Motivational speakers who captivate the room

Have you ever been really fired up by a motivational speech as you’re sitting there in the audience, and even for a few days afterwards – but somehow been at a loss when it comes to putting those inspiring ideas into practice? We have. That’s why we believe you’ll not have heard anything like a Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? speech.

We offer a choice of speakers each with their own inspiring success stories. But, all deliver the very same strategies for success Olympian Ben Hunt-Davis used to achieve his gold medal in Sydney 2000.

Many of our clients have told us the effects of hearing Ben’s speech have stayed with them and their teams for the rest of their lives.

Speakers

Our inspiring speeches feature the stories behind Olympic winning successes, World Champion wins, operating and negotiating in war zones, coaching and supporting champions, all with a focus on what strategies and principles can applied to deliver business success.
Olympic gold medallist, entrepreneur & author
Ben tells the story of the last 24 months leading up to the Sydney Olympics and how the Great Britain Men’s Eights changed as a crew from being a regularly 7th placed boat to a winning one.
HEAD OF PROGRAMMES & CO-AUTHOR OF ‘WILL IT MAKE THE BOAT GO FASTER?’
Harriet tells the story of ‘Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?’ from the point of view of a sceptic who has been won over through hard evidence. This keynote is rooted in practical application and real-world stories.
WORLD CHAMPION, OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALLIST & INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMAT
Drawing on her unique combination of experience, Cath understands the resilience and leadership required to achieve high performance in challenging circumstances.
AUTHOR & ELITE SPORTS PHYSIOLOGIST TO OVER 200 OLYMPIC OR WORLD MEDALISTS
Steve tells the stories of some of the most well-known British Olympic champions, and puts into perspective the extraordinary performance strategies and plans required to achieve outstanding Olympic results.
OBE, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNING CAPTAIN & MOST CAPPED FEMALE HOCKEY PLAYER IN UK HISTORY
An inspirational & motivational story in pursuit of a Crazy goal, the achievements and self-evident team spirit of the GB Women’s hockey team in Rio captured the hearts and minds of the nation.
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Ben delivered an excellent speech at our company conference in which he perfectly balanced the lessons from his sporting endeavours to our specific business requirements. He researched our company thoroughly so he could talk about some of our specific challenges and relate them back to the audience. It was delivered in a passionate manner that engaged the audience throughout and I have no doubt that the language of “will it make the boat go faster” will live in our organisation for a long period of time and have the desired impact on our people and our business.

Steve Hopkinson
Commercial Director, AbbVie

Steve presented at our annual conference to an audience of our most senior leaders and their management teams. His passion for his subject, experience and ability to articulate his approach was captivating and the parallels between the techniques for achieving the best results from world class athletes and achieving results and maintaining focus in business were obvious.

Rob Shaw
CEO, Jaywing PLC

Harriet uses her experience as a business coach and stand-up comic to give an engaging and unique insight into the corporate world. Her practical tips to improve an individual’s performance are relevant, simple, effective and very funny

Wendy Cornish
Head of Business Readiness, Marks & Spencer

How to get the most value from a speech

We deliver post-speech workshop activities to help the delegates immediately apply the ideas. This means that that your organisation has the best possible chance for success.

These workshops can be tailored in length and content to suit your conference arrangements. There is also a high quality follow up programme of films and interactive content available to your delegates.

Over the last ten years Ben and our Will It Make the Boat Go Faster? speakers have spoken at many conferences and meetings, ranging from 2500 people to groups of 5. They are used to working with multinational groups and with simultaneous translation. And can tailor their speech to relate to your conference theme or to your organisational goals.

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