Welcome to this week’s episode of The Mindset Mentor Meets Podcast which hears Angela interviewing Mark England OBE, Sports Services Director at the British Olympic Association.
About our guest
Mark is one of Great Britain’s leading elite sports administrators having been involved in high perfromance sport in the UK for the past 35 years. Mark has held senior positions with Sport England where he was Assistant Director of the National Sport Centres; and a number of local authorities including the City of Glasgow, where he was Race Director of the Great Scottish Run for 4 years – the UK’s 3rd largest road race.
Mark has been employed as Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association since 2001, during which time he has transformed the BOA’s services to National Governing Bodies and athletes, in addition to attending 10 Olympic/Olympic Winter Games in a leadership role, including the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Asked to lead Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mark steered Team GB to their most successful performance for over a century when Team GB became the first ever nation to win more medals after hosting a home Olympic Games. He has been invited to be Chef de Mission for Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and by Team England for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
Mark is an acknowledged leadership expert having led British multi-sport teams at over 15 Olympic sanctioned Games & Festivals. He has a passion for building high performing teams to deliver tangible success in complex multi-functional environments, often in challenging overseas environments.
He sits as an expert advisor on the International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, is a Board member of Surrey University’s Sports Park, and Chairs British Judo’s Performance Management Group.
Mark was awarded an OBE in 2016 for Services to Olympic Sport
About this show
Mark shares some gems from his time coaching Britain’s top athletes and his humility shines through. He unpicks the thinking behind the values that help the British team be the best they can be and the reason why the values work to bring people together.
Mark’s experience is second to none and his wisdom shines through as he shares why it’s as important for an athlete to get a personal best as a it is to win.
Angela asks Mark how he wants to be remembered when he retires and he wants this to be about supporting athletes to be the best they can be.
An uplifting and inspiring half hour.
About the Host
Angela Cox, Mindset Mentor is an award-winning behavioural change life coach. She works with leaders and professionals helping them to stop being stuck, build the belief and unleash their absolute potential.
To find out more about working with Angela visit https://angela-cox.co.uk
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