Why you are on board with the Career
Blueprint well-being mission
I’ve experienced burnout a couple of times. It’s not pleasant. But self-care can be really challenging, especially in caring professions like coaching. So I’m happy to be working alongside Josh to address the realities of those challenges and to help coaches enjoy more sustainable careers.
A bit about me the person
Originally from Gateshead in the cold Northeast of England, I moved to Sheffield over 20 years ago, so I’d describe myself as a half-Geordie, half-Nigerian Yorkshireman. My priorities changed significantly when my wife and I welcomed my daughter to the world in 2017, but although my 19 years of playing National League basketball came to an end, you’ll still find me in the gym trying to stay fit and healthy for the sake of my own sanity.
A bit about me the practitioner
I’m a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom and as well as having an Associate Professor II position at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. My PhD thesis, completed in 2012, focused on stress and coping in elite sports coaching, and I’ve spent the last 10 years exploring burnout in high-performance sports coaching.
A bit about what I do now
My current line of research focuses on coach burnout, and well-being in high-performance sports environments, but in addition to research, I’m also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), an experienced consultant providing coach well-being education and consultancy to a number of organisations, and host of the award-winning sport and performance psychology podcast, Eighty Percent Mental.
Coming Soon! – This short course for coach practitioners will develop your awareness and understanding of stress and burnout and help you develop a range of tools and strategies for the prevention of, management of, and recovery from burnout.