Four times Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent is one of Great Britain’s most successful and highest profile athletes of all time. Matthew is a champion of our time and is now turning his hand to journalism, media pursuits and motivational speaking.
Background: Career and Corporate Speaking
Matthew is an extremely authoritative and accomplished motivational and after dinner speaker. His speeches are always tailored to the client brief and audience requirements with special emphasis on teamwork, motivation and communication. His description of the dynamics of teamwork in a rowing crew are outstanding and mirror those that businesses aspire to achieve.
In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club. In the same year, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a Coxless Pair with Sir Steve Redgrave, he won Gold at the Barcelona Olympics. Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was clear that Matthew was heading towards becoming one of the world's greatest oarsmen.