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Best Sports Speakers

One of the most popular trends in keynote speaking is drawing inspiration from the world of sports. It can either be in the form of motivational sports stories and the importance of sport in society, or it can entail more business-oriented keynotes, built on experience from the world of sports. Book one of our best Sports speakers for a combination of personal stories, funny anecdotes, inspiring goals and practical tools that an organization can take from the world of sports.

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Ashley Fox

Keynotes on overcoming challenges and motivating yourself from one of the NFL's most respected sports journalists

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Journalist and keynote speaker Ashley Fox speaks about her career in sports journalism. She shares the many lessons she has learned from some of the biggest NFL coaches and shares valuable insights. Ashley is enthusiastic and passionate about...

Joe Theismann

Entrepreneur, NFL analyst, former quarterback for the Washington Redskins

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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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Penny Heyns

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

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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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Paul Stevens

After-dinner speaker, cabaret entertainer and the longest serving caddie to some of the biggest golfing legends

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Entertaining speaker Paul Stevens combines his passion for golf and entertainment in his funny and interesting talks. Paul is a popular after-dinner speaker with many humorous inside stories and anecdotes from touring the world with top golfing...

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Brian Holloway

Speed. Agility. Teamwork. The Patriots Way

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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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Ryan Giggs

Manchester United Legend & Wales Manager

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Welsh-born sportsman and speaker Ryan Giggs is a living legend of football. As a football player spending his entire career with Manchester United, he became the most decorated player of the English Premier League. After his retirement in 2014, he...

Bill Walton

Basketball legend, broadcaster and humanitarian renowned as one of the best speakers from the world of sports

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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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Lewis Johnson

Sports Commentator & Motivational Speaker

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Keynote speaker Lewis Johnson is an NBC Olympic broadcaster with the experience of the athletes he interviews. Lewis was an all-star track and fielder in high school, and an All-American in college, University of Cincinnati, and made it to the...

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Stuart Pearce

Former Footballer, Presenter & Motivational Speaker

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One of Britain’s most loved football icons and now speaker Stuart Pearce uses his football experience and business acumen to great effect, making his after-dinner talks memorable, insightful and...

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Matt Le Tissier

Former Premier League Footballer

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Former football star Matt Le Tissier is a strong after-dinner speaker, awards host and presenter, whose charm and warmth make him a popular choice for a wide range of...

Jeffrey Lyons

Movie Critic & Author

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Five-time New York Emmy winner Jeffrey Lyons grew up in a home visited by many of the world's luminaries of that era including Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Orson Welles, Barbra Streisand, and Joe DiMaggio, to name a few....

Shaun Golden

Character Building, Teamwork & Goal Setting

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Speaker Shaun Golden has over two decades of college basketball experience as a player, a coach, and a sports broadcaster. Passionate about motivating others, he runs a nonprofit called Golden Opportunity, where he provides character building and...

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Julie Otto

Professional Golf Coach & Speaker

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Keynote speaker Julie Otto is a former British international golfer who had a hugely successful playing career as an amateur golfer before moving into administration of the game and the training of future golf...

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Simon Parker

Foreign Correspondent & Adventure Travel Writer

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The keynote speaker Simon Parker often reports from over 40 countries a year for the BBC, The Telegraph and The Independent. He has sailed and cycled from China to London, scaled the highest peaks in the Andes, stared down charging black rhinos in...

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Laura Winter

TV presenter, journalist and event host

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Keynote speaker Laura Winter has worked as a journalist in a variety of sports worldwide, including cycling, swimming, rowing and golf. She is an NCTJ accredited sports journalist with an impressive broadcast CV. Our speaker Laura Winter is an...

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Jamie Wheal

Executive Director at Flow Genome Project

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Keynote speaker Jamie Wheal, Executive Director of Flow Genome Project and co-author of Stealing Fire, is an expert on peak performance and leadership, specializing in the neuroscience and application of Flow states. He has advised diverse clients,...

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John Dabrowski

Motivational speaker and mind coach with the right tools and strategies to help you reach success and achieve your dreams

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Global speaker John Dabrowski is an expert on mental resilience. With over 30 years in the business world, John combines his vast experience with a remarkable ability to make personal growth simple. He has an infectious enthusiasm and energy which...

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Dr. Gregg Steinberg

Purpose-driven speaker & performance psychologist

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Keynote speaker Gregg Steinberg has a message: control your emotions and you will master the world. Dr. Gregg has 30 years of experience in coaching elite athletes and executives. He has been hailed by the Golf Digest as the world’s best...

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Kate Delaney

Motivational Speaker, sports broadcaster and journalist

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Our keynote speaker Kate Delaney is the leading female sports commentator in America. She has covered the Super Bowl 15 times and interviewed four former American presidents. Listen to her story and discover how she achieved success after 5 years of...

