Alex Phillips, Sports Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker

Inside Edge is led by Alex Phillips, a well known motivational speaker and sports performance coach.

As the skipper of the yacht Quadstone in the 2000 BT Global Challenge, known as “The World’s Toughest Yacht Race”, she developed a group of amateurs into a high-performing team and led them to victory against the odds.

The knowledge gained through working with amateur teams throughout her seventeen years at sea has been readily transferred into the sports performance coaching world.  She  now helps individuals and teams achieve their sporting goals.   

Alex is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a SDI (Strength Deployment Inventory) Facilitator, and an Ambassador for Investors in People. In addition, she has trained extensively in the fields of team development, behavioural change, and high performance coaching. In her spare time, Alex is a gliding instructor, and also flies her own glider in cross-country competitions.


Dave Marchant

The latest addition to our team, Dave Marchant has worked as a coach with leaders,
professionals and teams across varied industries and organisations, helping
them to develop and perform to their potential. He works as an objective
sounding board, supporting and challenging people to learn, manage themselves
well and develop their effectiveness.

He designed the C.O.A.C.H. Model, a unique approach to help
individuals resolve their issues, improve their confidence and help them focus
on performing at their best. He is a very experienced, open-minded,
non-judgemental but informal, direct communicator who works to understand and
cares about the people he works with.

He learned his trade working with people in industry and
commerce and he now brings his skills to the sports field. He is passionate and
knowledgeable about sport and intrigued by the challenge of helping talented
people to keep their life in balance in order to perform at their best.

We also work with individuals and teams in business: