In this instalment of our Business Leaders series, Michelle sat down with Susan Steele from Performance Breakthrough.
What Is Performance Breakthrough?
Performance Breakthrough offers programmes for children and adults experiencing difficulty in their learning and attention through balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness exercises.
Her inspiration for the business came after working in insurance for 26 years, when her sons started to experience trouble at school with low concentration and educational difficulties despite both being very bright. After searching for support, Steele had to go private to source the help her sons needed for their development which proved to be extremely successful. Both her sons have gone on to lead extremely successful lives with one working within the business.
It was this success that encouraged Susan to offer other families these therapies herself. Susan went on to train with Dr Frank Belgau and has since helped over 600 children and adults to unlock their potential. Having developed the balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness exercises. These exercises enable those Susan works with to process information accurately, automatically and at speed. Nine years later, the business continues to provide support for families and individuals.
How Do Balance and Coordination Exercises Help?
Challenges that Steele discussed during her interview are linked with the vestibular sense. The vesitbular can be found in the inner ear and is the first to develop as a child grows inside the womb. However, when it has been underdeveloped, it makes it difficult for the other senses to integrate and communicate accurately, automatically and at speed.
This is where balance stimulation exercises create beneficial effects.
More About Susan Steele
If you want to learn more about Susan Steele and connect with her, you can find her on her LinkedIn profile. For more about Performance Breakthrough and their work or to learn more about how you can use their services, check out their website.
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