Part of the Leading Together Festival run by CPFT:
Join Captain of GB and England Women’s Hockey Team and Olympic Gold Medalist Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE.
Belonging is central to me. Belonging is central to we. We can only belong in our teams and communities when we fully accept all of ourselves. Belonging is a basic human need and is fundamental in all of our lives. I will share my personal story and the Great Britain women’s hockey team story through the lens of belonging. Together we will explore the psychological tools we used to help us see our whole self and thrive. As athletes we learnt how to manage our state and own our super strengths. These skills were as valuable to me now as they were then and I hope they will help you on your own journey of self acceptance and belonging. When coupled with an empowered team driven culture, we were able to create a team where everyone had value, everyone had worth and everyone played a vital role.
I will demonstrate how team cultures with aligned visions, values and behaviors are key to the success of both ‘me’ and ‘we’.
30-minute speech followed by a 30 minute Q&A