Peak performancePreparation and executionGoal settingTeamwork and supportConfidence in performanceClear hurdlesAspire to success
Sharron remains one of Britain's most recognisable sporting women. Astonishingly she first represented Great Britain as a 11 year-old swimmer, was an Olympian at 13 and has lived her life in the public eye ever since. An extraordinary swimming career saw medals in all major championships and a staggering 200+ national and international records, some of which stood for over a decade. As a 15-year-old she was a double Commonwealth Gold Medallist and her famous Olympic Silver Medal was achieved only behind a proven steroid assisted East German.
A successful high profile media career has spanned over 25 years and encompassed: children's programmes, breakfast TV including a period presenting Channel 4's hugely successful 'Big Breakfast', guest slots on programmes as varied as The Gadget Show, Hale & Pace and French & Saunders and presenting duties on Superstars and six Olympic Games for the BBC so far (experiencing nine as a competitor and broadcaster).
Sharron has also regularly featured on the likes of Question of Sport and They Think it’s All Over Business success and significant charity commitments have also played a major part in Sharron's busy life. Her time on Gladiators as 'Amazon' won her a whole new audience and she remains in continuous demand for TV work, radio broadcasts, newspaper and magazine interviews, photo shoots and personal appearances.
Sharron is also a dedicated mother of three, she has known triumph and adversity in her personal life and in a sporting context and knows what it takes to operate at the highest level, to prioritise, multi-task, overcome obstacles and attain success.
Studies at Exeter University have proven the long held belief that there is a direct link between what it takes to succeed in the sporting arena and how to win in business, Sharron Davies MBE is familiar with both and brings her extraordinary life and achievements as well as over 25 years motivational speaking experience to bear in a captivating and valuable presentation.
She talks about 40 years involved with top level sport that covers over 10 Olympic Games as either competitor or presenter, and how life will bring highs and lows along the way. Why it’s important to build and rely on your team is covered, why target setting is important and especially why the ability to metaphorically "get up again" is so important in a world that will challenge you continually and give you set backs.
"We very much enjoyed Sharron’s company at our conference. She was a great hit with our audience, and won them over with her life story which very much hit home to people the necessary attributes needed to be a winner. Not many people leave our auditorium with a standing ovation, but Sharron did."
"Sharron was exceptional. She arrived in good time and showed a real interest in the Academy. When we took her across to the PE department she interacted very well with the students and was more than happy to talk to the press and have photos taken. In addition to this she signed autographs and responded to all the student’s questions. At the presentation evening – she gave a really interesting speech which appealed to all ages and was inspirational to the students."