The FwM Team is headed up by Derek Tate, a ski teacher for over 30 years and currently studying on the MSc Applied Positive Psychology course at Bucks New University.

Positive Psychology Practitioner 

Sport Psychology Practitioner 

Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher

Derek has had a long term interest in psychology and how it applies to learning and skill acquisition, sports and general well-being. In 1992 he completed a post graduate sports coaching diploma from Moray House Institute of Education (Heriot-Watt University), in Edinburgh and this course included sports psychology in relation to coaching. With over 30 years of coaching, teaching, teacher training and  examining, Derek has gained a wealth of knowledge about how to help people perform at their best and achieve optimal experiences. His current studies at Bucks New University on the MSc Applied Positive Psychology have allowed him to focus on the areas of mindfulness and flow and how to use these specific constructs to help individuals and teams flourish. 

As a speaker Derek has delivered psychology talks and lecturers for a number of organisations and at many venues including; Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, Interski Congress 2015 in Ushuaia, Argentina, IASI Coaching Theory module, IASI Coaching Conference 2016 and BASI Common Theory.

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