Steve has always loved sports and fast cars, boats, and planes. A budding footballer, he dreamed of the day that he would captain his beloved Aston Villa, and then England at the World Cup. But his world soon grew cloudy and then disappeared. Confused and very lonely, Steve found himself totally, and irreversibly blind. He was 12 years old.
But Steve is a remarkable person. Offered the chance of selling matches on street corners, he took another path and has spent his life breaking every barrier that stood in his way. A world junior sprinter, Steve went on to play for the England Blind Cricket Team. He trained with Aston Villa, then fulfilled his lifelong ambition by leading his English blind football team to the World Cup.
Steve then set himself an audacious challenge: to become the fastest blind man on the planet. He powered to 2 world speed records on land and sea, then took to the air and found international media fame as the world’s first blind pilot. Steve does have one handicap in life: golf …he plays off 14.
As an international speaker, Steve inspires & motivates businesses, organisations, and the education sector both nationally and internationally with audiences of all ages. His deeply-moving story takes audiences on his journey from despair to success. His core message is that anyone can break barriers; that the path to true success is in your mind, and not your ability or environment.
Virgin, Chrysler, Michelin, Royal Bank of Scotland, and EDF Energy plus many more have all paid testimony to Steve’s presentations, his passion, enterprise, and conviction. Leading and inspiring change within business and individuals to fulfilled their potential and turn their goals into success and reality, is what Steve does in his fascinating speeches. Feedback is unanimous from Bluechip companies to local schools, Steve has made an overwhelming, instant and long-lasting, positive change in the audiences.
A witty, humorous, entertaining and painfully-honest speaker, he makes people laugh and cry. A genuine man, Steve sees no disability in his total lack of sight but takes pride in sharing a true vision, which many sighted people fail to recognise.
To book Steve for your event, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
When at corporate events, Steve is known to cover the following topics:
- Drive & Determination
- Overcoming Adversity
- Peak Performance
- Dealing With Pressure
- A Winning Mentality
“The comments and feedback about Steve’s session via the conference app has been overwhelming. He is such an inspiration and delegates were commenting on the app all weekend about the impact his presentation had on them.” – Tina, Sapphire
“He was fantastic and everyone loved him and we were all very inspired afterwards.” – Toni, Hasbro