Speaker Bio

Steve Backley OBE

Steve is much more than a successful Olympian; nowadays he’s a successful business speaker who uses anecdotes from sport to help inspire and develop individuals, teams and organisations.

In the decade since retirement from sport, Steve has nurtured his skills in his understanding of the challenges businesses face.

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An accomplished and experienced keynote speaker

Steve is an accomplished and experienced keynote speaker presenting motivational speeches, recent presentations including, How to Plan for Success and The Power of Authenticity.

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Keynote Only

In his own, unique, memorable and succinct style, Steve makes the sometimes complicated messages clear and translatable to all. Steve leaves audiences inspired, entertained and engaged; offering presentations from key-note to short workshops and entertaining after dinner speeches, aligned to typical challenges from Leadership Development, Engagement, Coaching, Accountability, Change and Team to name a few.

Steve is an accomplished and experienced keynote speaker presenting motivational speeches, recent presentations include:

  • How to Plan for Success
  • Leading through Change
  • The Importance of Resilience
  • How to Coach and Influence Others
  • The Power of Authenticity

Steve is the only British athlete ever to win three consecutive Olympic medals. In retirement from sport, he is an athletics commentator for the BBC, a co-director of BackleyBlack along with his colleague Roger Black and also owns a successful property investment business. As a result of his personal success, Steve is often asked to share and help design a method for others to enjoy sustained and repeated success.

Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture

Greg’s video interviews with leaders of high-performing companies anchor a compelling workshop that explores The Seven Pillars of Accountability.

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Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture

Overview:

Accountability is one of the biggest challenges business leaders face. A six-year study by Greg Bustin of more than 5,000 CEOs and key executives worldwide confirms that "lack of accountability" is the single greatest barrier to achieving consistently high levels of organizational performance. To help gain fresh insight into building, nurturing and sustaining a culture where accountability drives high performance, Greg interviewed senior leaders at some of the world's most respected companies in manufacturing (Nucor and Herman Miller), technology (Sony), distribution (Southwest Airlines), retail (The Container Store) and professional services (Marriott and Ernst & Young).

He also interviewed 12 Vistage member CEOs in the United States, Canada and the UK. Greg discovered how these companies succeed in good times and bad, and he developed a new way to think about accountability. His insights form the basis of this workshop and his groundbreaking book on accountability. Dan Pink, bestselling author of Drive, says of Greg's book, "If you're looking for new ways to drive accountability and improve individual and organizational performance, read this book."

Greg’s video interviews with leaders of these high-performing companies anchor a compelling workshop that explores The Seven Pillars of Accountability. Each workshop is tailored to address the areas of most impact to each group based on an online 10-minute accountability assessment each attendee completes in advance of the meeting.

Takeaways:

  • A new way to think about and approach accountability
  • Insights into their organization’s overall performance strengths and weaknesses
  • A counter-intuitive approach for addressing accountability with an under-performer

Added May 2017.

Health 4 Wealth

An ideal follow up to Performance Chemistry or as a stand alone; bringing home a key message that people often trade their health for their wealth. The Wellculator™ in this session has a specific focus on the workplace.

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Health 4 Wealth

Using health as a leverage for enhancing sustained wealth

Objectives:

An ideal follow up to Performance Chemistry to re-evaluate Wellculator™ or as a stand alone session bringing home the key message that people often trade their health for their wealth. The Wellculator™ metric in this session has a specific focus on the workplace.

Framework Format:

Six key strategies to leveraging health for sustained wealth. The Wellculator™ framework is revisited but with a work place metric approach. A strong focus on Tiny Habits™ methodology for creating lifestyle habits that really stick. An interactive session including activities such as sauerkraut making.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • How to create hormone harmony for longevity
  • Harness the GUT brain connection
  • The power of recovery rituals
  • Happiness as a precursor to success
  • Your workplace Wellculator™ score
  • Overcome cognitive biases to set yourself up for success

Supported by:

  • Wellculator™ workplace metric
  • Book: Fast Food For Sustained energy
  • Video material
  • Organisational and/or personal consultation(s)

Added February 2017.

Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture

Greg’s video interviews with leaders of high-performing companies anchor a compelling workshop that explores The Seven Pillars of Accountability.

Read more

Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture

Overview:

Accountability is one of the biggest challenges business leaders face. A six-year study by Greg Bustin of more than 5,000 CEOs and key executives worldwide confirms that "lack of accountability" is the single greatest barrier to achieving consistently high levels of organizational performance. To help gain fresh insight into building, nurturing and sustaining a culture where accountability drives high performance, Greg interviewed senior leaders at some of the world's most respected companies in manufacturing (Nucor and Herman Miller), technology (Sony), distribution (Southwest Airlines), retail (The Container Store) and professional services (Marriott and Ernst & Young).

