Joanne Love

Having worked with young children for most of my life, and having two children of my own, I have been blown away by some of the comments that flow so innocently from their mouths. Some are downright funny, while others can be so very insightful with little or no understanding about the logic or rational behind the statements they make.Read more...

Not everyone is a success. Yes, you read that correctly! Maybe if they aware of some simple fundamentals, they could possibly have more personal success. Afterall, everyone at some stage in their life wants to be a success.Read more...

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The sporting industry is rife with job opportunities, but are we seeing them when they arise? And when we do see them, are we giving ourselves the best chance of seizing them? These questions and the smell of my morning coffee, reminds me of the opportunity given to Shaquille O’Neil, the NBA super star, who in the early days, knocked back the opportunity to invest in Starbucks by the CEO Howard Schultz.  In his response, O’Neil told Schultz, “Black people don’t drink coffee Sir, I don’t think it’s gonna work”. As you are probably all aware, a Starbucks store now sits on nearly every corner in America and Shaq labels his decision as one of his worse business choices ever.Read more...

In the sporting arena, great leadership has undergone a huge culture shift. Leadership is now about what a good coach or leader can bring to the environment, rather than a highly authoritative figure dictating to others what to do. Women are increasingly commended for having these much-needed leadership skills. In the corporate world, the preference is still for male leaders over females, and as a result there is difficulty in women progressing and succeeding in what are often considered male-dominated leadership roles. People generally prefer males due to the strong confidence they project. The sporting world is no different, but just as males learn to exude confidence to propel others to success, the same can be done for women. As you can appreciate, this is just one of many reasons that women are not accepted equally, but one that must be addressed none the leastRead more...

Culture, is a mixture of values, rites, and traditions that defines a group. Culture is often persistent, entrenched and can be enormously hard to change. Do you ever wonder why some organisations have great culture and others don’t?  Great culture is easy to spot; happy faces, relaxed people engaging in cheerful conversations, team members praising each other for a job well done. Great culture is NOT values posted on the wall, nor is it the backstabbing that goes on in the changerooms out of earshot.  Leaders, such as coaches, are one of the most important people in an athlete’s career and play a vital role in the sporting experience. Whilst coaches know the value of culture in their organisations, only few know how to drive it.Read more...

We often identify talent by a pre-determined “shopping list” of physical and performance attributes, without realising that we can personally make a difference to others, if we just knew how.Read more...

Extensive research has found that more girls will actively participate in sport if they are led by someone just like them and 43% of girls agree that “there aren’t many sporting role models for girls.” 1Read more...

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