Perform Under Extreme Pressure
Whether you’re handling an unexpected crisis that threatens you or your organisation, or working throughout the night to meet an urgent and important deadline, when the pressure is on your ability to maintain a steady hand and clarity of thought is critical.
For high performers pressure is a constant. Despite experience, ability and preparation, the pressure to win the sale, negotiation or case, meet the deadline, secure the sale or deliver the presentation causes most people to perform below par and many to ‘choke’.
Focus, judgment, decision-making, clarity of thought and overall cognitive performance are frequently impaired in a high-pressure situation. Just when you need to perform at your best, pressure invariably results in underperformance, sometimes with disastrous consequences.
“Our company was going through a difficult time during a major restructure. Martin’s support and advice enabled me stay focused on what needed to be done and effectively deal with the many pressures and stresses I faced along the way.”
CEO Fortune 500 Company, Silicon Valley
It doesn’t have to be this way. Pressure management is a skill and like all skills it can be learned. Those performing at the highest levels including business and political leaders, world-class athletes and special forces operators have mastered the ability to insulate against the potential negative effects of pressure and use pressure to their advantage perform at their best.
While mitigating the detrimental effects of pressure is a useful starting point, our objective when working with clients is to enable them to experience and utilize the benefits of pressure. Recent research establishes that with correct mental preparation pressure can be our greatest ally.
“I no longer have to wait for a holiday to breathe again.” JB, Senior Lawyer at top 10 Law Firm
With a foundation of having ‘walked the walk’ of high stakes pressure both in law and capital raising for nearly two decades and the experience of having coached thousands of high performance individuals and teams including first responders, senior executives, investment bankers and traders and law enforcement we will introduce you to an arsenal to research backed tools used by the elite performers and show you how to access the necessary resources (clarity, calmness, focus and intensity) when you need them most.
Contact us now to discuss how we can help you.