With four Olympic Golds, and 10 world championship medals under his belt, rower Matthew Pinsent is one of the UK’s most decorated athletes and experienced broadcasters. For teamwork, motivation and success, he is unparalleled in his expertise and keynote speeches.
An Oxford Geography graduate, Matthew made the move from his position as president of the Oxford Rowing Club, into a Coxless Pair with Sir Steve Redgrave – and an auspicious start to his professional career – a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics, which was the culmination of an unbeaten international season.
The unassuming manner in which you put across your amazing achievements has left delegates still talking about the event.
The duo sustained their extraordinary performance levels at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 with another Gold medal, and throughout that decade, they produced seven World Championship wins.
For the Sydney Olympics, Matthew and Steve joined up with James Cracknell and Tim Foster, to win yet another gold medal, in a race which has become known as one of Britain’s greatest sporting moments, and made the team members household names.
His record-breaking coxless pairs partnership with James Cracknell was one of the nation’s best sporting moments of all time.
At the Athens Olympics Matthew won 4 consecutive Gold medals – and earned a well-deserved place in Olympic history. In one of the most memorable moments of sporting legend, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory with an eight one hundredths of a second lead over the Canadian World Champions.
Awarded an MBE in 1993, a CBE in 2001 and a Knighthood in 2005, Matthew has authored the best-seller A Lifetime in a Race and is a sporting pundit for BBC News 24.
An incredible motivational speaker, Matthew will instil team spirit and the drivers of excellence into all kinds of business events.
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What people said about Matthew Pinsent
You could have heard a pin drop!
Matthews presentation was inspiring and he fully interacted with as many delegates as possible. Fantastic start to our conference
Matthew was excellent, he really helped get across the team spirit to achieve success. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.
Hugely funny and motivational. It was massively inspiring to listen to you talk about the focus and drive required to be the best
Judging by the standing ovation Matthew received and the number of people that sought his autograph, everyone clearly enjoyed his speech. It was very trusting of him to pass his gold medals around and was a privilege to spend the evening with him.
He helped to attract a great deal of attention to our stand and went out of his way to talk to both prospective and existing clients
Many of our partners have commented that Matthew presentation was the best of its kind that they have heard.
He was an excellent keynote speaker, inspiring and delivered exactly what we were after. He stayed on afterwards to meet delegates too
You were a real success with the delegates, many of them really inspired by all your achievements. Lots of those attending were totally wowed by being able to touch your medals. The feedback shows that there is an obvious motivation to approach things differently as a result of attendance.
Matthew was the highlight of the day! He is a very accomplished speaker and did a brilliant job of chatting with all the people on his table and the many that wanted photographs/autographs. He was really welcoming and flexible and we couldnt have asked for more.
I attended the Civica conference last week, at a time when my team is going through major changes and it would be fair to say weve been on a bit of a downer for some time. I just wanted to say thank you very much for your talk - it shook me out of my doldrums and this week, Ive tried to convey at least some of your messages to the rest of the team. Were now digging deep to find our own 1% !!
Matthew speech was excellent and extremely motivational. He commanded the stage and captivated the audience.
The conference in Palma was great. Matthew was brilliant and very inspirational. It exactly what we needed.
The whole day went well and Matthew talk was fantastic! I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again soon.
A great performance. Everyone present thoroughly enjoyed his talk. He very kindly mixed with guests after the conference
The passion and enthusiasm shown and messaging has made a huge impact on the success of our conference this year.
Your messages of individual commitment, drive and absolute focus were exactly in line with the business messages we set out to convey.
Very confident professional speaker. On arrival advised would speak for only 30 minutes, but was at least an hour by the finish. The audience enjoyed the session.