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Motivational Speakers

‘ Motivational speaker ‘ can mean a lot of different things. So here are a lot of excellent motivational speakers [seventy-three last time we counted] … Update, seventy-nine.

 
 
 
 
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Chemmy Alcott

As Britain’s Number 1 female alpine skier, Chemmy Alcott is the golden girl of British winter sports....

 
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Dr Adrian Atkinson

Dr Adrian Atkinson is a business psychologist, strategic advisor and executive coach focussing on developing senior managers, creating or restoring concentration on wealth creation and managing organisational culture as well as identifying and develo...

 
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Martin Bayfield

Former top England Rugby and the British and Irish Lions player, now co-presenter for BBC 1's Crimewatch....

 
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Mark Beaumont

The fastest man to cycle 18,297 miles around the world on a bicycle and still without a Knighthood!...

 
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Derek Bell

Derek Bell is a British born racing legend and the supreme endurance racing driver. Derek won the Le Mans 24-Hour race 5 times, the Daytona 24 Hour race 3 times and racked-up impressive sports car and endurance race wins.

The twice World Sportsc...

 
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Simon Biltcliffe

Founder of Webmart, shaped the business around his personal ethos that Marxism and Capitalism together are unbeatable....

 
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Roger Black

Roger Black MBE was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and successfully gained a place to read medicine at Southampton University in 1985. By then, however, he had already demonstrated considerable athletic talent and he decided to rescind his pl...

 
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Caprice Bourret

Former globally famous supermodel and actress, once voted World's sexiest woman now succesful and inspirational fashion CEO....

 
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Kyran Bracken

Kyran Bracken has experienced the highs and lows of first class rugby union and has witnessed first-hand the transition to the professional game. During his time at Bristol Kyran continued to have a successful career in law until the advent of profes...

 
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Dave Brailsford

The inspirational coach of one of the most strikingly successful teams in Olympic annals....

 
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Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham pioneered a revolutionary concept: that people will be dramatically more effective, successful, and fulfilled when they play to their strongest skills rather than attempting to improve their weaknesses. He calls his research-based t...

 
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Geoff Burch

Geoff Burch is the original and by far the best alternative business 'Guru'. His unconventional image and extensive humour have allowed him platforms on both the corporate and stand-up comedy stage. Having delighted audiences in over forty countries ...

 
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Amy Carroll

Delivers leadership, communication and effectiveness training for multinationals, drawing on her own globally licenced Predator, Prey or Partner ™ model....

 
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Alan Chambers

During 16 years service with Her Majesty's Royal Marine Commandos Alan Chambers operated in in the deserts, jungles and frozen tundra’s of the planet, travelling the world visiting over forty countries. He is formally qualified as a diver, parachu...

 
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Ed Coats

Adventurer, explorer, doctor and trainer. Ed is an outstanding speaker on team dynamics and performance and for dinners, he offers a witty look at hospital life....

 
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Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe can look back on an athletics career of almost unparalleled achievement. He can speak with immense authority both on individual and team success, motivation and leadership. Lord Sebastian Coe KBE is one of Britain's greatest ever athle...

 
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Pete Cohen

Coach to top athletes and blue-chip businesses alike, Pete uses his energetic style and psychological insights to get people leading productive, fulfilling lives....

 
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Gennaro Contaldo

Gennaro Contaldo is widely known as the man who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about cooking, often appearing with him on TV. Gennaro's famous restaurants 'Passione' are a Mecca for gastronauts from across the globe. Described by clients as ...

 
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Chris Corbin

Chris Corbin is one of the most inspirational examples of entrepreneurship and determination on the speaking circuit today. He firmly believes that it is within the grasp of anyone to build a successful business. From redundancy and divorce, he built...

 
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Jane Cordell

Jane Cordell lost her hearing as a young adult but rose to a senior position in the Foreign Office. She is on the Board of Disability Rights UK and a Trustee of Manchester Deaf Centre. Described as ‘gloriously inspirational’ and ‘particularly g...

 
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David Coulthard

As a former Formula One racing driver, David Coulthard bring a wealth of experience to his BBC race commentary....

 
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James Cracknell

Double gold medal winning Olympic athlete who has taken part in grueling endurance races and adventures....

