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Sports Athletes

Sports Athletes

What is expected of professional athletes within different fields of sports, and what does it take to be amongst the very best? 

We have some of the best sports athletes who have had great success in the world of sports. They will share with your audience their personal stories and offer motivational advice. Our famous athletes can speak on several sports topics, such as leadership, collaboration, motivation, and how to achieve success in sports.

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Mark Spitz

Having successfully plied his trade in swimming, Mark Spitz is now a motivational speaker of international standing. He speaks at sports forums, business conferences, and other events. He specializes in topics such as sports, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

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Born in 1950 in Modesto, California, Mark Spitz is one of the greatest living swimming legends. He is best remembered for winning seven Olympics gold medals during a single edition of the tournament in 1972. No Olympiad had achieved that feat...

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Jens Voigt

Retired road cyclist Jens Voigt is recognized across the globe for his speed and aggressiveness during professional races. He speaks to audiences about his experience in road racing and the strategies for winning in competitive environments.

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As a former bicycle racer, Jens Voigt is an accomplished racer who has participated on several professional teams. During his career he's bested opponents several times in the Critérium International to tie the record with 5 wins. He's also won the...

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Colin Jackson

Away from the race track (as a trainer of athletes), Colin is one of the forces to reckon with in the speaking industry. Some of his featured topics include overcoming diversity, mental health, goal setting, resilience, and performance, among others.

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Famed for his talent as a hurdler, Colin claimed numerous victories representing Wales and Great Britain. He was a 111m hurdles specialist who set several records and went on to retire with one bronze, eight silver, and 12 gold medals. But that was...

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Josh McCown

Far from a storybook, Josh McCown's career includes victories and setbacks. Overcoming injuries and challenging opponents, he continues to show grace and fierce competitiveness. McCown's keynotes inspire listeners to overcome obstacles to win.

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Drafted in 2002 by the Arizona Cardinals, McCowan has seen a series of team changes. He moved from the Cardinals to the Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, and Carolina Panthers before a stint with the United Football League in 2010. He...

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Jake Delhomme

Jake Delhomme shares anecdotes from his professional career to motivate listeners to accomplish their dreams. As a record-setting athlete, he's recognized for his hard work ethic. Delhomme offers listeners entertaining and inspiring stories from his career.

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Playing the quarterback role in both high school and college, Delhomme spent his youth fine-tuning his skills. While playing football at the University of Louisiana, he surpassed the school's yardage and touchdown records as the leading passer of...

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Dan Quinn

Focusing on highlights from his successful football career, Dan Quinn offers audiences insights into the preparation and hard work necessary to achieve success in a competitive sports or work environment.

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Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as assistant coach in 2021, Quinn supports the overall game plan of the team's head coach. However, as defensive coordinator he's responsible for preparing the defence by designing plays and deciding on the player's...

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Dan Campbell

Dan Cambell began his coaching career as an intern with the Miami Dolphins after a successful playing career as a tight end in the National Football League. Speaking about football and teamwork, he inspires audiences to work together to achieve success.

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Chosen in the third round of the NFL draft, Cambell reached the SuperBowl with the Giants in 2000. He moved to the Dallas Cowboys and then the Detroit Lions. By 2009, his New Orleans Saints team won the Super Bowl. However, on injured reserve during...

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Alan Faneca

During his time in the NFL, Alan Faneca is recognized as one of the league's best offensive linemen. Drawing from his football career, Alan shares inspirational stories to encourage listeners to excel in sports, business, or life.

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Chosen as a first-round draft pick in 1998 by the Pittsburg Steelers, Alan Faneca was named all-pro in 2002 by Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press, and Football Digest. He was a key component of the Steeler's rushing game. Faneca's talents led...

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Kurt Warner

Have you seen a sports personality who, despite all his glittering career and celebrity status, loves Jesus Christ? Such is the person of Kurt Warner. He doesn't just appreciate that his talent is God-given; he also talks about God whenever he finds a chance.

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The story of Kurt Warner is one of the most amazing, having risen from obscurity to a football legendary status, despite the odds. In fact, his story is compared to a rags-to-riches Hollywood script. However, Kurt's story is full of class, dignity,...

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Brian Grant

Since he retired from basketball, he has become a sought-after keynote speaker on sports, health and wellness, overcoming diversity, how to rebound in life and work, etc. Yes, organisations and companies look for this man like gold.

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As an NBA player, Brian Grant was famous for his fearless attitude and tenacious rebounding on the court. He played for five teams during his 12-year career. His mission today is to change lives as a philanthropist, speaker, and patient who insists...

