Five times Olympic gold medal winner, rower Sir Steve Redgrave's determination and motivation are admirable. Inspirational and enthusiasm resonate throughout sport, he worked on the London 2102 Olympic bid and is continually committed to the country's sporting legacy. Charity ambassador and motivational speaker, Steve is well-placed to speak on leadership, determination and teamwork.
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, Steve 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 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 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.
Since retirement in 2000, he has been involved in numerous commercial and charitable projects. In addition to maintaining a busy schedule as an after-dinner and motivational speaker, he has worked with high profile brands such as Jaguar and the BBC and is also actively involved with companies such as Ultralase, Brand Rapport and Gleeds.
He has written several books on management, his sporting stories, peak performance and motivation.
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.
He 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 is able to discuss teamwork, motivation, sporting success, motivation and the importance of preparation.