EyeGym visual intelligence: Making better decisions under pressure​


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The world of work is changing and there is untapped potential in organisations. In the future, the social and emotional skills, as well as more advanced cognitive skills, will be increasingly important. The EyeGym aims to support people to focus their abilities allowing them to make more insightful and quicker decisions.

Companies are thus tasked with helping their employees to hone in on their skills. In performing teams, sustainable high performance is often missing. This requires enhanced cognitive capacity and interaction abilities. In the future, social and emotional skills, as well as more advanced cognitive skills, will be increasingly important. The increase in technological devices has impacted our ability to concentrate and thus function optimally.

The EyeGym aims to support people to focus their abilities allowing them to make more insightful and quicker decisions. The results have been proven in World Cup-winning teams: England and SA and with major golf tournament winner: Ernie Els.


FACULTY:

Dr Sherylle Calder is is a sports scientist, performance coach and founder of EyeGym. Often referred to as the most successful person in world sport, and it’s easy to understand why. Since pioneering her ground-breaking visual awareness performance training in the 1990s, she has worked with the world’s best sportsmen, sportswomen and teams. She’s won two Rugby World Cups, with England and South Africa, and has provided visual awareness training for the All Blacks, elite British Olympic athletes, America’s Cup yacht teams, Tottenham Hotspurs Football Academy, the Miami Dolphins in the NFL, F1 driver Valtteri Bottas and too many more to mention.

Sherylle’s current work includes assisting Eddie Jones in England’s preparations for the next Rugby World Cup, coaching at Bournemouth Football Club and improving the career of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, who after working with her had his best season ever and sent her a signed jersey with the words, “Thanks for adding the edge to my game”. “If I can add an edge to one of the NFL’s greatest players at the moment, then I’m satisfied,” says Sherylle, who cares less for the praise than for the fact that her visual awareness science is a success.

It’s a science that was born out of adversity, which she believes is what shapes potential. “Sporting isolation was a blessing for me,” she explains. Having been denied her dream of playing hockey for South Africa in the Olympics, she took her prodigious skills to Europe and while there started discovering the science that would define her career. “Tough times build resilience and made me think of doing things I probably wouldn’t have done if I had been in a comfort zone. You don’t grow if you’re in a comfort zone.”

Whatever she does, whether it’s learning from rugby legend Danie Craven, one of her mentors, or counting the steps she takes to determine the most efficient route to her favourite coffee shop in Stellenbosch, or helping Ernie Els to win the Open in 2012, Sherylle is always looking to be just that 1% better.

“I just have this switch that never goes off. I believe that whether you are a sportswoman or a sportsman, if you are equipped to do what you do, you should have no fear. I call it smart training. South Africans are the most naturally talented sportspeople in the world. It’s just a question of whether we can consistently do the right things that lead to performance.”


ENQUIRIES
  • +27 11 559 1783
  • execed@jbs.ac.za


COURSE DETAILS:

  • Date: 19 November 2019

  • Training venue: Johannesburg Business School Towers (Cnr Barry Hertzog and Empire Road, Milpark)

  • Facilitator: Dr Sherylle Calder

  • Fee: R750


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