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Nate Oats

As head basketball coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Nate Oats is recognized for having a successful run with the Tide since his hiring in 2019. Focusing on teamwork and overcoming challenges, Oats shares professional experiences in an entertaining address.

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Enjoying a successful basketball coaching career, Nate Oats has risen through the ranks from a high school basketball coaching phenom to a successful college coach with a bright future in the sport. Playing college basketball for Maranatha Baptist,...

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Jason Terry

A mentor of aspiring basketball players, Jason Terry is committed to inspiring the next-generation players and elevating the sport through his impactful keynotes. Book him for VIP meet & greets, endorsements, speaking engagements, and corporate appearances.

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Pac-12 Player of the Year, NCAA Champion, NBA Champion, 19-year NBA career, NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and now the assistant coach for the Utah Jazz. We're talking about Jason Terry, an American former professional basketball player. And we haven't...

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Jay Wright

Jay Wright is a keynote speaker on a vast range of topics, including Sports Motivation and Basketball. He can be hired for personal appearances, corporate events, and keynote speeches, among other performances.

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Hailing from Churchville, Pennsylvania, U.S., Jay Wright is widely regarded as one of the coaches ever to grace college basketball. The fact that he spent a whopping 21 years as a men's head coach at Villanova University is a testament to this...

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Steve Kerr

As the Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr has won three NBA titles. Away from sports, he gives talks on topics such as leadership and has been at the forefront in championing gun control in the United States.

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Formerly a professional basketball player, Steve Kerr was appointed the head coach of the Golden State Warriors in May 2014, becoming the 25th person to hold that position in the team's history. As a coach, he led the team to five consecutive NBA...

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Joel Goldberg

After spending 25 years in sports reporting, Joel Goldberg has built strong relationships with elite athletes and iconic sporting brands. He leverages his knowledge of sports to offer audiences a look behind the scenes and share team management strategies.

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Since he was a child, Joel has always dreamed of a career in sportscasting. He began by sharing the results of sports games with his teachers from elementary school. As an adult, he’s shared sports results with the world for more than 25 years....

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Dr. Gregg Steinberg

Dr. Gregg Steinberg has spent more than 30 years consulting professional athletes and corporate executives to achieve high levels of success by controlling emotions. Those who manage emotions may easily rebound from life challenges and bad breaks.

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Recognized as the best psychologist in the world for sports performers by Golf Digest, Gregg Steinberg Ph.D. has worked with top golfers on the PGA tour, players in the NFL and NBA, and college championship teams. Travelling the world to speak about...

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Zion Clark

Who is Zion Clark? Zion is an American motivational speaker who prides himself on his athletic ability despite the obstacles. He can skateboard, play drums, and climb, to show that nothing is impossible if you have the right mindset.

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Born without limbs, Zion is the definition of what the human spirit is capable of. Of course, only a few people can walk half a mile in his shoes. As a Caudal Regression Syndrome patient, he was tossed into foster care at a tender age. This saw him...

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Cornell Thomas

Cornell Thomas began his career in basketball but switched to coaching after experiencing an injury. Inspired to spread positivity in response negative comments on social media, Thomas is one of the world's most popular positivity speakers in the field.

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Recognizing God and his parents for his mindset and success, Cornell Thomas leverages a lifetime of experiences to encourage audiences to remain positive in the face of adversity. Standing in his truth that every problem has a solution, he shares...

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Laurence Halsted

Transforming the way sports figures prepare for high-level competitions, he highlights the value in living a well-rounded life.

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Laurence Halsted redefines competitive sports training by putting the focus on mental balance. By encouraging athletes to find a sense of purpose, his concepts run contrary to traditional training methods. He's adopted a stance based on sports...

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Chris Holmes

Chris is Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer winning a total of 9 golds, 5 silvers and 1 bronze. He was also Director of Paralympic Integration, responsible for the organisation of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

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Chris is a passionate advocate for the potential of technology and the benefits of diversity and inclusion. He campaigns for more accessible environments for disabled people and has conducted an independent review for the Government that made...

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Marc Priestley

Marc Priestley is a successful speaker, broadcaster and author who spent a decade working at the forefront of Formula 1 as a senior mechanic for the highly successful McLaren team.

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Today he co-presents the widely acclaimed Wheeler Dealers television show, well known to car enthusiasts world-wide, and is an expert commentator and pundit on Formula 1, Formula E and the wider motorsport industry.  He also hosts his own podcast...

