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Steven
Bradbury

Australia's first Winter Olympic gold medallist.

Profile

Transitioning from being an expert speed skater to an expert speaker has been an interesting ride over the last 10 years. Steven has presented at over 750 conferences and events in 15 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.

Previous experience
Steven Bradbury's remarkable and unlikely victory at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics was achieved after a spectacular final-lap spill took out his four rivals. Bradbury threw his arms up in disbelief and smiled as he crossed the finish line.

His gold medal win was not entirely as fortuitous as many would believe. Bradbury knew his limitations and also the unpredictable nature of short track racing. Half the battle is staying on your blades, and Bradbury did just that, right when it really counted. Dubbed 'the luckiest gold medallist', Bradbury won fans the world over for the honesty and humility he showed after the win. He saw his victory as reward not for one race, but for a decade of hard slog that has included more than his share of misfortune.

In Norway, 1994, a race accident led to him being impaled on a skate and creating a cut so extensive he lost four litres of blood and required 111 stitches. He was extremely lucky to survive. A training mishap in 2000 broke his neck and forced him to spend six weeks in a halo brace. Steven Bradbury again fought his way back, and two years later that neck was in the headlines again - only this time it was supporting an Olympic Gold Medal.

In addition to his motivational and inspirational ability as a corporate speaker, Steven Bradbury also brings sound business principles learnt through running his own company RBC Revolutionary Boot Company, which makes specialised skates and cycling shoes.

Just as in sport, Steven believes there are two factors to his success. First, you need the determination and resilience to put in the hard work required and ensure your preparation is complete. Second, you have to take a risk. At RBC, and in Steven's speed skating career, he took many chances. Some worked, some didn't. However, he stuck at them and today he has an Olympic gold medal and RBC export custom speed skates and cycling shoes to 19 countries around the world.

For key topics including: motivation, inspiration, success, strategy, positive mindset, leadership, entertainer, comedy, celebrity, athlete, MC and facilitator, Olympic Gold medallist Steven Bradbury is a great addition to any event.

Media
Expertise
Talking Points

Last Man Standing

Session Highlights:
A fully interactive show including videos, music, comedy and audience participation.
You will actually hold, and have your photo taken wearing my Olympic Gold Medal.
How I broke my 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.

Outcomes:
The saying 'Doing A Bradbury' is now in the Australian slang dictionary. Learn how to put yourself in position to be the next to 'Do A Bradbury'.
Business success and strategy learned through my custom speed skate and cycling shoe company. Now exporting to 22 countries. A tailored solution for a target market.
Sustaining a culture of success and positive mindset.
Leadership: A successful leader, leads by example not just be telling others what to do.
Setting goals and having a plan written down is not optional.
I have been dubbed the 'Luckiest' Olympic Gold Medallist. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.

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

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.
Topics

Motivational

  • Inspiring Stories
  • Resilience
  • Grief & Loss

Sport

  • Olympics & Paralympics
Feedback
Steven Bradbury's attendance to our 41st annual conference was indeed the highlight of the three days. Steve captivated our delegates and left them with a clear message that if you worked hard and kept trying, anything is possible. Retravision Australia
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