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Create the mindset of an Olympian

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympian experience hosted by Derek

90 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 12 people
Private groups available for up to 500.

What you'll do

There are moments in life that define you. These are the moments when you can become a winner.

When we chat, you will get to hear about my athletic career and how I became a winner in my defining moments. We’ll talk about how I got started in athletics and how I won European, Commonwealth, and World Gold medals. Then, we’ll talk about that fateful day at the Barcelona Olympics where, in the Semi-final, I pulled my hamstring and was helped over the finish line by my father. That was my most defining moment and it has inspired many people. The image of that moment has been viewed online over 300 million times and was voted the third most memorable Olympic moment by NBC.

I will also share what happened after that event, including the moment when I was told that I would never compete for my country again - but I refused to let those words stop me. I went on to play basketball for my country and become a National champion in motorbike racing and kickboxing (the latter of which I did at the age of 47).

I will share some of the secrets and techniques I learned from the world of sport that I still use in my business life and my personal life. I hope what I share from defining moments in my life can help you succeed in your own.

This Experience is great for team-building! Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private group? Then message me!
Other things to note
My recommendation if possible would be to view on a computer but if you only have a phone then this will work well also.

I would suggest to come armed with a question or two but I am sure as the session moves on some questions will come to mind!
There are moments in life that define you. These are the moments when you can become a winner.

When we chat, you will get to hear about my athletic career and how I became a winner in my defining moments. We’ll talk about how I got started in athletics and how I won European, Commonwealth, and World Gold medals. Then, we’ll talk about that fateful day at the Barcelona Olympics where, in the Semi-final, I pulled my hamstring and was he…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Derek can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $2,750.

What to bring

  • I suggest bringing a note pad and pen so you can make notes for future use.
  • Be ready to ask questions! This will be a thought provoking and interactive session.

Meet your host, Derek

Olympian · Representing Great Britain · Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 57 Reviews
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As a former World, European, and Commonwealth Champion and Olympic athlete, I spent the last 23 years traveling the world and sharing my stories as a motivational speaker, business performance coach, mentor, and event host.

I have addressed over a million people live and online, sharing and discussing the stories of the defining moments in my life. I can’t wait to share and discuss them with you.

With these stories and others I can share my unique perspective on the secrets to success—secrets that will help guide you on your own path to success.
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As a former World, European, and Commonwealth Champion and Olympic athlete, I spent the last 23 years traveling the world and sharing my stories as a motivational speaker, business performance coach, mentor, and event host.

I have addressed over a million people live and online, sharing and discussing the stories of the defining moments in my life. I can’t wait to share and discuss them with you.

With these stories and others I can share my unique perspective on the secrets…
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From $42
/ person
Sun, Jul 25
From $2,750 per group
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $2,750 per group
Wed, Jul 28
From $2,750 per group
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $2,750 per group
Wed, Aug 4
From $2,750 per group
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $2,750 per group
Availability for this experience is rare.
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Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Nicole
July 2021
Derek showed us that WC medal winners are human beings as well, however with some important characteristics. Strong minds, super performer, team players and risk takers, ready to do things differently when needed. It is worth every minute to listen to Derek
Derek showed us that WC medal winners are human beings as well, however with some important characteristics. Strong minds, super performer, team players and risk takers, ready to d…
Ann
June 2021
Derek is an authentic leader who shared powerful stories that are inspiring to me. This session will change your thinking and give you cause to make a shift in your mindset to be resilient, intentional and look towards the future with greater purpose.
Derek is an authentic leader who shared powerful stories that are inspiring to me. This session will change your thinking and give you cause to make a shift in your mindset to be r…
Minerva
June 2021
Derek shared his story in a very engaging and encouraging way. He shared both his low and high points through out his career that are truly inspiring and really gave the genuine truth behind all the efforts he took. I really enjoyed hearing about his journey.
Derek shared his story in a very engaging and encouraging way. He shared both his low and high points through out his career that are truly inspiring and really gave the genuine tr…
Anne
June 2021
This experience was a fantastic opportunity to connect directly with a world-class athlete and learn from his remarkable life experiences in sport and beyond. Great for motivation and inspiration in both personal and professional matters, and for sparking team/family discussions on focus, perseverance and adaptability. Thank you, Derek!
This experience was a fantastic opportunity to connect directly with a world-class athlete and learn from his remarkable life experiences in sport and beyond. Great for motivation…
Christopher
June 2021
Derek’s experience is truly one of a kind. We booked it for our company team bonding event, and it was a perfect match. The team has come away with an unshakeable determination for the week and many more to come. Huge thank you to Derek!!
Mark
February 2021
This was a FANTASTIC team building and motivational session. It’s not just that Derek has an amazing story but also, the way he tells it is full of energy, humility, crescendos and troughs, excitement and humanity and more. He comes across as an inspirational person not just because of what he has achieved but more importantly WHO he is. Thoroughly recommend.
This was a FANTASTIC team building and motivational session. It’s not just that Derek has an amazing story but also, the way he tells it is full of energy, humility, crescendos and…

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Sun, Jul 25
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $2,750 per group
  • Wed, Jul 28
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $2,750 per group
  • Wed, Aug 4
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $2,750 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.