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Dara Torres

Being the oldest swimmer to win an Olympic medal at age 41, Dara shares her inspiring story that you're never too old to break through barriers and make your dreams come true, no matter how big they are.

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Dara Torres is regarded as the fastest American swimmer. She dived into swimming at 14 and represented her country (USA) in the Olympics only ten years later (1994). In 2008, Dara went into history books as the oldest swimmer to participate in the...

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Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson CBE made his name as one of the shining lights of English rugby union and is widely regarded as one of the greatest to have ever played the sport.

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Tenacious at the position of fly-half, Wilkinson will forever be fondly remembered for his winning drop goal during England’s historic 2003 World Cup Final victory over Australia, a moment that captured the hearts of a...

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Cath Bishop

Dr Cath Bishop is a triple Olympian, former British diplomat, leadership and culture coach. Cath teaches on Executive Education programmes at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University and is the author of an acclaimed book, ‘The Long Win’, one of the FT’s top 10 Business books of 2020.

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Cath Bishop draws on her varied experiences as an Olympic rower and British diplomat to offer engaging keynote speeches on leadership and...

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Frank Bruno

One of the most popular sportsmen in the UK, a legendary boxer and a larger-than-life personality.

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As an amateur boxer he amassed a 20-1 career, losing only to (and eventually beating) Joe Christie while representing the Philip Game Amateur Boxing Club.  His amateur career culminated with Frank boxing for Young England and becoming the youngest...

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Ross Bernstein

The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on ALL SEVEN continents for audiences as small as 10 and as large as 10,000.

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Ross’ message reinforces the fact that individuals win games, but TEAMS win championships. Roles, buy-in, motivation, consistency, sacrifice, trust, failure, chemistry, culture, work ethic, innovation, resiliency, karma, and being humble —...

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David Coulthard

One of the world’s most widely recognised sports personalities, David Coulthard is a renowned Formula 1 Grand Prix driver, television broadcaster, author and entrepreneur.

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His business interests include co-founding Whisper, one of Europe’s fastest growing media production companies, and Velocity Experience which develops and produces branded corporate...

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Adam Peaty

Olympic Champion who is the only swimmer in history to hold all major global championships at the same time & the only British swimmer to ever retain their Olympic title.

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He holds 19 of the top 20 fastest times for the 100m breaststroke and has broken that World Record 14...

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Sophie Storm Roberts

Founder of TrailBlazers, Adventure athlete, Mindset Coach, Personal trainer and Motivational speaker

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Sophie Storm Roberts is an adventure athlete, mindset coach, personal trainer, motivational speaker and Founder of TrailBlazers - building confidence and courage in girls through the transformational power of...

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Connor Fields

Connor Fields is a three-time Olympian, two-time World Champion, and the first American to win Olympic BMX Gold.

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Through authentic and engaging storytelling, Connor provides real-world strategies for peak performance, inspires resiliency, and motivates audiences towards greater...

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Roz Savage

Roz Savage is helping unlocking courage to overcome the fear that holds people back from leading and living boldly beyond their comfort zones; fostering resilience, personal fulfilment and better results.

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An environmental epiphany led Roz to a radical life change, leaving an 11-year career as a management consultant to become the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Through her experiences she has gained first-hand...

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Kotaro Umeda

Dedicated and hard working professional athlete with excellent communication and uplifting skills that can be utilized in any work environment.

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After playing two years at the University of Louisville and a national championship run at the University of Akron, Kotaro signed his first ever professional soccer contract for Joinville Esporte Clube in Brazil to become the first ever...

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Charles Clark

After becoming the sixth fastest man in the world, Charles Clark created the podcast Thrive Planner and the Thrive Tribe and is now an expert in personal transformation.

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Charles Clark is a three-time NCAA Champion as well as ten-time NCAA All-American. He became the 6th fastest man in the world over his career, but after suffering a serious injury he was left struggling to find his identity again. After developing...

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Simon Keith

Inspirational Speaker | Author | Entrepreneur | Athlete | Philanthropist

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Simon Keith is the first person in the world to play a professional sport after undergoing a heart transplant, having received the heart of 17-year-old welsh boy in 1986. Their story has been well chronicled including an ESPN E:60 feature, “A...

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Mark Sanchez

As a former quarterback, he leverages his experience to provide perspectives on maintaining progress and a level-headed mindset.

