Olympic Silver Medallist 2004
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AoEC - Academy of Executive Coaching
Senior Leaders and Executives
Olympians and Paralympians
I say it so often. Get up and move. It doesn’t have to be much. A few push ups against the sink can change our state and put us in a different place mentally.
What goes on in our minds isn’t just about what we think: it’s also what we do. For many people, physical movement is our best way of reducing psychological stress, or avoiding it altogether. I know because I was labelled a problem child: I couldn’t sit still and I couldn’t ‘think still’.
In their efforts to manage this my parents introduced me to the world of sport. What came next was a lot of diving headfirst into a pool, three Olympic Games and a Silver medal.
The road to that medal, though, was nearly derailed by injury and a subsequent bout with depression. The turning point was a mentor who coached me back to enjoying exercise again and realising all the connections between my physical and emotional health.
Today, I develop bespoke coaching and movement programmes which help improve mental health for senior leaders . Healthy body, healthy mind, better world.