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Paddy Upton

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High Performance Coach, Professor and Author

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Paddy coaches high-performing teams in business and sport, and most notably in cricket. As Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership coach, Paddy helped lead the Indian national cricket team to win the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup for their first time in 28 years, and to become the World’s No. 1 Test Team for their first time. As Performance Director, he then helped lead the South African cricket team to become the first to simultaneously hold the World No. 1 ranking in all three formats of the game. He’s been Head Coach of five different professional T20 cricket teams in 12 tournaments across three of the world’s major leagues (IPL, BBL, PSL), and has been Mental Coach to over 100 professional athletes from 11 different sports.

Outside of sports, he has over two decades experience as an Executive Business Coach, in South Africa, India and Australia, and has delivered over 200 keynote addresses in more than 50 cities across five continents. Paddy has degrees from four different universities, including two Master’s degrees, and is a Professor at Deakin University (Business and Law faculty), Melbourne, Australia. He is also the author of “The Barefoot Coach; Life-Changing Insights from Coaching the World’s Best Cricketers”.

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