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In his rookie year with the New York Jets, Mark Sanchez was chosen as part of the PFWA All-Rookie Team. Although he led his team to the AFC championships, the Jets lost to the Indianapolis Colts. His second year, the team lost the AFC Championship...

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Matt Rhule

Carolina Panther's head coach Matt Rhule is a transformational leader with a story book football career. Rhule shares his determination to succeed.

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Carolina Panther’s Matt Rhule is committed to remaining focused during his team’s successful NFL journey. In 2020, the Carolina Panthers signed Rhule to the head coaching position. With a focus on continuous improvement and commitment to...

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Matt Eberflus

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus began his NFL career in 2009. Advocating for "teamwork, discipline, and hustle," Eberflus made invaluable contributions to the Browns, Cowboys, and Colts teams.

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During his decades-long coaching career, Eberflus is recognized as one of the most intense coaches in the league. With a passion for excellence, the head coach for the Chicago Bears offers his team an impressive reputation for leadership, and the...

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Jürgen Klinsmann

Jürgen Klinsmann: German professional football manager and former player, focusing on modern management and high performance.

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Jürgen Klinsmann is a titan of football, both as a player and manager. Jürgen’s successful playing career saw him lead the line for some of the most prominent teams in Europe, including: Bayern Munich, Tottenham and Inter...

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Tyler Lockett

NFL wide receiver offers audiences a refreshing look on how to improve team dynamics and get to new heights of productivity by providing entertaining insights into the football world.

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Keynote speaker and NFL player Tyler Lockett brings audiences practical skills for motivating teams and maintaining a belief in positive outcomes from his successful football career. Beginning a stellar NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks in...

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Ryan Poles

Leveraging his experience in making strong personnel choices for an NFL football team, Ryan offers strong insights for improving team and practical tools for improving leadership skills.

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Ryan Poles' off-field career began shortly after his quick release from the Chicago Bears after college. His intense love for the game attracted him to work off-field with recruiting. In 2009, he began scouting for the Kansas City Chiefs and...

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Lincoln Riley

USC head football coach offers a high energy presentation which inspires audiences to new heights of success and to maintain mental preparedness to take advantage of opportunities when presented.

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With 20 years' coaching experience, Lincoln Riley joined USC's football program with a reputation for building an explosive offence. During his last five years with the Oklahoma Sooners, he maintained a solid reputation as head coach. Riley...

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Darren Woodson

Darren Woodson continues to break down barriers by offering audiences across North America practical tools for achieving success. As a Super Bowl Champion, he offers unique insight on how to win.

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Keynote speaker and Super Bowl champion Darren Woodson offers audiences practical skills for creating cultures of excellence. In 2004, Woodson retired from football as the Dallas Cowboys’ leading tackler. With a tenacious drive to succeed, his...

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Nick Foles

One of the National Football League's most iconic players, crediting his spiritual faith for overcoming challenging obstacles, he reflects on his 10-year career to offer audiences inspiration.

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Nick Foles continues to achieve in the NFL’s competitive league. With more than a decade as an award-winning quarterback, he holds fast to his religious faith to pull through obstacles in his path. In 2017, he led his team to the LII Super Bowl...

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Ben Cohen MBE

Former rugby player now discussing the need for character, equality, and respect around the world. Ben shares his knowledge and experience with the audience in enthusiastic keynotes.

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Ben Cohen (who is clinically classed as deaf) came to prominence in the successful Northampton side that lifted the Heineken Cup in 2000. A big, quick wing, his try-scoring ability brought him to the attention of England boss Clive Woodward, who...

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Kyran Bracken MBE

World-cup-winning former rugby footballer. With the win of 51 England caps, he shares his knowledge and experience to inspire the audience.

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Born in Ireland, Kyran could have worn the green of the Emerald Isle, but as a baby moved to Liverpool and went on to win the Rugby World Cup with the English Rose on his chest in 2003. On the pitch, Kyran could pass accurately off both hands, was a...

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David Seaman MBE

England’s number one goalkeeper for over a decade. David shares his path to success and experience with the audience.

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One of the country’s most decorated footballers, David Seaman remains a very popular and respected figure in the world game In 1997, he was awarded and MBE for his services to the sport. A relaxed individual, he is always great company and is...

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Mark Regan MBE

England-based Rugby star with many awards to his name. He helps attendees reach their goals and get success.

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A tenacious and hard working hooker, Mark made his England debut in 1995 against South Africa. Eight years later he was a World Cup winner, and was a finalist again in 2007. After beating France in Paris in 2008, Mark retired from international...

