One of Britain’s greatest rowers of all time and a famously young MBE recipient, Greg Searle draws on his experience of elite performance as an Olympic Gold Medalist. Greg has a relaxed, humorous and engaging speaking style, whose typical subjects include goal setting, communication, adapting to change, and developing trust within a team.
After winning an Olympic gold at the age of 20, Greg Searle’s journey to victory at the London 2012 home games – 20 years later - is one of tenacity, honesty and determination, and is replete with lessons of value to businesses across the board.
Author, motivational speaker, executive coach and leadership development consultant, Greg’s post-rowing career is a reflection of the drive that propelled him onto the medals podium twice – with a 20 year interval!
In the 92 Olympics, the words of cox Garry Herbert from the front of the boat, “If not now, when?” inspired Greg and his brother Jonny to up the pace and to win what has been described by many as the greatest rowing race of all time.
In 2009 Greg set himself a new target – to inspire his children, Josie and Adam, - by going for another Olympic medal.
Now an integral part of the men’s eight, Greg pushed on when the cox called “For Josie and Adam, let’s go!”. Although they took the lead, the previously unbeaten German crew inched forward, and Greg and the Brits delighted the home crowd by wining bronze.With 15 years as an executive coach under his belt, Greg’s self-awareness allowed him to fulfil his potential in London 2012. His motivation to work as part of a team allowed him to understand his crew mates and to develop trust and team strategy amidst dissent and confidence crises.
Greg is passionate about the legacy and lessons gleaned from London 2012. He works with Access Sport, a charity supporting kids who were inspired to love sport by the Olympics, and SPARKS a charity which supports research into childhood diseases. He is an ambassador for ‘Sustainability in Sport’.
Greg runs corporate rowing events at Eton Dorney, and is a Steward and a key organiser of the Henley Royal Regatta.
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What people said about Greg Searle
- "For someone who has achieved so much Greg's natural modesty and humility allow him to interact well at all levels and get the best out of the groups and teams he dealing with. Greg's got some great experiences which correlate well with the challenges many leaders face, dealing with adversity, sustaining performance, building great teams. Greg can illuminate these subjects and challenge the audience to firstly reflect and then create change options for the future in a very motivating way."
- - Nestle
- "I have worked with Greg Searle on a number of occasions such as customer meetings, team development workshops, and Olympic planning sessions and he has always been an inspirational and charismatic individual. Gregs achievements are phenomenal yet he continues to be a quiet, polite and superbly unassuming individual. I shall definetly be looking to work with Greg again and can thoroughly recommend him as a top class person to work with."
- - Coca Cola
- "Greg is personable, warm and friendly. His stories of teamwork, personal challenge and change were inspiring. We had great all-round feedback on his session!"
- - ACCENTURE