Practical insights on performance and leadership

Cath Bishop is an experienced speaker and author who draws on her experience from two high-pressure careers - as an Olympic rower and a senior diplomat specialising in conflict stabilisation - to bring insights into the mindset, behaviours and culture that underpin high performance and effective leadership.

'Powerful and profound'
Matthew Syed

'Anyone interested in motivation should read this book and think deeply'
Margaret Heffernan

'This book will change your outlook on everything'
Clare Balding

About Cath

Cath works as a business speaker, coach, consultant and author, bringing insights into high performance, leadership and teams. Drawing on her unique combination of experience across Olympic sport and conflict diplomacy, Cath works with organisations who want to build effective teams, enable cultural transformation and develop effective leaders.

Cath's Upcoming Book

Cath's first book The Long Win: The search for a better way to succeed is published in October 2020. It examines our obsession with winning and offers a fresh perspective on how we might redefine what winning means in order to be more successful. 

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Cath Bishop Speaker TedX talk

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Cath is an awesome collaborator, whether as a co-presenter, keynote facilitator or leadership consultant

Superheros or mortals? The dangers of immortality & a lost opportunity
I am struck by the steady stream of superhuman sports stars starting to reveal a less than superhuman reality behind[...]
What does winning really mean?
As I continue my research into society’s obsession with winning, whether in sport, business or education, I see repeatedly that[...]
Get to the barricades – we need to start challenging & bringing down those assumptions!
“Assumptions are made and most are wrong” – Albert Einstein I find myself spending more and more time thinking about[...]
Why oh Why oh why?
I sometimes feel like I'm in a parallel universe during that initial conversation with a leader or executive who asks[...]
Sporting superstars?
Sporting superstars….  they’re easy to spot, pictures in the tabloids all the time, expensive watches and jewellery, quite a few[...]
Lessons from Living and Working in a Complex, Hostile Environment
One of the challenges for civilians working in complex, hostile environments, in unstable conflict-ridden parts of the world, is how[...]