On Tuesday September 9th Speakers Corner and The Brewery teamed up to bring you three of the country’s most popular speakers, for an evening of networking, eating and enlightenment with David Walsh, John Steele and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.
David Walsh is the quintessential after dinner speaker – disarmingly charming, highly articulate and in possession of an unshakeable determination that saw him overcome international and fiercely authoritative denigration to push on with his investigations into Lance Armstrong and the illegal use of doping in cycling. Eventually vindicated and venerated, David’s story brings chatter to a halt, fervour to the most passive of guests, and a disquiet of mind to those with blind faith in sporting regulation bodies.
John Steele made his way from a career in the British Army to the corporate world and the sporting arena. As a CEO in the private, public and not for profit sectors, John has made a name for himself as one of the most honest and courageous leaders in business, a training his military background can take much of the credit for. Currently Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust and Chairman of the English Institute of Sport, John’s meticulous attention to detail, unshakeable teamwork ethic, and passion for sport and leadership, have created a uniquely skilled and awe-inspiring orator.
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson has been honoured with a title that speaks for itself. A national icon, an elite athlete and sporting powerhouse, the Paralympic medallist shares her story with passion, charisma and practical takeaways. Overcoming spinal surgery early in her career, Tanni defied the odds, and came back a year later to take four gold medals at the Barcelona Paralympics. The same year, she won her first of six London Wheelchair Marathons.
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