Cath Bishop

Former Silver Olympic Medal Rower, Former Political Secretary for the British Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Former Political Adviser to the High Representative of the Office of the High Representative & Author of "The Long Win"



The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed

The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed

Cath Bishop received a 4 star rating across 5 events in 2023

Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager

"Cath Bishop, an Olympic medallist and former diplomat, now excels as a motivational speaker, translating her rich experiences into invaluable lessons for corporate audiences. Her insights into leadership, resilience and high-performance cultures, drawn from her diverse career in sports and politics, inspire and empower businesses to achieve excellence. A seasoned speaker, Cath's ability to engage and transform corporate cultures makes her an outstanding choice for any event seeking to motivate and lead change."

How to hire Cath Bishop

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Cath Bishop 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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Cath Bishop's official speaking topics are listed below:

  • Long Win Thinking
  • High Performance
  • Resilience
  • Leadership
  • High Performing Teams
  • Performance Under Pressure
  • Negotiating
  • Reaching Your Potential

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Powerful and profound" - Matthew Syed

"Cath worked with me on a programme for senior leaders from an investment company approaching a time of rapid change. Her insights into excellence, collaboration and communication were memorable for the participants due to her credibility, experience and stories from both Olympic sports as well as international diplomacy which illustrated well the critical factors for successful leadership and high performance from not just one exciting world, but two." - Ashridge Executive Education

"As a team, we have been struggling with momentum and Cath’s speech was a perfect injection for us. The feedback we’ve had from the team has been overwhelmingly positive. Cath helped to make our event a huge success." - Rolls Royce

"We have worked with Cath for several years and she has collaborated with us at a number of events. We love working with Cath because: she always takes the time to fully understand her audience in order to pitch her session perfectly; she is a great speaker – clear, articulate, accessible and fun, with a hugely impressive set of stories that really inspire her audience. We can’t recommend Cath highly enough and we’re looking forward to working with her again soon." - Dr Paul, Managing Director, Strengths Partnership

  • 2020 - Listed in the FT's Top 10 Business Books
  • 2020 - Author of "The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed"
  • 2018 - Delivered the TEDx Talk "From the Olympics to Basra, Lessons in Building Resilience"
  • 2009 - Deputy Director of the Stabilisation Unit in London 
  • 2007 - Head of the Political Section at the British Consulate in Basra
  • 2006 - Political Adviser to the High Representative to Bosnia & Herzegovina 
  • 2004 - Political, Projects & Press Officer at the British Embassy, Sarajevo
  • 2004 - Silver medallist in the Coxless Pair at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games
  • 2003 - Gold medallist in the Coxless Pair at the 2003 World Rowing Championships
  • 2001 - Fast-Stream Diplomat of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • 2000 - Represented Team GB in the Coxless Pair at the Sydney Olympic Games
  • 1999 - World Indoor Rowing Champion
  • 1998 - Silver medallist in the Coxless Pair at the 1998 World Rowing Championships
  • 1996 - Represented Team GB in the Women's Eight at the Atlanta Olympic Games