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James Cluskey – Embracing Pressure

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Pressure is something that we all experience both at work and at home. Getting to a point where you are not only able to appropriately manage pressure, but also to embrace it, is key to high performing in your personal and professional life.

In this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez as she talks with James Cluskey, former professional tennis player turned executive coach and founder of Give Learn as they discuss the necessity of community in embracing pressure and how to view performance to help you become a high performer.

About The Guest:

James Cluskey is a former professional tennis player turned entrepreneur and private tennis coach to Sir Richard Branson. He represented Ireland in the Davis Cup from 2006-2015 and won 15 professional titles, with a career-high ranking of 145 in the world. In 2018, James and three others broke the Guinness World Record for the longest doubles tennis match, playing continuously for over 60 hours.

Since retiring from professional tennis, James has carried passion for high performance and is the founder of Give Learn, an e-learning company that offers both LIVE and on-demand classes with global experts around soft skills. Give Learn links learning to social good and allows users to earn points to donate to different social causes. James believes in connecting people to develop their life and career.

He is a passionate advocate of human interaction, whether in person or remotely. James authored the book “Advantage: Lessons In Sport And Business To Achieve Your Goals.”