest, that made me take a closer look at myself and my philosophies. For starters, what were they?? How … Continue reading New Year, Same You