Rugby legend, Sir Clive Woodward has enjoyed a profound career as a national and international rugby player and coach. Respected for becoming the former Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association, he utilised his resilience and perseverance to lead the team to victory in a variety of tournaments. Now balancing his commitments as a popular sports pundit and a motivational keynote speaker, Clive has become highly sought-after to share his specialist knowledge on how to achieve high performance in all aspects of life.
After graduating from Loughborough University with a sports science degree, Clive entered the sporting industry by joining the respected Leicester Tigers. A strong and talented player, he gained a popular reputation throughout the industry and quickly gained a position on the national team. Making his debut in 1080, Clive showcased his driven mindset and became a fierce competitor in the rugby league. Achieving a total of 21 caps during his time playing for the England national team, Clive decided to take a step back from competitive playing after fulfilling a successful career and reaching his peak performance.
Determined to remain in the sporting industry, Clive secured the role of England Rugby Head Coach in 1997. Leading the team to victory in the 2003 World Cup, his powerful leadership skills are admired by professionals globally. Admired for his commitment to the sports community, he was selected to become the Director of Sport for the British Olympic Association, a role which allowed him to utilise his expertise to ensure the Olympic Games reaches the high standards of competitors and audiences. Now the Founder and Chairman of Hive Learning and the Director of Sport for Apex2100, Clive has built a remarkable career for himself, both as an entrepreneur and a sportsman.
A truly treasured sports icon, Sir Clive Woodward is now in high demand to attend speaking engagements internationally. With a vast amount of sports strategy and leadership knowledge, he now forwards as a pundit for ITV Sports, continuing to build his legacy in the sports world. Backed with over 40 years of industry experience, he focuses on topics such as a winning culture, tackling change, and the DNA of a champion when hire for events such as conferences, after-dinner talks, and virtual events. When looking to hire an experienced high performance speaker, Clive is the ideal choice.
Clive Woodward is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“We have received excellent feedback on Sire Clive’s speech. We were looking for something relevant to leadership and teamwork with a focus on sustaining high performance. The credibility of techniques that have been tried and tested in both the business and sporting world were key to our audience of high performing experienced professionals. The sporting examples were of course incredibly engaging to an audience that has an interest in the people and events in Sir Clive’s background. We did a Q and A session which was very enjoyable as he was naturally at ease in telling anecdotes, quick-witted and funny. The team was very helpful and easy to deal with.”
“It was a great pleasure to meet Sir Clive, and his presentation was incredibly well received. His presentation was aligned perfectly with the day, whilst also being very engaging and entertaining. It was the key highlight of our meeting; excellent feedback was received all round. Please extend our thanks to Sir Clive once again.”
“In short he was a true pro; polite, charming, punctual, attentive and organised. His presentation was on point and he WOWED the audience – he happily attended the dinner and helped hand out the awards.”