In this episode of our Instagram Live series, we talk to Thomas Dawson-Squibb. A high performance coach who has extensive experience working elite sporting teams around the world. He has been involved with teams in Super rugby (South Africa and Australia) as well as cricket (South Africa and India). Tom has a unique ability to connect people and bring them together for the goodness of team success.

We also talk about:

  • Managing during a time when things don’t go according to plan
  • His philosophy as high performance coach
  • Transitioning from a support coach role into the head coach role, and what he has learnt from that
  • Ideas around improving your mental conditioning during the lockdown period
  • What do successful environments look like; despite culture or sporting code
  • The role of the strength and conditioning coach in his current set up

Three resources he recommended:

  1. GRIT by Angela Duckworth
  2. The Captain class by Sam Walker
  3. Listening or reading content from Stuart Lancaster (rugby union coach)