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Sports Speakers

One of the most popular trends in keynote speaking is drawing inspiration from the world of sports. Ranging from football, tennis, rugby and cricket players to Olympic and Paralympic stars.

Our sports speakers have had great success in the world of sports. The wide selection of well-known athletes can deliver customized inspirational sports speeches on topics, such as motivation, leadership, team building, and collaboration. It can be motivational speeches or business-oriented keynotes built on sports experience.

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Speakers about sports (62)

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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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Chloe Madeley

Widely known health, nutritional and fitness expert. A bestselling author with four best-selling fitness books.

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Chloe Madeley has a long history in the media, spending her twenties television presenting, writing various columns and taking part in reality shows such as ITV's Dancing on Ice and Channel 4's The Jump. Chloe is now a health and fitness...

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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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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

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 especially behind the scenes. Behind the world's most popular sport also hides a vast network of powerful and conflicting interests. How does this network work and who are the real "players" behind the football...

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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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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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Johnny Quinn

Olympian, Author

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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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Kevin Vallely

Adventurer, Author, Motivational speaker, and Architect.

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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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Lloyd Danzig

Founder & CEO of Sharp Alpha Advisors, Chairman & Founder of ICED(AI), Co-Chairman at CompTIA AI Advisory Council

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Speaker Lloyd Danzig is the Founder and CEO of Sharp Alpha Advisors, a sports betting business and investment consultancy firm. Lloyd is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and has a keen eye towards their long-term interests of humanity....

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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...

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Joe Theismann

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

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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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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

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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

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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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Brian Holloway

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

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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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Bill Walton

Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor

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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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Shaun Golden

Speaker on character building, teamwork and goal setting passionate about helping and motivating others

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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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Jamie Wheal

Executive Director at Flow Genome Project and expert on peak performance and leadership specializing in neuroscience

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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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James Lawrence

Author, Motivational speaker, The Iron Cowboy, World Record Holder.

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Keynote speaker James Lawrence was named one of the fittest 50 athletes by Sports Illustrated. After breaking several Guinness World Records, James wondered if he had truly found his mental and physical limits, and so he set a goal so big that no...

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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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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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Rhiannon Jones

Moderator and TV presenter who has been broadcasting in Europe for over ten years covering news, showbiz and sport

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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 who used to be one of English rugby's most significant profiles in past decades

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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...

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

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

Guinness world record holder: First human to have dove into a jetstream

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How do you become the fastest person in free falling despite your fear of heights? Keynote speaker Marc Hauser knows it. The world record holder and entrepreneur shows how you can achieve your dreams through the right motivation. He makes real...

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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, World Championship gold medalist and British athlete legend who broke the British 400 meter record twice

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Keynote speaker Derek Redmond is a European and World Championship 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...

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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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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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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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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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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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Peter Guber

Executive, author, producer, entrepreneur, and communications expert

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Our keynote speaker Peter Guber is the chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and the Co-Owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors.  With a 40 year career as an executive and entrepreneur in the entertainment, communications and sports...

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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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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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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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Jason Lezak

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

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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...

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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 on the subjects of leadership and performance coaching both Olympic athletes and business leaders

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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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Brendan Hansen

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

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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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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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Take your audience inside the mind of a sports champion. Our 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.

Our sports motivational speakers have had great success in the world of sports. You can find a wide selection of many well-known athletes who can easily deliver customized presentations or workshops and provide tools for collaboration, teamwork, and communication.

Blending performance psychology and unique sports experience in keynote speeches on sports, your audience will gain great insights into achieving top results in their personal life as well as in their work life. 

It can either be in the form of inspirational sports speeches 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 top sports speakers for a combination of personal stories, funny anecdotes, sports motivation, inspiring goals and practical tools that your organization can take from the world of sports.

By drawing parallels between sport and business, our keynote speakers on sports will provide practical tools in engaging and entertaining keynotes based on their own stories and strategies. Get inspired to create your own personal winning strategy.

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