Hi. I’m Jim Cowan and my company is Cowan Global based in Nottingham in England’s East Midlands. The company has three principal strands of operation; 1) a consultancy specialising in sports and leisure provision and in strategy, 2) event concept, design and management and 3) education and training designing and delivering workshops and seminars in both sporting and corporate worlds.
I am a former athlete (800m runner) who moved to coaching then to business. As a coach I have worked with all abilities from beginners to world record holder/champion as well as coaching performance fitness in professional sports including football (soccer), rugby, motor sport, surfing, basketball, hockey among others.
I have worked with sporting organisations including national governing bodies, clubs, local government and more in the UK and in the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Japan and Europe as well as with services including the Royal Air Force and Police Sport UK.
Our events have ranged from small, local events through to large mass participation events and have included grass-roots and elite sporting events as well as sportsman’s dinners, corporate fun days and charity challenges. Our ethos is that an event should be a) fun, b) easy to understand and c) should benefit at least one section of the community. I’m very proud that, to date, my events have raised over £1/4 Billion for charities and good causes.
Our workshops and seminars include those aimed at coach development and at supporting talented performers realise their talent as well as catering to corporate clients on a range of topics including strategy, time management, team building and more. We also offer a bespoke design service for specialised client need.
My interests, not surprisingly, centre on sport especially athletics, football and motor sport. I am a lifelong Chelsea supporter and follow the McLaren Formula One team. I’m not entirely one-dimensional and also enjoy music, travel, reading, cinema, theatre, dining out, walking and, above all, time with Otis my dog.