In A Question of Performance we talk with leaders in business, elite athletes/coaches, people who have overcome challenges and those at the top of their game, about what improves, limits and drives performance in sport, the workplace and life.
Katie Sadleir – on culture change
Katie Sadleir’s role as World Rugby’s general manager for women’s rugby puts her at the forefront of developing the game.
I met with Ketie a few weeks before the coronavirus lockdown, because I was interested to hear what she had to say about culture change in sport.
We talk about leadership, getting buy in, driving results, building relationships, and changing decision making at a global level.
Charlie Boss – on creating value
Charlie Boss is Commercial Director for Disney's sports portfolio in Europe & Africa and runs the ESPN office in London.
We talk about how value is created, the importance of immersing yourself in content to understand how a fan thinks, what makes a brilliant commercial deal, how the relationship between brands and sport is changing, and he also gives some predictions for the world beyond lockdown.
Fans on emotional connection, investment and love for their team
In this episode I talk to two mega football fans. Sarah Messenger, a lifetime Manchester City fan, and Ben Wright, a member of Forza Garabaldi – a fan led campaign supporting Nottingham Forrest Football Club.
We talk about emotional connection, investing in their teams, and how they are managing during the coronavirus lock-down.
Ep 53. Lewis Wiltshire – on the power of digital
Over the past decade the advances in digital have transformed the sports industry and how we consume information. How will the industry evolve in the future? How can sports benefit more from digital? And what stops them from doing that?
This episode is with Lewis Wiltshire, a consulting partner at digital agency Seven League on how digital is the best lever an organisation has to achieve its objectives and the importance of getting to a point where digital is in the DNA of an organisation.
Annie Vernon – on the psychology of elite athletes
Now retired from competition, Annie Vernon is an Olympic silver medallist and two-time World Champion rower. She’s also just written a book called “Mind Games”, which is all about the psychology of elite athletes. We talk about everything from drive and competitive instinct to finding purpose and athlete transition.
Ep 51. Lisa Pearce – on leading change in sport
"We could be the sport that changed the perception of para sport in the UK” - CEO of GB Wheelchair Basketball, Lisa Pearce.
We talk about everything from her time at the London FA leading a transformational change programme which resulted in the most diverse board in grassroots football to her current role and how she’s focusing on building a Wheelchair Basketball league structure and commercialising the sport.
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An espressso shot of inspiration for your day
A Question of Performance is an espresso shot of inspiration, a short but focused dip into the minds of some of the most fascinating women and men from the world of sport, whose stories resonate in any field. These are the details you want to hear, what inspires them, what obstacles did they face and what appraoches did they take. Each episode offers some great take away points, skillfully brought forth by the interviewer. Subscribe and enjoy.