Who we are

Performance Mind Ltd

Performance Mind Ltd

Who we are...

We are experts in the field of performance psychology. We have over 15 years experience of working with and supporting the best individuals, teams and organisations in the world.

Our mission is to inspire, challenge and support our clients to achieve their goals and unlock their unique capabilities and enhance their performance.

We do this by bringing our experiential knowledge as psychologists from the coalface of Professional and Olympic sport, combined with our background in strengths based psychology to develop solutions that deliver change.

What we do

See the world differently

See the world differently

Spotlight Personality Profile

This powerful personality profile helps an individual to gain a deep understanding of their prefered mindset and behavioural style. Based on Big 5 personality theory and Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory, this unique profile helps to maximise a person's performance by leveraging their strengths and to flex their behaviour to changing contexts.

Spotlight Teams

This profile will help you to capture the level of psychological safety within your team and also to explore the dynamics that impact the effectiveness within your team. From here you will be able to identify strategies that will improve performance. 

Pig Wrestling

Don't waste time going around in circles trying to solve the problem. Dont waste money investing in solutions that don't work. Start by creating the right frame around your problem. Save time and money by tackling the right problem in the first place. 

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Our Beliefs

Our products

Our products

Super Strengths

Harness your strengths and those in others. Look to maximise what you do best most of the time. Create a culture based on unlocking strengths and the safety from which to use them.

Resilience

Recognise and develop the capacity to look after yourself and others. Become aware of the strategies which promote resilience in yourself and others.

Decision Making

Make better decisions by knowing what is going on inside your head. Park your ego, recognise your biases and get to the heart of decision making.

Performance Mindfulness

To be effective you have to stay in the here and now. We help organisations to develop the skills so they can perform more effectively by managing their mind.

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Performance Coaching

...improving performance and wellbeing

...improving performance and wellbeing

Performance Coaching

We also provide 1:1 support in the form of performance coaching. Our one to one leadership coaching programme is something which leaders have found to be extremely beneficial. “Leadership coaching is the facilitation of learning and development with the purpose of improving performance and enhancing effective action, goal achievement and personal satisfaction. It invariably involves growth and change, whether that is in perspective, attitude or behaviour” (Bluckert, 2006). Our leadership coaching helps you to tackle whatever the issue you are facing.

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Consultants

Director

Mike is a HCPC Registered Performance Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He is the Director of Performance Mind Ltd and currently works as the Performance Psychologist with the England Women's Cricket Team. He also works as a Psychology Technical Lead within the English Institute of Sport supporting GB Boxing, British Athletics, GB Para Table Tennis and Cricket. Mike has a wealth of experience in the world of performance. He has been through three Olympic cycles with the GB Speed Skating team and recently finished working with the England Lions Cricket team. Mike completed his PhD in 2007 at Sheffield Hallam University. His PhD looked at the psychological mechanisms which underpin severe performance breakdowns such as the ‘yips’. Mike recently helped to pioneer the development of a framework which will help revolutionise how decision making is trained in elite sport. Over the past 10 years he has worked as a performance consultant within education, business and health. He has worked extensively within Lancashire Education Authority delivering leadership training and coaching. He has also worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest, Boots and the NHS bringing the principles of performance psychology to the front line. Mike is a passionate and engaging presenter and brings the theory to life with his rich experience of working on the coalface in elite sport. 

Publications
Rotheram, M.J., Bawden, M.A., Maynard, I.W., Thomas, O.T., & Scaife, R. (2006). An exploratory investigation of the ‘yips’ across and within sport using a mixed methodology. Submitted to Yearbook of the Swedish Sport Psychology Association.

Rotheram, M., Maynard, I., Thomas, O., & Bawden, M. (2012). Preliminary Evidence for the Treatment of Type I ‘Yips’: The Efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques. The Sport Psychologist, 26, 551-570

Roberts, R., Rotheram, M., Maynard, I., Thomas, O and Woodman, T. (2013). Perfectionism and the ‘Yips’: an initial investigation. The Sport Psychologist, 27, 53-61.

Bennett, J., Rotheram, M., Hays, K., Olusoga, P., Maynard, I., & Maynard, I. (submitted). Yips and Lost Move Syndrome: Assessing Impact and Exploring Levels of Perfectionism, Rumination, and Reinvestment. Personality and Individual Differences.

Rotheram, M.J., Bawden, M.A., Maynard, I.W., Thomas, O.T., & Scaife, R. (2005). An exploratory investigation of the ‘yips’ across and within sport. Paper presented at Annual British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, Loughborough University.

Rotheram, M., Maynard, I., Thomas, O., Bawden, M., and Scaife, R. (2006). Delving deeper into the ‘yips’ symptoms. Paper presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, Wolverhampton, September 11-13.

Rotheram, M., Thomas, O., Bawden, M., and Maynard, I. (2006). Understanding the ‘yips’ in sport: a grounded theory interview study. Paper presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, Wolverhampton, September 11-13.

Rotheram, M., Bawden, M., Maynard, I., Thomas, O., Francis, L., and Scaife, R. (2006). Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to treat the ‘yips’. Paper presented at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, Wolverhampton, September 11-13.

Rotheram, M.J., Bawden, M.A., Maynard, I.W., & Thomas, O.T. (2007). To ‘yip’ or not to ‘yip’, that is the question? Paper presented at the Annual British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, Bath University.

Clients

Our Clients

We proudly work with the following clients:

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Performance Mind Ltd
34 St Winifred Road
Rainhill
Merseyside
L35 8PY

Call: +44 (0)7734 678778
enquiry@performance-mind.co.uk