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Robert Saleh

Robert Saleh: New York Jets coach. As the NFL's first Muslim head coach, he brings a unique identity to the role.

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Robert Saleh left Michigan State after college to accept a professionally fulfilling position in finance. After the tragedies that occurred on September 11, 2001, Saleh opted to leave his cushy position to follow his passion for coaching football....

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Drew Bledsoe

NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion Drew Bledsoe's commitment to traditional values and community investment inspires audiences to philanthropic and civic participation.

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Drew McQueen Bledsoe is a former New England’s Patriot’s quarterback who the team selected in the first round of the 1993 NFL draft. He played for 14 seasons in the National Football League. Beginning as a quarterback for the Patriots, Bledsoe...

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Matt LaFleur

Advocating for integrating his Green Bay Packers three team rules: team first, no excuses, and be prepared and on time, LaFleur offers business teams practical strategies to excel.

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Recognized as a dynamic and influential football coach, Matt LaFleur's head coaching career began with his team achieving more wins than any other coach at the time in his initial three seasons with the Green Bay Packers as head coach. Respected by...

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Richie Contartesi

Founder & President of Next Play™, an Accountability System for sales leaders that results in Retention, Profitable Growth, and Consistent Peak Performance.

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Richie started his journey when he went from a 5’7” 150 pound walk-on at Ole Miss to becoming a Division-1 football scholarship athlete in the powerhouse SouthEastern Conference. He also went on to earn the coveted SEC Scholar Athlete award....

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John Lynch

Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer who is an advocate for young athletes with disabilities. He offers scholarships to athletes with Down Syndrome through the John Lynch Foundation.

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Community involvement is an important aspect of Lynch's life. He and his wife founded the John Lynch Foundation to offer supports to youths in the community who are interested in educational opportunities and sports participation. Lynch began his...

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Carl Frampton

Former Boxer, Pundit, Broadcaster and House of Jackal Co-Founder delivers humorous keynote speeches that encourage goal setting and finding mentors

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Carl “The Jackal” Frampton has proven himself as one of the world’s leading professional boxers. On turning pro in 2009 he quickly climbed the ranks, winning both the IBF and WBA Super-Bantamweight belts, before going on to win the WBA...

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Michael Johnson

As one of the fastest sprinters to grace the global athletic stage, Michael Johnson shares his journey to Olympic glory. With a winner’s mindset, he brings inspiration to corporate audiences who revel in his story of triumph.

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Focusing on success principles, Johnson has proven that dreams are possible with a commitment to obtaining a goal and the dedication to overcome hardships along the way. He is the first sprinter in history to win both the 200- and 400-meter races at...

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Helen Richardson-Walsh

Team Behavior and Value Expert uses her sports experience to explain her thoughts on team psychology and behaviors

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Helen started her international career in 1999 at the age of 17 and became the youngest ever woman to represent GB hockey at an Olympics in Sydney the following year. She went on to compete at four Olympic Games and as part of the senior leadership...

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Lauren Sisler

Sportscaster and former collegiate gymnast passionate about sports, and even more passionate about telling the stories of the coaches, athletes, and fans who make it more than a game.

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As a freshman she unexpectedly lost both of her parents within hours of each other to their concealed battle with prescription drug addiction; uses her story to help break the stigma and eliminate the shame associated with substance abuse...

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Helen Housby

Helen Housby: Fitness and motivational expert. Influential figure within netball since 2014.

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England Netballer Helen Housby made her name whilst playing for Manchester Thunder helping them win the 2014 Super league Grand Final against Surrey Storm. In 2017, Helen joined the New South Wales Swifts in Australia where she currently...

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Justin Forsett

CEO & Co-Founder of Hustle Clean, Shark Tank Entrepreneur and Former NFL Pro Bowl Running Back helps others understand the importance of legacy and perseverance.

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Justin’s personal journey is one of the best stories in the NFL. He has a genuine desire to positively impact others with his message of perseverance through life’s disappointments. His witty and down-to-earth personality engages audiences from...

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Ben Duckett

Ben Duckett is an exceptional cricketer and performance specialist. He is an excellent left-handed batsman who plays for Nottinghamshire.

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Ben Duckett is a Nottinghamshire CCC and England batsman. In 2016, Ben made his International Cricket debut scoring 163 runs for the England Lions. Later that year he also broke the record for the highest score made by an England Lions player,...

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Jason Roy

Widely known Cricketer and World Cup Winner. Jason Roy is titled as England's white-ball specialist.