 
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Chris Crudelli

Chris Crudelli is a TV presenter, cultural explorer, best-selling author and internationally recognised kung fu master. His TV series for the BBC, “Mind, Body & Kick Ass Moves”, is a smash hit and the most widely distributed documentary in BBC TV...

 
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Lawrence Dallaglio

Former captain of the England Rugby team, making more than 200 appearances for his club and earning 85 caps...

 
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Ann Daniels

World record breaking polar explorer Ann Daniels is an inspiration to those who hear her speak. She has led expeditions in the most hostile environments on earth, literally to the very top and bottom of the world, where strong leadership and teamwork...

 
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Christian Danner

Christian Danner from the ranks of a BMW-blessed crop in the mid-1980s, Danner was an extremely successful touring car exponent who transferred that talent to Formula 3000 and won the 1985 Championship before graduating to Formula 1 ...

 
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Karen Darke

Aged twenty one Karen Darke was paralysed in a climing accident in her native Scotland. This life-changing moment led her to a succession of challenges, both personal and physical which has earned her the admiration of adventurers and public alike fr...

 
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Matt Dawson

A member of the England team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, now presenting BBC Radio 5 Live's rugby coverage....

 
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Dr John Demartini

Dr Demartini has shared the stage with such noted speakers as Stephen Covey, Dr Donald Beck, Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Dr Patch Adams and many others 1200 radio and television talk shows including: CNN Larry King Live,...

 
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Oliver Dudley

Oliver Dudley is an ‘Everyman’ adventurer who has tackled world records in ocean rowing and ultra distance running, despite being a novice at both sports. As a team member of the 14 man crew aboard La Mondiale in 2008, Oliver rowed for 2 hours o...

 
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Alex 'Frenchie' Duncan

Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, he has piloted Chinook helicopters in over 1,000 hours of Afghanistan combat missions....

 
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Rachel Elnaugh

Rachel Elnaugh is one of Britain's highest profile female entrepreneurs, in early 2005, Rachel shot to fame as one of the original Dragons in BBC TV's cult business show Dragons' Den. Aged 24 she created the market leading brand Red Letter Days from ...

 
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Jo Fairley

Founded the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black’s and Judges Bakery....

 
Ranulph Fiennes Profile image

Ranulph Fiennes

As a motivational speaker popular with both UK and European audiences, Sir Ranulph demonstrates how the qualities of the explorer can be applied to achieve success in the business world....

 
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Alex Flynn

Adventurer, ultra-athlete, speaker, brand champion, film producer, writer, business consultant and lawyer, who attracts global media attention....

 
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Roger Flynn

Former former BBC Ventures Chief Executive, Managing Director of Prudential Retail, with £2bn sales, General Manager World Sales at British Airway and Virgin Group director and direct advisor to Richard Branson. Roger Flynn's track record as man who...

 
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Prof. Adrian Furnham

Professor Adrian Furnham has written over 30 books on the psychology of management and business. He was nominated as one the 25 Most Influential People in HR in 2007 by HR magazine, and is a regular columnist for the Sunday Times, Telegraph and Manag...

 
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Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher is ranked in the top five most inspiring management speakers available today. Renowned in F1 for his dynamic and innovative management style. The 'Head of Making Things Happen' has achieved even greater potency in his talks....

 
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Barry Gibbons

Barry Gibbons acted as Chairman and CEO of Burger King for 5 years. He was hailed by Fortune Magazine as a "Turnaround Champion" and received international acclaim for his consulting work. Now an impartial advisory guru and successful author, his boo...

 
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Andy Gilbert

Andy Gilbert is the developer of the critically acclaimed Go MAD Thinking System. He is passionate about people developing their ability to think systematically in a solution focused way. The author of over 100 bestselling books, videos and audio pro...

 
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Adrian Gilpin

Adrian Gilpin works with many of the world’s leading organisations such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Prudential Property Investment Managers and Barclaycard. Through coaching their senior management teams he has helped them perform to the peak of the...

 
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Katherine Grainger

Britain's most decorated female Olympian, offers insights on team-work and communication for success....

