Become a better leader by doing
In the series finale, hosts Paul Griffiths and Luke Johnson are joined by Steve Mitchell.
Who is Steve Mitchell?
Mitch is a Skills and Sport Consultant and retired rugby player who believes that sport can change lives.
Mitch’s parents ingrained in him the importance of physical activity from a young age, and this led him to taking a gap year coaching in primary schools in Johannesburg, followed by a degree in PE and Sport Science at Loughborough University.
After graduating, Mitch worked in the public sector in a range of roles but most notably for SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being, where he formed a passion for developing people in, through and across sport.
Mitch has worked with a wide range of organisations, including being Director and Chairman of Parkour UK and a Board member of Active Essex, the County Sports Partnership for Essex.
Now self-employed, Mitch works with several sporting organisations on initiatives related to people and learning. He is the Founder at Sporting People, Co-Founder at Sport for Confidence, and Trustee for Switch the Play Foundation.
What is the podcast about?
In the episode, we:
- Find out how Mitch has connected with so many ‘top performing’ people in the industry over the past 30 years.
- Discuss his experience in outreach and private education projects in South Africa and the foundation this gave him.
- Hear what Mitch believes are the key traits of a leader and how to develop them.
- Make comparisons to high performing organisations outside of our industry such as the customer-centric Metro Bank