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Chanelle, Lady McCoy

All-Ireland Business Champion, Business Leadership Expert and Women in Business Empowerment Guru Chanelle, Lady McCoy

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Keynote speaker Chanelle, Lady McCoy co-founded Chanelle Medical, part of the multi-million pound global company Chanelle Pharmaceutical Group based in Galway, Ireland. Chanelle is also a Dragon on the Irish Dragon’s Den series and is married to...

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Paul Adamson

Inspirational thought leader, successful entrepreneur, sailor and sales performance consultant advising companies

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Keynote speaker Paul Adamson is a successful entrepreneur, sailor and speaker. Through his inspirational stories and unique delivery Paul will take your delegates on a journey that will unlock greater performance, increased sales, inspired...

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Peter C. Brown

Awards, sporting, & charity host and humorous keynote speaker who loves making people laugh. Former banker with HBOS.

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Our keynote speaker Peter C. Brown loves making people laugh, and his stories about sport, life, and marriage are guaranteed to do just that. An inspiring storyteller and host of all sorts of events, he entertains audiences with observations and...

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Molly Fletcher

Successful entrepreneur, CEO, author, and president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE

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Keynote speaker Molly Fletcher’s energy and passion for life shines through in everything she does. A trailblazer in the male-dominated sports industry, she inspires audiences using humor and personal stories of her own experiences and success as...

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Ayo Akinwolere

Broadcaster and former host of Blue Peter. Today, he is a charismatic presenter and after-dinner speaker

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Keynote speaker Ayondy Akinwolere is a charismatic and energetic broadcaster. Combining adaptability to almost any situation and investigative skill, he is one of the BBC’s new faces in Great Britain. Ayo Akinwolere is a versatile presenter. He...

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Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld

Sports commentator, author & broadcaster

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Keynote speaker Henry 'Blowers' Blofeld is a mainstay of British sports broadcasting. A regular on Test Match Special since 1982, he has established himself as a methodical and hilarious cricket commentator and a true household name. A warm and...

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Beorn Nijenhuis

Researcher in neuroscience & former olympic speed skater

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Former Olympic speed skater and keynote speaker Beorn Nijenhuis has begun a new chapter, successfully pursuing a career in neuroscience. He now researches and lectures on the connection between sports and neuroscience, bringing to the table both...

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Sean Conway

Endurance adventurer known for being the only person in history to complete the Ultimate GB Triathlon

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Keynote speaker Sean Conway is an inspirational speaker and adventurer. He is the only person in history to complete the Ultimate GB Triathlon cycling, swimming and then running the length of Britain. His motivational keynotes are unique and...

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Rhiannon Jones

TV Presenter & Moderator

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Our keynote speaker Rhiannon Jones is a multilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese) television presenter, reporter and event host. She has been broadcasting in Europe for over ten years covering news, showbiz and sport. As a trained BJTC...

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Richard Hill MBE

Legendary Rugby Player, Mentor & Speaker

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Former English rugby player, mentor, consultant and keynote speaker Richard Hill MBE has proven himself a true legend. A born fighter and a true professional, he is one of English rugby's most significant profiles in past decades, embodying the...

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Will Greenwood MBE

Former rugby player known as one of England's best players ever, entrepreneur and owner of SuperSkills Experiences

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Our keynote speaker Will Greenwood MBE, former rugby player for England, uses his plentiful experience from the pitch and the world of business to give charming & inspirational keynotes on leadership, change management, and...

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

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

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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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Dr. Jason Carthen

Leadership and organizational development expert, founder of Speak Life University™ and former professional football player

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Dr. Jason Carthen is an experienced leadership expert, motivator and passionate speaker. A former professional football player, he knows about the power of teamwork. His keynotes are eye-opening, entertaining and inspire change. Keynote speaker...

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Marc Hauser

Entrepreneur, adventurer and world record holder for the fastest horizontal free fall in speed tracking

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Keynote speaker Marc Hauser is a successful speaker, adventurer and entrepreneur. Although afraid of heights, he set the world record for the fastest horizontal free fall in speed tracking, a form of skydiving in 2012. His motivational speeches...

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David Gething

Doctor, Author & Extreme Sportsman

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Keynote speaker David Gething raised over HKG $100,000 for Sunbeam charity when running the World Marathon Challenge, and aims to found an environmental NGO funded in part by revenue and PR raised as a result of his next superhuman...

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Bertrand Piccard

Adventurer, psychiatrist and international professional speaker committed to exploring the great adventure of life

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Keynote Speaker Bertrand Piccard an adventurer and highly sought after keynote speaker on psychology, endurance and teamwork. Born within a dynasty of explorers and scientists Bertrand Piccard aims to combine his family's scientific legacy with his...

