Find your A-game Lessons from the world’s best athletes A talk and workshop series by Professor Paddy Upton
When an elite sports team approaches a season-defining tournament, succeeding demands that each team member brings their ‘A-game’. Not unlike that team, many organisations find themselves in a defining period of their journey; faced with significant opportunity and challenges which require each employee to consolidate and then execute on their unique A-game.
In this talk and workshop series, Paddy will share the seven-part framework he developed from two decades of coaching some of the world’s best athletes and teams. Each delegate will get to a) build on the key elements of their unique A-game, b) identify and reduce their distractions and obstacles to success, and c) walk away with personalized and practical action plans to increase effectiveness and satisfaction, both at work and in their lives.
‘Find your A-game’ is delivered online, in either a 90-minute talk or a 4.5 hour interactive and deeper-dive workshop series (3 x 90-minute sessions over 3 weeks). Both are rich in anecdote, practical and relevant, with key components that include;
About the Speaker - Paddy Upton
Professor Paddy Upton - High performance coach, author, speaker, academic
Paddy brings over 25-years of experience of working in high-performing teams in business and sport, across multiple industries and different cultures, spanning five continents.
As Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership coach, Paddy helped lead the Indian national cricket team to win the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup for their first time in 28 years, and to become the World’s No. 1 Test Team for their first time. As Performance Director, he then helped lead the South African cricket team to become the first to simultaneously hold the World No. 1 ranking in all three formats of the game. He’s been Head Coach of five different professional T20 cricket teams in 12 tournaments across three of the world’s major leagues (IPL, BBL, PSL), and has been Mental Coach to over 100 professional athletes from 11 different sports. He has over two decades experience as an Executive (business) Coach, in South Africa, India and Australia, and has delivered over 200 keynote addresses in more than 50 cities across five continents.
Paddy has degrees from four different universities, including two Master’s degrees, is a Professor at Deakin University (Business and Law faculty) in Melbourne, Australia, and author of The Barefoot Coach; Life-changing insights from coaching the world’s best cricketers.