mike hopwood

Mike Hopwood Sport Performance Coach
The Attention Academy
Passionate About Inspiring Others

I have worked in the education and coaching industry for over 20 years. In that time I have developed a workable methodology of practical tools and  techniques to really drill down to those elusive performance variables. Performance is NOT linear! We can't always produce the performance we would like, when we would like it.  Indeed sport/life and business doesn't work that way.

We can only CONTROL the CONTROLLABLES!!! I have had the pleasure and luck to work with many high profile elite athletes in many of the elite sporting arenas around the world.  This includes, a European tour golfer, Commonwealth Games swimmer, International athletes and gymnasts as well as performers from the Premier League, championship and English football league. I am very well versed in working with all ages, abilities of athlete, from youngsters to veterans.


My methods include but are not solely focused upon:

  • ‘Story editing’

  • ‘Breathing for performance’

  • Active and passive visualisation

  • Mind to muscle techniques

  • Imagery

But, ultimately, we are about changing the ‘narrative’ and focussing your ATTENTION on what’s important to YOUR performance.

Qualifications and Certifications
  • BA (HONS) degree in Physical Education - University of Brighton - Specific modules in Sports psychology, coaching and performance.

  • Certified ‘MINDFACTOR’ Coach – themindfactor.net

  • Olevi international certified ‘power of coaching’ course.

  • FULL DBS Certification.

  • Challenge Partners delegate

  • SSAT  - ‘Building high performing teams’ delegate

  • SSAT - ‘raising the bar’ delegate

  • National college of School leadership – NPQML

  • Wide experience in coaching all leadership levels. This includes young professionals, middle leaders and senior leaders.

  • Over 20 years developing high performing teams in education and sport.  My teams have attained county and national honours regularly in several different sporting disciplines from team to individual sports.

  • One to one support of individuals.  I take great pride in knowing I have supported many in their journeys and life stories.  Whether it be international honours or career support, I believe ‘THEIR’ story is a gift.  One that I must help nurture and support.

The Attention Academy