CLIENTS & TESTIMONIALS

Ongoing projects with Inner leadership and YPO members in Singapore continue to challenge and excite. How to build a high-performance team around your teenager and Breathe to win are some of the workshops we have co-hosted. 2020 came to a close by helping GP Elite in the Porsche Supercup Championship and Carrera Cup GermanyLarry Ten Voorde went on to secure the driver’s Championship with Max Van Splunteren securing the rookie championship. The previous five years had been spent working with Red Bull Formula 1 as Performance Coach to Max Verstappen. At  Jersey Reds Rugby Club I worked on the physical preparation of 36 full-time professional players. Involved in assessing capabilities through strength & power, speed and conditioning sessions working alongside club doctors and physios. Prior to that Harlequins Rugby Club, as the lead coach in combat sessions for preseason. A proactive approach to making an impact with an elite squad by producing training and match reports presenting with regards to strength & conditioning. Having started my career at Combat Company as Lead Strength and Conditioning coach with athletes including former W.P.K.A Kickboxing World and British champion; Helena Smith.

MAX VERSTAPPEN

Red Bull Racing, Formula 1 Driver

“From starting F1 in 2015 Jake has been supporting my professional development. With Jakes guidance, I have a framework and understanding from which to make decisions about my physical conditioning, nutrition, sleep and recovery. Throughout the season he ensures I keep my standards high as a professional. Asking questions and pushing me when needed. Arriving in the car feeling physically sharp and confident is extremely important to me. A large part of that is thanks to Jake. “

GUY THOMPSON

Jersey Reds, Wasps, Leicester Tigers Rugby Union

“I worked with Jake in a professional environment at Jersey Rugby Club. While working alongside him, his knowledge of nutrition and conditioning allowed me to perform to the best of my ability week in week out. Moving up to the Premiership with London Wasps I knew I was confident in my physicality and durability. Jake has helped make my transition to the higher level, achievable. “

JOHN DAMS

Performance Scientist at Kitman Labs and developmental coach.

“I took Jake on as in intern back in 2010 to help with combat athletes fight prep. From watching him coach and lead sessions, early on I knew he would be a great candidate to spend a year with Harlequins Rugby. His ability to develop raport with a wide variety of individuals gave the basis from which he was able to enhance his learning within our high-performance programme. That intangible quality that means people enjoy working and being around certain people, Jake has in abundance. Experience from combat sports, Rugby and now Formula 1 means he has gained an excellent understanding of high performance environments, their unique needs analysis within sports science, strength and conditioning science, coupled with top class coaching practice. I continue to work with Jake in developmental coaching and performance analytics projects.”

HELENA SMITH

Former GB Kickboxing Champion

“Jake’s dedication and commitment to be the best coach he can be led to a lot of participation in our martial arts classes. His first hand understanding of MMA techniques and the physical demands of a competitor helped consolidate his skill set as a strength and conditioning coach not only for my fight prep, but also for maintenance programmes for myself and other fighters in our club. He was a highly valued part of my coaching team; his programming helped develop my power and explosiveness in my striking and takedown work as well as building overall strength and resilience in the cage. Having a full-time career as well as competing as a professional athlete came with its time and energy restraints. Jake’s empathy and understanding to me as a person as well as an athlete set him apart from other coaches I have worked with. His ethos for balancing stress and managing both physical and mental demands meant he knew when to push harder and when to back off. This, combined with his first-class knowledge of performance needs made him an essential asset when it came to competition.”

MARK FOSTER

England 7’s, Gloucester Rugby, Exeter Chiefs and Jersey Reds

“Jake’s extensive knowledge and clear passion for the industry is infectious and he created a culture in training that transferred directly onto the pitch; players maximising involvements and game time as a direct coloration of the work and programming he had instigated. Not only did my on-pitch performance improve but his time/game/on feet management throughout the season ensured that I will still firing on all cylinders until the last game of the campaign. Jake is a top-class practitioner and an inspirational character who I can count as both a colleague and a friend, even now I still reach out when my training needs enhancing and he constantly produces technical research driven information, ideas and ideas for top class implementation.”

ARCHIE WILKINSON

CEO, Lifesaver Power LTD

“Jake has helped me to develop as a dad, husband & CEO.  He’s driven a better understanding of what makes me tick, what works and what to be aware of. He uses a number of methods both data led with body analysis trackers, to dissecting an issue to help take a view from different perspectives. I look forward to him pushing me beyond my limits.”

Larry Ten Voorde

 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Champion, Carrera cup-Germany Champion, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Champion 2020, 8 hours Bahrein WEC winner, GT-AM 2019. 

” Like every year, I aim to be on the top step. In 2019 I came close to winning the championship but just missed out. I knew I needed something a little different If I was to make the 2020 season count. Jake became that little difference. With Jake as my performance coach and having just joined GP Elite, I felt ready. I learned some simple and effective tools in how to manage myself over a race weekend. From physically staying strong over a long season, to gaining new insight and perspectives with my mindset. This allowed me to bounce back quickly from setbacks and have a new relationship with pressure once I got in a position to win. This was the key to becoming Champion in 2020. It was a special year. I’m grateful to Jake for helping me become the greatest racing driver I can be and enjoying the process along the way.”

FIND A HIGHER VERSION
OF ONE’S SELF

Necessary effort, necessary Force is essential. As we move along the learning continuum, struggle gives way to harmony, suffering to serenity, effort to effortlessness and Force to Grace.

Adapt. Evolve. Grow.

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