He also interviewed 12 Vistage member CEOs in the United States, Canada and the UK. Greg discovered how these companies succeed in good times and bad, and he developed a new way to think about accountability. His insights form the basis of this workshop and his groundbreaking book on accountability. Dan Pink, bestselling author of Drive, says of Greg's book, "If you're looking for new ways to drive accountability and improve individual and organizational performance, read this book."

Greg’s video interviews with leaders of these high-performing companies anchor a compelling workshop that explores The Seven Pillars of Accountability. Each workshop is tailored to address the areas of most impact to each group based on an online 10-minute accountability assessment each attendee completes in advance of the meeting.

Takeaways:

  • A new way to think about and approach accountability
  • Insights into their organization’s overall performance strengths and weaknesses
  • A counter-intuitive approach for addressing accountability with an under-performer

Added May 2017.

Health 4 Wealth

An ideal follow up to Performance Chemistry or as a stand alone; bringing home a key message that people often trade their health for their wealth. The Wellculator™ in this session has a specific focus on the workplace.

Read more

Health 4 Wealth

Using health as a leverage for enhancing sustained wealth

Objectives:

An ideal follow up to Performance Chemistry to re-evaluate Wellculator™ or as a stand alone session bringing home the key message that people often trade their health for their wealth. The Wellculator™ metric in this session has a specific focus on the workplace.

Framework Format:

Six key strategies to leveraging health for sustained wealth. The Wellculator™ framework is revisited but with a work place metric approach. A strong focus on Tiny Habits™ methodology for creating lifestyle habits that really stick. An interactive session including activities such as sauerkraut making.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • How to create hormone harmony for longevity
  • Harness the GUT brain connection
  • The power of recovery rituals
  • Happiness as a precursor to success
  • Your workplace Wellculator™ score
  • Overcome cognitive biases to set yourself up for success

Supported by:

  • Wellculator™ workplace metric
  • Book: Fast Food For Sustained energy
  • Video material
  • Organisational and/or personal consultation(s)

Added February 2017.

An accomplished and experienced keynote speaker

Steve is an accomplished and experienced keynote speaker presenting motivational speeches, recent presentations including, How to Plan for Success and The Power of Authenticity.

Read more

Keynote Only

In his own, unique, memorable and succinct style, Steve makes the sometimes complicated messages clear and translatable to all. Steve leaves audiences inspired, entertained and engaged; offering presentations from key-note to short workshops and entertaining after dinner speeches, aligned to typical challenges from Leadership Development, Engagement, Coaching, Accountability, Change and Team to name a few.

Steve is an accomplished and experienced keynote speaker presenting motivational speeches, recent presentations include:

  • How to Plan for Success
  • Leading through Change
  • The Importance of Resilience
  • How to Coach and Influence Others
  • The Power of Authenticity

Steve is the only British athlete ever to win three consecutive Olympic medals. In retirement from sport, he is an athletics commentator for the BBC, a co-director of BackleyBlack along with his colleague Roger Black and also owns a successful property investment business. As a result of his personal success, Steve is often asked to share and help design a method for others to enjoy sustained and repeated success.

Health 4 Wealth

An ideal follow up to Performance Chemistry or as a stand alone; bringing home a key message that people often trade their health for their wealth. The Wellculator™ in this session has a specific focus on the workplace.

Read more

Health 4 Wealth

Using health as a leverage for enhancing sustained wealth

Objectives:

An ideal follow up to Performance Chemistry to re-evaluate Wellculator™ or as a stand alone session bringing home the key message that people often trade their health for their wealth. The Wellculator™ metric in this session has a specific focus on the workplace.

Framework Format:

Six key strategies to leveraging health for sustained wealth. The Wellculator™ framework is revisited but with a work place metric approach. A strong focus on Tiny Habits™ methodology for creating lifestyle habits that really stick. An interactive session including activities such as sauerkraut making.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • How to create hormone harmony for longevity
  • Harness the GUT brain connection
  • The power of recovery rituals
  • Happiness as a precursor to success
  • Your workplace Wellculator™ score
  • Overcome cognitive biases to set yourself up for success

Supported by:

  • Wellculator™ workplace metric
  • Book: Fast Food For Sustained energy
  • Video material
  • Organisational and/or personal consultation(s)

Added February 2017.