It's about digging deep to find confidence and flourish in the face of crisis and adversity. It's about a simple set of proven tools for detecting, defying and disabling your biggest challenges at home and at work. And it's for you and your team if you want to be as good as you can be and understand how and why there’s a bigger, brighter future after disappointment or failure.
"I wasn’t just beaten by Jonah Lomu that day. I was humiliated.
Before the match the world's press said I was one of the game’s fastest and most elusive runners, and yet he made me look insignificant. My highs had been so high that I’d never imagined lows could be so low.
'Hide and it’ll soon blow over,' everyone counselled.
'Bugger that - do a Pizza Hut ad and confront it,' I resolved."
From Switching Wings by Tony Underwood
Like many elite sportsmen and women, Tony Underwood scaled breathtaking heights and endured agonising injury-induced depths. His blistering speed and guile on the field produced glittering performances for clubs and country.
Yet it was his brutal clash with the legendary All Black Jonah Lomu during one of the most talked-about matches in the sport‘s history, that shaped his resilience and self-belief.
More recently, while in command of the world’s biggest airliner, clear communication and a knack for staying cool under considerable pressure enabled him to succeed in an environment where the cost of making major mistakes was human life.
Lessons from Tony’s extraordinary life on fields and flight decks have been compressed into an upbeat and interactive 60-minute learning session that is now available to individuals and teams businesses who need a little extra help to build resilience as they prepare for whatever lies ahead .
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When individuals work and practice together as a team either in sport, in society or in business, they won’t necessarily win but they’ll always triumph. We'll show how sporting teams and air crew come together as individuals to flourish as a team.
One of the most predictable characteristics of being human is that we're prone to lose sight of our goals. The trick is spotting when it happens. We'll show you how top performers rip off the Bandaid so they can focus on the wound.