Introducing Amy Bowen
We are thrilled to welcome Amy Bowen to our team. Amy is a Sports Science & Physiology graduate and a trained secondary science and PE teacher. She joins Amodigo to deepen the sports science of our Human Performance programme strand.
Why did you join the Amodigo team?
I met Mike whilst working in an inner-city Secondary London school as Head of PE and Science Teacher. Mike and his inspirational team came in and delivered the Sports Leadership Award to our year 9 students. The amount of confidence, leadership and sportsmanship our students developed during the course was just fantastic and inspired me as a teacher to want to get involved in this further afield.
Amodigo’s mission to deliver exceptional human performance training that creates meaningful change in people’s lives is something I too am passionate about and therefore wanted to be a part of amongst a supportive and inspirational team.
What does leadership mean to you?
I believe that in order to be a good leader you need to have a growth mindset. Leadership skills are learnt through life experiences, hard work, input from others and putting yourself out of your comfort zone.
How do you deal with mental resilience?
My motivation behind being mentally resilient is reminding myself that we learn through making mistakes- in the famous words of Michael Jordan ‘the key to success is failure’.
What has your career to date taught you?
After studying Sport Science & Physiology at University, my route into secondary science & PE teaching was through Teach First. The mission of this charity is to build a fair education for all- regardless of starting point and family socio-economic status. I am passionate about being a part of such a huge, important movement and tackling educational inequality. As a Teach First ambassador you are immersed in the classroom from day 1 of training and learn on the job. This approach of being thrown in the deep end really helped to build my mental resilience and leadership skills. Creating meaningful change continues to be my driving motivation in education.