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Derek Redmond

Motivational speaker, Olympic medalist and British athlete legend who has broken the British 400 meter record twice

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Keynote speaker Derek Redmond is an olympic gold medalist and encouraging presenter. He takes his audiences through a gripping roller coaster ride of emotions, cataloguing the highs and lows of his career and providing a unique insight into the mind...

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Sir Anthony McCoy OBE

World's greatest jump Jockey with twenty years of undoubted success and popular presenter for Channel 4 Racing

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Keynote speaker Anthony McCoy OBE is the world's greatest Jockey. Twenty years of undoubted success have given AP McCoy the opportunity to turn into the charismatic and fascinating speaker he is. He motivates, inspires and explains the best way for...

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Mike Forde

High Performance and Talent Manager Consultant

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Keynote speaker Mike Forde, the former Director of Football at FC Chelsea, gives interesting insight into a life of leadership, striving for success and talent scouting. As a charismatic speaker he conveys the psychology of continued success and...

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Lars Christiansen

Handball Expert

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Lars Christiansen's keynotes are characterized by great commitment and high entertainment value. They are inspiring to people no matter who they are. Lars is a very charismatic profile that manages to ignite recognition and trust among his...

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Garry Kasparov

Legendary retired chess player, today recognized as a prominent spokesman for educational, political and social reforms

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Keynote speaker Garry Kasparov is known as a legend and the world’s #1 chess player. But in 2005 Kasparov retired from professional chess in able to lead the pro-democracy opposition against the regime of Vladimir Putin. Kasparov is also a dynamic...

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Jermaine Jenas

Premier League football player currently playing for Queens Park Rangers and working with broadcasters, such as the BBC

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As one of the most recognizable football players in the English Premier League keynote speaker Jermaine Jenas has gained great success both on the field and off. His football career has been highly successful and has resulted in several wins and...

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Nigel Mansell

Formula one champion and legend known for being one of the most talented British Formula One drivers of all time

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Formula One World Champion and legend Nigel Mansell is well known and highly acclaimed as one of the most talented British Formula One drivers of all time. His success on the racetrack was especially due to his aggressive and daring nature that has...

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Mark Bradley

Writer and Consultant

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Keynote speaker Mark Bradley puts the customer in focus and emphasizes the need for great customer service. His popular travelogues, his detailed storytelling and his engaging manner have made him a popular name in the speaking circuit. Mark...

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Mark Jones

Master of ceremonies in the UK and worldwide as successful awards host, author and experienced top radio presenter

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Our keynote speaker Mark Jones is a well-known voice and a known face in the world of live events. He is one of the most experienced radio presenters in the UK and a talented, experienced MC & awards host. He has mingled with, interviewed and...

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Martin Bayfield

Former successful rugby player winning 31 England caps and two Grand Slams, ex-policeman and broadcaster for the BBC

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The ex-policeman, keynote speaker Martin Bayfield, is a former rugby player, one of England’s most powerful forwards. He has since retirement from the field made several appearances both as a speaker but also as a broadcaster. He is known for his...

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Matt Dawson MBE

Former successful rugby player, commentator on BBC Radio, and popular TV-personality with a passion for sports and food

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Keynote speaker Matt Dawson is known for his vital role in rugby and for helping bring victories to his teams. Later he has also become a popular tv-personality and won the Celebrity Masterchef program in 2006. His love for sport, his passion for...

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Neal Petersen

Entrepreneur and Yachtsman

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Keynote speaker Neal Petersen is an entrepreneur, award-winning author, solo around the world racing yachtsman and an international professional speaker. whose keynote presentations are unique and like no other. Neal lives his life by the same...

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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

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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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Karren Brady

Business leader known as the first woman in football and became the youngest ever Managing Director of a UK Plc

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The keynote speaker Karren Brady is a successful business woman. She ranks high amongst the world’s most influential women, and she is often featured in the media. Karren is known as the first woman in football. She has had years of experience in...

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Jutta Kleinschmidt

Trained physicist and rally driver known for being the first female winner of the Paris-Dakar Rally

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Keynote speaker Jutta Kleinschmidt was the first female winner of the Paris-Dakar Rally which she won in 2001. Since then, awards and honours have poured in for the charismatic German driver. She is a passionate and energetic speaker with a focus on...

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Robin Sieger

Author and Business Motivator

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Our keynote speaker Robin Sieger firmly believes that an innovative & creative business environment and culture is necessary to succeed in the ever changing commercial landscape. He is the author of the bestseller ‘Natural Born Winners’ and...

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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 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...

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Jim Morris

Former baseball coach known as "The Rookie" with an educational background in Kinesiology and psychology

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The keynote speaker Jim Morris (“The Rookie”) is one of the top entertaining inspirational and motivational presenters. His testimony shows the power of dreams and how they can transform human...

