Kurt Lindley – Ultra Marathon runner, Experienced Developer of People and Founder of Be More L&D

August 10, 2020

Pushing yourself to your personal extreme; Being aware of your emotions in pressure situations; Security versus happiness and freedom; Being a consultant and the questions to ask yourself; Sport as a foundation for life in a society full of rules; Sport to business messages and the availability and potential saturation of learning (contentious?) are some of the many areas we explored.

Kurt Lindley, Owner of Be More Learning & Development, has clearly given a great deal of thought and based many of his views on real and very personal experiences. There is truly something for everyone within this conversation!

Just to give some background and context to Kurt….

He is South African born, Yorkshire bred, dad of 1, Kurt is a learning and development specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the field of learning and development across performance sport, the corporate sector and education. Kurt has worked within Olympic sport and the UK Sport domain, mentoring elite coaches, developing leaders and supporting coach educators at the likes of British Athletics, British Cycling and British Shooting to name a few, building the skills, confidence, self-awareness and the knowhow of ‘Modern Learning’ to help achieve maximum performance from athletes.

Kurt has a masters in Psychology specialising in ‘Mentor-Mentee relationships in performance sport’ and he uses the latest research in Neuroscience, Sociology and Psychology to unleash the potential in people, through a better understand of the science of learning and how to apply this to everyday learning events.

 Kurt is also a TEDx Host and speaker with an interest in wellbeing and the value of community, as well as the Executive Editor/ Captain of the #LearningScientistMag, a free online magazine for all things people development ( CLICK HERE to subscribe)

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Success Quote or sayings:

  • Put yourself on the start line and get in the race
  • If we change the way we look at things the things we look at change
  • Life is a choice – make the choice and know the choice you have taken is yours and you made it.
  • Be more!
  • You are not going to do this on your own
  • If you continue to milk the free pale at some stage it will run out

Quick fire questions:

The books that you would recommend.

·       The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager By Andy Cope

·       Touch: The Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human by David J. Linden

·       Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers By Tim Ferris


Technology I use often

Twitter to engage and connect


How do I prepare to be the best version of myself…

Eat well and sleep well consider life hacks


In one sentence – What advice would you give to your teenage version of yourself?

Believe in yourself, time your message and consider the language you use


Who has made a big impact on you?

My wife before and after her life/illness

Many others just at the right time…


Whos’ Sport Story would you be really interested in hearing?

Kirs Akabusi


Coaching questions I would like to pose:


When are your peak work times in the year and when and how do your rest and recover – taper period?


How do you frame or could you re frame the way you look at things to really help you be the best and most productive version of yourself?


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