Steven Bradbury – Australia’s First Winter Olympic Gold Medallist
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Olympic Champion, Champion Speaker and genuine onstage Motivator and Entertainer is a unique skillset, and wow talk about blowing your own trumpet !
Transitioning from being an expert speed skater to an expert motivational speaker has been an interesting ride for Steven over the last 10 years. Nowadays he works with a professional speech writer and a comedian to continually hone his presentation skills. He has presented at over 650 conferences and events in 14 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 so many people. Passion, Persistence and Teamwork are what have gotten Steven to where he is today and he would love the opportunity to instill these traits in your team at your next event.
He is also an experienced ‘Master’ Of Ceremonies | Conference Facilitator and even does stand-up Comedy. He doesn’t call himself a comedian but seriously is there anyone on the planet better known for standing up….
Some people say Steven is a celebrity. Fortunately for his clients Steven has NEVER thought of himself as a celebrity. He is professional, down to earth and after his presentation is over he always takes the time to mingle with the audience. Steven prefers to fly economy class and loves to work with clients before the event to tailor his presentation to specific client needs. Steven works directly with all his clients (no agent as a middle man), he’s a good bloke, has an incredible product and comes with zero BS.
Steven Bradbury created history when he won Australia and the Southern Hemisphere’s first Winter Olympic Gold Medal. Bradbury won fans the world over for the honesty and humility he showed after the win. He saw the victory as reward not for one race, but for 12 years of hard training that included more than his share of misfortune. A race accident in 1994 led him to being impaled on a rivals skate, creating a cut in his leg, so extensive he lost 4 litres of blood and required 111 stitches. He was extremely lucky to survive. A training mishap in the year 2000 broke his neck. After 6 weeks in a halo brace Bradbury again fought his way back, and 18 months later that same neck was supporting an Olympic Gold Medal !
Speed Skating Career Highlights:
- Australia’s and Southern Hemisphere’s first Winter Olympic Gold Medal Winner – 2002
- Australia’s first Winter Olympic medal winner – Bronze 1994
- World Champion – 1991
- 4 times Winter Olympian – 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002
In 2007 Steven was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to Australian Sport.
Steven received The Don Award for Australia’s best sporting performance in 2002.