David McMillan – Elite Performance Coach
After being told he would amount to nothing whilst in school, David went on to secure an apprenticeship with the British Government at the RAF Base close to his childhood home.
As it transpired, the same little boy who was told (whilst at school) that he was a dreamer, was transformed at Technical College by tutors who believed in him and encouraged him to achieve his goals.
On completion of his apprenticeship, David went on to travel the world with various government departments visiting some fifty-two countries.
After thirteen years within government, David moved on to international motorsports (predominately Formula One) for 20 years working for six different teams including Force India, Red Bull Racing and Renault F1.
David’s passion for climbing was another dream that 1970’s teaching discouraged, however; not only did he go on to climb mountains, he chose the biggest mountain range in the world to challenge himself, the Himalayas.
Between 1988 and 2004 he climbed three 8000m peaks, Mt Everest, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma including a host of 7000 and 6000m peaks across the Himalayan range.
David is now an elite performance coach to Olympic medal winning athletes, world champions, racing drivers, business leaders, private individuals and teenagers.
He will share with us common traits we can all develop to help manage certain situations in a calm and reasoned manner.