Steven Bradbury OAM
Motivator, MC, Safety Speaker, Author and Olympic Champion
Olympic Champion, Champion Speaker and genuine onstage Motivator and Entertainer is a unique skill set. Transitioning from being an expert speed skater to an expert motivational speaker, MC and after dinner entertainer has been an interesting ride over the last 12 years. Steven Bradbury has presented at over 1000 conferences and events in 19 countries and still loves it. He loves the adrenalin before going onstage and loves that his strategies for success in business and in life are able to inspire and help people.
Steven can tailor his presentation to suit client themes, objectives and timeframes and will work with you prior to your event to get the best result possible.
As well as being entertained and inspired you will leave with the knowledge the much of the prize is in the journey and success takes Passion, Persistence and Teamwork. View Last Man Standing – Road to Gold video
Steven Bradbury as MC / Facilitator
Steven enjoys the role of MC (Master of Ceremonies) and is also available to facilitate conferences. His vast experience onstage (over 1250 events in 21 countries) allows him to be relaxed, informative and entertaining. Steven is one of Australia’s most well known Olympic Champions and adds the celebrity angle to any event.
Combining Steven as both MC and Motivational Speaker or Entertainer at the same event is becoming popular. This dual role allows you to save some of your event budget for something else.
Steven Bradbury as Entertainer
Steven Bradbury is not a stand-up Comedian but he is pretty good at standing up! Would you call that a good icebreaker.
Olympic Champion, Champion Speaker and genuine onstage Entertainer is a unique skillset, and OMG talk about blowing your own trumpet! Transitioning from being an expert speed skater to an expert speaker has been an interesting ride for Steven over the last 10 years. Nowadays he works with a professional speechwriter and a comedian to continually hone his presentation skills. He has presented at over 1000 conferences and events in 18 countries and still loves it. He loves the adrenalin before going onstage, he is also an experienced ‘Master’ Of Ceremonies | Conference Facilitator and even does stand-up.
Steven Bradbury as OHS, Risk Management and Teamwork Speaker
The sporting world is high Risk, high Reward. Just before the race with the epic pile up that led to Steven Bradbury winning Australia’s 1st Winter Olympic Gold Medal he spoke to his coach Ann Zhang. Finally Steven had developed experience and judgment. It had taken him 12 years of obsessive training, 4 Olympics Campaigns, 111 stitches in his leg, four litres of blood on the ice and a broken neck..
Now Steve and his coach knew everything:
-Youthful exuberance = 0%
-Over Confidence = 0%
-Knowing the competition = 100%
-Knowing your own limitations = 100%
Everything is Risk VS Reward. Steven Bradbury won Australia’s 1st Winter Olympic Gold Medal through strategy and planning. Steven knows he was lucky, he is probably the luckiest Olympic Gold Medalist in history. In his OHS presentation Steven demonstrates that success in business is about minimizing the risks so that when your opportunity to shine presents itself, you will be in position and prepared to be the next to ‘Do A Bradbury’.
Fact – Thanks to Olympic historian Harry Gordon, in November 2014 the term ‘Doing A Bradbury’ is now in the Macquarie Dictionary!
Before the final Steven and his coach devised that staying out of the way would get him a bronze medal. That strategy got him the gold.
Steven Bradbury talks about:
- Collaboration / Teamwork
- Persistence / Resilience
- Entertainer / Comedy
- Overcoming Adversity
- Motivation / Inspiration
- Business and Leadership
- Goal Setting / Being Your Best
I’ve been with Poolwerx for 13 years, your keynote was the best I’ve ever seen. You took us on an amazing ride that had a profound impact on all in the room. A couple of our 20 year veterans also said it was the best that they’d seen. Seeing you helping some of our supplier partners setting up on day 1 was brilliant, and the event was Buzzing for 3 days after your keynote. You set the event up in spectacular fashion. I reckon we’ve got a heap of our people around the country with their “positive turned on” and will have for some time to come – Me included.
