Hannah MacLeod MBE is a double Olympic medallist, with the record-breaking Great Britain Women’s hockey team, culminating in winning Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She has a doctorate in Exercise Physiology and coaches leaders and teams in FTSE 100 companies.
Hannah provides valuable insights into the fundamental requirements of a performance culture and the core principles of effective teamwork, confidence to perform and resilience. Hannah’s ability to articulate her personal learnings from performing in an elite sporting environment and working with senior leadership teams around the world enables her to deliver insightful and personal Keynotes, presentations, seminars and candid Q & A’s. She recently tested her principles on high performing teams whilst competing for Great Britain in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Having previously had no sailing experience, she took on the challenge of ocean racing with a crew of 20 novice sailors.
Hannah was an integral member of the England and Great Britain hockey team that progressed from 8th in the world in 2009 to winning Gold at the Rio Olympics for the first time in their history. Hannah was also part of the team that won Gold at the European Championships in 2015, Bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and Silver at the 2012 Champions Trophy in Argentina. However, she also experienced significant set-backs with the team in 2014 when they finished 11th at the World Cup – 18 months prior to the Rio Olympics.
Before becoming a full-time hockey player in 2009, Hannah completed her PhD in Environmental Exercise Physiology at Nottingham Trent University after gaining a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University. After retiring from professional sport, Hannah followed her passion for understanding how to maximise performance, individually and in collaboration with others, and qualified as an Executive Leadership Coach. She is the current Great Britain Hockey U23 Coach and Leadership and Team coach at Track Record.
Hannah reveals the critical success factors for achieving sustained high performance and provides insight into the methods and strategies used by Olympic athletes and individuals performing in world class teams.