Laurence Halsted redefines competitive sports training by putting the focus on mental balance. By encouraging athletes to find a sense of purpose, his concepts run contrary to traditional training methods. He's adopted a stance based on sports psychology principles and ancient philosophies, offering athletes a new way to train. Halsted views compassion and life purpose as essential to reaching the pinnacle of success in high-level competitions. Taking from his own experience as an Olympian, Halsted has transitioned into the role of mentor and coach to inspire the next generation of professional athletes.
Reasons to book Laurence Halsted
- Audiences relate to Laurence Halsted’s desire to transform how athletes prepare for high-level competitions. Drawing on his experience in competition, he’s developed a new approach to winning.
- Providing step-by-step guidance and valuable insights, Halsted’s interactive presentation prepares listeners to transform sports training. By incorporating ancient philosophies, he encourages balance and connections as the foundation for winning.
- In his popular book, Becoming A True Athlete, Halsted sheds light on the ways to find fulfillment in sports by making personal connections and finding a sense of purpose.
Offering a refreshing viewpoint about competitive training, Halsted draws from years of experience to advocate for a transformation in competitive training. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Halsted began to fence competitively with the Lansdowne Club of London. He won a silver medal at the 2008 European Championships and won the British Fencing Championships’ foil title in 2009. By 2016, Halsted placed 22nd overall at the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, as his team took 6th place when it lost to the eventual gold medalists, Russia, in the competition’s quarterfinals.
By 2017, Halsted relocated to Denmark and worked at the Danish Fencing Federation as Performance Director before becoming a coach and mentor to athletes. Merging his competitive experiences with a new direction in sports training, Halsted has recognized crucial elements to competitive success that athletes often ignore. Reflecting on his social psychology studies and hand-to-hand fencing experience, he’s written a book, Becoming A True Athlete.
His book’s concepts run contrary to the traditional win-at-all-costs philosophy dominating athletic training. Instead, Halsted turns to ancient philosophies to encourage athletes to find life balance, exude compassion, and focus on overall wellbeing. Drawing from his 20 years in competitive sports and collaborations with top-tier sports psychologist and coaches, Halsted brings audiences a revolutionary view on how to prepare for high-level sports competitions.
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