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Create the mindset of an Olympian

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 41 reviews.Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympic experience hosted by Derek

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

There are moments in life that define you. These are the moments when you can become a winner.

When we chat, you will get to hear about my athletic career and how I became a winner in my defining moments. We’ll talk about how I got started in athletics and how I won European, Commonwealth, and World Gold medals. Then, we’ll talk about that fateful day at the Barcelona Olympics where, in the Semi-final, I pulled my hamstring and was helped over the finish line by my father. That was my most defining moment and it has inspired many people. The image of that moment has been viewed online over 300 million times and was voted the third most memorable Olympic moment by NBC.

I will also share what happened after that event, including the moment when I was told that I would never compete for my country again - but I refused to let those words stop me. I went on to play basketball for my country and become a National champion in motorbike racing and kickboxing (the latter of which I did at the age of 47).

I will share some of the secrets and techniques I learned from the world of sport that I still use in my business life and my personal life. I hope what I share from defining moments in my life can help you succeed in your own.

This Experience is great for team-building! Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private group? Then message me!
There are moments in life that define you. These are the moments when you can become a winner.

When we chat, you will get to hear about my athletic career and how I became a winner in my defining moments. We’ll talk about how I got started in athletics and how I won European, Commonwealth, and World Gold medals. Then, we’ll talk about that fateful day at the Barcelona Olympics where, in the Semi-final, I pulled my hamstring and was he…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

What to bring

  • I suggest bringing a note pad and pen so you can make notes for future use.
  • Be ready to ask questions! This will be a thought provoking and interactive session.
From $57
/ person
Thu, 29 Oct
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)
Join 4 other guests
$57 per person
$57 per person
Thu, 26 Nov
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$57 per person
$57 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Derek

Olympian · Representing Great Britain · Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 41 Reviews
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As a former World, European, and Commonwealth Champion and Olympic athlete, I spent the last 23 years traveling the world and sharing my stories as a motivational speaker, business performance coach, mentor, and event host.

I have addressed over a million people live and online, sharing and discussing the stories of the defining moments in my life. I can’t wait to share and discuss them with you.

With these stories and others I can share my unique perspective on the secrets to success—secrets that will help guide you on your own path to success.
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As a former World, European, and Commonwealth Champion and Olympic athlete, I spent the last 23 years traveling the world and sharing my stories as a motivational speaker, business performance coach, mentor, and event host.

I have addressed over a million people live and online, sharing and discussing the stories of the defining moments in my life. I can’t wait to share and discuss them with you.

With these stories and others I can share my unique perspective on the secrets…
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Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Maggie
September 2020
Derek's a great storyteller. He captivates his audience through sharing his personal journey and attendees are able to extract compelling ideas and messages applicable anyone with ambition and discipline. Thanks, Derek - we're fired up!
Michael
August 2020
This was a fantastic experience. Derek has an incredible ability to turn his experiences in sport to be relatable to anyone. His storytelling is engaging and sadly the 90 minutes flew by way too quickly! Highly recommend this experience.
Prithviraj
August 2020
It was really great to hear about Derek's trials and triumphs and get an indepth look at how champion teams and individuals function. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the experience.
Nancy
July 2020
Really inspiring experience! Our family loved hearing about Derek's sports successes and challenges--fun to have an insider perspective on being in the Olympics and other world-class competitions. To have it all tied to life today, how to succeed in business and adapt to life challenges (like we all have to do with Covid), was icing on the cake. Just what we needed.
Really inspiring experience! Our family loved hearing about Derek's sports successes and challenges--fun to have an insider perspective on being in the Olympics and other world-cla…
Wendy
July 2020
Derek showed us videos of his Olympic races and shared how each of them affected him in one way or another. He had deep insights on his past experience which was incredibly inspiring to hear!
Peter
July 2020
Derek was thoughtful and engaging. His stories were relevant and the principles he pulled from them were often universally applicable. A very good session. Well worth the money. I came away with a deep respect for his perseverance, and a lot to mull over in the days to come.
Derek was thoughtful and engaging. His stories were relevant and the principles he pulled from them were often universally applicable. A very good session. Well worth the money. I…

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Thu, 29 Oct
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)
    Join 4 other guests
    $57 per person
  • Thu, 26 Nov
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $57 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

My recommendation if possible would be to view on a computer but if you only have a phone then this will work well also.