The Centre10 Team
Charlie's passion for human performance has been uniquely shaped by a varied career. A former army officer, Charlie served for six years with the Royal Horse Artillery including a tour of Iraq as a platoon commander. A passionate sportsman, Charlie was later seconded to the Team GB Performance Centre for Modern Pentathlon. He represented Team GB at the World Championships in 2005. It was during his time as an athlete that Charlie's passion for applied psychology flourished, believing this to be a fundamental contributor towards his achievements, not talent!
Whilst gaining a further MSc in Sport Psychology at Brunel University, Charlie won a national postgraduate award for his applied research into Performance Mindset.
With a deep understanding of the individual differences that make us all unique in how we define and achieve success Charlie has since worked with elite athletes and top flight teams in rugby and football. Notably, Charlie is the mental performance coach for double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, working together for seven years.
Recently, Charlie was appointed as a Coach Mentor for the football Premier League, working with their Heads of Coaching.
Keen to collaborate across all performance environments, Charlie also works with global business and elite military forces. Here he shares his insights into human performance with senior teams and executives. Charlie has designed and delivered performance programmes for a number of global companies including Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, Virgin and Dyson. In 2014 he was Top Speaker at the Henley Business School Partnership.
Sarah's career spans both sport and business. She has an MSc in Sport & Performance Psychology and has worked with a number of high profile athletes from a variety of sports including marathon runners, rugby players and ballet dancers, giving her an invaluable insight into the minds of top performing athletes.
Sarah coached sport extensively in Australia before graduating in 2008 from the University of Surrey with a degree in Psychology. After spending a year working within a business psychology consultancy, she realised her combined passion for business and sport, and undertook an MSc in Sport & Performance Psychology at London Metropolitan University.
Sarah and has also worked as an event groom - working for the best riders in the World. In addition, she is also a qualified Sports Therapist, travelling around Europe working with top athletes.
In 2016, Sarah teamed up with Charlie in to design and launch Centre10 - to share the practical tools that fast-track success to equestrian coaches.
Outside of work, Sarah won Gold at the British Indoor Rowing Championships in 2015 and 2016 and is a keen open water swimmer and runner. She completed a English Channel Relay Swim in August 2018 swimming from England to France in just under 15 hours. In 2019 she hopes to represent Team GB at the the European Age-Group Aquathlon Championships in Spain.
Steffi has an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and runs her own performance psychology consultancy business, alongside assisting us here at Centre10. She has a passion for performance and, as she still competes herself, she understands all too well the pressures put on athletes both by themselves and other people.
After graduating with a Psychology degree from Newcastle University in 2014 Steffi took a year out before embarking on a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of the West of England. It was during this time that she reconnected with Charlie, who had mentored her throughout her degree. This gave her a fascinating insight into performance psychology and really enhanced her view that optimal performance, in any walk of life be it sport or business, is the ultimate goal.
Steffi is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is currently in the process of becoming a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.
During the summer Steffi can be seen out eventing her horse Clive at Novice level, and in the cooler months gets her thrills by open team chasing her Mum’s horse Charlie for the Kings Bounty Belles and Kemble Kick Ons.