Steve Backley & Roger Black

Two of Great Britain's finest Olympic athletes join forces

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Two of Great Britain's finest Olympic athletes, Steve Backley and Roger Black, combine their experience to enable individuals and organisations to gain knowledge of what drives sporting success, translating it into real-life and day-to-day activities that can be acquired by anyone with the will to commit.

Steve Backley OBE
As one of Britain's most consistent and popular athletes for over a decade, Steve established himself as one of the all time greats of his sport having been ranked in the world's top ten every year between 1989 and 2002. Steve is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games. He broke the World Record three times and was crowned 'World Athlete of the Year' by the IAAF in 1990.

Roger Black MBE
Having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in athletics Roger won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals. His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships.

Their stage presentations capture the essence of competing at the Olympic Games. They offer delegates the chance to reflect on how Olympic athletes behave and offer an introduction to some of the values that surround this effective behaviour.  The content is presented in a way that is easy to translate into everyday working and social life, helping attendees to build an Olympic performance in their own lives.

Speech Topics

Steve Backley and Roger Black also offer a number of one day workshops, taking their Olympic values to the next level by giving attendees a further insight and more importantly takes them through experiences that will help them to build traits into their everyday lives and ultimately take ownership of them.

One day workshops include:
Leadership Duration
To help delegates understand the challenges faced by Olympic athletes in all aspects of leadership and how this can be maximised to help achieve success. This experience can then be developed and translated into the delegate's workplace through challenging existing thinking.

Managing through Adversity and Change
To help delegates understand that managing adversity and change is all part of running a successful team or business. How we respond to adversity is the true test of our values and approach to business.

Delivering Your Maximum
To help delegates focus their energies in the areas where they can make a difference and ultimately deliver that bit extra. Steve Backley and Roger Black will help delegates understand the factors that affect people's performance, motivation and belief systems, all of which can help or hinder delivery.

Getting More from Your Team
This session from Steve Backley and Roger Black will help delegates to understand the real importance of developing a true team and how to manage the high quality output of that team. They will develop an understanding of the need for risk management, how to manage egos, the need for clarity of direction and role modelling behaviour.


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Steve & Roger set alight the audiences enthusiasm for the Olympics bringing a fantastic sense of humour to the day. They also used important strategic tools to demonstrate how techniques used to achieve sporting success can be used in the workplace particularly in stressful environments. Excellent value for money and superb feedback from all participants. Steve & Roger spent considerable time engaging with us beforehand to ensure that they fully understood our requirements and delivered what we needed.

Andy Webber, Group Initiatives Manager, Lloyds TSB

Thank you Steve for your insightful presentation at Aviva's People Managers Conference. The presentation itself was both informative and a great fit with the themes of the day around leadership and visualisation. Over the past few weeks I have received a significant amount of positive feedback on this and your ability to motivate individuals and bring the themes to life through real life situations you have experienced. Thank you once again from all at Aviva.

Helen Roles, Senior Market Development Executive, Aviva UK Health

Roger, Thank you so much for your fascinating talk - it was very well received. From the comments afterwards I know that many of the audience took inspiration from your words, and were particularly moved by the stories of success in the face of adversity. Thank you also for kindly staying behind so that people could meet you and have their photographs taken with you.

Michael Dibben, Partner, Brethertons LLP

Thank you again guys for an excellent presentation. Everyone found you thoroughly entertaining.

Emma Craney, Marketing Manager, Welbeck Group

Books and DVDs

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