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3 decades supporting coaches & organisations to get the best out of themselves & the people they are coaching/managing

Performance Development Systems

by Mark Bennett MBE

Over 3 decades of development; identifying the 'intangibles' that influence engagement, 'live' decision making, teamwork, effective communication, performance & culture at all levels globally –

  • Professional senior & international teams

  • Grassroot sports at club, County & National level

  • Academies, Schools, Colleges & Universities

  • Sport Organisations

  • Global Business

  • Military leadership & mentoring


​Real world strategies for coaches & managers that impact the performance of teams & organisations as well embedding the desired change -

Past & Present Clients

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“Mark Bennett is professional, reliable and talented. He has the ability to inspire, motivate and connect with anyone he works with; taking their ability to a higher level to get the best results”.

Dame Kelly Holmes MBE, Double Olympic Champion

There are two key elements within the Performance Development Systems (PDS) –

DEVELOPING BETTER DECISION MAKERS -Training, coaching & mentoring coaches & managers to increase their confidence & competence developing individuals & teams to make effective decisions & review them live at self & as a collective. To maximise the behaviours & performance of the individuals & teams they are working with

SUPPORTING CHANGE - Provide effective support, structures & principles to positively impact people ‘change’ in order to embed the newly acquired skills, competencies & behaviours

Either of these delivered in separation will not truly impact any team or organisation. Technical & tactical training is important, but if a coach/manager struggles to influence some individuals & teams to consistently make effective decisions, execute them with quality & intensity within competition environments; those individuals & teams will always under perform.

Even if the training is of high quality in providing information on how to increase individuals & teams behaviours, learning & performance. The chance of someone being able to go away & embed the new learning into their own situations; to be able to adjust their own behaviours to embed new ones is very slim. Most people will regress back to their pre training habits within a few weeks. This is why having a robust support intervention to help organisations, teams & individuals through the ‘transition of change’ is not only critical; it ensures you receive a tangible return on your investment.

We know that the coaches & managers have a huge influence on cultures, environments & performance. PDS increases coaches & managers ability to influence teams & individuals within these environments.

The PDS Process

What Impact Does PDS Coaching Have on Coaches & Athletes? Canterbury Tennis Club Intervention


coaches & players sharing feedback on the impact a PDS needs centred intervention had on everyone at the club. 


This is 2 years after the start of the intervention, showing how the behaviours & skills have embedded within the players & coaches. Notice the players recognising their improvements in awareness & managing state, not relying on coaches for reminders, supporting & accepting feedback from peers, taking more responsibility & more confidence in being able to problem solve live.

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