A focus on individual support and development opportunities

The Professional Body of Sports Leadership (PBSL) is a professional membership body representing current, and aspiring, senior executives, high performance specialists and non-executive directors.

Together, the PBSL and its members will drive the development of a new standard in sports industry leadership, support each other, and create opportunities for anyone with a professional interest in the sector.

Professional and personal

Focused on your personal development, the PBSL is led by people with extensive experience of holding senior positions in the sport industry. The PBSL is a central platform where members can share best practice, engage with each other and access professional and personal support, expertise, and learning and development opportunities.

As an individual, when you join the PBSL you will be joining an organisation focusing on supporting you to achieve your personal best in the sports industry.

Whether you are a senior leader in the sector with many years’ experience, someone looking to apply your expertise from outside sport and move into an executive or non-executive role, or in the early stages of your career, the PBSL will provide the support essential to your professional development.

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Member Benefits

The PBSL will provide services to members in two key areas: Professional Development and Individual Support.

Individual Support
Professional Development

Peer to peer guidance and support

Work on a one-one basis with an industry leader who will provide you with mentoring and support, acting as a sounding board and helping you to develop opportunities and discuss challenges.

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Access to the sports industry for newcomers

Guidance, advice, contacts and information on how to forge a career in the sports industry for everyone from students to senior leaders currently working in other sectors.

Career guidance from industry experts

A free one-one consultation with sports executive search specialists to help shape your future, discuss your career development and objectives, and review your CV and approach to interviews.

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Wellbeing support including online diagnostic tools and on-going support

Comprehensive support through a personal online assessment, tailored content, access to support and the opportunity for individual and organisational coaching and development.

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Legal consultation for personal issues and organisational requirements

A complimentary consultation with a leading legal firm to discuss any issue that may arise, valued at more than £300.

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Bespoke events, seminars and workshops

Network and interact with the industry’s leaders, hear expert insight from other sectors, and contribute to discussions tackling key issues.

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Career development opportunities

Contribute to working parties, review groups and think-tanks confronting key issues in the industry and work with colleagues to help shape the future of the sports sector by providing thought leadership and tangible solutions.

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Exclusive networking events

Informal events at exclusive settings to interact, share thoughts and ideas, and learn from leaders of other industries and sectors.

Education through sector-leading courses

Learning opportunities for every level provided by specialists with a focus on building knowledge and skills to enhance your career and effect change.

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Exclusive online content via podcasts and webinars

In-depth analysis of key topics from wellbeing and resilience to high performance culture.

Online networking

Develop your network and contacts via a member exclusive platform.