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Richard Smith

Account Manager

Find out a bit more about Richard

Where has your passion for performance come from?

My experiences within Hockey, where I went on to compete for the England and Great Britain senior side between 2009 and 2015. My time spent within sport gave me some really rich experiences of leadership, coaching and teamwork. From this, I have gained an understanding of both the enablers and barriers to high levels of individual and group performance.

What gives organisations the winning edge?

I believe organisations have the winning edge when their culture is performance orientated. Organisations need to be understanding of what gets in the way of their people’s engagement and ensure individuals are clear on how they can contribute to the team goals. Great leadership is fundamental.

Background

  • BSc Mathematics & Sports Science, MSC Business Analysis & Management – Loughborough University
  • Accredited Coach - Middlesex University
  • Player, Coach and Director of Hockey at Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club (National Champions 2018/19)
  • Great Britain & England Hockey Player from 2009-2015, winning European Gold in 2009 and finishing 4th at The 2012 London Olympics