Learn what elite athletes can teach about successful business management.
Join Andy Walshe, Director of High Performance at Red Bull as he chats to Louise Pennell about creating a management plan for elite athletes, applying these theories to a business setting and what happens after you identify talent. He also gives us an insight into what was involved in turning Australian motocross rider Robbie Maddison's crazy idea (doing a step up on to the Arc de Triomphe replica in Las Vegas) into reality!
Louise is one of Australia's most credible and experienced journalists, covering the biggest breaking stories in both the Australian and US news markets for 20 years.
Throughout the recent global financial meltdown, the Fox Business Network relied on Louise for breaking coverage and analysis from its Los Angeles bureau. As its first west coast correspondent, Louise was a key contributor to the Fox News team, delivering exclusive interviews from top newsmakers and industry leaders across all sectors, including Rupert Murdoch and Richard Branson.
Louise also has a distinguished track record delivering news to an Australian audience, spending 10 years anchoring news updates and filing stories for the Austereo Network and Network Seven, based in Melbourne & Los Angeles.
Louise is a graduate of the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Business degree.
Dr. Andy Walshe is Head of the Red Bull High Performance program. He collaborates with hundreds of elite athletes and industry-leading experts to develop and implement performance models. Walshe’s ultimate goal is to share learnings with the world to elevate human potential. Walshe’s skill for quantifying excellence and “de-mystifying talent” led to an appointment of High Performance Director for Red Bull Stratos where he prepped Felix Baumgartner for his record-breaking jump from the stratosphere. Prior to Red Bull, he was helping the U.S. Olympic ski team hit their performance targets as their High Performance Director until 2007. A native Australian, Walshe has a Ph.D. in Applied Biomechanics from Southern Cross University and holds a seat on the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) advisory board for DARPA.