Motivational Speakers

“We don’t believe in failure, we believe in learning.
You only fail when you don’t learn from your experiences in life”

The Long & the Short of It was formed from the minds and experience of two athletes from
opposite ends of the sporting world.

Mark Foster, 5 time Olympian sprint swim specialist, 8 times World record holder over 50 meters for freestyle & butterfly and Motivational Speaker, and Jim Rees, Ultra Cyclist, Ironman Triathlete, Author and Executive Coach

Mark and Jim represent the polar opposites of experience and physical aptitude (sprint and endurance). However, they are of one mind when it comes to understanding the required cognitive and emotional discipline for competition, and how to translate this into behaviours that can achieve goals and high-performance targets.

They have explored in depth the personal and collective suite of behaviours that determine success and ambitious achievements.

Together they have applied the knowledge and experience to create a series of standalone talks, workshops and leadership programmes that focus on the attitude, behaviours and the beliefs that underpins success in the business world.

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What we do

Motivational Speaking

World records are not broken by individuals, they are set by teams.

8 time world record holder Mark Foster and Ultra cyclist, Author & Executive coach Jim Rees both have compelling stories they share with their audience, if you’re looking to inspire your team to the next level and tap into more of their potential, click below.

1:1 Executive Coaching

Understanding your “Blindspots” and patterns of behaviour is the quickest way to build and broaden your leadership capability and become a more engaging and inspirational leader. Using the emotional intelligence questionnaire, we explore the report in the first exploration session which creates a deep level of awareness.

Leadership Aligment

Team work has rapidly become a competitive advantage nowadays, mainly because it’s so rare! Most teams struggle to articulate a compelling WHY, most know WHAT they do and HOW they do it and yet haven’t come up with a PURPOSE statement that excites all of the people within the organisation.