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12 December 2012

Bryan Steel

Bryan SteelAs a boy, Bryan Steel was uninterested in school, and not very athletic. Then he discovered a talent, cycling. This gave him an outlet and a passion.

He joined cycling clubs, and made it to the British cycling team, which at the time was not a team recognised for excellence. Bryan participated in a revolutionary change management programme that catapulted the team to the world stage. he competed in four Olympic Games, winning Bronze in the Team pursuit in 2000 and Silver in 2004.

From scrawny schoolboy to World Class athlete, Bryan now shares the secrets of success through his own development programme Winning Mindset. The formula for success is as applicable to the board room and business environment as it is to the playing field.

Bryan has worked with various organisations including Sport England, The Youth Sport Trust, Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust and DARE UK to deliver, design and manage mentoring schemes.

He is a Board Member of England Netball, a director of charity Sporting Hearts, Patron of the Thomley Activity Centre, Oxfordshire, Anti-drug Ambassador for UK Sport for the 100% Me Campaign, a Sporting Hero for the East Midlands Advocates Project a Sport England Sporting Champion and a member of the British Olympic Association Planning for Success scheme.

Bryan’s Sporting Achievements:

2000 Olympics: Bronze, Team Pursuit

2000 World Championships: Silver, Team Pursuit

2001 World Championships: Silver, Team Pursuit

2002 World Championships: Bronze, Team Pursuit

2003 World Championships: Silver, Team Pursuit

2004 World Championships: Silver, Team Pursuit

2004 Olympics: Silver, Team Pursuit


Bryan Steel delivered the keynote speech and a workshop on Effective Personal Management for Sports Coaches at our very first CPD Coaching Conference in September 2012. We are hugely pleased and honoured that he has agreed to speak again at the SMART Way Forward CPD Business and Coaching Conference 2013 (Midlands/North).

At the SMART Way Forward CPD Business and Coaching Conference 2013 (Midlands/North), Bryan Steel will be delivering the keynote speech at 10.10am, as well as the following Sports Coaching Workshop:

3.45pm – 4.45pm
installing a winning mentality and delivering championship performance

Bryan Steel was a key member of the British Cycling team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and the Athens Olympics in 2004. Therefore, he knows a thing or two about what it takes to successfully perform at world class championships and Olympic Games.

In this workshop Bryan will share some of his experiences of the Games, along with the techniques and processes adopted by the team in the lead up to competition. He will also explain how the specific performance programme designed by British Cycling helped the team progress from a World ranking of 17th to 1st in just under eighth years.

To achieve a world-class performance you need to work as a highly effective team, whilst understanding the individuality of its components. A team is only as strong as the people within it; therefore people within that team have got to be right.  Having a team which believes in its ability, with complete focus, total commitment, passion and self belief, will be the team which stands on the podium.




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