our people

 

Core team

It’s our blend of skills, personalities and experience that makes us unique. Solid experience in business and law meshes with educational expertise and sporting excellence to create a sum that’s greater than the parts.
What can we bring to your organisation?

 
Catherine

Catherine Baker | Founder and Managing Director

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Former corporate lawyer and tennis coach Catherine founded Sport and Beyond with a vision that simple, effective techniques can transform lives.
Kingsley

Kingsley Johnson | Commercial Director

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‘Work smart, play smarter’ is Kingsley’s motto, running through his career in business, IT and consultancy. His motivation is to find the best way of helping people improve their lives.
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Nicky Horn | Education Lead

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20 years’ experience of teaching and leading in the independent sector, together with many hours on the squash court, both coaching and playing, has honed Nicky’s conviction that understanding students as individuals is key to driving their success.
 
 

Claire Bennett | Associate

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Former international fencing champion Claire now draws on the lessons from elite level sport to help progress, empower and develop others. As senior athlete manager at the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust she supported more than 400 elite athletes to transition successfully in their lives beyond sport. 

Matt Messias | Associate

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Former FIFA International and FA Premier League football referee and an Ofsted praised ‘Inspirational’ School Principal. Matt’s integrity, compassion and a genuine desire to make a difference are the foundations of his work in Education, Sport and Business.
 

 

associate Deliverers

Our inspirational associates include Olympic gold medalists, elite team captains and other high achievers in sport - both on and off the field of play. They all have used the lessons learned from elite sport to transform their lives and focus on new careers motivating others.

 
Crista Cullen MBE,   Olympic hockey gold medallist, conservationist and businesswoman

Crista Cullen MBE,

Olympic hockey gold medallist, conservationist and businesswoman

Annie Vernon,   Olympic rowing silver medallist, author and speaker

Annie Vernon,

Olympic rowing silver medallist, author and speaker

Jenna Downing,   World champion inline skater, award-winning speaker & consultant

Jenna Downing,

World champion inline skater, award-winning speaker & consultant

Maggie Alphonsi MBE,   Rugby World Cup winner, broadcaster and speaker

Maggie Alphonsi MBE,

Rugby World Cup winner, broadcaster and speaker

Anna Turney,   Paralympic skier, speaker and motivator

Anna Turney,

Paralympic skier, speaker and motivator

Nicola Woolner,   Derby winning jockey and Racing Welfare officer.

Nicola Woolner,

Derby winning jockey and Racing Welfare officer.

Ricky Virdee,   Founder and Owner of Raising Your Game, International Trainer, Speaker and Coach.

Ricky Virdee,

Founder and Owner of Raising Your Game, International Trainer, Speaker and Coach.

Toby Garbett,   Olympian and two-time world champion rower, speaker and consultant

Toby Garbett,

Olympian and two-time world champion rower, speaker and consultant