We turn Business Managers into People Leaders

Sporting Difference gives business managers a unique insight into the world of professional sport and the skills required to succeed in such a highly competitive environment. Through exclusive access to the managers, coaches and players at the clubs we show how the motivation, coaching and leadership skills used in professional sport can be applied in a business environment to deliver outstanding team performance.
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We turn Managers into Leaders

Sporting Difference gives business managers a unique insight into the world of professional sport and the skills required to succeed in such a highly competitive environment. Through exclusive access to the managers, coaches and players at the clubs we show how the motivation, management, coaching and leadership skills used with high performing sports teams can be used in a business environment.
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Sports Clubs

We understand the commercial challenges faced by professional sports organisations. On field performance has a massive effect on commercial success so we work with clubs to increase non-matchday revenue irrespective of team results.

Businesses

Most businesses describe their people as their most precious asset so those tasked with managing the people need support and development to get the best out of their teams. Our programmes inspire and educate, enabling managers to become the leaders they need to be.

People Managers

Most managers are promoted to the role because they were good at the job, they quickly realise that getting others to be good at the job requires very different skills and mindsets. We deliver a practical, proven approach to leadership which allows any manager to get the best out of their team.

Sports Clubs

We understand the commercial challenges faced by professional sports organisations. On field performance has a massive effect on commercial success and there is often a huge asset, the stadium, which for long periods is under utilised.

Businesses

We understand the importance of managerial performance to an organisation. If a manager isn’t performing then it will have a negative effect on every member of their team and possibly other teams as well.

People Managers

Regrettably, when most individuals find themselves responsible for managing a team of people for the first time they receive no training or practical advice on how to go about it.

One of Richard Branson’s favourite quotes about leadership is “We manage things, we lead people”. Everyone knows that people are an organisation’s most precious asset so it’s essential they are engaged, highly motivated and continuously develop to meet the present and future challenges of the modern workplace. At Sporting Difference we have a new and unique approach to leadership development which improves the performance of anyone responsible for getting the best out of people.

We use a combination of the best examples of sports leadership & business practice to deliver long lasting, positive change. Good leaders make a huge difference to team performance but good leadership skills are not instinctive for the vast majority, so those tasked with getting results from others need support to understand how they can lead, develop and motivate their teams.

You can learn more by calling us on 02392 007025 or emailing us at info@sportingdifference.com.

The programme Steve designed and delivered to our staff was the most successful in my 6 years as National Sales Manager. The 15% uplift in company performance was due to his innovative content and impactful style. Even our most experienced and cynical staff bought into the attitudes, concepts and skill improvements presented. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve as a sales or management trainer. SB

National Sales Manager

Excellent. Everything we went through was transferable and applicable to many levels of management in any industry. LB

Group Marketing Manager

Steve is an accomplished leader in his own right, who also has the rare ability to help others uncover their leadership qualities. He has a clear, intelligent and entertaining style which builds confidence and inspires action. AW

Divisional Director

This was the best course I have ever attended. SM

Operations Manager