In A Question of Performance we talk with leading figures across sport, media and business about what improves, limits and drives performance in their field.
Tammy Parlour MBE is a Master in the Korean martial art of Hapkido, having practiced for over 35 years. She is also CEO of a national sports charity which she co-founded following the London Olympics.
In 2017 she featured in the Telegraph’s ‘Top twenty most influential women in British sport’, at number 14.
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Tammy established Chang’s Hapkido Academy UK, a martial arts and meditation school in the early 90s and specialises in the relationship between martial arts, mental discipline and leadership. She has written a book on Meditation, holds a Master’s degree in strength & conditioning and has pursued post-graduate study into Applied Sport Psychology. Her background is as a learning & development professional; and in her spare time she competes in Powerlifting as a masters athlete.
She was awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Years Honours, for services to gender equality in sport.
This podcast is an excuse to talk to interesting people about their views on success, talent, motivation and learning.
I’ve always been fascinated by what makes people tick and how to make my own body and my mind function optimally.
In ‘A Question of Performance’ I’ll be talking with leaders in business, elite athletes & coaches, people who have overcome challenges and those at the top of their game, about what drives, maintains and limits performance in sport, the workplace and life.
We’ll explore many of the following questions:
- Is talent borne or made?
- What tools or techniques can enhance performance?
- What does performance and success mean to different people?
- What drives an athlete to excel?
- How does structure affect performance improvement?
- What’s the link between purpose and performance?
- How do you make values come alive?
- What makes people whistle on their way to work?
- How can we maintain our motivation?
- How does motivation and performance change over time?
- Is there an ideal balance between process and outcome goals?
- Why do we put ourselves through it?
- How can we cope with performance anxiety?
- What does performance mean in different conditions/contexts?
- How can you create a winning team?
- Is leadership about action, people, or a system?
- How can leaders can get the most from a team?
- How does diversity & inclusion influence performance?
- How can we monitor performance?
- What limits/blocks performance?
- What can we do with regret?
- What’s the role of recovery?
- Why do/don’t we celebrate our achievements?
- What’s the link between stress and performance?
- Is it what you do, or the way you do it?
- and much more…
Now… a podcast is a very public thing – which frankly puts me way out of my comfort zone. But reaching for our potential, expecting a little bit more, moving beyond that comfort zone, growing our understanding… isn’t that what performance is all about?
I guess that’s what we’ll find out.
So, I invite you to hit that subscribe button … and join me in this enquiry into performance.