Steve Ingham public speaking

Motivational Speaker


Supporting Champions

Hire Dr Steve Ingham, Performance Scientist, Leader, Best-Selling Author, to inspire your event

Supporting Champions

Title: Supporting Champions

Theme: Leading the transformation of teams from good to record-setting excellence

Key message: “What could be the smallest change that could make the biggest difference to your team?”

Best suited for: Business owners, CEOs, Team Leaders, Managers, Directors, Partners

Background:  The London 2012 Olympic Games were a monumental achievement for sport in the UK with a record-breaking medal haul. Beating the medal haul of a home games is something that had never been done before by any country in the world in the history of the Olympics. But against all odds they achieved it, in a feat which shook the sporting world. Behind this headline the overall task of co-ordinating and achieving the science behind this unique and seemingly impossible task was led by Steve Ingham.


In this entertaining, informative and inspirational speech Steve shares the never-before story of the demands on elite athletes, the focus on developing high performance teams and how he and his team made the impossible happen.

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Highlights REEL


Throughout my career, Steve has provided me with a way of making science, objectivity, innovation and ideas useful for my preparation and performance. If science can be applied to the complex world of heptathlon, it can probably be applied to anything - Steve shows you how.”

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, CBE


"Steve was engaging and entertaining, while deeply knowledgeable and insightful" 

Claudia Hammond, broadcaster and writer.


“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



More about steve

Currently delivering speeches to corporate, after dinner, conference keynote and education, with clients including Ernst & Young, Sky Broadcasting, Phillips, AT Kearney, Dr Steve Ingham is one of the UK’s leading figures in sport and one of the world’s leading performance scientists. 


Having been Director of Science at the British Olympic Association and English Institute of Sport, leading a team of 200 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB, Steve is steeped in high performance and has been integral to the development of Britain into an Olympic superpower.


He has provided support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world’s greatest athletes such as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell and advises some of the top business executives on individual and team performance.


Steve is author of the best selling ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, inspiring the importance of learning and adapting to reach our maximum potential. 

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