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World Cup Winner Jason Roy is widely recognised as England's white-ball specialist. Jason made his ODI debut for England in 2015 and has been a regular ever since, scoring 180 runs against Australia - the highest ODI score ever by an English...

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Kate Richardson-Walsh

Professional hockey player Kate Richardson-Walsh shares her insights into inclusion. She helps audiences explore their thoughts on stereotyping and diversity.

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Kate Richardson-Walsh, is the most capped female hockey player in her country’s history, and was captain of GB women’s hockey teams for 13 years. An inspirational and charismatic leader, Kate was one of the many key builders and drivers of...

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Anna Whiteley

A charming and widely acknowledged expert on golf, who has worked with Sky Sports and NBC.

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Anna Whiteley, moved state-side in 2019 to join NBC's GOLF Channel as co-host of the popular breakfast show Morning Drive. Since then, Anna has broadened her role as host of GOLF Today, Golf Central and is set to be part of this year's NBC GOLF...

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Martina Navratilova

Tennis superstar Martina is passionate about many causes and speaks regular on LGBTQ issues, diversity, animal rights, breast cancer awareness, and the environment.

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Martina Navratilova is a professional tennis player, renowned for her incredible record of nine Wimbledon singles wins. As an openly gay sports personality, her life has been filled with challenges, and she is known for her outspoken speeches on...

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Kevin Pietersen

Widely known for his cricketing prowess, Kevin Pietersen MBE has been described, by esteemed legends within the game, as simply the 'greatest batsman to ever wear an England shirt.

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Kevin made his debut for England in 2005 and played 104 Test matches, scoring 8,181 runs at an average of 47.28 in an international career that spanned a decade. He scored over 13,000 runs in all formats of the game and in 2013 became England's...

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Sam Curran

Sam Curran currently plays for Surrey CCC and is a regular in the England International Cricket team after impressing in his International Test debut in 2018 against India, taking 11 wickets and scoring 272 runs, earning him the award of the Player of the Series.

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Sam was voted 2019 Wisden Cricketer of The Year and was a nominee for the 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year...

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Jesse Itzler

Jesse Itzler is a serial entrepreneur, rapper, songwriter, athlete, author, and part-owner of the Atlantic Hawks. He inspires people to aim high and become the best they can be and live the fullest life possible not just in business but in every area of life.

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Jesse Itzler has led an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of jobs, businesses, and life experiences. He is a risk-taker who is not afraid to embark on something new and to learn from those experiences. Jesse is a believer in developing...

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Owen Hargreaves

Born in Canada, Owen Hargreaves played for European Giants Bayern Munich and Manchester United, winning four Bundesliga titles, two Champions League titles and one Premier League title.

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Owen won 42 caps for England, representing the national team at Euro 2004, as well as the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup, where he was named England's Player of the World Cup. In 2006, Owen was named England Player of the Year and England Player of...

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James Haskell

Recently retired, James Haskell is one of the best-known elite rugby players and personalities in World Rugby.

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Having represented England 77 times, as well as the British and Irish Lions, playing first class club rugby in New Zealand, France, Japan, and England, and working with some of the best coaches and trainers in the world including Eddie Jones and...

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Chris Froome

Chris Froome OBE, is widely acknowledged as the greatest professional road cyclist of his generation, having won the Tour de France no less than four times.

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Chris rode for Team Sky/INEOS for a ten-year period before joining Israel Start-Up Nation on January 1st 2021, in the pursuit of his record-breaking 5th Tour de France...

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Steve Gleason

Working with audiences to tap into the inner extraordinary self, Steve finds purpose from working within to obtain insight, hope, and a positive direction. For listeners, he offers tools to help each individual find his or her purpose in life.

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Steve received an ALS diagnosis in 2011. He was determined to thrive after the terminal neuromuscular disease diagnosis. He spends his life encouraging others to life with purpose. He and Michel, his wife, formed Team Gleason, with the mission of...

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Georg Pangl

Football expert, former international UEFA football official, entrepreneur, author

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Georg Pangl knows football before and above all behind the scenes of FIFA and UEFA. Behind the world's most popular sport is also a huge network in which power and conflicts of interest are the order of the day. What is really going on in the...

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Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes is one of the most decorated players in English football winning a total of 25 major trophies, including 11 Premier League Titles, the most by any English player, and two Champions League titles.

