Alex Gregory

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist, Polar Explorer & World Record Holder



How to hire Alex Gregory

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Alex Gregory for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Alex's official speaking topics are listed below.

  • Forming winning teams and sustaining consistent success 
  • Finding true motivation - The pursuit of your meaning 
  • How to perform when under pressure
  • The meaning of leadership
  • Overcoming adversity, relentlessly
  • The holy grail of performance - Consistency
  • Our greatest challenge - The balance of life

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to Alex for his speech and presentation at our National Business Meeting last week. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and has taken a lot from his talk and experiences. It was lovely to meet him and he was so patient having a million and one pictures taken with my colleagues!" - Kirstie, Executive Assistant, Endress + Hauser UK

"Alex was so good! The team loved the talk he gave and the learnings he shared. He was the perfect choice of speaker." - JDE Coffee

"Alex was everything and more; not only did he engage and energise the delegates; his story was just so fascinating and had such a powerful message, which was delivered with such meaning and fulfilled the objective of being consistent through his journey and through what our COO Paul wanted to deliver. Our client couldn't have been happier. Excellent and relieved! Thanks so much, please pass on to Alex how delighted our client was and we look forward to seeing him again at one of our many conferences." - Julie, Project Coordinator, DHL

"Thanks a lot for bringing a great speaker. Alex was fantastic - and the team loved him! Highly recommend!" - Tobias, GeoEdge

"Your presentation style is completely engaging and the humility you displayed as you spoke meant you could have held everyone’s attention for at least a few more hours, I’m sure! The effective way you brought your inspirational story of ultimate sporting success following the overcoming of many personal adversities, back to the jobs of every individual in the room, meant everyone couldn’t help but be left with a compelling feeling of personal motivation from your words.  A week or so since the event, you are still being quoted continually by members of our team – a sentiment to how well your story still resonates with us all." - Alistair, Restore Datashred

"If you can get Americans interested in hearing about a Brit winning a Gold medal in rowing you've done a pretty good job." - Bailard Investment Management

"Wow!!!! What a great sales kick off, the whole team is fired up and ready to rock. If you are looking for an inspirational speaker to motivate your team, please let me recommend Alex Gregory MBE. He gave a talk on his trials and tribulations as a Gold medal-winning Olympic athlete. He talked about how to never give up and to always believe in yourself no matter how hard things get. If you want it enough anything is possible..." - Jason, Wincanton Records Management

"Alex spoke about building and leading great teams, his journey and the pressures of being an elite athlete. An excellent and inspiring presentation. I will be sure to hire him again. Thank you." - Marcus, Stanton House

"Alex’s presentation gave us an insight into the world of elite sport, competing and performing at the very top, under excruciating pressure. The stories and messages Alex delivered were not only riveting but delivered humbly with humor. Key links to the power of trust and communication required within effective teams, the value of mentoring and the need for personal drive and ownership are immediately transferable to the challenges we all face in our businesses and lives." - Mark, Aviva Investors

"Excellent speaker, inspiring story and really engaging presentation style. Had the whole audiences full attention and knowing how difficult it is to do that during our usual kick off meeting that is an achievement. Alex's story has points in it that reflect where we are as a business so it was really successful. Nice touch for Alex to bring his medals as they were fascinating to look at. The feedback from all the team was really positive too. We had a session this morning where we looked at parallels between Alex's experience and our business." - Phil, Schiedel

"Thank-you very much for the recommendation of Alex as a guest. He was absolutely brilliant. Such a nice guy with a great story to tell. Feedback from people at the event was that he was our best ever guest speaker.  He was a joy to have around, and I would happily recommend him if anyone was considering him for their event." - Channel Islands Sports Awards

"Alex was again excellent and the regional team really did take some helpful 'take homes' in terms of transferring his sporting achievements into the business world." - Michael, Schiedel

"Alex was brilliant, his speech was really engaging and there were some points where you could have heard a pin drop in the room which is quite an achievement with a fairly energetic group of attendees! Thanks for the recommendation, we had so many positive comments on Alex's presentation and he made a huge contribution to our Customer Day." - Lucy, Diebold Nixdorf

"Alex was excellent, we all really enjoyed his talk! It was very well received by the crowd and we were very pleased. Please do pass on our thanks to him, it was very much appreciated." - Jenny, Net Company

"Alex's talk was inspirational. He spoke a great deal about establishing a culture where everyone helped one another and wanted to get the best from each other for the sake of the whole team. Within school leadership, this is a vital ethos to embed and grow. Everyone could take away something from his presentation that was eminently memorable and relevant that they could apply to their own setting." - Frances, Colden Common Primary School

"Just wanted to thank you again for helping with the organisation with last night’s event. Please could you send on my thanks to Alex in what was such a great evening but made all the more special with his involvement. The evening ran very smoothly and I received lots of positive feedback from parents and students.  Alex was an inspirational speaker and every child (and parent) will remember holding his medals, along with a great opening talk and Q&A. Would definitely recommend Alex. I am still receiving loads of positive feedback event now on how much he inspired everyone. Best speaker yet! Very down to earth and engaged all in attendance." - Matthew, Rickmansworth School

"He was very well received by everyone, really interesting and totally met our motivational requirements." - Berni, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions

"Yes it went very well and the immediate feedback following Alex was excellent. So many people mentioned it during the day. So it was a fantastic way to kick off the day. We will definitely come back for another speaker next year!" - Andy, Fortius PE

"Alex was a great speaker for an employee awards night we produced recently. His speech included a good mix of material and content to keep everyone engaged throughout, as well as being inspirational and appealing to a diverse audience. All our dealings with Alex and Champions have been highly professional and helpful and we’d highly recommend using." - Charlotte, Bladon Moore

"Everyone you spoke to last night enjoyed your company and have gone out of their way to tell me so today. I thought your after dinner speech was excellent on a number of levels and with some crucial and highly relevant messages for our people right now." - Peter, P&O Ferries

"Today I had the privilege of listening to Alex Gregory MBE talk through his pathway to achieving 2 Olympic Gold & Multiple World & European Gold Medals. It was remarkable and has really struck a cord with me. It’s made me think how I review progress, challenges, success, failure and how critical confidence and people are to your and a teams goals. Alex was kind enough to spare some time with me at the end and gave me some advice on challenges I have experienced in recent months. Brilliant, very kind and generous with information an and real class act." - Chris, Channel Manager, Reynolds Catering Group

"He was AMAZING – everyone loved him." - Taryn, American Express

"We’ve had some excellent feedback from the team. Alex did a fantastic job and really made the day so special for everyone." - Mica, Bluesquare

"Session was great! Everyone really enjoyed his speech and we had some great feedback!" - Amy, Virgin Media

"It was an absolutely brilliant session; the staff thoroughly enjoyed it and found it engaging and inspirational." - Nikki, Amack Consultants

"Alex was absolutely amazing! Can you pass on our thanks to him please, everyone left the conference inspired and ready to go which was amazing!" - Sarah, Atlas Hotels

  • 2015 - Named Olympic Athlete of the Year at the GB Rowing Teams Awards 
  • 2013 - Awarded an MBE 
  • 2008 - Named as a reserve for the Beijing Olympics 
  • 2004 - Competed for GB for the first time 
  • Winner of two Olympic Gold Medals in the Coxless Four 
  • Three times World Champion in the Coxless Four 
  • Two times World Champion in the Eight 
  • Two Time European Champion in the Coxless Four
  • European Silver Medalist in the Eight