WINNING WITH KIDS
23 FEBRUARY 2022

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Winning with Kids
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Professor Paddy Upton
High performance coach, author, speaker, academic.


Paddy brings over 25-years of experience of working in high-performing teams in business and sport, across multiple industries and different cultures, spanning five continents.
As Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership coach, Paddy helped lead the Indian national cricket team to win the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup for their first time in 28 years, and to become the World’s No. 1 Test Team for their first time. As Performance Director, he then helped lead the South African cricket team to become the first to simultaneously hold the World No. 1 ranking in all three formats of the game. He’s been Head Coach of five different professional T20 cricket teams in 12 tournaments across three of the world’s major leagues (IPL, BBL, PSL), and has been Mental Coach to over 100 professional athletes from 11 different sports. He has over two decades experience as an Executive (business) Coach, in South Africa, India and Australia, and has delivered over 200 keynote addresses in more than 50 cities across five continents.
Paddy has degrees from four different universities, including two Master’s degrees, is a Professor at Deakin University (Business and Law faculty) in Melbourne, Australia, and author of The Barefoot Coach; Life-changing insights from coaching the world’s best cricketers.

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