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Karina Hollekim

Karina Hollekim's mesmerizing and life-changing keynote address provides a gripping tale about the unconquerable spirit within each individual

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By sharing her story about tragedy and triumph, Hollekim offers a glimpse into her own mountain-tops and challenges in an incredibly personal oration. Ultimately, she asks audiences to keep dreaming – and never give up. The strength she exudes...

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Nicklas Pyrdol

Inclusive Recruitment Innovator and Talent Management Advisor helping leaders and HR by delivering Keynotes that change your organization’s mindset

travels from Denmark

Keynote speaker Nicklas Pyrdol is a global expert helping leaders and HR professionals disrupt and challenge their definition, attraction, selection and management of talent. He is a former Associate Professor in Talent Development and worked as a...

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Johnny Quinn

Johnny equips his audience to embrace change, accept risks and learn to PUSH Through the Barriers, to live a life on purpose.

travels from USA

Speaker Johnny Quinn is an Olympian and former pro football athlete helping organizations optimize their stance in the workplace. Johnny implements ideas on how employees can channel into their own olympian mindset and the steps into creating such...

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Gary Neville

Former Footballer, Now Keynote Speaker

travels from UK

Gary Neville retired from professional football in 2011, with over 600 appearances for Manchester United, including five years as club captain, achieving a record 85 caps for England, twenty career trophies including eight Premier League titles, two...

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Ian Rose

Resilience Coach, Motivational Speaker & Double Paralympic Medallist

travels from UK

Speaker Ian Rose is a Paralympian, first rising to fame as the Judo World Champion in 1995; as his life progressed, he faced adversities which, since then, has allowed him to reach organizations of all kinds regarding topics of motivation and...

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Trent Shelton

Former NFL athlete, current author, Inspirational speaker, and personal branding guru

travels from USA

Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver and the author of The Greatest You: Face Reality, Release Negativity, and Live Your Purpose. Speaker Trent Shelton is one of the most impressive keynote speakers of this generation, as he reaches more than...

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Kevin Vallely

Adventurer, Author, Motivational speaker, and Architect.

travels from Canada

This extreme adventurer uses his experiences to inspire audiences and teams on positive, creative ways to infuse leadership into your organization. He encourages businesses to remain resilient, embracing failure, and becoming inspired. Using his...

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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

Legendary athlete, champion, entrepreneur and empowering speaker

travels from USA

Speaker Earvin "Magic" Johnson is an internationally-known NBA champion, businessman, former basketball operations president of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate providing...

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Josh Sundquist

Paralympic ski racer, author and emcee using stand-up comedy to share his story of overcoming adversity

travels from USA

Speaker Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer, author and emcee. He uses humor and insight to enlighten audience members on creating ideas for a more productive career and life.  Josh uses humor in his keynotes and real-life stories to educate...

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Joe Theismann

Entrepreneur, NFL analyst, and former quarterback for the Washington Redskins who helps companies manage change

travels from USA

Renowed NFL Redskins quarterback and NFL analyst speaker Joe Theismann has created his own realities as star of  prestigious NFL team, Washington Redskins.  Speaker Joe has acquired fame through his talent and attaining a successful track record...

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Tessa Sanderson

Six times Olympian and winner of a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. The only British woman to win a throwing gold medal

travels from UK

Motivational speaker Tessa Sanderson has competed in six Olympic Games from 1976 to 1996. She is best-known for winning an Olympic gold medal for the javelin in 1984, and she is currently the only British woman ever to win a throwing gold medal....

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Penny Heyns

Double Olympic Champion, Author and Professional Speaker Penny Heyns can help you make a difference in your life

travels from South Africa

Speaker Penny Heyns is a businesswoman, guest television presenter and the world’s greatest female breaststroke swimmer. As a presenter, Penny delivers a powerful message of hope and inspiration for audiences all over the world. Her experience as...

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Caroline Mohr

Attain a World Class Mindset with Caroline's Authentic, Empowering and Inspiring Keynotes

travels from Germany, Sweden

Speaker Caroline Mohr is a true expert of inner strength. In the middle of her professional golf career, Caroline survived a severe earthquake, only to find out her cancer diagnosis weeks later. The only way to survive was to amputate her right leg...

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Brian Holloway

Top leadership expert specializing in winning strategies, coaching organizations in how to become world champions

travels from USA

Speaker Brian Holloway is an all-pro expert of leadership and creating number one teams. As a former player of the New England Patriots, he knows the secret of winning. By having over 35 years of experience at speaking, he traveled over 15 million...

