Episode 101 – Ian Braid.

MD of DOCIAsport Ltd.

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I enjoyed this really insightful and impactful conversation with Ian Braid, founder of DOCIAsport.

We meandered through mental health, vulnerability, self-awareness and so much more with some of the key insights being:

– “Who’s looking after the people looking after the people?” – 03.35

– “A lesson I had to learn the hard way was that duty of care belongs to the individual first and foremost” – 05.50

– “I’m making it up as I go along. When I set up DOCIA Sport I was still poorly. If I had set it up when I was well, I would have had a 5-year plan, umpteen KPIs, I’d have blinkers on. Because I didn’t have the blinkers on, I have had opportunities and met different people that I otherwise would not have met” – 08.35

– “I am (now) more self-aware and therefore feel that I can make better intuitive decisions, if it feels right” – 15.25

– “When you talk about your vulnerability it gives people, at worst, permission to themselves to think more deeply about their own stuff and at best to engage in a conversation” – 21.55

– “Is it (role modelling vulnerability) courageous, is it brave I don’t know, but it feels intuitively right” 22.20

Ian can be contacted via the following means:

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-braid-fmhc-484238/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Imbraid

Bio:

Ian has brought together his significant experience in sport and his passion for helping others under the umbrella of DOCIAsport the company he founded in 2017. He brings a refreshing and independent view to all aspects of duty of care in sport from the perspective of coaches, officials, athletes, administrators and the sector itself. Ian is acknowledged as a trusted leader whose opinions are widely sought after in sport, higher education, government and business.  He is recognised as a champion of mental health education and has given acclaimed keynote presentations throughout the UK. These include a guest lecture at Edge Hill University, a partner in mental health in sport.

His vision as CEO of the British Athletes Commission led to the sector strengthening the support offered to vulnerable adults in sport. He also played a key role in the DCMS review of duty of care in sport assisting Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. These became the platform for Ian to deliver sustainable positive change in sport, mental health provision and for the next generation of sport leaders applying his values, skills and experience.

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