I started out as an international junior tennis player for England and experienced some of the world best intensive training centres in America and UK. I went on to play three world championships, reach the UK National finals before stopping due to injury.
✓ Junior British tennis player
✓ PhD in flow & optimal performance
✓ Lead coach trainer at the Flow Centre
In a difficult recovery from injury and personal issues I went through years of counselling and mindset coaching to gain control of my life and career. During this time, I became fascinated in performance psychology, flow, and why we have the ability to surprise ourselves one minute and then tighten up the next.
My BSc and MSc was in sports psychology and my PhD (UWA & PAHL Group) in flow and optimal experience. My first dissertation in flow was in 2003. Since, I have published multiple academic articles in flow and performance including a seminal review on flow literature and flow science examining all theoretical appraisals of flow in the last decade across every scientific discipline. I have been awarded the Outstanding Academic Achievement Prize for my studies and continue to be committed to furthering research on optimal functioning into the next decade. In present day, for example, I have founded and chair a global flow research group that aims to bring cohesion and advancement to flow science, and founded a bi-annual Flow Conference that brings together professionals working within the field of flow and optimal functioning to bridge the science and practice of optimal living.
I started my first company in 2004, Active Adventures Ltd, an adventure sports tour operator that at its peak existed in 6 locations across the world. After helping the company survive and grow through a global financial crisis, airline liquidations, and multiple terrorist acts in our locations, I sold my shares to change focus towards my coaching career and passion for flow and optimal performance.
Over my time I have co-founded a digital agency servicing big name brands such as Jeep and Chrysler, shaped multiple online travel companies, and currently sit as the CEO of the Flow Centre Pty Ltd (which I founded in 2011), and on a number of private boards.
✓ Entrepreneur and CEO
✓ Founded and sold companies
✓ Sit on multiple advisory boards
In the last decade, I have helped many entrepreneurs evolve to being a successful CEO, guided C-suite execs with their leadership style, and helped a number of businesses find their feet, merge, and excel.
My work has included helping businesses grow, improve engagement and performance, develop a culture, recover from debt, merge, acquire new businesses, sell, restructure, innovate products and services, facilitate team building events, and educate staff on personal performance management.
I know what it is like to run a business, jump on the roller coaster ride and have to relentlessly learn everyday. I have a passion for helping business owners design a life and business that they can enjoy and be proud of.
Having endured multiple elite junior athletic academies, participated in over 3 World Championships, and founded and sold my own companies, I have a lot of practical experience receiving coaching and excelling in my private endeavours.
As CEO of the Flow Centre, a coaching and coach training organisation, I have developed and lead the coach training programs that aim to deliver cutting-edge performance coach training for future generations.
✓ Active scientist
✓ Trained multiple World Champions
✓ Ex-athlete and entrepreneur
In the field, I have coached numerous World Champions, leaders, entrepreneurs, and active professionals. From surgeons to judges, aspiring young athletes to famous performers, I have helped others develop and optimise their own performance, whilst building a career and life that they can be proud to own.
I have a huge passion for giving back and helping others achieve not only consistent levels of peak performance but a deep success that impacts their life as a whole.
Today, outside of work, I continue to be committed towards finding my flow, stretching my limits, and experience great freedom and fulfilment. I am a parent of two amazing kids who have become my world and continue to help develop my ability to be present.
My journey of self development is always ongoing professionally and personally. I attend multiple training programs a year to up-skill and keep things fresh.
✓ Committed to my development
✓ Continuing to stretching my ability
You will often find me on my yoga matt, in the ocean, mountain or trying new adventure-related activities to keep me on my toes and used to the pressure cooker.