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Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

There are so many benefits to drinking good quality coffee that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Artisan Coffee Co enlisted the help of Julie King, nutritional therapist and director of High Performance Development, to take us through them. The most obvious benefits are increased energy, focus and concentration and a significant boost to…
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The benefits of walking

There are a variety of ways walking can positively impact your life, and we’ve all experienced at least one during lockdown. But why exactly is it important? You will most likely be surprised with how far you generally walk doing day-to-day activities, and you probably don’t even think about it much or consider it a…
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Supporting the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

We have been supporting The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust for over 16 years now and have loved every minute of it… Here’s what Scott Wilson, Communications Officer, at the charity has to say about our partnership… “The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust only had two employees when we first partnered with High Performance Development. It was…
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The Great British Triathlon Incorporating The Three Peaks Challenge

HPD Motivational Speaker and adventurer Lee Spencer is at it again, raising money for the Royal Marines Charity on another one of his epic challenges. In July 2022 Lee Spencer the Rowing Marine will embark on his next challenge. He will swim the channel, Cycle from Lands End to John O Groats and climb the…
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Our Work With The Bristol Gulls

It has been a pleasure working with The Bristol Gulls on a range of team-building workshops over the past year. Here’s what they have to say about our partnership with this incredible group of women: “Writing to you from The Bristol Gulls HQ – hello everyone! We are four Bristol-based women who will be rowing…
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Supporting The Royal Marines

At this time of year it’s always good to stop and appreciate what an amazing job The Royal Marines Association, The Royal Marines Charity does. As our chosen charity It is a privilege to support them, whether we are running team workshops for the leadership team or supporting their fundraising events we are always proud…
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Return To Work Challenges

A couple of recent surveys have indicated that motivation will be one of the major issues managers are going to have to concentrate on with their teams when people get back to work. The recent Covid restrictions, for many reasons, have had a detrimental effect on motivation, mindsets and perceptions, therefore inspiring leadership skills will…
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Supporting The Bristol Gulls

For the last few weeks HPD’s Ruari Chisholm and Tim Hughes (also from Bristol Maritime Academy) and Lee Spencer- The Rowing Marine have been working with The Bristol Gulls supporting them with their personal and team development for their forthcoming Trans Atlantic Rowing Race. It has been a rewarding and  fantastic opportunity to see a relatively…
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Lee Spencer – “The Rowing Marine”

Just days before the UK’s lockdown, HPD’s new motivational speaker Lee Spencer – “The Rowing Marine” gave a really inspiring presentation to Woolmer Hill School in Surrey, a school that we work with running Leadership Development programmes for the Prefects and Senior Year Leadership Team.   His talk was particularly powerful, where the key topic of…
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The Art of Mindfulness and Meditation

In honour of World Mental Health Day, I want to highlight the importance of taking care of the mind. There are many ways but one that is gaining in popularity is the art of mindfulness and meditation. I’ve always had a keen interest in all things wellness and have been investigating meditation and it’s reported benefits which…
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