"...that pressure to perform can be just as lonely and clinical..."
Charlie Hodgson is the founder and CEO of Charlie Hodgson Performance. His philosophy is based on 17 years at the top of professional rugby. From the organisational highs at Sale Sharks and Saracens, to the individual lows of international rugby, it is these unique experiences that have shaped his coaching approach and how they can be transferred to the business world.
Throughout his rugby career, he had many ups and downs and admits that managing his emotions through those sticky periods was incredibly hard. Whether it was dealing with a difficult boss or teammate, making decisions under pressure or a missed kick at goal when the result was in his hands, the daily struggle was real, and at times, hugely debilitating.
And, it is no different to what you undoubtedly experience every day; Workplace politics, leading your team to deliver results, make hugely important decisions under extreme pressure or simply finding time for yourself…that pressure to consistently perform can be just as lonely and clinical. He understands how hard that is for you and the subsequent stress that emerges. He has felt it, at times still feels it now, but most importantly, he can help you with your own stress management. He truly cares what you are going through, and is here to help you thrive.
Following retirement from elite sport, he has gained the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 Qualification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. He has completed a training series in Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) and is now an officially licensed Mind5 Optimal Performance Leader.
As a father of 5 children, he understands the challenges that family life can bring and the difficulty we all face in finding time for ourselves. He is passionate about helping you, he is passionate about sport and this coaching program will create opportunities for you to learn, to reflect, to act and to achieve.
He is patron of Regain Sports Charity. The only charity dedicated to improving the independence of all British men and women who have become tetraplegic through a sports injury.
If you are ambitious and want to constantly improve, you need to stretch that comfort zone. Be mindful that overdoing it could impact you in a negative way. Rest and recovery are just as important as the task itself.