Olympic Gold medallist and part of the Team GB Women’s Hockey Team that won in Rio, Crista Cullen has transferred her skills to business & provides some fascinating insights into leadership & successful team culture. Now an accomplished speaker & owner of her own CCKC Consultancy, Crista explains why she likes to immerse herself fully into her client’s cultures before taking action. “I believe in immersion. I don’t want to spectate from the outside. Put me in so, I can understand it, dissect it.” We talk about Crista’s birth home of Kenya, about The Tofauti Foundation (means “different” in Swahili) that she has created & why she is so passionate about conservation and making a difference in Africa. We also talk about how to resolve conflict in teams & the characteristics required to succeed at the highest level of elite sport. Fascinating insights & stories here as well as Crista’s own story from failure to success. Crista describes herself as a non-conformist in a conformist culture and how she’s always been someone who’s done things a bit differently. “I wasn’t the best hockey player in the world but I listened intently. I pulled myself away from the environment and analysed everything to figure out what would make me better.” It’s a strategy that’s served Crista well. Now it’s your turn to listen in as Crista tells first hand how a failing team became Olympic winners, how she is empowering women in Africa through her heroics on Kiliminjaro plus why she is on mission to save the ‘Ugly 5’! Get ready to be blown away.

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!