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Lessons From Leaders

How to Lead an Activity Organisation


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From Coordinate Sport it’s The Drive Phase, a show about sports founders, leaders, and experts and the stories behind their business journeys.

Part four of our wrap up series brings together the best insights from our previous episodes and is a great way to jump in and sample the Drive Phase content.

We’ve taken the opportunity on this episode to reflect on those conversations and selected clips from 14 guests across 9 episodes to cover a range of key topics.

Drawing from the powerful messages, insights, and journeys, our guests have passed on their experiences so you can fast track your growth.

Welcome to this week’s episode of The Drive Phase Podcast and part 4 of the Lessons From Leaders series.


Jo Scalpello

Trust your gut feel and act upon it at the time, speak as you think and things get done a lot quicker.


Tilly James

Take each day as it comes, make your lists, focus on what you want out of each day and everything else falls into place.

HAF Alliance

Jane Ashworth OBE

Organisations are involved in HAF because they are committed in their DNA to improving the quality of life in their neighbourhoods.

HAF Alliance

Prof. Greta Defeyter

We should really look at HAF just as we have school breakfast clubs and make this a normative part of society.

HAF Alliance

Jade Harris

What is the insight? We’ve reached 200 children. That’s fantastic, but what have we done for those 200 children?

UK Cheerleading Association

Pat Hawkins

Everything that we do has got to be an opportunity for somebody.

Youth Sport Trust

Alison Oliver

If you can find inside what really lights your fire, you’ll find a role that fits for you.

The Bikeability Trust

Emily Cherry

You need to surround yourself with mentors, friends and advisors who don’t always think like you.

Badu Sports

Nana Badu

My job is to help facilitate, support and empower our community to rewrite our narratives.

Badu Sports

Olivia Eastwood-Gray

Having an open mentality is key, if you see something and you don’t know if it fits, just go for it and give it a try.

Badu Sports

Zeneice Hall

Being in a leadership role has helped me to build confidence and open up.


Will Stone

Adaptability is key, try to be relaxed, keep a smile on your face and build relationships along the way.

Beyond Sport

Fred Turner

There is greater impact when things are done authentically through creative collaboration.

Sports Connect Africa

Cynthia Mumbo

I’ve never been one to follow the system. Yes, the system’s there. I respect it, but I like to shake things up a little.

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