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What’s the key ingredient for a successful team?

Blog: What’s the key ingredient for a successful team?

It has been an Olympic fiesta like never before for Britain: their best medal haul in 108 years, second in the medal table, the only host nation to go on to win more medals at the next Olympics. Liz Nicholl, CEO of UK Sport, has declared that Britain is now a “sporting superpower”. But what …Read more

The power of the team

Blog: The power of the team

We are in the midst of a summer of sporting success in the UK. At the Rio Olympics, so far Team GB have brought home a gold and 3 silvers in the pool, and a bronze in both the synchronised diving and shooting events. Earlier in the summer, Chris Froome became Britain’s first three-time winner …Read more

Shooting

GB Paralympic Shooting Team

Watch a day in the life of Complete Coherence preparing the GB Paralympic shooting team for Rio 2016

Momentum wide

Momentum – lap of the gods or in your own hands?

Momentum is a bit of a buzzword of the moment. Commentators and coaches talked of almost nothing else at the recent European Ryder Cup victory. The phenomenon of momentum not only appears in golf but in many other sports – teams are said to have hit a ‘rich vein of form’, they ‘get on a …Read more

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

This is an old adage but is it really true? Well yes and no. On the yes side for example, in every doctors’ surgery all over the UK, parents will be comforting their babies after a routine vaccination. It’s a momentary upset for a potential lifetime of protection. In a baby’s body, a small amount …Read more

When it all comes down to one minute

When it all comes down to one minute of perfect performance… 

In the fast changing modern business and sporting worlds, the margins between success and failure are often very small. The difference between Gold and no medal at all in the 5,000m at the Olympics in 2012 was just 1.33 seconds. Years and years of training, you’ve been running around the track for more than 13 …Read more

Personal Performance- psych up or calm down

Get Psyched or Calm Down?

As a communications coach I often get asked “should I psyche myself up for this big presentation/ pitch or should I calm myself down?” My answer is “Neither. Become coherent ie, controlled and clear. Simply put, Coherence is a physiological (internal) state where your brain is receiving strong, clear, stable signals from your body. The …Read more

Pardew kiss

Coaching the coaches to avoid the Pardew ‘kiss’

As Alan Pardew awaits the date of his personal hearing to discuss the FA misconduct charge for his apparent ‘Glasgow kiss’ on Hull City’s David Meyler, I wonder why we’re still talking about punishment rather than prevention. We hear very little debate about some of the underlying pressures and causes of behaviour such as Pardew’s, …Read more