"Team motivation and development is crucial to success in the sporting world. thinkTASC's model has been inspired by one of the world's top high performance sports, New Zealand rugby, and their consistent success on the world stage."
Stuart Lancaster, England Rugby Head Coach.

Why We're Special

thinkTASC is a professional business consultancy focusing on Maximising Performance in people/individuals in the areas of business, high performance sport and the community.

thinkTASC’s inspiration for maximising performance in individuals originates from high performance sport and the performance management system developed to ensure the continuing success of New Zealand rugby, including the All Blacks victory in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

We’ve developed a unique simple one page tool called Mi Plan, that allows individuals to build on their key strengths based on your organisation's requirements.  Once implemented it is self-driven by your organisation so it is unique to you. 

It’s based on a proven world class system for improving performance.  It offers real value for money.  

It’s not about changing the world and overhauling your management system.  It’s about looking at what you’ve got and making it better.

Our Process

Our specialist team will engage with your organisation to get a better understanding of what your overall objectives are in terms of growing and developing your existing people and identifying areas where new potential talent may come from.

Once your objectives have been clarified we will develop and implement the Mi Plan Performance Management System software package making it unique to your organisation.  You’ll be trained on how the system works and then you’ll be able to roll the system out within your organisation.  You’ll be provided with follow up quality assurance to ensure that the system is working properly...

 ...allowing your organisation to become even more successful.

Our People

Harry Porter

Managing Director, thinkTASC

Harry is the founder of thinkTASC and is passionate about helping people in all aspects of business, high performance sport and the community maximise performance, develop leadership, grow as individuals and connect more effectively as a team so that they become world class at what they do.  Harry believes that if individuals and teams take responsibility for their own personal development, they will become stronger, perform better and achieve so much more.  Hence, the origin of the thinkTASC philosophy of ‘maximising performance’.
 
Harry is also a successful architect and is Managing Director of HPA Architecture Ltd, based in Portadown, N. Ireland, which has been responsible for developing and implementing a number of high level architectural initiatives over the last 27 years in both the private and public sectors.   More recent high profile initiatives include Sirocco Quays, Belfast; Kennedy Retail Centre, Belfast; Lisburn Library, Lisburn; Juvenile Justice Centre, Rathgael, Bangor; and Aycliffe Secure Services, Children’s Secure Home, Co. Durham, England.

Harry has many sporting interests including motor sport, football and golf. He is a former captain of Portadown Rugby Club and was 1st XV Coach for several years in the All Ireland League.

Harry is a keen promoter of Modern Art and is Chairman of the Art and Management Committee of Millennium Court Art Centre which is a leading Irish Art Centre in the south of the Province with a strong National and International reputation.

Paul MacKinnon

Director, thinkTASC

Originally from New Zealand, Paul has recently taken the role of Director at thinkTASC and is currently based in N. Ireland. Paul has been tasked with developing and growing the thinkTASC business in the 3 key areas; business, high performance sport and community innovation.

Since 2007, Paul was High Performance Player Development Manager for the New Zealand Rugby Union responsible for developing future All Blacks and leading high performance development to achieve sustained success on the world stage. Major highlights were the All Blacks winning the IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 and four consecutive IRB Junior World Championship titles at Under 20 level from 2008 to 2011. Before that, Paul was High Performance Manager for North Harbour Rugby Union from 2004 to 2006 in his native New Zealand, which included coveted Ranfurly Shield success. His involvement in professional sport began in 1996 when he took on the inaugural role of Academy Director and Coach at Newcastle Falcons in England, resulting in success in the Allied Dunbar Premiership and Tetleys Bitter Cup competitions over a seven year period.

Paul is 44, has been married to Judith, a former Irish hockey international from Portadown, for 15 years and has three boys, all enjoying family life in N. Ireland.

Sarah Jardine

Marketing Communications Consultant

Sarah is a marketing professional with over 15 years experience in both the FMCG and consumer durables sectors. She is currently working with thinkTASC as an independent Marketing Communications Consultant.

Sarah has spent most of her career working for award winning marketing consultancies in London. She is highly motivated and enjoys working in a challenging and diverse environment. She is experienced in all aspects of the marketing mix and has worked with a number of blue chip clients over the years to develop and deliver strategic marketing campaigns for new product launches and existing brands.  Some of the more high profile brands Sarah has worked on include Nestle, Weetabix & Braun.

Sarah also has a real passion for sport, so much so that she is also a fully qualified Personal Trainer, Circuits and Indoor Cycling Instructor.