Derek Redmond

World Gold Medallist Inspirational Speaker and Motivational Speaker
FEE : £1k – £3k,
£3k – £5k+
Virtual: £1k-£3k
In-person: £3k-£5k

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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,

Derekwon 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.

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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.

Featured Topics Include:

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

As a prominent Black athlete, Derek Redmond experienced significant racism throughout his career. At events, he shares his powerful story to educate audiences, teaching them the importance of inclusive, accepting workplaces. Diversity has the potential to spark innovation and nurture high-performance teamwork, reflecting the importance of Derek’s speaking topic.

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DEALING WITH CHANGE

In the world of sport, change can come thick and fast. One second you are the World Champion, the next your title has been taken and you are faced with another uphill battle to the top. Derek Redmond uses this experience of change management to impart such valuable life lessons at events. Attendees come away motivated to raise the bar in their own lives.

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RESILIENCE

From goal-setting to dealing with failure, Derek Redmond’s speaking topics include a wealth of strategies for mental resilience. Having stared failure in the face at the 1992 Olympic Games, when Derek suffered a career-ending injury, he learned the importance of adaption and self-motivation. At events, audiences learn how Derek transitioned from sport to business, thanks to his mental resilience.

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS

Derek Redmond’s knowledge of high-performance teamwork stems from his 1991 victory over the formidable American team, at the World Championships. The British team’s performance reflected Derek’s communication skills, a key factor of his speaking topic. At events, he uses this story to inspire unity in workplace teams, improving performance and wellbeing.

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MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION

Derek Redmond believes that sport is a business, and business is a sport. They are intrinsically linked, so the skills of one can be translated to the other. As an athlete turned businessman, Derek uses his knowledge of maximising success to benefit corporate audiences, teaching them the secrets of ‘going for gold’.

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

As a prominent Black athlete, Derek Redmond experienced significant racism throughout his career. At events, he shares his powerful story to educate audiences, teaching them the importance of inclusive, accepting workplaces. Diversity has the potential to spark innovation and nurture high-performance teamwork, reflecting the importance of Derek’s speaking topic.

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DEALING WITH CHANGE

In the world of sport, change can come thick and fast. One second you are the World Champion, the next your title has been taken and you are faced with another uphill battle to the top. Derek Redmond uses this experience of change management to impart such valuable life lessons at events. Attendees come away motivated to raise the bar in their own lives.

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RESILIENCE

From goal-setting to dealing with failure, Derek Redmond’s speaking topics include a wealth of strategies for mental resilience. Having stared failure in the face at the 1992 Olympic Games, when Derek suffered a career-ending injury, he learned the importance of adaption and self-motivation. At events, audiences learn how Derek transitioned from sport to business, thanks to his mental resilience.

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS

Derek Redmond’s knowledge of high-performance teamwork stems from his 1991 victory over the formidable American team, at the World Championships. The British team’s performance reflected Derek’s communication skills, a key factor of his speaking topic. At events, he uses this story to inspire unity in workplace teams, improving performance and wellbeing.

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MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION

Derek Redmond believes that sport is a business, and business is a sport. They are intrinsically linked, so the skills of one can be translated to the other. As an athlete turned businessman, Derek uses his knowledge of maximising success to benefit corporate audiences, teaching them the secrets of ‘going for gold’.

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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

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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."

Customer Development Manager, Johnson & Johnson

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