Clipper Ventures’ Official Learning and Development Partner, Mission Performance Limited, today announced its yacht entry and first time sponsorship in the race. The yacht will debut as one of the newly- designed Clipper 70 fleet and will be called Mission Performance.
Mission Performance is a UK-based Learning & Development consultancy, founded by two Ex Royal Marine Officers, Rob Lewis and Christiaan McLeod. The company’s consulting team includes elite mountaineers, decorated soldiers, polar explorers, elite sportsmen and women. The Mission Performance team use their first hand experiences of leading and building teams in seriously challenging environments to deliver engaging, high impact training and development programmes for businesses and organisations.
William Ward, CEO of Race Organisers Clipper Ventures PLC remarked: “We are delighted to welcome Mission Performance on board. As our official Learning and Development Partner, they recognise the unique skillset and experiences our crew will develop over the next eleven months. The Clipper Race is a powerful platform for developing networks and will provide the perfect vehicle for Mission Performance to take their incredible learning experiences and associated development programmes to a global market."
Christiaan Mcleod, Founding Director, Mission Performance said: "Working as a Team Sponsor and as the Clipper Race’s Learning and Development partner will give us the perfect opportunity to develop additional insight into how individuals and teams learn and develop to achieve success more effectively.
“We plan to capture these lessons and make them available to a wider corporate audience through a series of engaging development programmes that can be used to support a range of internal and external organisational initiatives. We also hope to enable and support our Mission Performance skipper to engage, empower and inspire his crew to achieve the extraordinary!”
Mission Performance is no stranger to challenging environments. Its two founding directors Rob and Christiaan have taken part in and won two races to the Magnetic North Pole. They are looking forward to taking the lessons to their clients and the Clipper Race Learning and Development Forum, hearing the stories from the race, getting to know their skipper and crew and being a part of this incredible journey.