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'Gareth Southgate's secret weapon' - Guardian
'A copy of Eastwood's new book, Belonging, was given to every England player when they reported for duty at the European Championships' - Telegraph
'How Maori belief is driving the England team to seize the moment' - Sunday Telegraph
'Belonging is a must-read for anyone interested in building a long term high-performing team.' - Stuart Lancaster
'One of the wisest books about winning you'll ever read...Powerful lessons beautifully expressed.' - James Kerr
Whakapapa. You belong here.
Whakapapa is a Maori idea which embodies our universal human need to belong. It represents a powerful spiritual belief - that each of us is part of an unbroken and unbreakable chain of people who share a sacred identity and culture.
Owen Eastwood places this concept at the core of his methods to maximise a team's performance. In this book he reveals, for the first time, the ethos that has made him one of the most in-demand Performance Coaches in the world.
In Belonging, Owen weaves together insights from homo sapiens' evolutionary story and ancestral wisdom. He shines a light on where these powerful ideas are applied around our world in high-performing settings encompassing sport, business, the arts and military.
Aspects of Owen's unique approach include: finding your identity story; defining a shared purpose; visioning future success; sharing ownership with others; understanding the 'silent dance' that plays out in groups; setting the conditions to unleash talent; and converting our diversity into a competitive advantage.