The events leading to Steven’s rise to fame in men’s speed skating took place all in a matter of moments, leading to victory and a gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. It would be Australia’s first gold at a Winter Olympics. Steven’s inspiring story has conceived the phrase “He’s done a Bradbury” and given it a home in the Australian vernacular. His theme is "Passion and Persistence
Steven Bradbury created history in Salt Lake City when he became the first Australian to win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal.
Since his remarkable victory Steven Bradbury is inspiring people all over the world spreading his message of Passion and Persistence. The 4-time Olympian is fast becoming one of Australia's most accomplished and popular keynote speakers.
'DOING A BRADBURY' has now become a permanent part of the Australian vernacular meaning 'A FLUKEY SUCCESS'. Luck played a part in Steven's SUCCESS but his gold medal win was not as fortuitous as many believe. Bradbury knew his limitations and also the unpredictable nature of short track racing. Just like in BUSINESS, STRATEGY and PLANNING were KEY INGREDIENTS in his SUCCESS.
When your moment to shine presents itself will YOU be IN POSITION and PREPARED to be the next to 'DO A BRADBURY'.
Steven Bradbury’s story is one of the true Aussie battler who overcomes all kinds of adversity to achieve the ultimate goal.
Conferences are all about experiences and you topped this off very well for us. People are still talking about your presentation. For some feedback I will quote our CEO from South Australia, Grant Miles; ''it was the best session I have ever been to at any conference I have ever attended.....second to none''. Grant attends many conferences and is generally a pretty hard marker so make sure you add his comments to your testimonials.
Please accept our sincere thanks for your services as MC at the Australian Trucking Convention 2010. Our delegates enjoyed your stories and we have had only positive feedback on your appearance.Your job as the MC at the Volvo Auction Luncheon was fantastic and highly entertaining. Your “Last Man Standing” auctioneer skills got the bidding off to a great start too.
Australian Trucking Association.
Steven was fantastic ! Very funny man and very inspirational! He certainly knows how to paint his life picture and we all were hanging onto every word! I would recommend him as a speaker without hesitation.
RMA - Revenue Management Association
Steve recently presented at a series of Finance And Systems Technologies (FAST) Professional Development Days to great acclaim. He actually received a standing ovation in Sydney after his presentation (unheard in of Australia). FAST CEO Mr Steve Kane said ‘Steve’s presentation was very entertaining and his messages of passion, persistence and teamwork were spot on’. I could not recommend Steve highly enough and will definitely use his services among other clients in the future.
Frontrunner Consulting Group.
Steven is a dynamic and engaging speaker. His speech on team work and support networks was relevant and timely in our changing world and workplace. He shares interesting information in a format that both educates and entertains. I would highly recommend him to any individual or organization looking to increase their knowledge of and skills in dealing with challenges in their personal and professional lives.Steven did an outstanding job on getting our attention and holding it for the entire speech. Everybody enjoyed it and I believe his message hit home with and will inspire some of our people to push out of their comfort zones and broaden their horizons and accomplishments..Thank you on all counts Steven ! I will recommend you to our other functional departments.
Amber Cooper Lion
On behalf of the Sunshine Coast Council, I would like to extend a thank you and congratulations to you for your services as MC at our Australia Day Awards 2011. There has been nothing but praise and thanks from all who attended, especially regarding your humour and relaxed style behind the microphone.
Sunshine Coast Council
It is without reservation that I provide this endorsement for Steven Bradbury. AMP used Steven as MC at our financial planning conferences held in the key capital cities around Australia. Steven, as the MC, made a major contribution to the success of all five events. His MC style appealed strongly to the audience and his ability to relate some of his life experiences to the messages on the day were first class. Steven was also keynote speaker at our National conference in 2008. Bringing him back as MC for our state conferences in 2011 was a big success and I would highly recommend him as both MC and motivational speaker. He has broad appeal for business and private functions or conferences.
AMP Financial Planning and Services
All of our delegates were very pleased to have had the opportunity to re-live with you, the marvellous victory that you achieved at the winter Olympics. Your speech, together with the video of the race, captivated our delegates and left them all with the clear message that if you worked hard and kept trying, then anything is possible.
Steven was really lovely and very nice to work with. He was professional and very keen to get involved in all the activities during the day. The public loved him.
Corporation of the City of Adelaide
Steve was genuinely entertaining. As part of the debate and to brief he provided an extremely amusing yet relevant piece in his summation that left the audience both on the edge of their seats and in throes of laughter. He fully deserved the thunderous applause. He tolerated the never-ending adulation and requests for photos and autographs with good humour and a smile and was an excellent representative.
