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Feb 7, 2022

In this episode of #TheSpeakerShow, Maria Franzoni interviews Annie Lush.

Annie is an Olympian, round the world sailor and quadruple World Champion.   She has competed in the Volvo Ocean Race not once but twice and was part of first ever female team to win a leg of the race.   Her biggest sailing challenge came when she broke her back in the middle of the Southern Ocean.

Alongside racing she works with teams and business to explore techniques to improve their performance, drawing on her experiences as a professional athlete and coach.  She has strong insights in, leading under pressure, building resilience, and teamwork.  

Annie is passionate about utilising sport for social change. She is one of the founders of The Magenta Project, an organisation created in 2015 that aims to advance women in professional sailing and inspire and support developing female sailors.  

In this fascinating episode, we discuss:

  • Successful and Resilient Teams
  • Lessons learnt from Competitive Racing
  • Success Strategies
  • Changing Attitudes
  • Performance - Does it make the boat go faster?


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