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Steve Backley  Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

After seven Gold medals, three world records, two Olympic silver medals and one bronze, Steve Backley finally hung up his javelin at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, showing he was still one of the world's best by placing 4th in the final.

For over a decade, SteveBackley was one of Britain's most consistent and popular athletes and established himself as one of the all-time greats of his sport.

A constant member of the British athletics team, standing on podiums and setting world records, Steve is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games – Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.

He was awarded an MBE in 1995 after winning European and Commonwealth Gold the previous summer.  In 2002, he was awarded the OBE, after being the first British athlete to successfully win four consecutive European Championship titles.

Since retirement from professional sport, Steve has pursued a number of business activities.  He is author of three inspirational books – 'The Winning Mind', 'The Little Book of Inspiration' and, most recently, 'The Champion in All of Us: 12 Rules for Success'.

With more than 10 years experience as a corporate speaker, Steve's clients are delighted with his professional but relaxed delivery of inspirational and practical key messages for self and team improvement paired with amusing anecdotes of Olympics tales.  His affable, laid back nature and ability to communicate with politicians and children alike has made him a hit with a huge range of audiences and the feedback he receives is testament to his great skill in connecting with people from all sectors of business. 


 Steve Backley  Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

Steve Backley Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

Steve Backley finally hung up his javelin at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, showing he was still one of the world’s best by placing 4th in the final.

For over a decade, Steve Backly  was one of Britain’s most consistent and popular athletes and established himself as one of the all-time greats of his sport.

A constant member of the British athletics team, standing on podiums and setting world records, Steve Backley is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games – Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.

He was awarded an MBE in 1995 after winning European and Commonwealth Gold the previous summer.  In 2002, he was awarded the OBE, after being the first British athlete to successfully win four consecutive European Championship titles.

Since retirement from professional sport, Steve Backley has pursued a number of business activities.  He is author of three inspirational books – ‘The Winning Mind’, ‘The Little Book of Inspiration’ and, most recently, ‘The Champion in All of Us: 12 Rules for Success’.

With more than ten ears’ experience as a corporate speaker, Steve’s clients are delighted with his professional but relaxed delivery of inspirational and practical key messages for self and team improvement paired with amusing anecdotes of Olympics tales.  His affable, laid back nature and ability to communicate with politicians and children alike has made him a hit with a huge range of audiences and the feedback he receives is testament to his great skill in connecting with people from all sectors of business.

London 2012 was an amazing accomplishment for TeamGB and for all of Britain.  Steve was honoured to be in the thick of it as an integral part of the BBC commentary team, as torch bearer and as TeamGB Ambassador in our most successful Games ever.  He knows what it is like both sides of the fence and is able to give a fantastic insight into what it is like to compete on the toughest stage of all…The Olympic Games.

As well as corporate speaker and published author, Steve Backley continues to deliver sports commentary for the BBC and is booked for a range of other media and television appearances.  He also concentrates on the training business he established with fellow Olympian Roger Black, ‘BackleyBlack’ – delivering ‘Olympic Performance in the Workplace.’  Steve is also involved with several charities including SportsAid, The Burns Club, and BexleySnap in his home borough.

With his experience as a corporate speaker, Steve Backley is a highly inspirational and charismatic presenter and host. The passion thatdrove his career as an elite athlete, shines through, engaging audience  members of all ages and backgrounds.

Previous clients describe him as “down to earth and a thoroughly nice guy” who leaves audiences “blown away”. “Absolutely Inspirational” and a  “consummate professional” you can be confident that Steve’s speech will   meet all objectives and exceed all expectations.

Presentations

Success is a Decision, not a Gift” defines the 5 main attributes which he believes will ensure success in any walk of life, namely:

How to plan for life
How to develop profound self-belief and deal with failure
How to understand your weaknesses (and what to do about them)
How to reach your maximum performance
How to develop passion for your life

Steve Backley  focuses heavily on the mental preparation involved in performing and offers a revealing insight into his ability to peak for major championships. His insightful and engaging after dinner speech and  team building presentations are informative yet entertaining. The team building presentation concludes with a small practical demonstration where Steve introduces his gravity defying javelin - highlighting the essential components necessary for success within any team.
How to thrive when faced with adversity

Steve Backley was one of very few athletes who was able to recover from injury and return to the very top of his event 
He can teach you what he learned in overcoming adversity and delivering when it seemed that all the odds were stacked against him.
How to Develop + Sustain a good performance when others may fail.
Visualisation - the key to performing consistency under pressure

After dinner
Steve's after dinner presentation is a light hearted look at Steve and his colleagues experiences within sport
The underlying messages are motivating and uplifting
This informative and entertaining speech is ideal for any prize giving or awards ceremony where Steve is the ideal host.
How to build a winning team
Surrounding yourself with the right people is essential for continued success.
At the last Olympics in 2004, Steve had 13 people in his extensive and highly effective team

Steve Backley breaks down the 7 aspects behind a winning team into a simple and teachable model that is easy to follow and effective at transforming your team to perform at its optimum.

