What does it take to win?

Elite Team Culture: Dr Hannah MacLeod

In Episode 1 we’re joined by Olympic gold medallist Dr Hannah MacLeod to discuss how Team GB’s hockey team regrouped from failure to become the best in the world within 18 months. What role did team culture, values and confidence play in beating elite competition – and how can these lessons be applied to business?
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Connecting Employees to a Strategy: Sian Jones

What does it take to win and to become CEO of a business? Sian Jones lends insights into how to turn around a business in 18 months. “If you don’t have the “why do anything at all”, then there is no way of connecting your employees to the strategy, it’s just a set of work tasks.” CEO of Xoserve the Central Data Service Provider (CDSP) for Great Britain’s gas market. Sian’s career began with Accenture, where she helped launch Sainsbury’s first online grocery shopping service and the Nectar loyalty card programme. Sian is currently a non-executive board member for the…
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Aspirational Future State: Greg Baker & Andy Salmon OBE

Andy Salmon and Greg Baker bring their life experiences of the Military and performance coaching to the Track Record podcast. Against difficult odds, they reveal how they’ve delivered significant wins with their teams. “Optimism isn’t necessarily looking through rose tinted specs… it’s about positively embracing and moving towards a better place and believing that that is entirely possible no matter the context.” Andy Salmon – CMG, OBE, Commandant General of the Royal Marines, and creator of immersive art experiences that lead to a better life. Greg Baker – Long term head coach of the UK Paralympic Table Tennis programme. A graduate of the…
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Buying Why Not What: Claire Koryczan & Andrew Tarver

What does it take for leaders to fulfil their potential? How can they be resilient in the face of change and inspire their team to follow them as they shape and change their businesses from the top. Claire Koryczan and Andrew Tarver share their insights in this podcast.
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The Power of Purpose: Keri-anne Payne & Richard Pybus

Discovering what it really takes to win in sport and business, this podcast explores what genuine confidence looks like and how to attain it. “Confidence comes from knowing your purpose and how you can genuinely contribute towards that.” Keri-anne Payne is Double World Champion, Olympic Silver medalist and triple Olympian in 10km Open Water Swimming. Founder of two businesses Triscape, a luxury swim retreat, and Straight-line Swimming, which teaches those interested in the open water how to coach through qualifications and online CPDs. Richard Pybus is a world renowned cricket coach and one of the most successful coaches in South African first-class…
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Overcoming Trauma: Jon White

Losing three limbs when your purpose in life is to become part of the SAS would be devastating to anyone. Jon White talks to Track Record about finding his new direction after such a life changing event. “I’m just an average person thrown into extraordinary situations.” Jon White is a Leadership Consultant who has experience delivering talks, training and coaching internationally and across the private, public and third sectors. He draws on his personal experience from over a decade’s service as a commissioned Officer in the Royal Marines and overcoming the injuries he sustained in Afghanistan.
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Winning Well: Alex Gregory MBE

How do you balance the pursuit of lifetime goals with the rigours of daily life? Champion rower Alex Gregory MBE is a two time Olympic Gold medalist, has faced elite international competition and braved the Arctic Ocean – but he’s all too aware that his most important experiences are those he has with his family. Alex joins the final episode of What Does It Take To Win to discuss the importance of purpose and how realising the ‘why’ is often the crucial step in achieving the win.
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Remote Leadership: Brendan Purcell & Ismail Amla

What does it take to drive change in an ever changing world? We speak with Brendan Purcell, Director of Performance at British Rowing and Ismail Amla, Chief Growth Officer at Capita, at an incredibly fascinating time, as they explain how their world is changing, with setting up of the nightingale hospital, supporting the cabinet office and what the postponement of Olympics 2020 means to the athletes and coaches. They share how the purpose is more important than ever.
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Role Modelling: Jon Schofield & Dan Shellard

In this episode we talk to Jon Schofield – British Olympian, Olympic silver and bronze medalist for Men’s Kayak double 200m sprint, now head of performance with Scottish Canoeing and Dan Shellard, CEO and Founder of Fiit.tv, number 1 rated on-demand fitness app, on a mission to make fitness a habit for everybody. We discuss how being wrong can be a performance advantage, using feedback to build trust and how role modelling performance habits and disciplines are an essential part of the role as a leader.
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Aligning Your Heart and Mind: Etienne Stott & Damian Soong

In this episode we are joined by Etienne Stott, London 2012 Canoe Slalom Olympic Gold medalist & Damian Soong, CEO and Co-Founder of Plant based nutrition brand, Form. We explore the power of aligning your heart and mind to create your purpose and how this allows you to forge your own path. We also talk about how remodelling this creates followership and opportunities to empower others around a desired future state.
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Write your own rules: Chris Spice & Chris Pitt

In this episode we talk to Chris Pitt, CEO of First Direct and Chris Spice, Performance Director of British Swimming. We talk about how to train resilience, get comfortable with managing uncertainty and the role of purpose in high performance. Chris Pitt: A career marketer specialising in financial services. Driven by an interest in understanding what matters to people and communicating brands and propositions that deliver to their needs. I am particularly interested by the intellectual challenge of new ideas and business opportunities. Leader of an organisation with an unparalleled reputation in customer service in a category not famed for…
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