Professor Steve Peters has been a vital cog in one of the world’s greatest ever sporting success stories, as well as the internationally acclaimed author of the international best-selling book ‘The Chimp Paradox’.
Professor Steve Peters is the author of the ground-breaking ‘Chimp Paradox’. It’s the bestselling self-development book that features insights, tools & techniques used by the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Steven Gerrard and Ronnie O’Sullivan, to name just a few.
Steve is a Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in the functioning of the human mind and currently works across a range of areas including corporate work, health, education, elite sport, and with members of the public. In all areas, he helps people to understand how their mind works and to gain insight into their own unique mind and situation. By skill acquisition, he helps an individual or team to get the best out of themselves and others around them.
His career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. With a specialist interest in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life, Steve has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past thirty years. In addition, Steve has been engaged with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Medicine and a Masters degree in Medical Education, also with postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry.
Steve has regular media work with appearances on television and radio discussing many topics. He has worked in elite sport for over fifteen years and some of his clients, past and present, include British Cycling, GB Taekwondo, England Rugby, England Football, Liverpool Football Club, British Swimming, UK Track and Field, Sky Procycling, Masters Golf and World Snooker.
Steve is a Psychiatrist, who has worked with some of the country’s most successful sports people including Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton. His simple but ground breaking model of how the human brain functions, and particularly how it is DYSFUNCTIONAL, provides a completely new and innovative way of enabling leaders to inspire, motivate and drive their teams to even greater performances, as well as helping individuals understand themselves better and therefore perform at their best.
Through a highly interactive, thought provoking and practical workshop, Steve works with delegates to explore the implications of his model. His calm, credible and engaging approach helps people to tap into new techniques and ways of thinking in order to set and achieve strategic goals in the toughest of environments. Key elements Steve can cover include:
- Understanding the Mind – Basics and Particulars.
- The Model explained – Always two perspectives/interpretations and reactions with any encounter.
- Managing your own “Chimp” and other people’s “Chimps”.
- Teamwork. Leadership, collaboration and inspiration.
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