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Stuart delivers sessions on the parallels between business and sport, drawing on how his experiences during 14 years of playing rugby at elite level shaped his own approach in key areas such as leadership, management, motivation and team dynamics.

He explores the behaviours of high performing teams and the founding principles on which success is based, underpinning his delivery with humorous and interesting real life anecdotes that might help shape or challenge behaviours in your company, just as they did his.

Some of this was touched upon in a blog reflecting on his first cap memories.

In a podcast with leadership expert Graham Wilson, Stuart also reflected on how his sporting and business experiences had shaped his approach to leadership, and the importance of good team dynamics. You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below:


For a while I’ve thought that business people, and entrepreneurs in particular, could learn from elite sport.  After all, starting, growing and sustaining a business is tough, and finding a competitive edge makes a difference.  So, I wanted someone who has spanned elite sport and business to provide some useful insights on the parallels that exist between the two worlds. I approached ex Welsh Rugby International and former Dragons CEO, Stuart Davies.

He came up trumps, providing a brilliantly insightful webinar on the similarities and cross-over in areas such as team management, goal setting, reaching peak performance and the motivational aspects of elite sport. I was impacted and moved by the range of techniques that coaches and players adopt to win and deal with adversity.  These approaches are hugely valuable to us all in our business life, and are not found in management books or on MBA courses. I would readily recommend Stuart to any business seeking to ‘health check’ or explore their approach to leadership, management and many other associated areas.

Walter May, Founder, GlobalWelsh

You can see the full webinar here, or just listen to the Q&A at the end for a flavour of Stuart’s thoughts on key issues: