New Team Member - Meet Charlie

January 29, 2020 2 min read

NEW TEAM MEMBER - MEET CHARLIE

Good day bloggers! I'm Charlie - the new PARTNERSHIPS GURU here at SPORTTAPE. If you've been a part of TEAMSPORTTAPE for a while you've probably come across me before.

I've been in and out of the business, firstly while I as studying for my BSc in Sports & Exercise. Just this past December (2019) I completed my MBA at the American International College in the USA. I'm delighted to fully devote myself to a cause I've been a part of since I started here in 2016 as a lowly intern.


MY PERSPECTIVE

I'll cut to the chase - there is no blueprintfor taping applications or what the best tape is.

Anyone that tells you otherwise, I call BULLSH*T.

What it's all about is trying and testing what works best for you, and finding the right tape to go with it. What works for on person might not necessarily work for another. That's where we come in.


QUICKFIRE QUESTIONS

The team sent a series of quickfire questions my way so I hope you enjoy. This should give you a flavour of what you're in store for as we go on this journey together!

FULL NAME

Charles William Henry Joslin-Allen...I'm often mistaken for Royalty. 

WHAT YOU DO

I make my SPORTTAPE return as the Partnerships Guru. Chances are, if you're a #TEAMSPORTTAPE team, clinic or athlete I'll be championing you to the rest of the world. 

CORE VALUES

Hard graft, accountability and ambition. If you get all three working together then you can accomplish anything. 

FAVOURITE QUOTE

'Do. Or do not. There is no try.' - Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back. 

TOP 3 BOOKS

I have too many favourites, but if I had to pick I'd say Let My People go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard is particular favourite (a parting gift from Carl before my expedition to the USA).

I'm a complete sucker for sports psychology, and The Brave Athlete by Simon Paterson is a source of inspiration for my athletic career.

Currently I'm making my way through DO/STORY by David Hieatt of Huit Demin & Co. I'd highly recommend all three to aspiring athletes and entrepreneurs alike. 

BEST THING ABOUT WORKING FOR SPORTTAPE

I love the family aspect of the business. We're a very tight-knit team and I've been welcomed with open arms from the very off. I'm also very lucky I'm at a workplace which supports and champions elite sport. Even more so that I have an established GB International Athlete sitting right opposite me to draw inspiration from, especially as I make my own comeback from a 10 week hiatus!

CLOSING REMARKS

One area which we are particularly strong on is actively seeking out and championing therapists and athletes, quizzing them rigorously, to determine what they think are the most useful applications and what they look for in their tapes. From this, we can give the most useful, honest, practical advice from the best in the business.
 
With this in mind, I'm looking forward to working with you ALL.

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