Steve Backley OBE
Steve Backley OBE
- Olympic Gold Medallist
- The Champion in All of Us: 12 Rules for Success
- Motivational Speaker
After seven Gold medals, three world records, two Olympic silver medals and one bronze, Steve Backley 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 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 ‘The Champion in All of Us: 12 Rules for Success’.
With more than eight 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 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 Team GB 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 Team GB 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.
"Winners are made not born. I have proved and can teach you the tools I used to access a level of performance that can help maximize your potential as an individual and as a team - both in business and in your everyday life”.
As well as corporate speaker and published author, Steve 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.’
To book Steve for Motivational Speaking, After Dinner engagements, or other Business Events, please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 3500 3331