From Psychology to Biology – rethinking engagement & performance

Despite the huge investment in employee training, increasing salaries and bonuses, increasing investment in qualifications and technical abilities; surveys still show that over 70% of your average workforce are dis-engaged, with a number of people "actively dis-engaged" growing rapidly. When you consider the fact that someone who is actively dis-engaged is not only wasting the ...

Personal Tracking for Hacking

I regularly use devices and apps to track my movement, sleep, nutrition and a number of other parameters in order to evaluate how I function, what impact other factors have on my 'system' and whether changes to my lifestyle (hacks) are bearing results. The most useful of the devices is the Activity Tracker. I use the ...

Nutrition tips & more from our Nutrition Therapist

Our associate, nutrition therapist Christine, gives us some simple hints to reflect our ageing state and family demands when it comes to taking care of ourselves and our loved ones. If you eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise, staying slim should follow naturally – in theory.  In practice, different pitfalls at various stages of ...

Mindfulness – Meditation cheat?

  A few years ago I decided that in order to be a better person, more balanced and less aggressive, I would learn to meditate. unfortunately I didn't last very long as sitting still for more than 5 minutes just drove me crazy. Meditation in itself is simply deciding to do something good for yourself. The ...

Supercharge Brain Function

Nutritional Therapist Christine Busuttil, from Team UP, asks "What if there were ways to control you biochemistry and increase energy and brain function?" Biohacking is becoming a popular way to increase performance in all areas of life. Here are some simple hacks to upgrade cognitive function and help inspiration flow;   Switch off Stress Stress affects memory, concentration ...

Simplifying Life

It's that time of year when you wonder why the hell you didn't keep up last year's resolutions, and whether it's worth bothering again at all in 2015. The pessimists won't bother and the procrastinators might wait a little longer, but I thought I'd get going. In order not to set myself up for failure, I ...

Sugar-coated truths

So we've gone round in circles with dietary fats, starting with demonising animal fats and suggesting that margarine is the healthiest option, to now demonising margarine and other unsaturated fats as the major cause of heart disease from a nutritional standpoint, bringing back the saturated fats in moderate doses.  So I guess we now have to ...

Ditch the SWOT

Self-awareness is one of the most critical aspects of leadership - indeed it is the first step of any leadership, without which you cannot even begin to expect anyone else to follow you - but sometimes we overanalyse things a little. My impression, after reading hundreds (or thousands) of interviews with top performers from every ...

Corporate Wellness Programmes – do they work?

Western world corporate organisations are finally taking the responsibility for the wellbeing of their employees and, to a certain extent their families, by investing in a wider range of health and wellness initiatives across the company. But do these programmes actually work?   Research of the outcomes of such Corporate Wellness Programmes clearly show that employers overwhelmingly expressed ...

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Welcome to Ultimate Performance, Coaching for Excellence!

Welcome to the place where Ultimate Performance happens! Very much like an 'Academy', this site aim to collate information, make sense of it and feed it back to you for you to take what you need; whether its know how to improve your brain at work, for your team or simply to learn some cool 'life ...