About Coach Maitland

Gary Maitland is visionary thinker. Gary is inspired to lead and support aspiring leaders.

With a rich experience of working in education, Gary believes that a teacher’s main responsibility is to create a love of learning. Gary works with teachers, coaches and athletes to support their professional development. He offers them high performance coaching and mentoring with a particular focus on raising standards and self-evaluation.

Gary also works with The Greenhouse Charity who engages over 8000 young people each week as they actively participate in a wide range of sports and performing arts. Gary’s holistic approach to developing young people complements The Greenhouse Charity’s purpose in providing young people with opportunities, making them happier, more confident and to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Gary’s portfolio of effective leadership includes working with corporate brands such as Coca Cola during the London Olympic Games and the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.

Gary’s commitment to those he leads continues to bring his cause to life.

It is essential for us in society to take ownership of our communication skills and apply ourselves in a positive manner.



Gary speaks to audiences with an approach that engages and inspires.  His speeches address a number of topics covering education, leadership and the sport industry.

Gary customises his delivery to meet the needs and requirements of those who he shares his messages with.  He is passionate about supporting the development of others.
Please feel free to contact Coach Maitland to discuss how he can support you and your organisation.



News / Articles

Don’t Be Fooled By Effort

  • June 20, 2015

We all want to see effort. Effort can be seen in the sweat dripping from the forehead of a person hard at work. Effort can be seen in a person who meets a deadline after handing in the latest report. Effort can be seen in the amount of phone calls or responses to emails that […]

Coach Maitland announces his commitment to Hemel Storm

  • June 17, 2015

Coach Maitland is set to join the coaching staff as the player development specialist at Hemel Storm for the 2015/16 season. He will be assisting one of the country’s top national and former international coaches, Dave Titmuss. “Having established ourselves in Basketball England’s top flight and built one of the best supported Clubs in the […]

The 5 Things All Children Need

  • February 25, 2015

Without question, children can be demanding.  Children of all ages; demanding.  It is true that our young people become more independent as they get older, however the demands are fundamentally still the same.  We all have a small number of basic needs as human beings that we desire to meet.  In fact, William Glasser has done a wonderful study on Choice […]

The Worst Thing You Could Say To Your Boss

  • April 20, 2014

What is the worst thing you could say to your boss? “I can’t…” It’s almost irrelevant what words complete the sentence. If you speak the words, “I can’t…”, a spotlight beams down upon you exposing your lack of resilience; you sound like you’ve already given up. The words “I can’t…” present a problem.  The words […]

3 Ways to be a Better Team Player

  • February 21, 2014

3 Ways to be a Better Team Player 1. Be enthusiastic Mid-19th century poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success”. To be a great team player, enthusiasm must be at the core of our relationships with members of our team. Enthusiasm can be shown through our body […]




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