 
Andy Green Profile image

Andy Green

World-leading expert on inspiring and building people’s creativity and innovation capacity and embracing pessimism and flexible thinking. He is author of eight bestselling books and is the creator of ‘Tubespiration!’ creative training sessions...

 
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Will Greenwood

One of the true Rugby greats, he provides analysis for Sky on rugby and presents Sky TV's School of Hard Knocks....

 
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Tanni Grey-Thompson

Inspirational former Paralympic athlete, television presenter and a member of the British House of Lords....

 
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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls Bear has a natural talent for inspirational speaking. His TV shows have brought him worldwide acclaim. As a motivational speaker, he has addressed corporations all around the world on his adventures on Everest and beyond. He is among the ...

 
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Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen was one of the most successful British soccer players of all time, until a knee injury ended his playing career in 1991....

 
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Sahar Hashemi

Sahar Hashemi founded Coffee Republic, the UK's first US style coffee bar chain with her brother and built it into one of the UK's most recognised high street brands with a turnover of £30m. Giving up highly professional jobs, she a lawyer in London...

 
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Azeem Ibrahim

Global entrepreneur, philanthropist, adviser to world leaders and youngest on the Sunday Times Rich List and Carter Anderson’s Power 100 list....

 
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Dr Itai Ivtzan

Passionate about bringing together psychology and spirituality. Accomplished author and senior lecturer at the University of East London....

 
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Tim Jarvis

Renowned British/Australian environmental scientist and polar explorer who successfully retraced Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic mission across the Southern Ocean....

 
Martin Johnson Profile image

Martin Johnson

Led England to glory in their victorious 2003 World Cup campaign and was England manager between 2008 and 2011....

 
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Maria Kempinska

A renowned entrepreneur & businesswoman, she speaks on issues including branding, business leadership & what they don't teach you at business school. ...

 
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Sally Kettle

Sally Kettle is the thoroughly modern interpretation of an adventurer. She rowed 3,000 miles with her mother across the Atlantic Ocean from East to West. She is a Guinness World Record holding rower and a refreshingly frank and open speaker....

 
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Will King

King of Shaves founder Will King is regarded as one of the leading practitioners in the use of social media from a company and brand perspective. Will was winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for London and the South East in 2...

 
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Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was the first person to complete a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe between June 1968 and April 1969 in 'Suhaili' as winner of the Golden Globe Race. ...

 
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Joan Latta

Inspirational speaker with Cerebal Palsy, who shares insights on the realities of living with a disability....

 
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Dr David Lewis

Dr David Lewis is an award winning author, broadcaster and neuropsychologist. His high energy presentations focus on achieving peak performance, understanding the human mind and the psychology of business relationships and organisations....

 
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Lawrence Leyton

Lawrence has been studying the intricacies of Motivation and how to apply it in the workplace all his life. What he discovered, and now teaches, are a set of mind-tools guaranteed to ignite and invigorate the fire and passion in your workforce....

 
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Ania Lichota

Award winning leader and Woman of the Year. Author and philanthropist...

 
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Kenny Logan

Kenny Logan is a house-hold name in both Scotland and England as a former international rugby player and is now a successful businessman....

 
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Penny Mallory

Former top rally driver Penny Mallory is the only female presenter on Channel Four's, long running television series, 'Driven'. She is a regular contributor for GMTV, a columnist for several newspapers and magazines and a popular choice of after dinn...

 
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Andreu Mateu

Spanish explorer Andreu Mateu rose to international fame in 1992 when he decided to relinquish everything and travel to the most remote places on earth using every conceivable means of transportation known to man. He named his journey The Transcovery...

 
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Reinhold Messner

One of the greatest mountaineers of all time, he made the first solo ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen and climbed all 14 of the world's highest peaks, and crossed by foot the Antarctic, Greenland, Tibet, the deserts Gobi and Takla Makan....

 
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Brian Milton

Brian Milton's first major expedition was in 1968, when he drove a battered Austin 7 Ruby across the Sahara Desert to meet his fiancée! In 1998 he became the first person to fly a microlight around the world in Global Flyer.

His passion for f...

 
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Michelle Mone

Michelle Mone OBE, is the co-owner of MJM International and creator of Ultimo, the UK’s leading designer lingerie brand. Listed as one of the top three female entrepreneurs in the UK, and this year recognised by the Queen with an OBE for her contri...