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Sally Gunnell

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

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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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Sam Wyche

Former Professional Football Player

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Keynote speaker Sam Wyche has had a whirlwind career in the world of football where he started out as a talented player, moved on to be a successful coach, beloved broadcaster and motivating speaker. He delivers keynotes with a focus on motivation,...

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Jenny Jones

Professional Snowboarder

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As UK’s most globally successful professional snowboarder, keynote speaker Jenny Jones is a female protégé in the world of winter sports. Her inspiring story of fulfilling her dream with a carrier in professional snowboarding can motivate...

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Jason Lezak

Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist

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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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Frank Dick OBE

Corporate coaching consultant, Chair of Scottish Athletics and President of the European Athletics Coaches Association

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His expertise derives from years of coaching experience and detailed research into individual success and achievement. Our keynote speaker Frank Dick combines this wealth of knowledge and experience into an informative and motivational approach to...

Eric Boles

Former NFL player working with leadership, team dynamics, peak performance, managing change, and cultural transformation

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Our keynote speaker Eric Boles, former NFL player, is one of the world’s authorities on leadership, team dynamics and change management. His enthusiasm and expertise lies in maximizing human assets and enhancing corporate cultures to foster...

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Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

Thought Leader

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Keynote speaker JP Pawliw-Fry is a unique combination of thought leader, entrepreneur, former business school lecturer, and performance coach to both Olympic athletes and business leaders. An expert in emotional intelligence and leadership, he is...

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Don Yaeger

Business leadership coach, best-selling author, sports enthusiast and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated

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Would you like to have your team perform like world champions? They can, but only if they understand what makes those winners win, what makes the Great ones Great! Keynote speaker Don Yaeger ofers talks from the Sports World. Using lessons learned...

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Dominique Dawes

Olympic gold medalist known for being the only gymnast to earn three team medals at three different Olympic Games

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Keynote speaker Dominique Dawes continues to inspire, motivate and lead. Dominique has recently been appointed co-chair of the President’s Council of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and she remains to be the only gymnast to earn three team medals at...

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Denise Lewis OBE

Former British olympic heptathlete, writer for the Telegraph, popular presenter and regular commentator for BBC Sport

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The former Olympic athlete, Denise Lewis has continued to be involved in athletics even after her retirement. Denise has written for the Telegraph  and has been a regular commentator for BBC Sport. Our keynote speaker Denise Lewis is also a popular...

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Charles van Commenee

Respected and Successful Coach

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Keynote speaker Charles van Commenee has many years of experience from the world of athletics and is considered a very successful coach. He is able to manage a team, push limits and exceed targets. These abilities are relevant outside of the world...

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Cary Mullen

Olympic Athlete and Successful Businessman

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Our keynote speaker Cary Mullen is a respected Olympic Athlete and a successful businessman. The lessons he has learnt in his sports career helped him develop a successful real estate development company and serves as the foundation of his powerful...

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Brendan Hansen

Avid Sportsman and Outdoorsman

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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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Brad Van Liew

Extreme solo sailor known for being one of very few people who have raced by sail around the world alone

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Keynote speaker Brad Van Liew is an extreme sailor and one of very few people who have raced by sail around the globe alone. He has battled extreme weather, emotional despair and extreme hardships in his various excusions and he has an impressive...

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Bob the Cat Bevan

Speaker, MC, Comic, Author and Tv Personality

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Keynote speaker Bob Bevan is probably the first person to be honoured by HM the Queen for after-dinner speaking and has been referred to as "Britain's leading after-dinner speaker" in The Stage. He is additionally the first after-dinner speaker to...

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Barry McGuigan MBE

Former boxing champion and leading figure in sport commentating and writing on boxing for the past 20 years

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Keynote speaker Barry McGuigan is a national hero both as a result of his incredible career in boxing but also as a result of the impressive work he has done for sports, the youth and particularly boxing over the past decades. His incredible story...

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Andrew Bryant

The self-leadership expert

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More than just a motivational keynote speaker Andrew Bryant, CSP, is a Self Leadership Expert. Andrew’s audiences are engaged, energized and then inspired to reflect and take action. He has worked with the senior leadership of multi-national...

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Alexander Owumi

Former Libyan Basketball player, author of the book “Qaddafi’s Point Guard” and passionate, international speaker

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Keynote speaker Alexander Owumi is a man who let the profound experiences of his time living as a basketball player in Libya during the uprising become an inspiration that he now wishes to share with audiences. As a public speaker and author of the...

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  • Popular keynotes on sports can often be used to encourage team building, motivation and setting goals. There are many morals to learn from the experienced athletes who have great expertise in creating a winner mentality, inner strength and will power.
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