Shirrell Heath, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 2JY

Alan Olive

Alan is one of the leading practitioners and consultants to Olympic sports, designing and delivering world leading development programmes and systems for elite coaches. He has supported, trained and worked with over 500 high performance coaches, achieving over 19 Gold medals (30 in total) across 5 Olympic Games.

Alan has spent a lifetime working and training specialists to operate in unpredictable environments, initially as helicopter aircrew; commando qualified, trained by the SAS as a survival instructor, a mountaineer and infantry officer. It was then that he made the leap into performance sport, training as a sport psychologist specialising in skill acquisition and decision-making. Since then, he has been working in the heart of Team GB performance sport, training high performance managers, coaches and athletes to apply decision-making principles with gold winning successes from Sydney to Rio.

Alan now has extended his work to include aspiring businesses wanting to get the best from their teams. He leads a small unique team of performance specialists with the ability to accelerate teamwork and leadership in the workplace. We make these leaps by creating powerful learning environments that accelerate emotional intelligence, decision-making and performance cultures. Any of these on their own can make a short-term improvement but when combined they create a powerful formula for high performance and sustained success.

When not in work you’ll find Alan racing a hydrofoil sailing dinghy, hanging off a rock face or adventure racing with his daughter and dog in tow. Failing that he believes a restorative cup of tea and a calming yoga session will help to align the universe.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”