A former canoe World Champion, Jonathan Males has worked as a performance coach for both the Australian and Great Britain's canoe teams, inspiring them to victory and several Olympic medals over the last six years.
"An excellent, engaging and inspirational speaker. It's rare to have a speaker on a subject like this who you can actually believe!"
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Jonathan Males draws on his rich experience at the highest levels of sport; he represented Australia at four World Canoeing Championships, coached Olympic medal winners on the Australian and British canoeing teams, and worked with athletes, coaches and team leaders over the last six Olympic Games including London 2012. He was instrumental in UK Sport’s Mission 2012 programme, working directly with over twenty sports to guide the culture, expectations and investment behind Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic success. As an executive coach he works with a wide range of businesses, helping leaders and their teams to perform at their best in challenging times.
With a first class degree in psychology from the University of Tasmania and postgraduate research at the University of Nottingham and Aberystwyth University he is a recognised authority on the relationship between motivation and performance. As a conference speaker he has a remarkable impact, inspiring and challenging in equal measure. Weaving stories from his diverse experience together with an insightful understanding of his audience, Jonathan leaves people with a profound and long-lasting experience.
The 1% Difference and the ART of Performance
To an Olympian, 4th place is perhaps the worst place to finish. Tantalisingly close to the podium, but no medal to show for it. And the difference between 4th place and the podium is often less than 1%. The same applies in business – a small change in the right area can produce breakthrough results. But how do you know where to find the right 1% difference? Drawing on his experience in elite sport, Jonathan explains how the answer lies in the ART of Performance; how you Act, Relate and Think.
“Jonathan was first class; lively, fun, energised and focused”
“Jonathan connected so well with a very diverse audience, offering practical steps for how they can achieve excellence in their leadership performance"