Maximising Business & Human Performance

We hold the keys to unlocking potential and achieving higher levels of productivity, focus, energy and control. At work and beyond. 

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About Us 

Understanding Performance is a leadership and training consultancy specialising in peak performance. We design and deliver keynotes, training, advisory, coaching and online knowledge products centred around this concept.

We've worked with forward-thinking clients at leading organisations across industries and geographies, including The Walt Disney Company, Discovery, Lloyds Banking Group and Lyft.

Our proprietary Performance Advantage methodology is truly unique and covers all bases to maximise performance, enhance productivity, elevate mindsets and supercharge energy levels. We combine psychology, physiology and productivity strategies to give executives, teams and individuals the edge over the competition.

 We keep it simple by focusing on impactful habit creation, ensuring effortless performance can be achieved and maintained by anyone who applies themselves. We know time is scarce, and we know that our approach enables even the most time poor professionals to maximise their potential and performance.

After all, your habits define your success.

How we can help you

We're genuinely passionate about performance, and we'll equip you with everything you need to get and stay on top of your game. Day in, day out.

For Business

  • Higher productivity and output
  • Results achieved faster and with more ease
  • Competitive advantage through people

For Teams

  • Effective team dynamics and cohesion
  • Powerful, proactive communication
  • Boosted morale, motivation and engagement

For Individuals

  • Proactive mindset, attitude & behaviours
  • Enhanced energy, time management & focus
  • Greater resilience and wellbeing
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The Performance Advantage™ 

We take a multi-dimensional approach to Peak Performance that integrates our unique skills, experience and expertise. This is backed by concrete evidence, research, neuroscience and continuous testing. Psychology at the heart of what we do, reinforced by a focus on fine-tuning physiological, business and external factors for optimal performance. 

Our proprietary methodology enables us to adapt and flex solutions, providing our clients with strategies and toolkits proven to build peak performance habits on a sustainable basis. We empower our clients to make progress in ways that make sense for them and their circumstances. 

Our approach is practical, fun and simple yet skilfully supported by evidence-based insights, research, science and examples.

It's one thing to have knowledge, it's another thing to apply that knowledge.

Our Expertise

Our expertise comes from years of research, experience, training, testing and practical application. We combine this with studying, interviewing and working with elite, world class experts who have peak performance at the front of mind. We do the work to find industry-leading approaches to elevate performance and equip leaders, teams and individuals with tools and strategies to maximise performance. Day in, day out. 

Abigail Ireland | Peak Performance Strategist

Abigail combines her eclectic corporate and entrepreneurial background spanning nearly 20 years to give clients impactful and practical ways to enhance productivity, energy, focus and results.

During her 10 year banking career, Abigail worked on multi-million pound transactions and in high performing teams in Private Equity, Acquisition Finance and Strategy.

Whilst Abi loved her work, it came with long hours, high expectations, tight deadlines, constant change and competing demands. She realised that she needed to be smarter with her time, mindset and physical wellbeing if she wanted to keep performing at a high level. Over many years, she delved deep into the world of peak performance and created a unique system that enables sustainable top performance. 

Abigail is a qualified Chartered Banker, NLP Practitioner, Executive & Leadership Coach, Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. She combines this skillset and experience to enable her clients to achieve peak performance across mind, body and business

Abigail is passionate about developing people and businesses to reach their full potential. She regularly serves as a mentor, business advisor and executive coach alongside running Understanding Performance. 

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.


Ready to uplevel?

We can provide you with the systems and structures to optimise mindset, focus, energy and control - at work and beyond.

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