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greg searle

Daily Telegraph

“This is a fascinating read, laced with triumph, tragedy and a series of eye-watering accidents that always seem to befall him on his day off…He never shies away from question, nor from his own faults and foibles. Which is what makes this a compelling read.”

Daily Express

“Searle should be congratulated for giving us an admirably honest, intelligent and heart-wrenching account of what it takes to occupy the elite of sport”.

Book Description

Twenty years ago, rower Greg Searle won Gold in the Coxed Pair alongside his brother, Jonny, at the Barcelona Olympic Games. At the age of 20, he received an MBE, and by the time he had reached his mid-thirties, his glorious career as an international athlete was over. Or was it? If Not Now, When? is a book about obsession; about the drive to be the best you can be, whatever your age. In the autumn of 2009, and almost two decades older than the rest of the British rowing squad, Greg made the decision to come out of retirement and go for gold again at the London 2012 Olympics. His journey gets to the very heart of what it means to compete; teamwork and loyalty, the struggle to deal with disappointment and the will to win. In the 2012 final, Greg won bronze as part of the men’s eight and sealed his status as Olympic legend.

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Testimonials

“Greg’s got some great experiences that correlate well with the challenges many leaders face - dealing with adversity, sustaining performance and building great teams. Greg can illuminate these subjects and challenge the audience to firstly reflect and then create change options for the future in a very motivating way.”

Head of Organisational Capability, Nestle UK

“I have worked with Greg Searle on a number of occasions such as customer meetings, team development workshops, and Olympic planning sessions and he has always been an inspirational and charismatic individual. Greg’s achievements are phenomenal yet he continues to be a polite and superbly unassuming individual. I shall definitely be looking to work with Greg again and can thoroughly recommend him as a top class person to work with.”

Coca Cola

“Greg has attended and presented at a number of internal and external meetings, supporting us in engaging, inspiring and entertaining attendees with his personal experiences and insights. On each occasion, Greg gauged our requirements well and adapted his messages with ease and style. The feedback has unanimously been extremely positive and his inspiration resonates for a long time subsequently.”

Regional Director, HSBC

“Thank you for your quite brilliant contribution to our leadership conference last week – we so enjoyed having you with us and thank you for being so generous with your time. We have had terrific feedback across all disciplines and organisations and many have commented on how inspired they were by your session which was delivered in such a skilful, fun and personal way.”

Chief Executive,NHS South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare

“I just wanted to personally thank you for your outstanding contribution to the recent Macmillan Professionals’ Conference. I thought the Excellence Awards Ceremony was flawless and many professionals and staff members have commented on their enjoyment of the evening and how it moved them. I also think your motivational session on the final day was an excellent conclusion to the conference with all of us leaving feeling motivated and committed to Macmillan’s work.

Director of Professional Engagement, Macmillan Cancer Support

“Greg’s style is very natural and he’s an excellent communicator with great pace and gravitas. He surpassed our expectations - he met the brief brilliantly and brought our learning agilities to life in such an inspiring way but with humour and humility. He was both inspiring and thought provoking and we are so pleased we booked him for our event as he created a huge buzz throughout the day.”

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