Sir Steve Redgrave CBE is one of the most celebrated and successful British Olympians ever. A terrific olympic speaker, Steve is one of the most inconic Olympians of all time. Steve achieved a remarkable feat of winning five gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games between 1984 and 2000, therefore continuing to be of the world’s best in the discipline for 16 years. Steve gives insight during his talks as a sports speaker into what is needed to continue peak performance at this level.
Redgrave also won a bronze medal with Holmes in the coxed pairs in 1988. He has won nine Rowing World Championship gold medals.
Steve’s achievements are put into even greater context by the knowledge that Steve has been battling illness for a large proportion of his career. In 1992, he was diagnosed with ulcerative collitis. Steve had continued to train with this condition before diagnosal for several months. In 1997, Steve was diagnosed with Type 2 Mellitus Diabetes, causing unforeseeable bouts of fatigue when rowing. The drive to overcome adversity and achieve peak performance are two attributes Steve talks of in length as an olympic speaker, appealing to business and sporting environments alike.
In 2000, he won his fifth consecutive Olympic Gold Medal, and retired as one of the greatest rowers of all time and became the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He was made an MBE in 1987, CBE in 1997 and knighted in 2001. In 2002, his achievement of winning gold medals at five consecutive Olympic games was voted the greatest sporting moment in Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Sporting Moments. Sir Steve’s extensive list of achievements proves testament to his reputation as one of the most sought after sports speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit.
Outside of rowing, Sir Steve is now a popular TV presenter for many sporting events. He played a major role in the broadcast of the London 2012 Olympic Games and has also made various appearances on programmes including Sport Relief‘s Top Ground Gear Force. As well as being named Patron of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, Steve has also participated in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic torch relay and rowed on the Gloriana as part of the royal pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
With countless awards and honours for his efforts to sport, Steve is always a hit at any event as a speaker, guest or presenter.
To book Sir Steve Redgrave CBE as the after-dinner speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
When at corporate events, Sir Steve is known to cover the following topics:
- Peak Performance
- Drive & Determination
- Overcoming Adversity
- Olympic Speaker
- TV Broadcasting
- Teamwork: Working Together To Win
“Steve was fantastic! He went down an absolute storm – he was the highlight of the conference. His speech was very appropriate to the event and he stayed around and took photos with the attendees. He was a really nice guy and very easy to work with.”
“Many, many thanks for a wonderful speech at our Conference dinner on Thursday. You had obviously worked hard to align your words with the theme of our conference. We really appreciate the care and attention you showed to us. You had a remarkable effect on those present. Many, many people wrote that they valued your presentation and for me, personally, it was a highlight and made the hairs on my neck stand up at various points during your talk. It was truly inspirational.For our award winners to be presented with their trophies by our greatest Olympian was remarkable and memorable. One comment from one of the winners best sums up the impact…Sir Steve Redgrave is simply superb and his being there ensured an already fabulous evening became sublime. Simply to say a huge thank you definitely in my memory bank for when I am old. Wonderful.”
Jeff Herdman – Group Managing Director, The Oval Group
“Tesco were delighted that Sir Steve Redgrave could make a unique contribution as a speaker at a recent launch. As our foremost Olympian he brings a reputation that is both inspiring and motivational. Sir Steve demonstrated a level of approachability and openness that helped make the event truly memorable.”
Tim Mason – Group Marketing Director, Tesco PLC
“It went great, thanks! We had a slight blip with the video, but Steve made up for it with his speech!! We’ve had brilliant feedback already, the whole group thoroughly enjoyed the day.”
Aisling O’Hanlon – Bupa Global