If you require a motivational speaker for your company to help your employees look at life from a different perspective then get in contact. I can provide inspiring talks on goal setting, changing your own mind set and how you go about finding a solution to a problem using out of the box thinking. I speak from experience as an elite athlete, experience working in the
engineering industry and from that of a world class coach and someone who has overcome adversity.
I can tailor and adapt to your needs so please get in contact to
Some example groups include; academics, coaches, tutor trainers, sports clubs, scouts, cubs; guide groups, young athletes, schools, national conferences…
As a nationally known coach educator I have written content for
numerous sporting national governing bodies coaching qualifications. I am fully aware of the requirements of the UKCC coaching system and framework. I have mentored coaches from Level 1′s to world class technical coaches as well as consulted on the sport science knowledge required for each level.
◾For coach education development please get in contact to discuss your requirements.
◾For upcoming courses see calendar
◾Creator, National Tutor Trainer and Deliverer for UKCC L2 and L3 modules – British Canoe Union (2007 to present)
◾Great Britain Dragon Boat Association – working with national coaches and revamped selection format of athletes (2011-2012)
◾Understanding the level of UKCC Level 4 programme – Sports Coach UK (2012) in cooperation with UK Sport
◾UKCC Level 3 Intermediate Modules Optimising Fitness Performance – British Canoe Union (2009)
◾Coach Education Advisor, working with sporting NGBs (Some key NGBs were Netball, Badminton, Cricket, Hockey, Wrestling) – Sports Coach UK (2009)
Gait and Orthotic Anaylsis
My love of sport science and maths come together in the area of gait analysis. Through my doctoral research on trainers, working for adidas, I learnt a lot about how shoes are made and what makes a good and bad shoe. I have specialised in biomechanics (movement of the body) for the past 10 years and conducted research in a number of sports and contributed to the development of sports equipment. Working with elite athletes, professional coaches and other professionals e.g. physios has provided me with a tried and tested method to make a person move in the most efficient and effective
way. Getting you to move effectively and most efficiency is a challenge I absolutely love.
What you wear on your feet can make a tremendous impact to the rest of your body. A wrongly fitted shoe or the wrong style of shoe can change how your body moves and this can lead to injury. Gait analysis in essence is the study of how you move and is a part of life that most people can easily forget.
Recovering from a severe spinal injury meant for me, I had to relearn to move. My inquisitive nature wanted to find the optimal way for me to move and this is now extended in me passing on my knowledge to others to help them move optimally and injury free.
Orthotics and Trainers
Most do not realise your feet are the basis of everything.
An inefficiency or dropped arches, can affect more things than you might imagine from neck stiffness, lower back pain, hip and knee impingements/pain. I can assess how you walk and determine if your feet are the cause of such pain.
I can also advise you on the best shoes for you to wear depending on what your foot type is as well as many other useful tips about how to find the right shoe for you. Shoe or trainer shopping is an art and too often I find people with the wrong ones on! Contact me if you would like more information or have a specific question or situation.
“Gilly took my technical ability from zero to everything I needed in under 8 weeks. Being a movement specialist her help saved me from serious injury and aided my performance immeasurably. I would definitely go back to her for any future challenges” Endurance sportsman
"Wherever she goes she leaves a mark, where her initiative, originality and unique forward thinking gets fast long lasting results” ex GB International & Head Coach, Lincoln