I'm Mark Russell and I'm the lead coach and founder of Mark Russell's Inspired Performance Coaching.
Together with a carefully selected team of gifted and talented associates, I’m dedicated to helping businesses leaders and elite-level athletes just like you, experience sustainable performance, results and success.
I played rugby for London Harlequins and Blackheath in 1990s. I’ve had representative honours with teams in England and South Africa and travelled the world touring and playing rugby at the highest level.
These experiences demonstrated to me the importance of managing your emotions, proper planning and preparation and the extraordinary results that can be achieved through teamwork, co-operation and learning by doing.
Rugby taught me some great lessons about sports, life and business. Since I retired I've had ample opportunity to put it all into practice as a Performance Coach in the real world to get real results for business executives and athletes alike.
I’ve been fortunate enough to study for an MBA at Henley Business School – one of the top 40 business schools worldwide, according to the FT Global Rankings. It’s one of a handful of business schools in the world accredited by the governing bodies in the UK, Europe, and in the US. Delegates from 129 countries give the course a very much global perspective. I graduated in 2003.
Outside of work my time is taken up by being an All Pro Husband and Dad, keeping an aquarium of tropical fish and playing golf (often very erratically!).