There is no business transformation without the transformation of its leaders. Far too many transformational efforts don’t deliver on its high ambitions. Instead of realising step-change improvements, they often lead to incremental change. Through sports, I experienced what it took to realise step-change improvements. To tap into unknown opportunities, I had to reinvent my leadership approach. In only 18 months, I improved my performance running 24-hour ultramarathons by 22 percent and became the fastest-ever Australian at the 24-hour world championships. All it took was turning right - first physically at my garden gate, then metaphorically in all areas of my life.
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About Kay Bretz
Kay Bretz is a German born Australian, corporate leader, elite athlete and explorer. Kay earned his master’s degree in International Business and received a Doctorate in European Law before embarking on a successful leadership career across Europe and Japan which led him to Australia in 2011. He improved the race record of Big Red Run, a 250-kilometre, multi- stage, running event in the Australian outback, by more than five hours. He followed this with a series of podium finishes in events up to 350 kilometres. In 2019 Kay was selected for the 24- hour world championships in Albi, France, where he was awarded the Australian Ultra Performance of the Year Award. In 2020, Kay founded Turning Right, a business that helps individuals and organisations thrive, without the need to run crazy distances.