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Bill Walton

Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor Bill Walton is one of sports’ most recognizable and beloved figures

travels from USA

As entertaining as he is insightful, speaker Bill Walton is renowned as one of the best speakers from the world of sports. As a speaker Bill Walton brings passion to the stage and inspires audiences with tales from an improbable life in sport and...

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Dominic Miller

Strong inspiring, interactive and relatable keynotes based on personal experience.

travels from USA

Speaker Dominic Miller is a motivational speaker and influencer for schools of all ages and cooperate settings. He has overcame a number of obstacles in his life, but still he has persevered into the motivational man that he is today. Dominic...

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Cedric Dumont

Extreme athlete, High Performance Coach & Speaker motivates his audience to face fears and overcome them.

travels from Belgium

Keynote speaker Cedric Dumont’s longtime fascination with flight led him to become a wingsuit flyer, base jumper and international Red Bull athlete. He shares with audiences what he learns from these extreme...

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Legendary paralympic athlete & commentator having many different skills, which makes an unusually great speaker

travels from UK

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete. In combination with her English wit and lively personality, her ample experience from the worlds of sport, business, and politics makes her an unusually inspiring...

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Shannon Miller

7 Time Olympic Medalist, Health and Fitness Advocate, Empowerment Coach. and Cancer Survivor.

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Shannon Miller is the most decorated gymnast in American history, a successful businesswoman, a cancer survivor, and a loving wife and mother. Shannon’s life on and off the gymnastics floor is simply inspiring. Shannon’s topics...

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Kriss Akabusi

CEO of The Akabusi Company, founding Director and Chairman of TACT, coach, and well-known for his athletic achievements

travels from UK

Keynote Speaker Kriss Akabusi is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery’s 22 year old British Record. Kriss Akabusi is the...

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Ruben Gonzalez

Four-time Olympian and bestselling author teaching how become successful using his own personal effectiveness system

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Keynote speaker Ruben Gonzalez speaks from his Olympic experience. He teaches the personal effectiveness system he used to achieve success again and again in both the Olympics and in the business world.  He is proof that ordinary people can achieve...

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Sally Gunnell

Health promoter and popular British sportswoman famous for her exceptional athletic presentations and historic records

travels from UK

Keynote Speaker Sally Gunnell is a well known and truly loved British Athlete. She has an inspirational story which encourages audiences to be better versions of themselves both physically and...

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Jason Lezak

Athlete and Olympic gold medalist with an admirable will to succeed and special talent for connecting with audiences

travels from USA

Our keynote speaker Jason Lezak began swimming at the age of 5 and grew up to become an All-American in Water-Polo. Jason’s ability to connect with his audience on a personal level shows his dedication to his message. He’s humble but passionate...

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Devon Harris

Three-Time Olympian with the Original Jamaican Bobsled Team and Retired Jamaican Defence Force Captain; Leading Audiences to Visualize Success with an Olympic Mindset

travels from USA

You may not know his name or recognize his picture.  Yet his grit and fortitude helped inspire a movie you likely have viewed more than once.  The 1990s feel-good blockbuster Cool Runnings sugarcoats the real story behind the original Jamaican...

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Brendan Hansen

Avid sportsman, outdoorsman, 3-time world record holder and Olympic gold medalist sharing his amazing experiences

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Brendan Hansen is an avid sportsman and outdoorsman spending his free time hunting, fishing, and wakeboarding around his current residence in Austin, TX. Brendan's love for swimming makes him one of the most passionate speakers in...

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Sports Athletes

If you are an athlete seeking to turn professional in your sports career, you must know that such commitment requires hard work and perseverance. Our sports athletes will reveal glimpses from the lifestyle of competitive athletes.

The popular keynotes contain tips and advice on how to achieve success in your field by increasing your athletic ability to maximum capacity. 

Athletes come in many shapes and sizes within a wide range of different sports, from football and basketball to swimming and sumo wrestling. It goes without saying that the level of seriousness also varies. It takes a very different attitude and physical and mental strength to compete in the Olympics than to attend the local sports club once a week for the fun of it.

Hiring a coach, networking with other athletes, or working with a nutritionist are among the recommendations offered by our professional sports athletes. 

The keynote speakers are comprised of top female athletes and male athletes who are sharing their personal stories and experiences from the world of sports. They have all had great success in different sports, such as football, tennis, cricket, and rugby.

Our wide selection of many well-known athletes are speakers who can easily deliver customized presentations or workshops and provide practical tools for your audience to improve their sports presentations. They deliver inspirational sports speeches on sports motivation that are sure to inspire your audience.

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