As 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.
At the SMART Way Forward CPD Management and Leadership Experience 2014, Bryan will be delivering the following seminar:
3.00pm – 4.00pm
Seminar 3: An Olympic mindset. Small changes make big differences
Having successfully competed at four Olympic Games as part of the Team GB British Cycling squad for team pursuit, Bryan Steel knows exactly how important preparation is and how small changes to your strategy can have a tremendous impact on your performance. Having a winning mentally which is driven by focus, desire and determination to win is key. Bryan will explain the strategy which was adopted by British Cycling which helped the team move from a ranking of 17th to 1st in the World in just 8 years. Team GB and British Cycling is now regarded as the Best in the World.