A Question of Performance

In A Question of Performance we talk with leaders in business, elite athletes and coaches, people who have overcome challenges and those at the top of their game, about what improves, limits and drives performance in sport, the workplace and life.
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Jan 21, 2017

In episode 9, Jo Bostock discusses the need to question how others are judging performance and talks about how she gives leaders the space and the provocation to think through who they are and what matters to them most.

Jo Bostock is the founder of Pause Consultancy, a leadership development business that advises global businesses, leading media organisations and influential third sector clients on inclusive leadership. She believes that it’s vital for senior leaders and top team teams to understand the values that drive them and what it means in practice to be authentic. Through coaching, workshops and conferences, Jo is keen to stimulate critical reflection and debate about how people can exercise influence about the things that matter to them. Jo specialises in gender progression in the workplace and has written a book for Cambridge University about the different ways in which women see themselves as successful.

Jo also co-founded The Women's Sport Trust (WST) charity with A Question of Performance podcast host, Tammy Parlour. WST is a leading a leading UK charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality and stimulate social change.

Jan 13, 2017

In episode eight, Ian Byers talks about the motivations, challenges and successes of setting up a sports management company with Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft MBE.

Ian is Managing Director of 17 Management, a sports management agency whose clients include Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft MBE and Paralympic bronze medalist and 9 times grand slam champion (wheelchair tennis) Jordanne Whiley MBE. Ian strongly believes in establishing a culture and creating the right environment to allow talent to perform to the optimum. Ian describes the ethos of the company in a nutshell, “what is in the best interest of the athlete”. Ian is a UK Athletics Approved Athlete Representative, FA registered intermediary and a UK Anti Doping (UKAD) Accredited Advisor.

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