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Biography: Steve Redgrave

Steve Redgrave


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"Steve was fantastic! He went down an absolute storm - he was the highlight of the conference. His speech was very appropriate to the event and he stayed around and took photos with the attendees. He was a really nice guy and very easy to work with."
Mars Inc.

"Your status in sport and your achievements to date made you the correct choice to join us on this occasion, but your personality, grace and good manners demonstrated that you are a true ambassador for sport and role model for our youth and you would be welcome back at any time."
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"I asked Steve Redgrave to an England coaching session. I think I learned more from him than anyone, and so did the players. What came over loud and clear is that he is such a determined individual. Steve shook a few England players telling them just what you have to do to win gold medals and how hard it is. I think by the time the team started winning there were quite a few of them who thought they could become gold medallists too. They became completely obsessed about winning."
Sir Clive Woodward, England Rugby Coach

"Gleeds was delighted when Sir Steve joined as Brand Ambassador in 2005, helping to motivate staff and raise our profile in the property and construction industry. Sir Steve assists with many aspects of Gleeds' work - from hosting networking events, to after-dinner speaking, to motivational sessions and international appearances - and is admired for his determination and professional position on the world-class stage. His inspiration and advice is welcomed by all, be it at a business lunch, supporting youth in education, out on the golf course or encouraging our staff in rowing competitions! We are proud to have him on board as an iconic figure and national role model and look forward to many more exciting and successful years of working together."

Olympic Gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave CBE has proved himself the greatest Olympian Britain has ever produced. Steve is an outstanding motivational and keynote speaker covering topics such as teamwork and winning in life.

Steve Redgrave is an English rower who captured five gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. Known as one of Britain’s greatest sporting personalities, Redgrave has also won nine gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the Rowing World Championships over a span of nine years. His record of 14 total Olympic and World Championship gold medals is unsurpassed by any other rower in history.

Throughout his career, Steve Redgrave was plagued with several serious injuries and illnesses. In 1992 he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and in late 1997, diabetes. Under careful supervision, he was able to train through such obstacles and today is heavily involved in charity work through the Steve Redgrave Fund.

Steve Redgrave was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honors List in 1987 and the CBE in the New Year's Honors List of 1997. Following his success in Sydney, he was awarded a Knighthood in the 2001 New Years Honors List. The University of Durham awarded him an Honorary Degree in December of 1996 and in 2000 he was named BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.

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Mortgage Intelligence Holdings Ltd

Since retirement in 2000, Redgrave has been involved in numerous commercial and charitable projects. In addition to maintaining a busy schedule as an after-dinner and motivational speaker, he is currently working with high profile brands such as Jaguar and the BBC and is also actively involved with companies such as Ultralase, Brand Rapport and Gleeds.

In his first book, You Can Win at Life, Redgrave outlines his strategies for reaching the top and demonstrates how such theories can be utilized in everyday life situations. His previous books include A Golden Age and The Complete Book of Rowing. Redgrave recently released his fourth book, Inspired, which includes a number of personal stories from the sporting world that have influenced his career and life, in October 2009.

Sir Steve is well known for his motivational speaking and has delivered speeches to a great number of companies at corporate events, conferences, public awards and dinners as well as company internal programming events.

Sir Steve commonly delivers a speech which is an inspiration to the audience, through telling his own story. This story not only highlights what it takes to be the best in your field but is an emotive story of how Sir Steve overcame adversity to achieve the record breaking 5th Olympic Gold in Sydney after suffering colitis and being diagnosed with Diabetes in 1997.

Amongst others, Sir Steve has delivered topical speeches in the following areas; Teamwork, Motivation, What it takes to succeed, Translating Sporting Success into Business success, The importance of preparation in sport and business.

For further information or to book Steve Redgrave, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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