Have you ever been in a situation where time slowed down or even stood still? Where every action you commit to is perfect and effortless. When you lose your sense of self and become at one with the activity you are doing. If you have you will certainly remember it vividly. Most people have achieved these moments...

Inspiring Excellence has been very busy of late developing a Health and Wellness program through sport that helps develop coping strategies and skills in children from the ages of 5 to 18 which will enhance their health and wellness. As children are developing, they often have a greater degree of neuroplasticity in...

A 13 year old boy shuffles into a room, confused, anxious and withdrawn. What’s this all about? 30 sweaty teenagers clammed into a hotel room. Windows closed, dehydration fuelled from the dusty air. Water staring at you from the top table like a mirage in the Saharan desert. Your body aching for a drop but too fearful...

We are looking forward to presenting at the Waterford GAA Health and Wellbeing conference in Sanofi Waterford on Saturday the 19th of November. A fantastic day lies in store with a stellar line up. Real life speakers and professional organisations will fill the event with practical advice and key points. Register for...

Psychology is in the news and it’s growing, even more so the impact your mind-set has on your Health and Wellbeing. We were honoured to be asked to present on Health and Wellbeing in conjunction with Mental Health Ireland in Sanofi recently. The presentations particularly focused on the link between Health and...

Miguel Angel Jimenez was never going to be a run of the mill clichéd interview. And so it opened, “Miguel, would you like some water?” “My friend, water is for fish.” As he pours himself a tall glass of whiskey! Jimenez gives a refreshing outlook on life, love and golf. His motivation? Enjoying the journey throughout...

Why has life after Alex Ferguson been so difficult at Old Trafford? A reflection on his Leadership skills and talent development will help explain why. “A leader is a dealer in hope” Napoleon Bonaparte During his legacy Alex Ferguson has been arguably the most successful manager in 21st century sport. Over the last 30...

Roy Keane and Psychology. The man and the myth. What’s he really like? From a psychological perspective he is a man of deep intrigue. He’s the guy who took a punch in the face off his first professional manager Brian Clough. Although he claims he owes him everything for giving him his chance in football. The kid who...

Cultures metamorphosed recently in the same cauldron that Doug Howlett identified with. All Black great, Joe Rokocoko stood in front of a packed stand in Jean Dauger stadium in the colours of the most southerly Top 14 team in France, Bayonne. As he approached the field with his teammates, men, women and children stood...