WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

TEAM Engage

Dave Pickles

Founder and owner of the brand TEAM Engage that increases individual and team performance, wellbeing and relationships through tailored team energisers and shared experiences for corporate, sports club and third sector organisations.

Dave is also founder and owner of the brands EDGE Travel Worldwide who specialise in organising and leading UK & International adventure trips and the brand Performance To Summit who plan and deliver online and face to face fitness training along with health & wellbeing workshops.

An expert in having organised and lead civilian and military expeditions in remote and austere environments throughout the world over the past 25 years in the jungle, arctic, mountain and desert environments, Dave is also co-founder and co-Director of EP Global Events Ltd and World’s Highest OCR that specialises in world record breaking adventure challenges and extreme sports.

Ex British military, having served on international deployments including Afghanistan, with a wealth of experience and knowledge that he has brought into the world of leadership and team performance programmes, military camps, survival experiences, international adventure travel, fitness and extreme sports.

Dave also provides guest speaker appearances to small groups and global audiences in their thousands; highlighting how to thrive in the challenging rhythm of remote and austere environments, along with how it relates to the ever-changing business environment. First-hand accounts of extreme situations from big altitude mountain ascents to being on the front line in a military deployed environment.

As an accomplished mountaineer and combat medic, Dave has summited the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro, over 57 times including running to the top and back down again as a speed event. Taking over 2,800 people with a range of abilities and backgrounds to the summit of Kilimanjaro over the past 20 years, along with organising and leading two previous world records in the crater, leaves no doubt that he is a world leading expert in everything that is successfully summiting and operating on the mountain of Kilimanjaro as a master summiteer.

Dave Pickles

Dr Martin Littlewood

Martin is one of the UK’s leading Performance Psychologists, having worked in the English Premier League for the past 17 years at clubs such as Bolton Wanderers FC, Everton FC, Leicester City FC and in the Scottish Premiership at Rangers FC. He is widely recognised as a foremost academic and consultant in professional football for developing and supporting individuals, teams and organisations on performance, leadership, identity and culture.

He also works in Super League Rugby for the Warrington Wolves and has engaged in leadership and team development work in the corporate sector at Warrington’s Own Buses.

As an Associate Professor at Liverpool John Moores University, he has published numerous articles on his research within these fields to support his applied consultancy practice. Martin regularly uses the Spotlight Performance Profile with his clients that are interested in behavioural style and mindset from an individual and team perspective, and how this can be used to drive and sustain performance, especially under pressure. Working with his clients, Martin co-creates bespoke individual and team development performance plans linked to the core objectives of the business. Ultimately, Martin is passionate about connecting people to purpose to drive performance.

Dr Martin Littlewood

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