#18: Owen Eastwood | Belonging and Building the Optimal High Performance Environment

Unbound | Conversations Without Limits

Oct 18 2023 • 1 hr 19 mins

Performance Coach Owen Eastwood known for his exceptional work with high performing organisations, including the England football team and the British Olympic team, draws on his own Maori ancestry and Whakapapa, a Maori concept that embodies our universal human need to belong and applies it to building high performing teams.

We explore:

  • Creating a high performing environment anchored in a sense of belonging
  • Dealing with the trauma of childhood loss
  • Connecting people to a shared identity, history and purpose
  • The concept of Whakapapa and its application in team settings
  • Why building great teams is a spiritual exercise
  • Leaders taking responsibility for the game plan and strategy
  • Keeping leadership simple without complex models


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