-Poolwerx – Troy Cartwright – Chief Services Officer
Thanks for coming down to Sydney to share your story with the team. It truly was the highlight of the event. Feedback from everyone I have spoken to is in sync with my comment. I will certainly share the feedback with other teams at Microsoft.
-BILL VLANDIS – MICROSOFT
Thanks so much Steven - you were a star on the day and I had wonderful positive feedback on your presentation from so many people. You have woven your story around a message that resonates with everyone. You held 2200 people in the palm of your hand for over an hour - at the end of a long day that is no easy thing to do so congratulations and thank you.
-Wendy Alexander – CEO – Barfoot and Thompson
Steven’s presentation was a winner with the whole audience and all the customers I spoke to said he was the best we have had
-Eagles Plumbing Supplies
Steve provided an extremely amusing, yet relevant piece in his summation that left the audience both on the edge of their seat and in throes of laughter.
Overall from speaking to other staff members, they found your presentation very captivating, motivating, entertaining, an emotional rollercoaster and finally very amusing. You present yourself very well, your story builds well from the start and you include the audience throughout. I have seen other speakers before, but your story was by far the most engaging I have heard so far and I would have no hesitation in recommending you for any future events with Challenger or other organisations.
It was an absolute pleasure to have you as out keynote speaker…We are confident that your approachable manner, sense of humour and motivation shared with us on the evening has provided our team with a little extra to keep them positive for both work and personal ambitions.
AMP used Steven as MC at our financial planning conferences held in the key capital cities around Australia. His MC style appealed strongly to the audience and his ability to relate some of his life experiences to the messages on the day were first class. Steven was also keynote speaker at our National conference in 2008. Bringing him back as MC for our state conferences in 2011 was a big success and I would highly recommend him as both MC and motivational speaker. He has broad appeal for business and private functions or conferences.
-AMP Financial Planning and Services
Please accept my sincere thanks and congratulations for the superb job you did as MC of the Awards Night at Longreach a week ago. From my previous experience hearing you as guest speaker at our National Sales Conference last year, I knew that the MC role was in the most capable hands. The result at Longreach was a most enjoyable and memorable one for all present, due in no small way to your relaxed and humorous management of the night, together with your warm interaction with the crowd.
-Nissan Motor Co.
Steven's performance (as MC) was refreshing, humorous and definitely not your traditional stand up presenter. His approach was professional and while working from our script, managed to personalize it with timely ad-libs to suit the moment. Quest run around 20 major award events each year around Brisbane and never before has our MC been in demand to sign autographs at the end of the night, Steven really aided in the success of the evening. If you are looking for Different, Quirky and Memorable, Steven could well be your man.
-Quest Community Newspapers
Fantastic. Steven received a 94% approval rating by our attendees, the highest of the conference.
It was great to meet and have the opportunity to work with you on the roadshow. Aside from the fact that you're professional and very good as an MC, you are also an absolute pleasure to work with – kind, respectful and engaging. It really felt like you were an extension of our team which is important when you're on the road for four weeks!
-Australian Business Theatre
Working with Steven at the recent SPLASH! Environmental Awards was a wonderful experience. He exceeded my expectations as both MC and guest speaker. Steven had the (tough) crowd, eating out of the palm of his hand, and at some points you could hear a pin drop. Feedback has been 100% positive and I know a number of companies are interested in having him speak or MC at their future events. Our group was male and female and all ages and everyone enjoyed the night – A huge thank you to Steven.
I just wanted to say thank you for a fabulous night last Friday night at the Sheraton Grand Hyde Park with the RoundTable team. You were extraordinary – engaging, funny, dedicated to your craft and you held the team of people who had had a huge day indoors with large hangovers!! You held them in the palm of your hand. Thank you for the laughter – it was energising. All the best to you and if you are ok, I will keep you on speed dial.