Unlock Your Personal Best will enhance personal and team performance, exploring the tools elite performers harness to achieve their best.
About this Event
9:30 am Marius Barnard
10:00 am Big Ian Donaghy
10:45 am Fran Houghton MBE
11:30 am David Sammel
Breakfast coffee and tea will be served on arrival, with a fully stocked buffet (vegan options available) through until 12 pm. Between 12 -1pm there will be opportunity to network with guests and speakers.
£10 from every ticket purchase will be donated to OSCAR'S Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity.
Marius Barnard: What Professional sport can teach us about business and life
Marius will share his insights of how he learned to deal with the pressure of match points on the big stage to win 6 ATP Tour titles and beat Rodger Federer, Goran Ivanisivic and 5 other world no. 1 players. He teaches businesses the secrets to resilience, visualising and performing under pressure. Marius will focus on the process, changing narratives, controlling perceptions and building self-belief. Drawing upon the experiences he encountered during his 13 years on the ATP Tour and Grand Slams. This will conclude with a 10 min Q&A session.
Ian Donaghy: It's a Team Game
A unique, entertaining and dynamic Keynote Speaker and Conference Host with a heartfelt message that will emotionally capture his audience. Ian is an author of 2 books and winner of "Care Trainer of the Year" at the British Care Awards. Ian has been a tutor, head of maths, trainer and fundraiser since he qualified in education at Leeds Beckett. Ian organised, presented and promoted "A Night to Remember" at York Theatre Royal, Grand Opera House and the Barbican in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice.
Frances Houghton MBE: "Learnings from 5 Olympic Games" People, Pressure & Performance
Frances Houghton, a 4x World Champion, 3x Olympic Silver Medallist and 2x Record Holder will share her insights and experience of 21 years at the forefront of British rowing. Frances discusses her changing perspective on teamwork and leadership throughout the adversities of elite performance.
Performance takes both passion and process, but ultimately, it's "all about people".
David Sammel: Locker Room Power
David Sammel, author and creator of Locker Room Power, Head Coach at Team Bath, ATP Tour coach and coach of 13 Davis Cup players. His 30 years of experience will help you change your perspectives with upside down thinking, effective and friendly confrontation, as well as goals from the heart. David is a life skills consultant with clients and teams from all over the world. His coaching experience specialises in getting to the core of what is needed to find inspirational and pragmatic solutions to problems.
These days you will find Marius Barnard working as a tennis coach as well as operating as a motivational speaker. During his career as a professional player, he claimed some top scalps on the ATP tour. “In doubles, I beat six number one players: Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marcelo Ríos, Juan Carlos Ferrero,” said South African born Marius, who now lives in York with his family.
“When I beat Roger he was ranked 35 in singles. It was June 2000 and a year later he went on to beat Sampras at Wimbledon. He moved into the top ten within two years of our first meeting.”
Read The Full Article Here
york press: Meet York dad of 3 and tennis coach Marius Barnard who played at Wimbledon – and beat Federer
As the world's favourite tennis tournament starts on Monday, Maxine Gordon meets the York tennis coach who played at Wimbledon – and beat Federer on the doubles court
PLAYING on Centre Court at Wimbledon would be a dream come true for most tennis players. But the first time Marius Barnard stepped out on to the hallowed grass of the game's most famous court in the summer of 1992 there was a snag – his wedding was booked for the second Friday of Wimbledon fortnight, meaning that if he hit a winning streak there would be a big decision to make.
Read The Full Article Here
Thank you to Audrie Woodhouse for inviting me as a guest speaker to present at the Honestly Speaking, Speak Up to Scale Up 2019 training event this Friday.
It was fascinating to hear how many similar psychological factors can be applied in sport, business and the art of public speaking.
A further thanks to David Sammel for joining and signing copies as well as sharing insights from his new edition of Locker Room Power.
A thank you to Russell Turner and Chloe Owens who gave me the opportunity to share my Locker Room Power presentation at the newly established hashtag#YorkshireRowsEventHub at Garbutt + Elliott. I can recommend this business hub for its HD screen, impactful acoustics and interactive design, which enabled ease of communication and full audience engagement.
The talk explored changing perceptions on awareness, narratives, pressure in the workplace and managing fear. In moving closer to our personal best we focused on blending strengths with our strategy. I look forward to hearing about the behavioural changes, actioned by the attendees, at my next visit.
A thank you to Louise Osborne and Robert Onyett for assisting in the planning and organising of the Locker Room Power ‘Building your self- belief and Resilience’ presentation with Harrowells Limited.
The interactive audience had several engaging questions relating to the outcomes of our ‘Self-belief & Resilience’ questionnaire. These insights provided a great platform for exploring how our awareness and perceptions influence our behaviour and performance, especially when under pressure.
Then we conquered fear with courage, perspective and excitement. Most importantly, everybody agreed that we should anchor our good performances more regularly and not fixate on our mistakes. We must learn from our poor performances, but move on swiftly. The final call to action was to utilise our strengths in order to build our self-belief and confidence.
Thank you to Karen and John for engaging so well as participants in the “trash bin challenge”.
WHO WILL IT BE? NADAL OR DJOKOVIC TO LIFT THE FRENCH OPEN TROPHY?
Read my predictions here: Nadal vs Djokovic
My recent Locker Room Power presentation at David Lloyd Leisure York brought some interesting information to light. The Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MTQ) demonstrated that being a great player does not require mental toughness. Something I have experienced numerous times during my 17 years of coaching.
A player who is a fairly inexperienced (an improver), has self-belief far beyond their ability. Often, successful business people, with limited playing competency, fall into this category. You wonder to which degree the self-belief (transferred onto the tennis arena) was inherited or gained through life experiences.
The MTQ delivered wide ranging scores but I was pleased to see that although room for improvement, most players fared positively. You can have confidence, self-belief, ability to focus under pressure and commitment without having lots of technical skills. Of course, having the technical skills will help you to win more matches, which in turn will boost your self-belief.
Next stop is David Lloyd Hull on the 1st of May 2019 and then on to David Lloyd Leeds 15th May 2019.
Listen to my interview with Alan Stevens, The Media Coach where we discuss my time on the ATP Tour, Inc., developing an aura and winning mentality within both sport and life as well as the evolution of Locker Room Power.
Follow the link and skip to 1:02-8:24 to hear the interview.
The Media Coach 1st March
Naomi Osaka became WTA No.1 as she wins her 2nd consecutive slam in style, edging a resurrected Kvitova. Novak Djokovic gives Nadal a hardcourt lesson that will frighten the chasing pack of young players. They will have to up their game for Paris, but my pick for the French Open is still Nadal for No.12. Djokovic has set his goal to hold all 4 slams at the same time, like he did in the 15/16 season. Whilst Serena Williams is still looking for slam No. 24.
Follow the link to find out more: The Australian Open 2019 Debrief