Carlotta Giussani

Carlotta Giussani is a Sport for Development International Consultant with a passion for grass-root coaching and coach education as an effective tool for sustainable community development.

She is a qualified project manager as well as a life coach with a passion for sea-sports and BMX Freestyle. Carlotta started her career in sport as a young sailor and she continued to coach the next generation of sailors for over ten years across various sailing clubs in Italy. Since 2009, Carlotta is a Board Member of SODItalia, a non-governmental sport Organisation which focuses on research and social inclusion through sports for the disabled population in Italy and Europe. In 2011 she decided to widen her horizons and took up the offer to read a Bachelor of Science at Plymouth University.

She took an interest in sport development and subsequently studied a Master of Science International Development for Sport at the University of Brighton. In 2016 Carlotta worked on a two-year long development project with the University of Brighton and the Source BMX in Hastings, England to devise the first formalised coaching programme to train BMX coaches in UK/Europe, as well as creating and implementing a structured coaching programme to increase grass-root participation in physical activity and to promote social mobility while reducing poverty in urban areas.The successful implementation of this innovative pedagogical project has empowered a generation of young coaches and riders in the South East of England.