Dr Steve Ingham (Supporting Champions Director And Performance Consultant)

Episode 82: Ben Ashworth chats to Dr Steve Ingham a Performance Consultant and the Director of Supporting Champions. Steve earlier in his career was the British Olympic Association Sports Science Manager and then English Institute of Sport as the Head of Physiology and then Director of Science and Technical Development where he led a team of 200 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB. He is the host of the Supporting Champions podcast, exploring aspects of human performance and an author, having written the best selling ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, discussing and inspiring the importance of learning and adapting to reach our maximum potential. Recently he also released a second book, The First Hurdle: A guide to searching, applying and interviewing for jobs in sports performance. In this episode Ben and Steve will discuss how Steve’s Supporting Champions venture is developing high performance teams in both elite sport and corporate cultures. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Developing effective practitioners 
  • Creating psychological safety 
  • Delivering difficult conversations
  • Scaling strategies to improve performance

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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.