Inspirational speaker and ex-MK Dons player Drewe Broughton to release a ‘brutally honest’ book this month about coping with pressure
Former MK Dons striker Drewe Broughton is set to release a no holds barred book this month that lays bare what it actually takes to fulfil your potential.
The 40-year-old, who was part of Paul Ince’s double-winning Dons squad in 2008, has spent the last seven years successfully working as a results coach and inspirational speaker after retiring from playing football.
And Drewe’s debut book entitled ‘And Then What?’ explores what it actually takes to become who and what you are capable of – whether you work in the world of sport or business.
Drewe, who grew up in MK and played for Woburn Lions as a youngster, said: “To be part of a winning squad led by a strong leader in Paul Ince was a great experience for me and one that had helped shaped my role today.
“During my 17-year career I suffered a lot with depression, mental illness and addictions. which culminated in me losing everything and ending up in the Sporting Chance rehabilitation clinic for emotional breakdown and addictions when I retired.
“Looking back on my career of 500-odd professional games, I never knew how to manage the severe pressure I put on myself. So It felt right for me to write a book about the wisdoms I had paid a big price to get.
“It’s my life lived out in a high performance world – emotionally what I went through in terms of self belief, ego and wanting it too much.
“It’s brutally honest and isn’t a football book as such – I guess it borders on self help. There’s much talk today about mental illness, suicide and it’s important. It’s my belief that we lose so much talent in this country – not just In football but in business too.”
Drewe, who began his pro career at Norwich City, now mentors some of the nation’s top young footballers and golfers, and he has branched out into motivational speaking and coaching business leaders in the corporate world in the last six months too.
He said: “It was scary as I only know one way – honesty and leaving it all out there. I had messages from directors of big, high pressure city firms who were fascinated by my take on performance and why we struggle to be consistent.
“The results of my work in London have been brilliant as there are similarities between sport and business. The main thing is giving others the courage to be vulnerable.”
For further information visit www.drewebroughton.com or follow him on Twitter @drewebroughton and Instagram (Drewebroughton1)
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