 Steve Backley  Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

"Steve recently attended, and spoke, at our National Dealer conference in Oman. The conference was in effect a two day meeting, with Steve's session closing out the formalities of the business trip at the end of day two, a notoriously a tough end of event slot. It would be fair to say that Steve re-energised our audience of 200 Dealer partners, offering an insightful view into his 15 years as a professional athlete. Steve's delivery of his presentation made it easy to transfer some of the challenges he faced in his professional career into our own business challenge, and the one key principal that I took away was his importance of understanding your plan. I have received much Dealer feedback from our conference and Steve's session was a highlight for many. A truly great athlete, motivational speaker and a thoroughly nice guy! "

 Matthew Stenson - BP Oil (UK) Ltd


"Steve, thank you for your fantastic presentation at our conference. The messages were extremely relevant and appropriate for our audience. The feedback that I have received has been excellent and I am very grateful for the amount of time that you spent in both preparation and meeting our employees after the event. I don’t think that I could have found a more appropriate and engaging presenter. "
 Lisa Averns - Honeywell Building Solutions


The event went very well and Steve was fantastic. Multiple compliments from our guests and staff alike.
 Steve also handled our young Local Heroes, Laura and Ira, fantastically. All in all, as I think you’ll have gathered, we were pretty pleased with the morning!"
 Lloyds TSB


"Steve delivered a fantastic after dinner speech which was perfectly tailored to the audience of local clubs, coaches, volunteers and schools. He was more than willing to pose for photographs and discuss any questions with the audience afterwards. A really enjoyable speech by a thoroughly nice guy!"
 Lucy Gallagher - Marketing and Research Officer County Durham Sport


"Thank you very much for your presentation at our conference on Tuesday in Loughborough. It was really well received by the delegates and students and brought the conference to a fantastic close...with an unprecedented number of questions from a previously quiet audience! "
 Rachel Almeida - Events Executive AoC Management Services


"Steve made everybody feel at ease and made sure everybody got involved with the event. We would recommend Steve without hesitation."
 Lisa Crow - gala Bingo


"Smith & Nephew specialises in joint replacement systems that are designed with the active patient in mind. Steve is the embodiment of an active hip patient, but his real strength is his ability to convey the range of challenges, fears, concerns, and perhaps most importantly, rewards that an active patient may face as they embark on the journey that takes them from their first consultation with a specialist, to the process of post-operative rehabilitation following their surgery. This was particularly apparent recently when Steve made an impromptu appearance at one the UK internal training courses. One member of the sales force in attendance that day had suffered from arthritis in his hips for some time & was contemplating how best to deal with it. Steve explained his own personal experience of living with pain in his hip & his subsequent recovery following his BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Replacement. That member of our sales force is now looking forward to seeking treatment for his condition from a specialist as soon as possible & regaining his quality of life, largely thanks to Steve's advice."
 Smith & Nephew


"Steve Backley bought our campaign to life, inspiring the press and public alike. He demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism throughout the campaign and was a pleasure to work with!" 
South Eastern Trains


"Thanks very much Steve for your outstanding contribution to the celebration dinner at our new Excel Sports Centre. Your speech was spot on - it had humour and a strong message and that was very relevant to all those people present who had worked so hard to make the centre a reality. We all appreciated the time you spent talking to as many of the guests as you could and your presence helped make it a really successful evening."
Dave Moorcroft


"Some of the girls were extremely excited to meet him! He went down very well, is a very nice guy and easy to talk to. Got a standing ovation."
 Staples


"The audience loved him and it was great that he could tailor his speech to take in a lot of his experiences at the Olympics in Beijing. It was also brilliant that he indulged them with so many Q&As afterwards."
Jenny Vyas at the LGC

"Steve Backley Started our day with a bang, great motivational speaker that connected with every age group in the room which as they ranged from 16 to 87 took some doing!"
 Leigh Beard - Director of Corporate services NHS / PCT


"I just wanted to say how lovely it was to meet with you and to let you know that you were great today and the client was very happy. They will get some good coverage from this"
 Clare Rahman - absolute agency

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