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Clear link between well-being and high performance

I am proud to be a Brand Ambassador for Hintsa Performance, a global leader in human high-performance coaching, which is consistently demonstrating its science-based methods in the world’s most challenging business and sports environments for clients including Formula 1 drivers and Fortune 500 CEOs.

In 2008 I was fortunate to sit next to the firm’s founder, Dr. Aki Hintsa, on a flight from Helsinki to Barcelona. I was attending the Formula 1 Grand Prix to conduct interviews for the third edition of “Performance at the Limit, Business Lessons from Formula 1.” Aki was the McLarenF1’s team physician. During the flight he shared with me his holistic approach to achieving high performance in competitive environments.

Some years later, after Aki’s passing, I met his daughter and CEO of Hintsa Performance, Anna-Stiina Hintsa during the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone. This led to further to discussions with her colleagues in Finland and my becoming associated with their growing business.

I was interviewed recently by Haim Oren, Hintsa Performance’s Brand Ambassador based in Israel.

Our conversation covered various aspects of the proven correlation between well-being and high performance. I also suggested that rather than talk about work-life balance, we should focus on work-life harmony because our business and personal decisions are always intertwined, not a weighing on a scale between one or the other.

Watch the 19-minute conversation here:

The photo is Dr. Aki Hintsa at the Barcelona circuit leading a very young Lewis Hamilton to the McLaren motorhome at the start of the day. Aki is looking up at me as I shouted “huomenta” or “good morning” in Finnish.

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