It has been just over a year since my ‘Acceptance’ blog where I shared the journey I had been on with my hair. All of my career I had conformed to the ideals and expectations of others in terms of my visible presence. As a teenager, I had tattoos, and by the time I was…… Continue reading Authenticity

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Power To The People

Read Part 1: Born In The Dark – Performance Virtues In Action Read Part 2: Change Is Coming – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Civic Virtues In Action The 22nd Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022. My home town; I am immensely proud of where I am from (just in case you hadn’t caught that over the last…… Continue reading Power To The People

Change is Coming

Here is the link to PART 1 (incase you missed it) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion The British Commonwealth… 56 countries. They are among the world’s biggest, smallest, richest and poorest countries and home to almost 1/3 of the world’s population. I am going to sidestep the wider issue of how the Commonwealth came into existence…… Continue reading Change is Coming

Born in The Dark

Performance Virtues in Action  By Adrian Mclean When we look at sport and the athletes who participate, we naturally focus on their performance and the character traits that are aligned with this. When we talk about performance virtues we are usually highlighting the traits you ‘see’ such as determination to qualify for the next round…… Continue reading Born in The Dark

It’s Been A While…

By Adrian Mclean It’s been a while! I haven’t felt compelled to write for some time. Admittedly, I’ve been bogged down by the mundane and boring, as well as simply existing! The end of the academic year meant some much needed R&R. However, the Commonwealth Games in my home city has brought about an energy…… Continue reading It’s Been A While…

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The Room Where it Happens

By Adrian Mclean Do you have a go-to tune that you play to psyche yourself up? I have a few, usually with heavy baselines and punchy lyrics that I can’t play when my children are in earshot! When I need to be strategic though, I play this one from the musical, Hamilton. Here’s the closing…… Continue reading The Room Where it Happens

Representation & Exposure

By Adrian Mclean You will have heard the phrase ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’. Those of us who are from any of the protected characteristic groups and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, will be particularly familiar with it. Quite simply, it means that it’s difficult to aspire to something, for which you have…… Continue reading Representation & Exposure

The Wim Hof Method: I Tried It And Survived!

By Adrian Mclean I was intrigued by the subtitle of Wim Hof’s book  ‘Activate Your Potential, Transcend Your Limits’ and also by a man who is comfortable sitting in ice cold temperatures in his pants! I don’t do well in the cold so I was open to ‘transcending’ my own limits in this area, as a…… Continue reading The Wim Hof Method: I Tried It And Survived!