 
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Chris Moon

Chris Moon former Army officer operational experience worked for charity clearing landmines in Asia and Africa is one of the few westerners to have survived kidnap by the Khmer Rouge guerillas in Cambodia. speaker for your event ...

 
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Stephen Murphy

Succeeded Founder Sir Richard Branson as Group Chief Executive of Virgin; he re-shaped the group and increased its diversification....

 
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Tiff Needell

Tiff Needell never really intended to be a Commentator, a Writer or even a Television Presenter and with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering he hadn’t exactly been trained motor racing either! ...

 
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Richard Noble

Richard Noble, entrepreneur and team leader specialises in developing high risk ventures. His Thrust 2 programme brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the Thrust SSC, the first ever supersonic land speed record. His team ach...

 
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Gavin Hastings OBE

Best known as an international rugby player. Former British Lions captain and motivational speaker and succesful businessman....

 
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Atul Pathak

Atul Pathak is one of the UK’s most successful franchise entrepreneurs. His success is founded on sound business sense, managed risk and a very steep learning curve. The advice he imparts through speaking has proven vital to many to many businesses...

 
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Allan Pease

For over 30 years the renowned speaker and author Allan Pease, known to many as ‘Mr Body language’ has been hugely popular with corporate audiences. The combination of humour, body language and sales psychology can never be out of date. ...

 
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Jamil Qureshi

Author of The Mind Coach, an entrepreneur and sports psychologist. Jamil is a practitioner of performance enhancing psychology....

 
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Steve Redgrave

Steven Redgrave has proved himself to be the greatest Olympian Britain has ever produced having won world championship gold medals in 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2000. He is Vice President of the British Olympic Association and...

 
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Alain Robert

When he was a child, Alain Robert’s heroes were some of the most famous rock-climbers of all time. To his parents despair he decided to become a top climber. He learnt how to move, how to handle the ropes. When he was 12, he once forgot his keys an...

 
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James Sale

James Sale is the World Expert in Motivational Mapping. He has 15 years of intensive experience in training and mentoring individuals and their organisations to realise their full potential....

 
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Dr David Scott

Former Astronaut Dr David Scott led the Apollo 15 mission, described as "the most complex mission in the history of exploration". ...

 
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L. Vaughan Spencer

L. Vaughan Spencer is the spot-on satirical creation of comedian Neil Mullarkey . Neil has been in double acts with Nick Hancock and Mike Myers, improvised around the country with Eddie Izzard, appeared in hilarious cameos in Austin Powers movies and...

 
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Jonathan Straight

Innovator, master-entrepreneur, brand-builder and philanthropist. Jonathan Straight is an authentic success story and role model to young entrepreneurs....

 
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Mike Stroud

Dr Mike Stroud is best known for his record-breaking expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Mike Stroud is a leading authority on survival, nutrition and endurance and excellent motivational and after dinner speaker....

 
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Jonathan Tait-Harris

Played a key role in bringing Saddam Hussein, Chemical Ali and other international criminals to justice. Leading war crimes investigator & criminalist....

 
Simon Tyler Profile image

Simon Tyler

Speaks about how CEOs, executives and managers can lead with purpose and impact. Specialising in leadership, culture change and simplicity....

 
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Becky Walsh

Becky Walsh is a leading authority on intuition. She is the author of the bestselling book ‘You DO Know – Learning to act on intuition instantly' and has hosted and produced her own award winning show on LBC 97.3 in London as well as delivering c...

 
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Jonathan Warburton

One of the UK’s most recognised business leaders, Jonathan Warburton speaks with authority, knowledge, and passion....

 
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Adrian Webster

Riot copper, milkman and salesman were just a few of the entries on Adrian's Webster CV before he moved into the I.T industry and discovered an ability to motivate and inspire others. Today Adrian is arguably the most entertaining and effective motiv...

 
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Jock Wishart

International adventurer, sportsman, team leader and businessman with a reputation for developing succesful teams and leading projects to victory....

 
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Sir Clive Woodward

Former head coach of the Rugby World Cup winning England team of 2003 and Team GB Director of Sport for the 2012 London Olympics....

 
 
 
 
 
 
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