The Leadership High had a valuable experience spending time with Elite Olympic Coach and TLH Belief Partner, Mel Marshall MBE and the British team at the British Swimming High Performance Centre in Loughborough. Our goal was to understand and learn how Mel fosters a high-performance environment and culture.
“People might say I’m a swimming coach. I’m not. I’m a people coach. I’m coaching human beings and If I coach them all just to swim, I wouldn’t be a very good coach.” (Mel Marshall)
We had the opportunity to interact with Mel’s staff team including Rich Chessor, Head of Physical Performance and Biomechanist, Emma Mosscrop aswell as her athletes such as Adam Peaty OBE and Anna Hopkins MBE who provided insights into Mel’s approach and the positive environment she creates. Here’s just a few of the things they had to share:
“She’s a people person and she deeply, deeply cares about people and brings them on the journey so you feel part of family Marshall”
“She knows how to work with different athletes and what different athletes need”
“She understands more about me then I do myself sometimes and she is able to push me when I think I can’t go any further but is always there when I need someone to talk to”
“She brings energy and enthusiasm to everything she does”
“She’s very charismatic. Knows when to have a joke and knows when to put the hammer down”.
If you want your team to work with TLH and Mel Marshall in 2024, please get in touch to discuss.