Dr. Andy Walshe came to Red Bull Stratos as director of high performance for Red Bull’s global athlete development program, where he works with hundreds of international athletes; supervises a team of industry-leading sports scientists, nutritionists, biomechanics experts and sports psychologists; and develops elite sports performance models.
Andy Conceptualizes, manages and executes all aspects of the High Performance program at Red Bull. The overall program design is aimed at “de-mystifying talent” by researching and actively supporting the development of individuals and teams within our network of world-class performers in sport, culture and business. This model provides the insight to further the success of our top talent and delivers a practical framework to help extend the application of these lessons across the broader portfolio of performance support for the company.
As performance manager for Red Bull Stratos, Andy and his team help Felix Baumgartner execute a performance plan by encompassing both physical and psychological readiness, and provide high performance direction and support for the entire mission team.
Andy’s professional interests are focused on delivering pragmatic solutions to explore all kinds of human potential; he is a consultant for business, sports and military organizations worldwide. With a Ph.D. in Applied Biomechanics (the science of movement) and applied coaching expertise in performance training, the Australian native designed a highly successful performance program for the U.S. Olympic ski and snowboard teams, guiding their athletes to victories on the world stage.