“Very likeable, approachable, funny guy. Interesting history that few knew about.
Excellent. Steven was very well received by the audience and he was funny and informative and able to relate back to the brief.
SSA Global Technologies
Steve did a great job and regaled us with stories of accidents, Salt Lake and his feelings when he won the Gold Medal. He was candid, approachable and very down to earth.
Steve was an excellent presenter and was very well received by our delegates. We all relived the gold medal with him as well as learning the cost of getting to that race. It was really a matter of "never, ever give up. Steve was also very generous with his time, staying for morning tea with our delegates, and then returning for lunch so that everyone could have photographs and signed copies of his book. He is a lovely young man, and I wish him the best for the future.
The Mawson Group of Companies
Steven shared the MC platform with TV celebrity Melissa Downes to host Quest Newspapers annual YoungStar Awards, the event was attended by around 600 people including the Deputy Premier, Ministers for sport, arts and education and other leading dignitaries such as local mayors and business leaders. Steven's performance as MC at our awards night can best be described as refreshing, humorous and definitely not your traditional stand up presenter. If you are looking for Different, Quirky and Memorable, Steven could well be your man!
Quest Community Newspapers
Steven was amazing - the best keynote speaker I have ever seen ( and I have seen a few!) I read his book on the weekend and couldn't put it down. What an amazing story - I am so glad he told it.
AMP Capital Shopping Centres
Steve recently presented at a series of Finance And Systems Technologies (FAST) Professional Development Days to great acclaim. He actually received a standing ovation in Sydney after his presentation (unheard in of Australia). FAST CEO Mr Steve Kane said ‘Steve’s presentation was very entertaining and his message of passion & persistence was spot on’. I could not recommend Steve highly enough and will definitely use his services among other clients in the future.
Frontrunner Consulting Group
Excellent. A fantastic insight into the character that is Steven Bradbury, and what it takes to be a successful professional athlete, in a sport that is not considered mainstream.A straight shooting speaker.
Steven's speech was fantastic and in a competitive business world where sometimes just staying on your feet can be a winning strategy - it was a an excellent motivator for all of my staff.
We were more than happy with your performance which certainly exceeded our expectations. Feedback from 95 % of delegates rated your session in the "Excellent" and "Very Good" categories. A compelling presentation with a strong message.
Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand
Audience response – overall rating = Excellent x 3. Steve was a pleasure to speak with both professionally and personally.
Conference org. Crane Ind. Assoc.
I would like to thank Steve sincerely for the great presentation that he provided to our MasterClass 2007 conference. His story was both inspiring and motivating and certainly gave me and most of the others in the room a tremendous lift. Last Man Standing is a story of triumph against adversity and his story is without doubt one of the greatest Australian sporting moments of all time.
Thank you again for being the guest speaker at our luncheon. We have about 5 luncheons per year and many agreed that this one was the best ever. Your numerous business (through your skate making company), life and sporting experiences were extremely relevant to the hard work required for success in any field. It was the most highly entertaining and your presentation was a breath of fresh air compared to most speakers and you are very easy to deal with. People are still talking about your story and it made Front page of our local paper The Observer on Saturday 12th May.
On behalf of the farmers, researchers and regional participants associated with the national Grain & Graze program, I write to thank you for the utterly brilliant presentation you gave last week. Wow! No-one left the dinner without having taken away a totally new perspective on how to give their all in any endeavour they pursue. You had the audience spell-bound not just by your own incredible story, but by the possibilities that they too may one day have an incredible story to tell. For days we talked about one key message or another that you presented and as a result, you not only made the dinner enjoyable and successful, but indeed made our whole event successful. You certainly touched all the right buttons, cleverly tailoring the messages by knowing your brief well.
As a speaker, your presentation style and skills are indeed unique, standing you apart from the myriad of after-dinner speakers I have engaged previously. Your professionalism shines through as much as your shear enjoyment of all that life throws your way. I do hope that you never lose your relish for speaking, your humbleness or that larrikin persona so many Australians instantly relate to. Perhaps I shouldn’t say this, but you do underprice your services compared to your speaker-circuit competition, particularly given the rapport you establish with your audience.
If ever I feel a group’s batteries getting low, I know exactly where to go to get the required recharge. Thank you again for sharing your story and inspiration.”
