Charlie graduated from Durham University where he read Psychology before joining the Army as an officer in 2001. After a year at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Charlie commissioned into the Royal Horse Artillery with whom he served in Iraq as a platoon commander. There he was responsible for conducting counter-insurgency operations as well as training and recruiting the new Basra police force.
Realising his passion for sport, Charlie was seconded from the Army into the Great Britain Modern Pentathlon Team in Bath. Within two years Charlie was selected to compete for Great Britain at the World Championships. In 2007 Charlie was National Champion.
It was during his time as an athlete that Charlie’s passion for applied psychology flourished, believing this to be a fundamental contributor towards his achievements rather than raw talent! Charlie retired as an athlete in order to pursue this passion. Whilst gaining a further MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Brunel University, he won a national award for his applied research into “motivational climate”.
Since then Charlie has worked with Olympic teams and athletes from 5 different sports. As the Performance Psychologist for GB Skeleton, Charlie worked with Lizzy Yarnold towards her becoming Olympic Champion at the Sochi Games in 2014. In 2015 Charlie contributed towards 7 European Gold Medals with the athletes and teams he was working with.
Formally a senior consultant at Lane4, Charlie now works with global businesses helping them to achieve their own performance aspirations. He shares his insights into performance environments, team dynamics, leadership, coaching and resilience with senior teams and executives.
Charlie has designed and delivered programmes for a number of global companies including Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, Virgin, RBS, Argos, EDF, Barclaycard and Linklaters and was the Top Speaker of 2014 at Henley Business School.
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