Whilst I was completing my quarterly review a few weeks ago, I was struck by how much my life had changed in the space of a year, and consequently how different my goals are for this quarter and for 2018 overall. Let’s just say 2017 will be chalked up as a year of growth and learning for many reasons, not least of those being involved in the craziness of a start-up company in Europe, and eventually ending up living out of a suitcase for 6 months with various members of my family around the world. Needless to say, 2018 is looking decidedly more prosperous!

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I’ve had the absolute pleasure of attending the Supporting Champions conferences for the past couple of years, and as far as professional development opportunities go, these absolutely cannot be missed! In my opinion anyway. Innovative, inspiring, collaborative, out-of-the-box thinking – they are definitely not your average run-of-the-mill conferences and they will certainly give you a shake-up, and enlighten you in so many ways. I personally love the ability to learn from the best, be inspired by new ideas, personal insights, professional lessons and fantastic networking opportunities, as Steve from Supporting Champions has the enviable ability of attracting the world’s best scientists and high performance professionals from around the world.

I have written a guest blog for Steve and Supporting Champions summarising the conferences  – so if you’re keen to hear more, you can check out the full article here.

And to learn more about Steve and Supporting Champions, take a look at their website.

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With the start of the new year came some new goals…fresh for 2018!

This year, I will be creating and sharing more content with the triathlon and endurance sport community (and the sports community at large!), to help athletes to get the most out of their training sessions, optimise their recovery and supportive strategies, overcome the challenges of training and daily life, to ultimately maximise their performance on race day!

To kick things off, I have developed a FREE webinar that outlines the 3 most common mistakes triathletes make in training that decrease race day performance, delving into the science behind why these behaviours are so detrimental, and ways to eliminate them using some simple practical strategies, so you can get back on track and start maximising your performance today.

If you are an athlete stuck in the repetitive cycle of poor performance, training hard but not seeing any results, sick and tired of bombing at each race, then this webinar is definitely for you!

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And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for more content coming soon!

This question may seem a bit out of the ordinary to some people, since our days are increasingly filled with productivity hacks to get the most out of our working hours and achieve all the tasks assigned to us and more. We have things to accomplish, right? A clear workload and jobs laid out that are our responsibility to get done. So we work hard, following the processes, and after hours of hard labour and focused attention–voilà!–task complete! Usually this is followed by a self-congratulatory back slap, feather ruffle, and a great sense of pride and accomplishment.

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This is a shout out to all endurance athletes!

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For the non-triathletes of the world, next Saturday 14 October 2017, the world’s fittest, strongest, toughest and most dedicated athletes will converge on the Big Island of Hawaii, swimming, biking and running their way through the lava fields of Kona. Pro athletes, age groupers, young and old – the mother of all triathlon races welcomes all who are brave enough to try and conquer her! (And of course, who have put in the hard yards of training for months–even years!–just to qualify and have the pleasure of pushing themselves to their limits, in the hopes of overcoming this epic challenge.

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A week later, and I am still living with the euphoric feeling of achieving a great accomplishment; in this case, my solo 6-day training camp that I completed last week. To others it may not seem like much–and to be honest I would have laughed at myself a few years ago at such an “easy” challenge–but right now this was a really special achievement, and I must say I am extremely proud of myself for accomplishing it! There can be no better feeling in the world than setting yourself a goal and then achieving it, and exceeding your own expectations in the process. Read More

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 aren’t able to match our style to that of the coach to effectively meet their needs, then our careers are as good as over…probably quicker than they started. Read More

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 film.

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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 they’re pushing the boundaries of their respective industries was incredibly inspiring. A very interesting point made by one disruptor was that if she had known in the beginning how much work it would be and the sacrifices she would have to make to float her business, she probably wouldn’t have started at all. And this is absolutely true. Read More

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 I decided I wanted something a little more social (if joining a boxing club can be classed as social!). Another disclosure – I am prone to challenging myself in quite extreme ways and often things I consider highly entertaining and fun cause most of my friends to question my sanity. I guess this could be classed in the same category. Read More