Michaela Breeze MBE is the most decorated British female weightlifter ever: representing Great Britain at two separate Olympics, 6 commonwealth medals over 4 games and a wealth of other international appearances. Recovering from a broken back, she continued to fight through injury to set 2 British records, culminating in an MBE in recognition of her contribution to the sport of Weightlifting. Michaela is an internationally-recognised expert, providing world-class coaching and commentary in Weightlifting and other Olympic sports, as well as numerous speaking engagements. Her wealth of experience as an athlete, coach, commentator, speaker and teacher have equipped her with the tools to take regular individuals and craft them into champions in any field: her speeches focus on the common principles necessary for excellence and victory in life as well as sports.
The common ground between public speakers and elite coaches is the ability to convey complicated knowledge in a way that is easy to digest and understand. Along with a variety of essential expertise and experience in the fields of high-level sport, coaching and development, Michaela Breeze offers the ultimate in this simple principle of focusing on what is heard above what is said. With dozens of speaking events in her portfolio, Michaela has not only acquired and developed these skills but demonstrated them time and time again – inspiring children and adults alike with motivating, actionable speech and workshops.
Her incredible accomplishments are brought to the forefront during Michaela's speeches and seminars, focusing on the empowerment of team members (especially those who, like Michaela, have struggled against a lack of support or a “boys club” culture), getting team-members to invest in shared goals and using passion as the key to business success: Athletes who give 100% will rise to the top and business teams where everyone gives 100% will do the same. A group that doesn’t believe in the goal – have a share in it – will not invest themselves in its success. If we can achieve proper vision, passion and attention to detail, everything else will follow.
What the audiences say:
“The way she pitched her talk was just right, even managing to hold a large amount of children in the palm of her hand as they listened, riveted to her life story. The way the whole assembly way presented was perfect. Both children and adults left that day feeling like they could 'Be the best they could be!'“
Natasha Ross – Trinity Primary School
“We were delighted with Michaela's presentation, she was certainly inspirational for pupils and staff alike. [...] The children are really thinking about perserverance and aiming high in particular. Her presentation was excellent in terms of delivery [...] I don't think there was any area she could improve, the only issue for us was time!”
Penny – Longney Primary
“Michaela was fantastic and a truly inspirational guest. She talked about her journey to the present day, which included highs as well as lows and had the children, and staff, captivated throughout.”
Katie Merriman (Head teacher) – Gastrell’s School