Performance coach Martin Robert Hall is an in-demand consultant to top athletes, ambitious individuals and leaders, and up-and-coming and established organisations, where he helps them to become the best they can be and to be able to perform consistently at a high level.
With his work praised by football manager Sir Alex Ferguson, he was awarded Business Coach of the Year in 2018 at the International Coaching Awards.
Offering consultancy, coaching, courses and workshops, Martin is also a popular keynote speaker, working for the likes of Zurich Insurance, Vitality Health, Hilton, Weetabix, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United.
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Martin Robert Hall initially came from a sports science background, achieving a degree from Coventry University. With his entry into the business world, Martin realised there were certain parallels between the two industries, especially when establishing a winning mindset. He used this idea early in his consultancy career, working alongside Currys, John Lewis and PC World.
After achieving qualifications in Performance Coaching and Behavioural Profiling, Martin travelled to San Diego in 2017 to spend a few days with a Navy SEALs Leadership Academy. Here, he learned the intense methods cadets had to go through to become part of the “toughest group of people on the planet”.
Martin has used his experience and knowledge on the subject to publish several books. Firstly, in 2011, he published Optimise Yourself: To Be The Best You Can Be. This debut book looked into how ‘the best of the best’ consistently perform at a high level, including world-class athletes and successful businesspeople. In 2017, he published How Leaders Make it Happen, a look into the secrets behind world-class performances, including titbits from Steve Jobs, Sir Alex Ferguson and J.K. Rowling. Then in 2022, he published The Inner Athlete, a brief look into how your brain and personality can impact your performance.
Best known for his keynote speeches, Martin’s approach to his storytelling leaves audiences with simple but powerful ways to improve performance and success levels. He is open and honest and shares his own experience, triumphs, failures, and stories of top-class athletes he has worked with. Speaking in over half a dozen countries to thousands of people from all sectors, Martin makes for an entertaining, informative and powerful speaker.
– Building High-Performance Teams
– Forging a Winning Mindset – Lessons from Elite Sport and Navy SEALs
– Inspirational Leadership – How Leaders Make it Happen
– Thrive During Times of Change and Uncertainty
Martin is a familiar voice on industry podcasts, including Education2Sport, where he explored the ways to create a career pathway in the sports industry, and The Financial Services, where he spoke about the importance of mindset and motivation within the financial services sector. In 2021, he spoke at the Insurance Institute of Manchester about staying positive in an uncertain world and ensuring everyone has the best possible mental wellbeing.
Martin offers a high-performance consultancy service, focussing on the following:
– Having a higher-level plan
– Consistently applying success principles
– Building a thriving environment
– Encouraging staff to flourish
– Never-ending improvement
– How to use psychological influences to impact a workplace culture
Martin offers an executive coach service, working with business owners, leaders, professionals and elite athletes, with each session tailored to that particular client. The aim is to promote consistent high-level performance by:
– Understanding your goals
– Understanding your challenges
– Understanding your strengths and weaknesses
His 10+ year career in performance and leadership has given Martin vast knowledge on the subjects, which he imparts in his in-person courses. He believes that leadership begins with your mindset rather than your company position. His courses best suit those already in leadership positions, those who manage other people, aspiring managers, and leadership teams.
His two-day training course equips delegates with the following:
– A leadership mentality
– Challenges your thinking
– Increases your personal influence
– A better understanding of yourself and those around you
With the aim of:
– Improving communication
– Developing a successful leadership mindset
– Lifting doubts
– Developing a clearer focus for faster results
Martin also offers an exclusive sport psychology service. He believes that being a top sportsperson is about more than just knowledge, ability or skills; it is also about mental wellbeing and focus in order to cope with the pressures of elite sport. His 4-step sports philosophy includes:
– Skillset: The bridge between an athlete’s dreams and their reality
– Thinking: Removing your psychological handbrake and controlling your own mental state
– Environment: Building the proper foundation and situation around you
– Personality: How to play to your strengths whilst reducing weaknesses
Clients include: Weetabix, Holton, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Vitality Health, Zurich and Bristol Myers Squibb
Thought provoking, challenging and with an abundance of tools for people to take away. I have no hesitation in recommending Martin.
Matthew Hartigan, Head of Corporate, Zurich Insurance Plc.
Martin engages the brain in what we can do, via stories of extraordinary outcomes from ordinary people and explaining the psychological rationale to why we do the things we do. I really enjoyed working and learning from him. His work made a lasting impression on the team and myself.
Belal Hussain, Divisional Director, Bristol Myers Squibb
I first came across Martin whilst I was caretaker manager of Oldham Athletic. From the very first chat we had (overlooking the green turf of Boundary Park) we hit it off. I felt so comfortable just sharing my thoughts/ideas/worries with him and not being judged. He has some fantastic ideas on how to maximise every last drop of your ability and MOST IMPORTANTLY how to cope when faced with adversity. I feel lucky to be able to call on him anytime.
Dean Holden, Head Coach, Bristol City FC.
Martin’s a superb person to work with. He’s able to present ideas with great clarity and passion and I’ve seen him transform lives on a profound level. For him, this is routine business, he’s expecting those results and indeed insists on them. He has the innate skill of instilling in people a deep motivation along with the clear means of how to get where they want to go.
Chris Bulmer, Director, Regatta
The mental side of performance in elite football is crucial as it comes with lots of demands and pressures both on and off the pitch. I have found the support from Martin invaluable in helping me to handle these challenges and to perform at the maximum of my ability.
Michael Keane, Everton FC and England Footballer
I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I did without the support from Martin. People underestimate the skills needed to handle the pressures of elite sport and Martin always kept me grounded and got my mind in the right place. I wish more people would seek out sports psychology because the higher you go up, the more you need it in my experience.
Carly Tait, Team GB Paralympian, Double European Silver Medallist