We were delighted to welcome Sir Matthew Pinsent as our guest of honour at a very special Cirrus client lunch in the splendid setting of Coutts directors’ dining room in London.
Matthew is one of the UK’s highest-achieving athletes, winner often world championship gold medals and four consecutive Olympic gold medals. Over lunch, he shared many fascinating insights into the incredible amount of dedication and focus a top sportsperson needs to maintain. He also talked about the importance of constant challenge combined with trust and team work, all anchored by excellent coaching.
There are of course many parallels between sporting accomplishments and leadership, team work and success in corporate life. Our guests from HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Everything Everywhere, Pentland Brands, Alliance Healthcare and Network Rail all thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Matthew’s achievements and learning from his experience. He is a truly inspirational figure and we all appreciated his willingness to talk so openly about the combination of factors that have contributed to his tremendous success.