For the past 25 years Simon has worked in the sporting, corporate and health sectors. The combination of environments and experiences has produced a fresh and multi-dimensional approach that brings together technology, education and motivation, to help organisations develop Key Human Performance Indicators (KHPIs).
He consults and delivers to the public sector, international businesses, sporting organisations.
Nigel is a Sports Scientist with a career steeped in elite sport. His professional career started at Lilleshall National Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre before moving into cricket as Sports Science Manager to the England Team. He now combines his sport and exercise science knowledge and expertise with cutting-edge technology, delivering programmes that highlight the ever increasing link between corporate and sporting performance.
Katie is a graduate of Bournemouth University where she gained a BSc in Psychology. Her studies have encompassed health, cognitive and behavioural modules and, coupled with her research experience in analysing numerical and descriptive data, they have given her an ideal foundation for her role as Operations Manager. She is passionate about health and wellness with a particular interest in nutrition. Katie is a regular gym visitor and also loves to swim.
Michael provides a wealth of global change management experience having worked with many leading industry brands. As an accountant he has an affinity with numbers and systems and a passion helping people and organisations realise their potential. Michael, who originates from New Zealand and is a passionate follower of the All Blacks, has worked as a Business Coach with CEOs and Senior Leadership teams and looks to share his knowledge and expertise with Optima-life clients.
Dr Tara Swart
Tara is a medical doctor, an executive coach and one of the world’s leading neuroscientists. Her training provides a unique insight into the mindset and behaviour patterns seen in competitive, top-level business environments. In combining with Optima-life, Tara links neuroscience and physiology o provide a sophisticated approach to psychological and physiological resilience and performance. Tara is a published author and is a globally respected speaker on neuroscience in business.
Senior Coach and Training
James is a leading Health and Wellness Coach with extensive experience coaching senior leaders and managers across a wide range of sectors, including the corporate world, education, social work and counselling. He trained in Leadership coaching with the Tavistock Institute and Health and Wellness Coaching with Wellcoaches USA. James has a private practice alongside his role, as Director of Coaching with Optima-life. He is interested in sustainable, health behaviour change that enables individuals to lead healthy and active lives. James has developed and led a number of corporate Health Coaching Programmes and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.
Senior Coach and Training
With over 20 years’ experience, David combines his knowledge of training needs-analysis, design, delivery & evaluation with a complete understanding of leadership development and change management. His experience of working with global clients such as BP, HSBC, GSK, Deloitte, Barclays, Allen & Overy, and the ECB coupled with his creative and energising style, ensures a training experience which results in positive change, increased wellbeing, and commercial uplift.
David is also an incisive Executive Coach, catalysing personal performance improvement with senior executive & middle management clients from multi-sector backgrounds.
He is an ILM Level 7 Accredited Coach; a ThinkFeelKnow® accredited Master Coach; holds a postgraduate certificate in Organisational Emotional Intelligence; and is a member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council.
Dr Sundeep Dhillon MBE
Medical and Technology Advisor
Sundeep holds degrees in medicine and physiology from the University of Oxford and has a passion for health and physical activity. He spent 20 years in the British Army working with Airborne Forces, ensuring they remained in peak physical and psychological form for short notice deployments. He was awarded an MBE for services to military medicine in 2008.
In 1998 he became the youngest person in the world to climb the highest mountain on each continent – The Seven Summits. Sundeep passionately believes that everyone can extend the boundaries in health and performance with the right help.