Dave Harrison on the London Marathon and workplace resilience

We caught up with Director and Co-founder Dave Harrison at London Olympia when we exhibited at the Learning & Development Show and spoke to him about his run in the London Marathon, his training and preparation and the run itself.

On the latter stages of the London Marathon Dave explained: “The crowds were amazing they really pulled you through…I set myself a target of about 3 and a half hours and finished in 3 hours 18 minutes, significantly better than I thought I was going to do.”

His run raised over £2000 for Cancer Research UK – a cause that is close to his heart, because it has affected so many of his friends and family.


He’d love to do the Manchester Marathon next year but as his wife is expecting triplets(!) at the end of the year this may prove to be a difficult juggling act. Watch this space for news on both events…

Dave went on to draw parallels between the preparation for his London Marathon to being a leader or employee in the workplace. To achieve success on the track or in the office you need to “break things into chunks”, reinforce positive messages and pace yourself in order to maintain health and wellbeing.

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This recent interview is one of a number of audio tracks where you can hear us (and our clients) discuss our work, and a few of our CEO Michael Moran’s speeches too.  If you have a SoundCloud account why not follow 10Eighty on SoundCloud and be one of the first to hear our new audio updates.

Michael is Chief Executive of 10Eighty. 10Eighty is a career and talent management consultancy that helps organizations maximize the contribution of their employees by ensuring satisfying jobs and careers for their employees. Michael is a Human Resources professional, having worked in the National Health Service, Insurance, Commodities and Derivatives industries. He has worked within the career coaching business for fifteen years, both managing a £7 million business and delivering bespoke, one to one career coaching. In the last 15 years Michael has run businesses that have helped 75,000 people make successful career transitions. He is a frequent commentator in the press/media, which includes a range of topics on “successfully managing your career” and talent management. Most recent media mentions have included BBC South, CNBC, Radio4, Financial Times, City AM, Financial News, Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Grapevine and HR Magazine, to name but a few. He writes a careers column for People Management, a blog for the Human Resources Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Thompson Reuters HR Portal. Michael is known as a thought provoking speaker in the HR industry. In the last 18 months, Michael spoke at the Careers Partner International Conference, NHS breakthrough conference, NHS North West Leadership Academy, London School of Economics, University of Westminster’s Talent Management Conference, ICAEW Finance Directors Conference, CIPD learning and development conference and CIPD branch seminars. He is also Chair of the CIPD’s Central London Branch. Additionally is a non executive director of Marshall ACM, an e-learning company and the Total Reward Group, a compensation and benefits consultancy. Michael plans to publish his book “The guide to everlasting employability” in the Autumn 2012. He has just launched an iphone app “careers snakes and ladders” and an online interactive version of the book in collaboration with Marshall ACM to coincide the launch of his new business 10Eighty. Michael has a degree in Economics, a MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He holds an accreditation from the British Psychological Society for the use of psychometrics. Michael has completed the Fairplace Internal Accreditation Programme, the training element of which is externally recognised by the Association for Coaching. Michael Moran was until January 2012 Chief Executive of Fairplace and a main board director of Savile plc, the career and talent management consultancy. Fairplace is part of the Savile Group, an AIM listed plc. The Savile Group was placed 16th in the Sunday Times top 100 small companies in 2010.

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