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Our Winning Mindsets masterclass returned to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to discuss the impact that behavioural and emotional styles can have on teams and individuals. We were joined by Saracens RFC player Jackson Wray and London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Naomi Riches MBE.

We took our Winning Mindsets masterclass back to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last night for the latest event in the series. Joined by Saracens RFC player Jackson Wray and London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Naomi Riches MBE, the evening focused on the impact that behavioural and emotional styles can have on teams and individuals.
Delegates from a variety of backgrounds encompassing both business and sport joined us for the evening to hear some real life case studies on the power of self-awareness and understanding emotions in sports and authletic performance.

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The masterclass, which overlooked the Olympic Stadium and Aquatic Centre, was opened by Naomi Riches MBE, who shared her inspirational journey to success. During her career, which saw her win six World Championship gold medals, Naomi was introduced to the concept of psychometrics and behavioural profiling and it was during this time that Naomi believes she was able to gain a greater understanding of herself to help take her performance to the next level and move from a bronze medal in Beijing to a gold in London.

We were also delighted to be joined for the evening by Saracens RFC player Jackson Wray, who spoke to delegates about his own personal experience of using psychometric assessments. Jackson gave delegates an insight into how an understanding of his and his team's emotional intelligence levels helps them to unlock potential and maximise performance.

Understanding emotion regulation is crucial. Sometimes you need to have it to find the edge, but too much can cloud your judgement. It's really important to get it right.

Jackson Wray

The evening's interactive workshop run by the Thomas training team, saw delegates work together in teams to evaluate what they thought were the most important emotional intelligence facets for both Naomi and Jackson in their sports. They then compared their findings to the emotional profiles created by Naomi and Jackson, which showed the emotional facets they felt were most important for their performance.

For more information about how you can unlock potential with emotional intelligence, get in touch on info@thomas.co.uk or 01628 475 366.

Amir Qureshi

Amir Qureshi

As COO at Thomas since 2014, Amir is passionate about working with leaders, entrepreneurs and people managers, helping them to make the best of their talent. Prior to this, Amir's career included progression to senior executive level with FMCG at The Coca-Cola Company. His foundations are in his family and he invests his time in supporting them in their hobbies and interests.

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