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Steven Bradbury

Olympic Gold Medalist
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    Transitioning from being an expert speed skater to an expert motivational speaker has been an interesting ride for Bradbury over the last ten years. Nowadays, he works with a professional speech writer and a comedian to continually hone his presentation skills. He has presented at over 650 conferences and events in 12 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 so many people.  Passion, persistence, and teamwork have gotten Bradbury to where he is today and he would love the opportunity to instill these traits in your team at your next event. He is also an experienced master of ceremonies, conference facilitator, and even does stand-up comedy.

    Bradbury made history when he won Australia and the Southern Hemisphere’s first Winter Olympic Gold Medal.  Bradbury gained fans the world over for the honesty and humility he showed after the win. He saw the victory as reward not for one race, but for 12 years of hard training that included more than his share of misfortune.  A race accident in 1994 led him to being impaled on a rivals skate, creating a cut in his leg so extensive he lost four liters of blood and required 111 stitches; he was extremely lucky to survive. A training mishap in the year 2000 broke his neck. After six weeks in a halo brace, Bradbury again fought his way back, and 18 months later that same neck was supporting an Olympic Gold Medal!

    In the last moments of the men's 1000m Speed Skating Final, Bradbury's four more fancied opponents spectacularly crashed in front of him, including red-hot favorite Apolo Anton Ohno of the United States.  The self-destruction was complete in a tangle of arms, legs, and flashing ice blades. Bradbury nonchalantly coasted past the debris and glided over the finish line his arms raised to the heavens in amazement.

    Australia's first ever gold medal in the Winter Olympics belonged to Bradbury.  His amazing finish immediately entered Aussie folklore.  The phrase, “He’s done a Bradbury”, became an instant catch cry to recognize those who triumph over seemingly impossible odds.

    Some people say Bradbury is a celebrity.  Fortunately for his clients Bradbury has never thought of himself as a celebrity.  He is professional, down to earth, and after his presentation is over, he always takes the time to mingle with the audience. 

    His warm, friendly nature, down to earth manner, and use of humor is sure to help ‘break the ice’. The Bradbury story is one of the true Aussie battler who overcomes much adversity to achieve the ultimate goal.

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