With Dr Maurice Duffy & stars from the world of football, swimming, politics, business and the public sector.

Tynemouth-based, mindset and leadership specialist, Dr Maurice Duffy – whose clients include Australian cricket player and the world’s leading batsman, Steve Smith – is bringing a star line-up of business and sports personalities to the North East to discuss Elite Performance and High Performance Mindset

Dr Maurice Duffy will be joined on stage at this fantastic and engaging one day event by professional footballers Mike Williamson & Rob Elliott, Olympic champion Chris Cook, MP Lisa Nandy, Sir James Mackey of Northumbria Health Care, and business professionals such as Karen Lee and Sarah O’Mahoney to discuss mindset growth, through personal stories and simple proven, practical strategies that enable you to be the change you want to see.

This is an event not to be missed. – lively, engaging, entertaining and educational, Dr Duffy calls this ‘edutainment’, or ‘how to learn in a fun way’.

Spaces are limited so book now to secure your spot

Dr Duffy frequently travels the world and is recognised as one of the top coaches on mindset and change. He works with FTSE100 board members and coaches elite sports personalities, including Olympic champions and premiership football players. He is currently working with members of the Australian cricket team to improve mental toughness and create a winning mindset. He is also assisting high profile political figures in Westminster to develop resilience and presence.

Dr Duffy, said: “Average performers prepare to start, elite performers prepare to finish. There is an assumption that people working at a high level already have a winning mindset but this is often not the case. My job is to shift a person’s mindset so they deliver elite performances.

“We have assembled a strong line-up for our Elite Performance event. They are very successful people in their own right and all demonstrate a mental toughness and resilience that they call upon every day of their lives. It is what drives them forward and which separates them from the rest. They have a winning mindset that embraces change and the possibility of failure and pushes them forward.”

Newcastle United goalkeeper, Rob Elliot, said: “Being the best version of you is the only way to get to the top. Trying to be something or someone you are not will always leave you falling short.”

Dr Duffy has previously worked as European HR director for Nortel Networks and was also executive vice president at Manpower. He has worked in consultancy since 1999 with clients including Hewlett Packard, Google, Barclays and Rio Tinto, for whom he delivered executive learning in over 20 countries. He has also worked extensively with the NHS. He is currently chairman of Blackswan Group.


Directions & useful information

BY CAR – Postcode for Sat Nav is NE30 4ER

If travelling from the North:

Exit the A1 and join the A19 when prompted. Exit the A19 at Silverlink and join the A1058. Follow directions to Tynemouth and sea front. Once you reach the sea front, turn right and follow the road. You will see the hotel on your right after 2 roundabouts.

If travelling from the South:

Exit the A19 North at Silverlink and join the A1058. Follow directions to Tynemouth and sea front. Once you reach the sea front, turn right and follow the road. You will see the hotel on your right after 2 roundabouts.

PARKING – there are loads of parking opportunities on the road near the hotel.


When you arrive at Newcastle Central Station or Newcastle Airport, follow directions to the Metro (yellow M sign). You can travel directly to Tynemouth Station. On exiting the Metro station at Tynemouth, follow the road around and up, then turn right. You will see the main shopping street a bit further down the road. Before crossing onto Front Street, turn left onto Park Road and head for the sea front. Turn right and you will see the hotel on your right after a few hundred yards. Approximately 10-15 minutes walk.

Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside both the Station and the Airport. If you would like to pre-book a taxi, please see recommended companies below.


LA TAXI 0191 2817777


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