Developing Your Personal Board with Ian Braid

Season #1

Ian’s vision as CEO of the British Athletes Commission led to the sector strengthening the support offered to vulnerable adults in sport. He also played a key role in the DCMS review of duty of care in sport assisting Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. These became the platform for Ian to deliver sustainable positive change in sport, and mental health provision and for the next generation of sport leaders to apply his values, skills, and experience.

Ian has brought together his significant experience in sport and his passion for helping others under the umbrella of DOCIAsport the company he founded in 2017. He brings a refreshing and independent view to all aspects of duty of care in sport from the perspective of coaches, officials, athletes, administrators, and the sector itself.

Ian delivers change through consultation and collaboration, leading and embodying his values of helping others, equality, inclusion, fairness and honesty.


What You'll Learn:

In this episode, Ian shares some of the highs and lows of his career including some personal challenges, but what is clear is the impact he has had on the sporting system and many individuals by bringing attention to some hugely important issues.

And this is why I’m excited to have this conversation with Ian. He has a view that I don’t know or understand with regard to the funding and system perspective.


Talking Points:

  • The jigsaw of performance sport

  • The cost of the performance systems' pursuit of medals
  • The cost this had on Ian
  • The seduction of sport to the detriment of allowing it to define who we are
  • Developing your personal board

  • The greatest challenge and most important journey is looking within
  • Turning the performance system into a society

  • Why independent support is key


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