'Working with Henry has been the best thing to happen to my coxing.' - Axel de Boissard
Welcome to Coxing Consultancy. This is a platform designed to help coxes learn and develop as they pursue their dreams in the sport of rowing.
We provide an array of services ranging from audio and video analysis, tutorial sessions over video chat as well as club visits. We can also offer these services in both English and French.
We've had the privilege of coaching coxes for 8 years now, each year helping at least one student to achieve selection for the GB Junior National Team.
Who are we?
I'm the founder of Coxing Consultancy and currently the men's cox for the GB Rowing Team, funded through UK Sport. Career highlights for me since I joined the team in 2014 include podium performances at every global championships attended bar one, two of which were on the top step as World Champions. In 2021 I was part of Team GB’s Men’s Eight that won bronze at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
I've been competing in this sport for 19 years now but I am still striving to learn and develop myself each day. This attitude to continuous development is what I try and instil in our students.
I find teaching a hugely rewarding exercise and often even find myself learning from the students themselves.
Hello! I am a former international French cox, two times World Medalist and lover of the coxed four! I have coxed for 15 years, racing across Europe, Asia and America. I met Henry at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2006 and have since raced in 7 World Championships for France. I am now a freelance photographer, journalist and graduate student in Communication and Management.
I perceive rowing as a rhythm which has to be felt and understood by the crews who want to go fast on the water. The position of cox makes them the ideal facilitator. I propose you use Coxing Consultancy to help sharpen your instincts in a boat and improve your managements skills more generally. My experience in coxing and communication and media will be useful for teaching coxswains of all developmental stages.
Choose one of or a combination of our four offerings listed below.
Audio / Video Analysis
Submit video or audio of your training or racing and we will provide detailed feedback, highlighting strengths and suggested targets for improvement.
Book for a 40 minute one on one conversation over the phone or video chat to go through either specific topics or as more of a Q&A discussion.
Book a visit to your club for live feedback and a post session debrief. Alternatively we can also be booked to coach a session or cox a session ourselves.
Listen to Henry's story and hear key insights from over 10 years in high performance sport in the pursuit of world and Olympic success.
Price: £500 (audience size dependant)
Pete Reed OBE
The imperious German Eight from the London Olympiad were only defeated once; the first time Henry Fieldman took the senior rudder. In 2010, that 12.75km tactical battle on the Hanse Canal was my first race with Henry and still one of my all time favourites. He made that British eight a cohesive unit in just a handful of sessions and steered & called the race to perfection. Since then, I have only ever been impressed with his professionalism, zeal and all aspects of his boatmanship. He is meticulous in his preparations and always strives to improve, making him one of the world's greatest coxes. Henry has a warm and engaging way with people and I have no doubt that you will find extraordinary value from his advice and guidance. I have.
World Champion, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014 & 2015
Olympic Champion, 2008, 2012 & 2016
Working with Henry has been invaluable in the development of my coxing, taking me from a position of being unsure on which areas to prioritise for improvement, to a stage where I could be confident that the changes I made were having a real, positive impact on my crew. The feedback given for each recording is always clear and detailed, with focused goals to work towards, allowing you to go into each session with a clear view of the changes required. Alongside the feedback from recordings, Henry is always ready to answer any questions and his advice and support throughout the trialling process helped me immensely. I look forward to continuing working with him throughout my university coxing career.
Cox of Headington School 1st 8+
National Schools Regatta Winner, 2016
School's Head Winner, 2016
Coupe de la Jeunesse, GB Women's Eight, 2018
Current Squad - Imperial College Boat Club
Axel de Boissard
Coxes are often not the primary focus for rowing coaching. Moreover, defining what makes a good cox and judging progression in coxing can be subjective and difficult. Therefore it can be hard for a cox to make significant improvements. This was certainly my personal experience in my early years of coxing. Working with Henry has been the best thing to happen to my coxing. He objectively assessed all elements of my performance, highlighting weaknesses and strengths within individual recordings. His feedback was clear and focused and enabled me to make the necessary improvements in order to earn a seat in the eight at the Junior World Championships. Henry is very generous with his time and has always gone above and beyond in order to help me. I am grateful for his insights and support and will continue to seek his advice for years to come.
Cox of St. Paul's School 1st 8+
National Schools Regatta Winner, 2017
Junior World Championships, GB Men's Eight, 2017 - 2018 (Bronze & Gold)
HRR Winner, Princess Elizabeth, 2018
Current Squad - Princeton Crew
At the start of my 2015 season when I first began working with Henry Fieldman, I felt like I had the passion for the sport but found it difficult to convert this into practical improvements in my coxing. Henry set up an organised process by which I could send in recordings and receive comprehensive feedback that highlighted both my strengths and weaknesses. His guidance was thorough, professional and effective, evidently backed by years of experience and success. Not only this, but his enthusiasm for the sport was truly inspiring, motivating me to progress and make the changes he suggested. I can undoubtedly claim that my coxing improved far greater over the course of the 6 months working with Henry than in my total 4 years. He took me from a position of being unsure of whether to trial for the GB team to being selected for the Junior World Championships later that same season and so I feel very fortunate to have had such an incredible opportunity.
Cox of St. Paul's School 1st 8+
HRR Winner, Princess Elizabeth, 2015
Junior World Championships, GB Coxed Four, 2015 (7th)
Junior World Championships, GB Men's Eight, 2016 (Bronze)
Current Squad - Yale Crew