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The Sport Psych Show

Oct 9, 2023

I’m excited to speak with Dr Steve Ingham this week. Steve has spent his career immersed in high performance having provided support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world’s greatest athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. He also coached Kelly Sotherton to Olympic and World medal winning success.

Steve worked at the British Olympic Association as the 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.

Steve is the host of the brilliant Supporting Champions podcast which explores aspects of human performance. He is also an author, having written the best-selling ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’ and ‘The First Hurdle: A guide to searching, applying and interviewing for jobs in sports performance’. Steve is a motivational speaker and consultant on the topic of 'high performance teams', having spoken at Google, McLaren, Elastic, Samsung, Legal and General.

Steve and I discuss his journey as a sport scientist and leader, discussing the challenges he’s experienced along the way and the leadership processes he executed to help develop some of the world’s greatest athletes.

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