Life in Transition
Steve Sallis

Steve Sallis

August 9, 2019

Steve is a former academy footballer for Brighton and Hove Albion FC, which ended & led to an education career. He was short-listed for The National Teacher of the Year Award in 2008, previously a Vice-Principal for 9 years with responsibility for whole school Teaching and Learning. Founder of www.solutionsmindset.com. Currently working with the England under 15 National Squad & the published author of “Educating Football” a book for teachers, coaches, parents & players.

 

  • Success Mantra

Treat people how you expect to be treated yourself

  • Best advice –

There is no failure…only feedback – ask for feedback – seek it out from the right people

 

  • One must do action or pearl of wisdom!

Read about Carol Dweck growth mindset – expand your thinking by reading or audio books!!

 

  • Fancy some more, connect

    • URL - solutionsmindset.com www.educatingfootball.com
    • Twitter - @stevensallis @solutionsmindse
    • Instagram - solutionsmindset
    • Facebook - solutionsmindset
Spencer Brown

Spencer Brown

July 27, 2019

Former Royal Marine and England Rugby winger now plying his trade as a Strength & Conditioning/Injury Rehabilitation Consultant, Helping Reduce Injury Risk & Increasing Physical Performance. Spencer was a Marine Musician serving in the Royal Marines Band Service for 13 yrs mixing his time in the military with professional rugby and representing his country in both the 15s game on the wing and at 7s.

 

  • Success Mantra

I have refocused my energy into things I love and enjoy.

I always ask for help.

 

  • Best advice -

Never be afraid to make a mistake.

Learn and accept that sometimes you lose.

  • One must do action or pearl of wisdom!

Sit down with a pen and paper, write a list of things you're good at, love and enjoy.

Mike Jones

Mike Jones

July 9, 2019

18 years in the British Army - Former Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) the foremost leadership academy in the world – medical discharge due to PTSD forced his transition into civvy street. Now Mike runs Leadership by Inspiration, a tailored approach to culture change, leadership and team development. Enabling senior leaders to create a culture where their employees and teams can thrive | Organisational Psychologist

 

  • Success Mantra

Failure/risk is neutral it’s how you approach it decides if its positive or negative experience. 

  • Best advice –

Remain humble and truly self-aware – these two underpin the skills required to navigate and lead in the ever increasing uncertain and complex landscape.

 

  • One must do action or pearl of wisdom!

Embrace feedback, understand what behaviours you want to work on and seek honest and constructive feedback from people you can trust.

Most of our self-awareness is gained from honest interaction with others.

 

  • Fancy some more, connect

    • URL - leadershipbyinspiration.com
    • LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-h-jones/
    • Twitter - @leaderinspires
    • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/leadershipbyinspiration/
    • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/leadershipbyinspiration/
Fabian Speiss

Fabian Speiss

June 17, 2019

 Fabian Spiess is a Goalkeeper former Notts County trainee, who was born in Germany, enjoyed loan spells with Corby Town and Bristol Rovers during his time at Meadow Lane. He played for Boston United following a brief spell with league rivals Alfreton Town. Now at the end of his career he is dealing with his transition to life after football.

  • Success Mantra

Find your purpose and the hard work will follow!

  • Best advice -

Advice to myself : Be true to yourself and what you believe in.

  • One must do action or pearl of wisdom!

Have a plan / job / education that runs side by side your athletic career.

Best books are autobiographies where former greats shares their challenges and successes!

  • Fancy some more, connect

    • URL -
    • Twitter - @fabianspiess
    • Instagram - @fspiess23
    • Facebook – Fabian Spiess
Matt Windle

Matt Windle

May 15, 2019

Birmingham's Poet Laureate by day & professional super flyweight boxer by night, Matt delivers workshops, performances and poetry-boxercise to schools, libraries, foster homes, young offenders. Matt has performed spoken word/slam poetry since 2007 while continuing his career as a professional boxer. He’s the MATT Man!

Make sure you listen to the end as a massive treat he delivers one of his poems for you!

 

  • Success Mantra

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard!

Adapt Improvise and overcome!

  • Best advice –

Nothing will land in your lap – you have to work hard for it! Find new ways to better yourself – you know when you are being lazy.

  • One must do action or pearl of wisdom!

Find your niche - Consider your passions out of sport – there are other options outside of your sport built on your skills and traits

 

Mel Eves

Mel Eves

April 23, 2019

Former professional footballer with Wolverhampton Wanderers from the age of 18 - 214 appearances and 53 goals during his 9 years at Molineux, they won the League Cup at Wembley in 1980. He had a career threatening injury aged 27, rupturing his Achilles tendon he continued one for several more years before having to retire.

Since football Mel has been an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) and one of the most respected FIFA Player’s Agents in the country.

Nick Baxter

Nick Baxter

April 10, 2019

Nick Baxter is an English rugby union player who has represented England Students, England Sevens and the Barbarians. He was a Worcester Warriors winger before becoming the leading try scorer in national league rugby, scoring his 150th try for Pertemps Bees. He was a member of the England Sevens team in the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.  In 2005 he received the Rugby Writers' Union Services to Rugby Award

Anna Turney

Anna Turney

March 28, 2019
  • ANNA TURNEY - "I Don't Do Defeat"

In 2006 Anna broke her back snowboard racing, pushing herself at what she loved best. Determined not to be defeated, Anna decided to become a Paralympic Ski Racer. After 3 years training, Anna came 6th in the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics. Four years later she finished 4th, 6th and 8th for GB in Britain’s most successful Winter Paralympic Team in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games.

 

James Hillier

James Hillier

March 6, 2019

James is a former Commonwealth 400m hurdler and now oversees the talent pathway for England Athletics in sprints, hurdles and relays. He is responsible for developing and educating coaches and leading a team of experts to deliver relevant content and up skill coaches nationally and locally.

Danny Ligairi-Badham

Danny Ligairi-Badham

January 30, 2019

Danny Ligairi-Badham – Rugby Union, Rugby League and Basketball. Son of former SAS major Ilisoni Ligairi and adopted at the age of one by a Worcestershire family. Former professional sportsman in three sports, now coach, philanthropist and acting alongside the likes of Tom Hardy in the series Taboo. Some great words in this interview on transition and your legacy.