Helen Richardson-Walsh

Cultivate a winning culture across any environment or industry, enabling individuals and teams to thrive with Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE, Team GB Olympic Gold Medalist and psychologist.

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Secrets From High Performing Teams
In sport, it's all about raising your game. Setting goals, and then surpassing them through hard work, planning, and determination. Gain valuable insight on what sports stars can tell us about raising performance.
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Inspired Goal Setting And Ultimate Focus
We all want to achieve our goals, whether individually or collectively. It gives a sense of achievement and delivers personal and business success. Get yourself on track with how to set, measure, and achieve your goals.
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LGBTQ+ Inclusion: Opening Up The Conversation
Having helped propel the women’s hockey team to victory on the world stage in Rio 2016, Helen stepped on to the podium alongside her team mate and wife, GB captain Kate Richardson-Walsh. They also entered Olympic history as the first same sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing for the same team.

Helen shares the experiences of what an inclusive environment can mean for personal performance, as well the importance of a team culture where diverse characters are encouraged to bring different skills to the table and given the opportunity to achieve their potential.
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The Psychology And Behaviours Of A Winning Team
The GB hockey team at the Rio Olympics grabbed the headlines not just for their gold winning achievements, but for the self-evident strength of their team culture and unity. In an age of social media their decision to come off all channels for the duration of the Games was emblematic of their focus, and was a conscious decision taken as part of a collective approach to how they functioned as a team.

Drawing on these themes Helen is ideally placed to shed light on the psychology of high performing teams, and to share the lessons of a 17 year career in international sport.
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Psychology and Behaviours of a Winning Team
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Fighting Back and Mental Wellbeing
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Leading Change
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Helen Richardson-Walsh | Speaker Biography

Helen Richardson-Walsh, a renowned midfielder, began her international hockey career for Great Britain (GB) in 1999 at 17, quickly making her Olympic debut in 2000. She played a pivotal role in the GB women's team's success, participating in four Olympics and winning gold in Rio 2016. Helen and her wife, Kate Richardson-Walsh, also made history as the first same-sex married couple to win Olympic medals together.Helen's illustrious career includes a Commonwealth bronze, two silvers, a bronze at London 2012, and a European Championship in 2015. Despite facing career-threatening injuries, including back surgeries and ankle procedures, she overcame these challenges and depression, returning to lead the GB team to victory.After nearly 300 international appearances and an MBE award for her contributions to hockey, Helen now plays at club level in the UK. She is an ambassador for several organisations, holds a psychology degree, and has a master's in Organisational Psychology. In 2021, she joined Tottenham Hotspur Women as a Performance Psychologist.
“Thank you so much for joining [name removed] last Friday, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Our colleagues were really engaged throughout and you gave us all a lot to reflect on. It flowed brilliantly and I am really appreciative of you leaning in topics we had discussed in advance, it meant it was pitched perfectly for our audience and tied in really nicely with the Culture and working environment we are striving to achieve.”
"Our guest, Helen, was excellent. Not just because she has won medals and knows how to work with high performing teams but because she understands psychology (degree and a masters) and has faced into tough personal challenges. Having her integrated into the day worked especially well and I had the pleasure of having lunch with her."
" I loved the A-game task set by Helen and found this an incredibly useful exercise to do with my manager”

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