Stephen Bradbury

Stephen Bradbury

Olympic Champion  |  Speaker  |  Onstage Motivator & Entertainer
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About Stephen

“He trained 5 hours a day, 6 days a week for 12 years and then, suddenly he became an overnight success....”

Olympic Champion, Champion Speaker and genuine onstage Motivator and Entertainer is a unique skill set. Transitioning from being an expert speed skater to an expert motivational speaker, MC and after dinner entertainer has been an interesting ride over the last 12 years. Steven Bradbury has presented at over 1300 conferences and events in 21 countries and still loves it. He loves the adrenalin before going onstage and loves that his strategies for success in business and in life are able to inspire and help people.

Session Highlights:
A fully interactive show including motivation, videos, music, comedy and audience participation.
You will actually hold and have your photo taken wearing Steve’s Olympic Gold Medal.
How he broke his neck, lost 4 litres of blood on the ice and trained 5hrs a day, 6 days a week for 12 years to become an overnight success.

The saying 'Doing A Bradbury' was officially included in the Macquarie Dictionary in 2014.  Learn how to put yourself in position to be the next to 'Do A Bradbury”. Position yourself to come from behind and be ready to seize the opportunity. Links to creativity, innovation and disruption themes.
Business success and strategy learned through his own custom speed skate and cycling shoe company.  RBC exported to 22 countries and won a swag of Olympic Medals before the company was sold in 2012. RBC tailored a solution to a target market.  Resonates with business owners or managers.
Sustaining a culture of success and a positive mindset.
Teamwork: Today’s world is competitive. To win in business or sport you need the right support team. A team is only as strong as its weakest link.
Leadership: A successful leader, leads by example not just by telling others what to do.
Setting goals and having a plan written down is not optional. 
Steven has been dubbed the 'Luckiest' Olympic Gold Medallist.  Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Links to themes around resilience, belief in self or team, and maintaining a positive state-of-mind.

Steven can tailor his presentation to suit client themes, objectives and timeframes and will work with you prior to your event to get the best result possible.

Even though Steven is a household name this doesn’t mean he comes with
celebrity baggage. Any pre and/or post-presentation requirements are no problem.

Career Highlights:
4 time Olympian
Southern Hemisphere's 1st Winter Olympic Gold Medalist – Gold 1000m – Salt Lake City
Australia's 1st Winter Olympic Medalist – Bronze 5000m Relay –

The Don Award for Australia’s best sporting performance in 2002
Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to Australian Sport

On air host and commentator at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympic
Games Australian TV coverage
Director Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWI) 2002 to current

As well as being entertained and inspired you will leave with the knowledge the much of the prize is in the journey and success takes Passion, Persistence and Teamwork.

Watch Stephen in action

What people say about Stephen

From the tremendously positive feedback we’ve had, Steven’s message about pushing through obstacles to achieve your goals really struck a chord with everyone.

Steven has a real gift in being able to help people see that they too can achieve success and they are greatly encouraged and inspired as a result. I was delighted that not only did Steven have a good message, but he was able to deliver it in a very relatable way – his self-effacing attitude about his gold medal, combined with his Aussie sense of humour was a big hit!

– Mike Taylor - Functions Manager - MCKENNA DIAMONDS TEAM

Steven’s presentation was undoubtedly the highlight of our conference. His story, along with his open and honest presentation style, left our audience raving about him well after he walked off stage.

– Julie Connellan – Local Govt Managers Association of NSW

Steve was excellent to work with and very easy going throughout our dealings with him. His relaxed style and manner were perfect for the event and people enjoyed having him around for the whole night and chatting to him during the evening. The chance to see/hold his medals & have photos taken with him etc was also greatly appreciated by many of the guests.

His story was very inspirational and kept the audience captivated. He was entertaining, funny and thought-provoking. Overall an excellent speaker, who was well received and a really good bloke. Definitely added value to the event & was good to meet him.

– Ben Garland - Barclays Global

Steve recently presented at a series of Finance And Systems Technologies (FAST) Professional Development Days to great acclaim.  He actually received a standing ovation in Sydney after his presentation (unheard in of Australia). FAST CEO Mr Steve Kane said ‘Steve’s presentation was very entertaining and his messages of passion, persistence and teamwork were spot on’. I could not recommend Steve highly enough and will definitely use his services among other clients in the future

– Doug Mathlin – MD - Frontrunner Consulting Group.