Leadership Lessons from Elite Sport

Leadership Lessons from Elite Sport

Thursday 11 July (9:30 am)

Mercure, York

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What leadership lessons can business learn from elite sports coaches and athletes?

Just like in sport, a business leader must have values, vision and encourage behaviours in the team to create and develop a winning culture within their own organisation.


This entertaining workshop will draw upon experiences and leadership qualities of former FA Premier League and International Football Referee, Matt Messias.

Incorporating his personal stories (such as regularly having his decisions publicly questioned by over 40,000 people) Matt will inspire you towards organisational excellence by presenting the strategies used by leading sports coaches and athletes to enable them to make consistent, clear decisions under pressure, allowing you to apply them to both yourself and those in your own team.

The workshop will challenge assumptions, overcome obstacles and provide practical ideas to embed change with plenty of opportunities to explore how to raise staff resilience, wellbeing and morale.

If you’re a current manager with any level of people responsibility then attending this workshop will give you an understanding of the leadership qualities and competencies of winning coaches/athletes and use them to motivate your own team to perform at their best.

To provide the very best learning experience this workshop is limited to 10 delegates only and is expected to fill up fast so quick booking is recommended.

With an impressive track record, Matt is an accomplished leader in schools, business and sport. His leadership skills are driven by a strong and ‘principle-centred ‘ ethos which underpins all his work. Matt’s leadership programmes and 1:1 coaching emphasise relationship-building to improve outcomes, allowing leaders to passionately lead and connect with those they influence. All workshops focus on the practical application of leadership to ensure participants can apply the learning to their unique environment and circumstances.