Mark Bennett MBE - International Coach Developer and founder of the PDS system
Replication of success, athlete centred coaching, performing under pressure and the development of the Performance Development System (PDS) were some of the many topics covered in this purposeful, passionate, and high paced discussion.
It was also a real insight into Mark Bennett the person as well as the coach developer and hearing how his earlier experiences have influenced and formed the development of the Performance Development System – his passion! A fascinating listen, with how to tips and through provoking ideas for parents, teachers, coaches and leaders!
Here is a brief background to Mark…
Mark Bennett MBE is the creator of Performance Development Systems (PDS) & has spent 3 decades identifying the 'intangibles' that influence behaviours, performance, engagement, learning & change to develop real world strategies that impact & embed the performance of teams & organisations which go beyond the common surface level concepts and theories.
He currently works as a consultant, coach trainer and mentor with various professional and National sport organizations, teams, Universities & corporate companies around the world, as well as schools & community sports to help transform the leadership capabilities of every coach and teacher that he comes in contact with. Put simply, Mark makes people better “influencers”.
Over the last 30 years Mark has worked with over 30 sports at all levels & age groups. This includes grass roots, professional & International teams, national sports organisations & Olympic coaches.
Mark can be reached through his website PDScoach.com where he shares plenty of free resources & explains all his services.
Marks twitter is @PDScoach
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Success Quote or sayings:
Quick fire questions:
The books that you would recommend.
· The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Revised and Updated by Stephen R. Covey
· Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
Technology I use often
Chest Cameras for video and feedback
How do I prepare to be the best version of myself…
Find ways to understand yourself – is who you think you are who you are.
In one sentence – What advice would you give to your teenage version of yourself?
Understand that everyone is different, do not become impatient and appreciate that not everyone will agree with you. It is ok if they don’t get me and it!
Whos’ Sport Story would you be really interested in hearing?
Coaching questions I would like to pose:
How often do you say you will do something and then not do it – How do you become more accountable to yourself and your actions to embed your desired behaviours
It is important to appreciate and reward yourself appropriately – so, What have you done recently that you need to celebrate and give yourself a pat on the back for …that you have failed to do so.
Simon Clifford - CEO at Integer Football, High Performance Coach and Futsal Pioneer
Tony Fretwell - FA Women’s Super League Academy Manager
Dan Newton - CEO Parkour UK and Independent Director Boccia England
Brian Ashton MBE -Former England Rugby Union Head Coach now Performance Coach Developer and Advisor
Danielle Brown MBE - 2x Paralympic Gold Medallist, 1st Para athlete to represent England in able-bodied, Speaker, Children’s Author
Christophe Ridley - Professional Rugby Union Referee and Performance Leadership Coach
Sarah Green – Performance Coach Developer and Football Coach
Sam Parfitt – CEO/Founder of the True Athlete Project and former Tennis Player
Will Jefferson - Founder of Performance Catalyst Ltd and Former 1st Class Cricketer
Eboni Usoro-Brown (Nee Beckford-Chambers) - England and TeamBath netballer, solicitor, wife and mum
Karen Brown MBE – Former 3x Olympic Hockey Player and 3x Olympic Hockey Coach now Coach Developer
Lou Englefield – Director of Pride Sports UK, Campaign Director of Football v Homophobia, Fare Network board member & sports activist.
Kevin Nicholson - Head of Coaching at Exeter City Football Club and former professional footballer
Lucy Moore - Head of Professional Workforce at Sport England, Trustee at Activity Alliance, PhD student with The Open University.
Steve McCormack - Head of Welfare at Rugby League Cares and former Head coach of the Scotland Rugby League team
Dr Cath Bishop – Author of The Long Win, business coach, medal winning Olympic rower and former diplomat
Kevin Sinfield MBE – Director of Rugby at Leeds Rhinos and marathon fundraiser for MND Association.
Chris Ratcliffe - CEO Boccia England and previously represented GB in the 1985 Deaflympics (Water Polo) and Wales Deaf Rugby
John Blain – Former Yorkshire, Northamptonshire & Scotland Cricketer and now Director of Cricket at The Grange C.C. in Edinburgh.
Prof. Damian Hughes – Co-host High Performance Podcast, international speaker and best-selling author
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