GILBERT ENOKA – All Blacks Manager and Mental Skills Coach

GILBERT ENOKA – All Blacks Manager and Mental Skills Coach

“In one’s quest for elite achievement, PRESSURE is a constant companion, a necessary ‘performance context’ on the road to GREATNESS. Add the essential ingredients of ‘discomfort’ and ‘fast changes’ - and we begin to understand the operating landscape upon which champions forge ultimate achievements. It is a level playing field until PRESSURE emerges and those who ‘walk towards it’ and have a ‘skillset’ that enables them to navigate the inevitable obstacles that populate this terrain, will ultimately prevail and be rightfully crowned CHAMPIONS.”

Over the past three decades, Gilbert Enoka has built his reputation as New Zealand's leading mental skills coach. Gilbert has worked as a mental skills coach for the All Blacks Canterbury Crusaders, the Silver Ferns and the Black Caps.

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CERI EVANS - Forensic Psychiatrist

CERI EVANS - Forensic Psychiatrist

“People who work in a demanding context tend to be more interested in their vulnerabilities than their abilities. They don’t ignore their abilities but they understand the importance of knowing how things can go wrong. Those who are successful learn from it.”

After graduating with distinction in Medicine in his native New Zealand, Ceri was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. While gaining First Class Honours in Experimental Psychology, he played professional football in the English first division. Ceri then trained in psychiatry at The Maudsley Hospital in London, specialised as a forensic psychiatrist and completed a PhD in traumatic memory, based on his interviews with over 100 violent offenders.

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