1.1 Coatching

Joe Glanfield

Joe Glanfield

Joe is a three time Olympic representative, winning two Olympic medals in Athens and Beijing. During Joe’s 11 year Olympic sailing career he picked up a total of 28 international medals (14 gold) and with team mate, Nick Rogers, went through a two and half year period winning a medal at every international regatta they entered and became double European champions and ISAF world number one.

From an early age Joe regularly coached alongside his sailing career, building experience and a reputation for making a tangible difference to the sailor. After the 2008 Beijing Olympics Joe decided to retire and make the switch to coaching full time. With a desire to broaden his coaching knowledge Joe looked for opportunities outside of sailing, he studied an executive and business coaching diploma with the iron mill institute and delivered workshops and motivational speeches to a number of multinational companies. Joe also worked within education for the Youth Sport Trust developing mentoring material for teachers to use with their gifted and talented athletes as well as delivering workshops at regional teacher conferences. In 2010 Joe was contracted by the English Institute of Sport to become a performance Lifestyle advisor, advising aspiring athletes how plan, set goals and balance education with high level sport.

Within sailing Joe has become a highly sought after coach and has been contracted within different countries and cultures around the world to make a difference to their performance. Joe has coached at the Olympic Games, World championships, Asian Games, South East Asian Games, ISAF Youth World championships and helped sailors win medals at all of them. From the autumn of 2011 through 2012 Joe was the private coach of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark during this time they were successful in winning the first 470 womens world championships and Olympic medal for Great Britain.

Joe founded Glanfield Performance Coaching to continue to make a difference to people looking to develop and improve performance across the sectors of Sport, business and education. Joe is based in Devon with his wife and five children.