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About Richard

High Performance Leadership
Richard Young PhD – Mentor, Speaker, Author, Advisor 

Richard’s deep knowledge of people and performance has made him a highly sought after speaker, mentor and strategist.  


He has experience across 10 Olympic cycles across most roles (athlete, coach, leader, researcher).  He has won international gold medals, coached world champions, and created medal winning programmes for three countries across innovation, research, learning and leadership.  

Richard has a PhD in medical science and later focussed on uncovering the key differences between medallists and non-medallists, their coaches, technical staff, leaders and the system they are in.

Using his first hand experience of leading people and programmes to creating change for better performance he can make new high performance work for you.  In your own arena, at work, and at home!

Richards values are family, productivity, belonging, discovery and transformation.  He has been described as a ‘world class performance creator’.  Born in UK, raised in Canada, he lives in Dunedin, New Zealand with his four children (and dog Dougal).


Most problems in sport are addition problems that require a subtraction solution!

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