Practical insights on performance and leadership

Cath Bishop is an experienced speaker 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.

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About Cath

Cath works as a speaker, facilitator, coach, writer, researcher and consultant, 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.

Watch Cath's TEDX talk on resilience

Cath Bishop Speaker TedX talk

Click here to watch Cath's TEDx talk on resilience

Cath's currently writing a book about The Long Win, an examination of our obsession with winning and a fresh perspective on how we might redefine what winning means in order to be more successful.

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

Mastering the art of negotiation – Association of MBAs
There is no magic formula to negotiation, says Cath Bishop, it’s a process of experimentation, learning, and developing a sophisticated[...]
How To Be More Productive – SLOAN! Magazine
Dr. Cath Bishop is Senior Performance Consultant at Will It Make The Boat Go Faster, a performance and leadership consultancy[...]
How to work well in a team when you don’t get along with everyone
It’s a common life experience we all recognise, within families, the school playground and then in the workplace – there[...]
Dealing with major setbacks: lessons from an Olympic athlete
Resilience is essential for all of us as the demands grow on a personal and professional level. On a bigger[...]
The impact of high staff turnover on company culture –
Drawing on her unique combination of experience, Cath Bishop delves into the resilience and leadership required to manage staff turnover.[...]
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[...]