A psychiatrist working in elite sport, business and education, Steve Peter acts as a consultant to the British Cycling Team, Sky ProCycling, Liverpool FC, England Football Team and UK athletics. Author of ‘The Chimp Paradox’, Steve talks about how to deal with fear and ‘become the person you want to be’. He explains how to visualise and break each challenge into small stages, focusing on the process rather than outcome.
Steve is a Psychiatrist working in elite sport, business and education, he is also CEO of Chimp Management Ltd. He has worked with the British Cycling Team, Sky ProCycling, Liverpool Football club, England Football Team and UK athletics. He is author of the bestselling mind management and personal development book ‘The Chimp Paradox’.
Steve talks about how to deal with fear and overcome personal obstacles with real practical takeaways.
His career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past twenty years culminating in working at a special hospital with patients who had severe and dangerous personality disorders. Steve has been engaged with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Medicine and a Masters Degree in Medical Education, also with postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry.
He is a member of the Royal College and is on the question setting board for College Membership exams. He is one of a small team of doctors who assess and grant Therapeutic Use Exemption certificates for UK Sport.
His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life. Steve has been involved with public speaking to educate people into the workings of the human mind, particularly emphasising emotional management leading to optimising performance.
Steve worked closely with Dave Brailsford and was critical to the extraordinary success of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics. Steve has also aided countless other world-class athletes, in his bestselling book, The Chimp Paradox, Steve Peters shares his mind management programme used to help elite athletes like Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton perform at their optimum level.
Steve is an ideal keynote speaker for peak performance, leadership and teamwork on the sports field and in the boardroom.