As you will read from the article below, I have been working with Gavan since earlier this year, to help him improve his decision-making when he is building up to and taking part in his next adventures.
He is starting to make some changes to his decision-making process, as he is now aware of his blind spots. He is also being more reflective after training sessions and some of the preparation he is doing in the build up to his solo transatlantic row in December. This is a real sign of an 'achiever'.
Achievers are competitive people but have the additional add-on of being able to be reflective and analyse back what has gone on. All of this helps towards to improving his 'gut instinct.'
As an Extreme Solo Adventurer and athlete, Gavan will have to make many decisions on his own and in many cases they will be critical and the difference between life and death.
We can learn a lot from their decision-making and apply it to the corporate world.
I was invited to the GSK Human Performance Lab in London earlier in the year for some baseline physical testing. It was through my close friend Dr. Barry O'Neill. He asked me to also do a judgement test via a company called Peak Dynamics. I had just arrived back from Canada after the Yukon Arctic Ultra - a 300 Mile winter ultra marathon and I had 3 weeks before heading to Siberia to cross Lake Baikal. I took the test before I went to London, then when I was at the lab, I sat down with Sandy Loder of Peak Dynamics to have a chat about the results.