Cath Bishop draws on her varied experiences as an Olympic rower and British diplomat to offer engaging keynote speeches on leadership and performance.
Why you should book Cath Bishop for your next event
- Unique stories from the frontline of the Olympic Games to conflict diplomacy in warzones.
- Great practical advice based on the latest research in areas of culture and leadership, resilience, inclusion and high performance.
- Cath is an independent advisor to British Gymnastics on culture change, and advisor to The True Athlete Project which runs mentoring programmes and workshops to support sporting bodies to create a more compassionate world through.
Cath competed in rowing at 3 Olympic Games, winning World Championships gold in 2003 and Olympic silver in Athens 2004. As a diplomat for the British Foreign Office for 12 years, Cath specialized in policy and negotiations on conflict issues, with postings to Bosnia and Iraq. Companies across sectors have worked with Cath to draw on her unique insights into developing leadership and cultures to support sustainable high performance under pressure.
Cath now works as a leadership and culture consultant, executive coach, speaker, facilitator and author. Cath is a member of the Executive Education faculty at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. She works with leaders across business, education, and sport to develop high performing teams, resilient and inclusive environments, sustainable performance and cultures where people can thrive.
Cath speaks at events globally on topics of leadership, learning and cultural change in business, sport and education. Her first book ‘The Long Win: the search for a better way to succeed’ was described by the Financial Times as ‘a deep and rewarding exploration of human motivation in sport, politics, business and our personal lives’. Following the interest in ‘The Long Win’, Cath has written and spoken at conferences and to sporting organisations to deepen understanding of developing effective leadership and positive cultures in sporting environments.
Cath is an independent advisor to British Gymnastics on culture change, and advisor to The True Athlete Project which runs mentoring programmes and workshops to support sporting bodies to create a more compassionate world through. Cath is Chair of Love Rowing, British Rowing’s charitable foundation that raises funds for projects to increase access to rowing and a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta.
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