"We first contacted Colin in June 2017. We were sceptical on 2 levels. Firstly we were not convinced that sports psychology could work and secondly if it did, we felt our son would be resistant to the techniques.
Our son is only nine years old but is already an accomplished sportsman, taking part in national and international level competition. Our son’s ability is not in doubt; his problem was that he was unable to deal with the nerves associated with competition and this impacted adversely on his results. As parents, we would have been happy if he gave up competition but he was desperate to continue with the sport he loves.
We first spoke to Colin as he had been recommended to us as a person who could chat to my son and help him cope with his nerves. We heard he had helped other young athletes. Colin spent 5-6 one hour sessions with our son. They spoke about nerves and how best to deal with them. Colin’s approach is kind, friendly and professional. Colin engaged brilliantly with our son.
It is early days but with Colin’s help, "it seems our son is starting to cope with his nerves and is starting to compete at a level consistent with his ability. Our son is a happy boy and is enjoying his sport once again. Colin has worked wonders!"
“Working with Colin proved to be exactly the “interrupt” that our organisation needed. As a fledgling school in its first year, we had gotten to a place where we were functioning pretty smoothly on a daily basis. Leadership structures were taking shape…but we had reached a crossroads…where to go next? Colin’s timely intervention encouraged us to create the space for a new team to grow. We began to look at the bigger picture and explored questions around our vision, our creed. Colin guided us in signposting the next steps for ourselves.
As the new team began to unify and work together, Colin encouraged each of us to examine our modus operandum…. how we organize ourselves on a daily basis, how we achieve work/life balance, and how we manage our time so that we are efficient. His advice on sleep, fuel, energy and exercise is central to the organization, not only in terms of increased productivity, but also in creating a sustainable working life.
Colin has been so approachable and personable throughout this process. His “interrupt” created the space for reflection and allowed me to take stock of what was working well, and what could be better. For that time and space, I am very grateful. With Colin’s support, I was able to make some manageable changes towards creating new habits with cumulative positive benefits. Thank you Colin!”
Breda Lysaght, ES Assistant Principal (Curriculum & Literacy), St Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia
“As the founding Principal of a new International school, I was in the process of building and developing a team capable of rising to the challenge of delivering on a highly ambitious vision. The team were assembled from across the globe and we had achieved our first goal by opening the school with very strong student enrolment and a talented and enthusiastic team of staff. We had reached a point where I wanted to consolidate the leadership team and build our capacity for further challenges ahead.
Colin from Peak Performance agreed to work with us at this pivotal point. He provided the opportunity for the team to reflect on their professional and personal lives, and consider practical ways forward. His skills as a coach helped all members of the team see professional and personal challenges in a clearer perspective and make positive decisions for next steps. Colin demonstrated excellent skills as a listener, asking thought provoking questions in an entirely non-judgemental manner. Colin’s work had a positive impact on us, both as individuals and as a team. We look forward to working with Colin again as our team grows.”
Eileen Quigley, Elementary School Principal, St Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia
“I first met Colin whilst holding a sales meeting for a team of technical specialists in the Netherlands at which Colin came to present. The audience was a range of ages and nationalities. Colin’s style was very relaxed and precise, & he was able to bring a powerful message across without criticism of individuals and through a few simple exercises he managed to get a room of fifty people interested in their own wellbeing. From a lecturing standpoint, Colin has the ability to captivate an audience”
Mark Chatwood, Global Business Director, Stahl Holdings
“Working with Colin during the last term has been tremendous. Our team, a diverse group of women playing Basketball have responded well to the idea of changing paradigms; questioning what have become routine behaviours and challenging these with new ideas. Colin’s breadth of knowledge and previous work with a range of sports has benefited our team, as we were able to tailor sessions to what suited us. He is an inspiring presenter to the group, and responsive listener providing one-to-one support.”
Anya Rasaiah, Lancaster University, Women’s Basketball, Club Captain
“Colin delivered his 101 workshop for one of our operational teams, and can honestly say that it exceeded our expectations. It was engaging, interactive and informative. It was pitched well, not too much information but just enough so we all came away with useful ideas and simple strategies to increase our personal wellbeing. Many of the team have commented on how useful they found the session and how they have already adopted better habits.”
Louise Potts, People & Culture Manager, Solutions PT
“Colin has been instrumental in helping me devise and implement high-quality coaching to young people in Wyre. Colin has from day one provided superb consultation, guidance and creative thinking, and continues to be a valued associate, who demonstrates exceptional levels of dedication.”
Matt Hilton, Director of Community Development & Education, Fleetwood Town Football Club,
“The improvement in Ross’s attitude, confidence, approach & physical performance were definitely a contributing factor to his success. Ross was already a skilful rider & we were looking to find a way to give him the edge over riders from all over the world. That’s what you help provided, and none of what you did involved his bike! His eating habits, mental attitude and his belief that he could push himself physically gave him that something extra that the others didn’t have.”
Paul & Ross Cullen, BMX World Champion
“Colin, delivered a presentation to both students and staff at Lancaster University. This was well received and enjoyed by all who attended. Colin is clearly passionate about promoting personal development, and providing information on how to achieve this. He clearly has many years of experience that shows through if you meet him.”
Naomi Rae, Lancaster University
“Every so often you need someone to look at things from another view point and different perspective. See what you don’t see yourself and someone like Colin with all his experience seems to know you better than you know yourself.”
Janice Gower, National Bowls Champion