40 Minute Mentor

November 17, 2021

The Road To Olympic Gold With Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh

In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by Team GB hockey legends and Olympic Gold Medallists Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh.

Kate and Helen have been on an incredible journey, playing Hockey when it wasn’t really a viable career choice and continuing to represent Team GB at the Olympics, resulting in winning Gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. While being teammates, Kate and Helen’s win on the Olympic podium also represented a big step in sporting history, as they became the first same sex married couple to share the Olympic podium.

In the years since, they’ve become inspirational ambassadors and speakers, and have published their book – Winning Together: An Olympic-Winning Approach to Building Better Teams.

In today’s episode, Kate and Helen share some really invaluable insights, including:

  • The highs and lows of their road to the Olympics – discussing the setbacks they faced and how they continued pushing forward to succeed.
  • How to deal with the often scary emptiness after a big win, such as the Olympics, and how to figure out what to do next.
  • And what needs to happen for sport to really break down barriers and become accessible for all, no matter your gender, race, sexuality, or ability.

We absolutely loved having Helen and Kate on our podcast and we know you’ll take so much great advice from this episode. Whether you’re a big sport fan, you’re about to make a big career change or you’re building a high-performing team, you won’t want to miss this episode.

And a special thank you to our sponsors for this Series –  Chipper Cash. The team have been on an incredible journey, having launched their borderless way to send money across Africa and beyond, in 8 countries so far and are widely considered to be Africa’s most valuable Start up. To find out more,  head over to their website, or tune into our 40 Minute Mentor episode with their Co-Founder and CEO, Ham Serunjogi.

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If you want to find out more about Kate and Helen, take a look at their LinkedIn profiles –

Kate – https://www.linkedin.com/in/katewalsh11

Helen – https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenrichardson-walsh

And make sure you buy their book “Winning Together: An Olympic-Winning Approach to Building Better Teams” in your local bookstore or over at  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winning-Together-Olympic-Lessons-Difference/dp/1529316146/

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