Dr Steve Ingham is one of the world’s leading performance scientists.
Steve was Director of Science at the British Olympic Association and English Institute of Sport.
Having led a team of 200 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB, Steve is steeped in high performance and has been integral to the development of Britain into an Olympic superpower.
He has provided support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success.
These have included some of the world’s greatest athletes such as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave, Tim Foster MBE, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell
Away from sport, Steve also advises leading business executives on individual and team performance.
Furthermore, Steve Ingham is the author of the best selling book ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, inspiring the importance of learning and adapting to reach our maximum potential.
“Throughout my career, Steve has provided me with a way of making science ideas useful for my preparation and performance.
If science can be applied to the complex world of heptathlon, it can probably be applied to anything – Steve shows you how.”Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
DR STEVE INGHAM – MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Steve’s most popular speech is ‘Supporting Champions‘. In this presentation, Steve discusses how to lead the transformation of teams from good to record-setting excellence.
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 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 the odds, they achieved it, in a feat which shook the sporting world.
Behind this headline, the overall task of coordinating and achieving the science behind this unique and seemingly impossible task was led by Steve Ingham.
Steve’s key message during this presentation is “what’s the smallest change that could make the biggest difference to your team, and it’s performance?”
Related speech topics include
- Collaboration and Leadership
- Risk and Decision Making
- Visions, Values, Culture
- Building Resilience
- Marginal & Massive Gains
- Performing under Pressure
Steve presents his ‘Supporting Champions‘ sessions within the corporate and educational sector. Clients include Google, McLaren, EY, Sky, Phillips and AT Kearney.
BOOK – How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete
In this book Ingham draws on the lessons learned from a career in the intense, unforgiving rollercoaster of elite sport; helping, supporting and developing some of the best athletes in the world, including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Hayley Tullett, Kelly Sotherton, and Jessica Ennis-Hill as they pursue their goals.
His journey shows that all the knowledge in the world will get you only so far, but it is with trust, team-work, critical thinking, adaptability, accountability and altruism that you can truly support a champion…
Expanding Horizons: Advising France for Paris 2024
Recently, Steve’s expertise has been sought after by France as they prepare for the home advantage at the Paris 2024 Olympics & Paralympics.
This collaboration highlights Steve’s ability to apply his extensive knowledge and strategic insights across cultural boundaries, tailoring his approach to meet the unique needs of the French team and for French society. His role in this international endeavour underscores the universal value of his strategies in achieving high performance, regardless of the context.
Steve’s Approach: A Blueprint for Success
Steve’s most popular speech, ‘Supporting Champions’, encapsulates his philosophy of transformative leadership and the pursuit of excellence.
Drawing from his experiences with Team GB, particularly the unprecedented success at the London 2012 Olympics, Steve shares insights into making strategic, impactful changes that propel teams to record-setting achievements.
His key message, “what’s the smallest change that could make the biggest difference to your team, and its performance?” resonates across sports and business alike, offering a universal blueprint for success.
A Diverse Speaker with a Universal Message
Beyond the track, field, and rowing lake, Steve extends his expertise to the business world, advising executives on performance, collaboration, leadership, and resilience.
His bestselling book, ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, further cements his status as a thought leader in applying scientific principles to achieve peak performance.
As Steve continues to inspire and guide teams and individuals towards excellence, his collaboration with France for the Paris 2024 Olympics is a testament to his enduring impact on the global stage of high performance.
We look forward to witnessing the fruits of this partnership and the continued success of the athletes and teams under Steve’s guidance.
Steve is a fantastic motivational speaker. Not only has he got a great story to tell but he does it in an engaging and thought-provoking way. He also highlighted the key insights which were relevant to our business very clearly. Steve received fantastic feedback from our managers who found him really inspiring, warm and engaging. I’d thoroughly recommend him to others.Tracey Webb, Head Of Learning & Organisational Development, Network Homes
There are very few people that I would consider an insider to our efforts to win at successive Olympics but Steve was one of them – utterly professional but with a lightness of touch and a sense of humour that made him instantly likeable and one to trust.Sir Matthew Pinsent, CBE
Throughout my career, Steve has provided me with a way of making science ideas useful for my preparation and performance. If science can be applied to the complex world of heptathlon, it can probably be applied to anything – Steve shows you how.Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic Champion