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Derek Redmond World Gold Medallist  Inspirational Speaker and Motivational Speaker

World Gold Medallist, Derek Redmond's achievements were all the more remarkable because his career was dogged by serious injury. 

Derek Redmond is regarded in sporting circles as an extraordinary talent who was never given the opportunity to show what he was really capable of. Derek, along with his father will be forever remembered for the semi-finals of the Olympic Games in Barcelona where he hobbled the last 250 metres after a serious hamstring injury mid race. The footage has become one of the most enduring sporting images of modern times. 

Derek Redmond draws on his vast experiences as an international sportsman to provide a fascinating and inspirational platform for his motivational speeches. In telling his story, Derek takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but also explains the secrets of his success – both as an individual and within a team.

A Derek Redmond presentation provides the keys to:

Team Building
Goal Setting
Application
Overcoming Obstacles
Performance

Derek Redmond Inspirational Speaker and Motivational Speaker 

Derek Redmond World Gold Medallist  Inspirational Speaker and Motivational Speaker

Former British sprinter Derek Redmond led a successful career throughout the 80s and 90s. Gold within the successful British quartet who claimed the 4 x 400m relay gold at the 1986 Commonwealth games, Derek Redmond won a multitude of titles within that discipline including the 1991 World Championships and the 1986 European Championships, cementing his superiority. A smiley and passionate individual, his successes and personality help his cause as an Olympic Speaker, specialising as a motivational speaker and after dinner speaker.

A favourite as an after dinner speaker at a range of events and occasions, Derek Redmond went down in Olympic history during the 1992 Barcelona games; suffering a torn hamstring half way through the 400m semi-final Redmond continued to limp to race, eventually assisted over the line with the support of his father. An image which has been immortalised within the games and shows a divine sense of courage, determination and a never say die attitude, Redmond still carries these values into his role as a sports speaker.

Specializing as an Olympic Speaker, the attendance of Derek Redmond as an after dinner speaker at events, conferences and occasions can increase the accomplishment of the event; reliving that famous moment in 1992 as well as his medal winning competitions, Redmond is able to deliver a concise and eloquent after dinner speech that will help inspire and motivate everyone to continue to thrive for success through adversity.

Retiring from athletics in 1994 Derek Redmond went on to represent Great Britain in Basketball, and later undertook a role with UK Athletics as the Director of Development for hurdles and sprinting. A motivational speaker at conferences at events, Derek Redmond is an exceptional addition as a sports speaker to all occasions.


A Derek Redmond presentation provides the keys to:

Team Building
Goal Setting
Application
Overcoming Obstacles
Performance

Derek Redmond Inspirational Speaker and Motivational Speaker 

“I would like to thank you very sincerely for your contribution to our KAM Summit, Dubai. It was really uplifting, enlightening and inspiring. This was truly one of the key highlights of our event. Not only your ambition, passion and determination is commendable, but your true spirit of “inspiring people and changing mindsets: From world class to world’s best” is highly regarded and appreciated. Once again, thank you so much for your remarkable contribution”

Khaled Kassem, Customer Development Manager, Johnson & Johnson 


“I would like to say a personal thank you for the two excellent motivational speeches you delivered yesterday.  We have had nothing but positive feedback. Everyone found it uplifting and will energise them all to think differently, and work better together”

Ian Harnett, Director of Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover 


“At Ladbrokes we’re always looking at ways we can work smarter, faster and more productively. In some motivational sessions, Derek, drawing on his amazing career as an athlete, showed us what it takes to embrace change and succeed. He’s also got particular insight into how by making just small changes in the way we do things we can have a big, positive impact. Thanks to Derek we’re putting these lessons into practice. A fantastic inspirational guy, a great storyteller and invaluable experience to share. I highly recommend him.”

Mark Grimes, CIO Ladbrokes 



" Derek's presentation was perfectly balanced and professionally delivered, with exactly the right amount of humour. It was packed with all the elements we wanted to make this event a huge success for our team of over 400, and everyone left on a tremendous 'high'. He was inspirational, motivational and relevant, especially as his own experiences can be so closely aligned with those we experience in business. A consummate professional and a delight to work with."

IBM

" I want to say a huge thank-you to you for doing such a great job at our meeting last week. The feedback that we have had from the day has been excellent - thank-you for your part in this. Everyone found your message incredibly clear, hugely inspirational and your style relaxed and great fun. It provided an excellent "umbrella" for us to build our day's activities under."
Pharmacia

" We would like to record our thanks to you for your excellent motivational session. You were very enthusiastically received and the feedback we received was excellent."
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

" There have been nothing but compliments on how well the event was run. Mr Redmond went down extremely well and participated in the event himself - just that extra bit of motivation for the teams!"
Rothchilds " Summing up nicely one delegate said, 'Derek's personality left everybody buzzing'. I would personally like to thank you for your contribution which was extremely well received by delegates and organisers alike."
FD's Forum

" The audience were fixated and in awe of his achievements-they all wanted to shake his hand, many saying he was the best speaker they had ever heard - he really capped off our day on a high."
Kodak

" Your presentation was spot on and could not have been better prepared or made more relevant. I would like to thank you again for the time you took in getting to understand our part of BAe and the priorities for our team and the objectives of the event. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did."
BAE

" We have received excellent feedback from our staff who were inspired, motivated and enthused by your presentation. Thank you for making our event an undoubted success."
Lloyds TSB

" Our audience was captivated by your energy and enthusiasm. Thanks for the inspiration."
Rank Xerox

" Derek provided some valuable insights into team building/leadership by expressing them in a sporting context. His delivery was professional, funny, honest and extremely engaging. Furthermore, whilst off the stage as well as on, he was very personable and endeared himself to everyone in the team."
Lloyds TSB

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