Ian is a scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division, a university academic and cofounder and Director of The Coaching Space. He works mainly at the interface between innovation, industry and policy where he helps organisations develop strategy and align and develop capability. He works with executives, managers, teams and individuals for high performance in research, business, neurotrauma recovery, government and sports. His clients include small and large organisations, company directors, senior executives and olympic and world champion athletes. He also works with frontline specialists such as tactical response groups, paramedics and correctional officers who have experienced psychological trauma.
One of our current modelling and research projects is the risky business project, which aims to map the decision-making strategies of long lived professionals who engage in extreme sports such as full contact combat or ski mountaineering, and translate those processes into business, government and frontline service performance where poor engagement with risk can have major or fatal consequences. Another project is mindful bodies in action, which aims to quantify the performance gains in elite athletes after a coaching intervention. We are using techniques such as chemical measures of stress hormones coupled with images of brainwave activity to calibrate and train high performance zone states at the extremes of athletic high performance.
Our goal is to incorporate these new models of expert performance into the neurocoaching repertoire so that more individuals can adopt new patterns of excellence.
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