Can you focus?

How do you bring out the best in yourself? According to Christina Bengtsson – Swedish CISM athlete, world champion in precision shooting and Air Force officer – the answer lies in the word “focus”. It is a phenomenon she has spent her whole career exploring and she warns us that part of the next generation may not possess this ability. Currently, our intense society keeps vying for our attention via media and technology and this is distracting us from breaking personal records. In her TEDx-talk, Christina teaches us how to stay present and shares her captivating story of literally going from zero to hero by using the power of focus.

Christina Bengtsson is a world class athlete, author, lecturer, entrepreneur, and military officer in the Swedish Armed Forces. Her book ”The art of focus – 10,9” gives us tangible advice on how to control our thoughts and stay focused in both our professional and personal life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Watch the video here 

The book named “The Art of Focus: 10,9” has recently been translated into the English language so not only the Scandinavian natives can read all about this interesting matter.

Christina is willing to come to you and tell her story on focussing in shooting. This could be an excellent opportunity foy you on that level to firstly learn about the art of focus, and secondly too see what a success a carreer within the CISM arena can bring out!

Visit Christina’s website:  or order the book here


Christina Bengtsson is an author, lecturer, military officer and World Champion in precision shooting. She is latest employed within the National Defense College in Stockholm. She has spent her whole career developing and exploring focus – an essential skill in today’s distracted society, where demands on personal performance only keep increasing.

Christina was born in 1974 and grew up in the Swedish countryside. She has been a precision shooter since the age of 23, and has combined her career as a professional athlete with a military career. As a world-class markswoman she has earned a large number of medals, among which are the individual gold medal in the 2005 Military World Championship in Switzerland and the team gold medal in the 2009 Military World Championship in Croatia. As an officer she has served in the Swedish Armed Forces, been a JAS GRIPEN technician and worked for the International Military Sports Council in Brussels.

After firing her final shot as a professional athlete at the 2011 Military World Games in Rio, Christina moved on to become one of the first to earn a Management Diploma for Athletes, a program developed by the Cruyff Institute for Sports Studies and the Stockholm School of Economics. As of 2017 Christina Bengtsson is an international speaker, with lectures centering on how to achieve clarity of mind in the workplace, perform to the absolute best of one’s ability and be perfectly focused on the task at hand.