"Talent profiling is often used to predict and enhance someone's future potential. Honest reflection, benchmarking, tracking and quantifying progress against targets is a key feature of a world class athlete. The same principles can be applied to businesses which have aspirations to get the best from their staff."
Chelsea Warr, Head of Athlete Development, UK Sport.


thinkTASC Director Paul Mackinnon tells young rising sports talent what it takes to be an elite athlete at Mary Peters Trust Awards Event.

What does it take to be an elite athlete?

Paul told event attendees that “talent alone is not enough and performance foundations, such as coachability, motivation, dedication and resilience, are the key to reaching and sustaining success”. He went on to say that “It’s imperative to have the right support team behind you and if you work with the right people in the right environment at the right time you are more likely to succeed in your sporting discipline.”

The young athletes who attended the event were inspired and motivated by the presentation and the theme of ‘Talent Is Never Enough’ which focused on what it takes to become a high performing athlete. It is based on a set of 11 characteristics that are common amongst elite performers in global sport.

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