Grain & Graze
Steven was outstanding, so much so, you could hear a pin drop in the room. I would highly recommend him to any group. He was down to earth, natural, and yet extremely professional. He took the time talk to everyone afterwards, and stayed well into the night, allowing people the opportunity to talk to him and have their photos taken with him. He was definitely the highlight of our conference, a real inspiration.
"Steven Bradbury was an exceptional speaker".
"HP has made an excellent choice with Steven as a speaker".
"I have been to several now and Steven is the best speaker I’ve seen".
"Initial reaction was why is Steven here - once he started talking it became clear. His life experiences were very motivating and just what this forum needed".
"Steven’s session was very inspiring and helped convey the spirit till the end of the day".
Comments from the audience from HP - (Hewlett – Packard)
Thank you so much for your excellent job as MC at our national training awards night. Not only did you mange to keep the entertainment flowing, you kept the night humming along at a good pace. This is a rare combination at an awards night.
GROUP TRAINING AUSTRALIA
”Excellent,Our delegates rated Steven's presentation at 11 out of 10. We've had some pretty good speakers over the years, but only one other has ever been rated as highly.
Careers, Advisers Association of NSW Inc
" really wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all your assistance with our National Sales Meeting. The event has been deemed a success and you certainly contributed to that outcome. It was a pleasure working with you and I really appreciate the professional service you provided. It is a dream working with people who actually make life easier! I have sent a survey to the participants at our Awards Dinner and received a lot of positive feedback with regards to your presentation eg. Fantastic, brilliant, excellent – well worth it, awesome, great, excellent choice, great story. This is obviously a reflection of the effort you put into your presentation before the night and I appreciate your enthusiasm and passion to deliver an enjoyable and inspiring story. Thanks again for taking the time to be with us on Hamilton Island and I look forward to next time we can work together.
Smith & Nephew Surgical Pty Ltd
We were looking for a speaker who could engage a group of people who had encountered the most difficult period in the their working life. Steve Bradbury not only engaged the group, but was able to communicate a number of key messages that lifted the feel of the entire conference. His messages were extremely strong and could be easily assimilated to the audiences personal situation. The feedback from Steve's presentation has been overwhelming, we would recommend Steve to any business who is looking to re-energize and engage.
The night went really well. Our customers thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and the opportunity to speak with you and have photos etc. Thanks for your help in making the night a success.
Civica Pty Limited
Steve delivered a great presentation. Our sales team found him to be motivating and large numbers of them waited patiently to speak to him after his presentation and purchase his book. Steve delivered great results yet again.
Please accept my sincere thanks and congratulations for the superb job you did as MC of the Awards Night at Longreach a week ago. From my previous experience hearing you as guest speaker at our National Sales Conference last year, I knew that the MC role was in the most capable hands. The result at Longreach was a most enjoyable and memorable one for all present, due in no small way to your relaxed and humerous management of the night, together with your warm interaction with the crowd. As subsequently discussed, we would greatly appreciate your involvement as MC for our annual Fleet Golf Day dinner, as well as at other Dealer and Customer events where I have every belief that your expertise in that capacity will ensure a most successful occasion
Nissan Motor Co.
Steven was excellent and really added a extra something to the evening. His story was very enthralling and was told with a great mix of genuineness, humour and inspiration. I am sure everyone left a bit inspired and also with a huge amount of respect for Steven and his achievements. It was a story/presentation that offered something for everyone.
Australian Grain Industry Conference
Steve was excellent to work with and very easy going throughout our dealings with him. His relaxed style and manner were perfect for the event and people enjoyed having him around for the whole night and chatting to him during the evening. The chance to see / hold his medals & have photos taken with him etc was also greatly appreciated by many of the guests. His story was very inspirational and kept the audience captivated. He was entertaining, funny and thought provoking. Overall an excellent speaker, who was well received and a really good bloke. Definitely added value to the event & was good to meet him.
Steven’s presentation was undoubtedly the highlight of our conference. His story, along with his open and honest presentation style, left our audience raving about him well after he walked offstage.
Govt. Managers Association of NSW
I've had fantastic feedback from your presentation - even from our toughest critics. You definitely have made a positive impact on many people.
Clarence Valley Schools
Your handing of the night was both professional and entertaining. The positive feedback I have received on your role and the evening as a whole is a testament to that.
Corporate and Public Affairs Manager
Steven kept everyone entertained and inspired, kept us on schedule and was an absolute pro on and off stage.
Founder and Chairman, Fortnum Financial Group
It was a pleasure to work with Steve. We have had some glowing feedback from our clients so I would like to thank him for the important role he played as a conference MC. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.