Dr. Steve Ingham; performance scientist, leader & best-selling author.

The leading-edge supporting champions keynote speech


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.


High-Performance Teams: Lessons from Supporting Champions.


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.

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More About Steve

“I’m currently delivering speeches to corporate, conference keynote and education, with clients including Discovery Channel, Google, Elastic, Ernst & Young, Sky Broadcasting, Santander, Freshworks, Phillips, Kearney, sharing the insights gained from spending the last 25 years applying science to the pursuit of high performance.

Before setting up Supporting Champions I was the 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.

I’ve supported 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 advise some of the top business executives on individual and team performance.

I’ve written about many of my experiences, supporting these great athletes in one of my books ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, highlighting the need for us all to learn and adapt to reach our maximum potential.”

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Speech Faqs

In short, how high performance teams develop and how you can do it too! The speech enables teams to gain momentum and inspiration by hearing first hand what are the key dynamics within a high-performance team (sharing the story of supporting Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill to Olympic Gold) and what are the common characteristics across high-performance teams in sports, military, space exploration, ambulance workers and more. Download the speech profile here.

Of course you can! It’s important that it is a good fit for you. Register here to view the speech

That depends. Steve is a much sought after corporate speaker and also provides talks for sports teams, systems, education institutions and charities. As such there is a range of prices based on who you are. The best thing to do is drop us a line at, describe who you are, what your event is and we will let you know a cost.

After your enquiry, we’d schedule a briefing call to hear more about your current situation, dynamics in the teams and the key messages you’re looking to inspire your team with. We’ll also discuss some logistics and ask you to sign and return an agreement.

After the event you can pay electronically via out invoicing system, using credit card, bank transfer or PayPal.