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Olympics 2016: When sporting careers come to an end

More than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will be gathering in Rio de Janeiro in August for Olympics 2016, hoping to fulfil a lifelong dream. After years of hard work and determination to reach their peak performance, their time has finally come. But what happens when the Olympics 2016 flame is extinguished? For many, …

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Loss of identity – how I coped with a career change

I was peeling grapes when the phone rang. A former colleague was on the line to tell me about his promotion. I wanted to be happy for him, but I also felt incredibly sad. Until two months before, I’d been a global HR director taking important decisions, influencing strategy and doing the job I loved. …

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Career change after sport – 3 easy steps to finding a new career

John is 32 years old. His whole life has been about football because he was lucky enough to realise his childhood dream of playing professionally for a top team. Just when he thought he’d be at the top of his game, he’s had to call it quits because of a serious injury. John has no …

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