Consulting Services

​The nationally recognised School of Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University provides commercial management consultancy services in addition to degree teaching & academic research. Our focus is on supporting organisations in the professional sports team sector address contemporary leadership challenges and improve individual & collective performance.  We also work with mainstream organisations wishing to apply team leadership insights and principles from the elite sport environment.


Consulting partnerships

While the opportunities and challenges confronting teams can be significant we work in partnership with elite sports organisations to maintain perspective, focus on priorities and implement realistic and sustainable improvements in performance.  Our working relationships are based on regular formal and informal dialogue. We always remember that we have been invited to work with your organisation or team and our priority is to maximise your potential and capability.

Consulting process

Typically a consulting assignment with us would unfold through a series of sequential phases. The usual starting point is to really understand your competitive context and current performance reality then move to identify key strengths to build on and potential opportunities to explore.  We would then usually seek to develop internal skill sets or capability and pinpoint quick wins in team & organisational performance while establishing a longer term improvement strategy.

Consulting services

In many cases delivery at a practical level would include a co-ordinated and innovative blend of strategic reviews, performance audits, interactive workshops, large scale conferences, training programmes, team development events, executive coaching and professional mentoring. Each consulting project would be tailored to your individual requirements and confirmed in a written proposal with clear targets.


Cardiff School of Sport, with its 60 year history, is a recognised centre of excellence within the UK. We have established a national reputation for the quality of our teaching, research and enterprise work. The depth of talent in the School allows us to complement our focus on leadership and teams with expertise in other relevant areas such as coaching, psychology, sports science and performance analysis.  The School also draws on a small community of external associates who bring particular expertise or insights to client projects.