Chris Cook is an ex Double Olympian & Double Commonwealth swimming champion having completed globally at international level.
He is a former BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year.
Chris is an accomplished motivational business and educational speaker with his keynote talk ‘Two Lengths’
You can book motivational Chris Cook at speaking agent Great British Speakers 01753 439289
After competing for Great Britain for nearly 10 years, Chris hung up the trunks and retired from international swimming and began working with businesses/organisations far and wide to help inspire, mentor and coach people to embrace ‘challenge and change’ for their optimal performance.
Chris has built a reputation as a motivational speaker throughout the last 7 years working from referral to referral, sharing his story and the lessons learnt from the journey with over 400,000 people.
Throughout this time, Chris designed and delivered an Olympic Inspiration Programme for children to schools across Kent (UK) which reached over 300 schools spanning 6 years.
In 2011 Chris was a lead mentor on a the ‘Sky Sports Living for Sport’ – inspiration programme across the UK & Ireland. The programme was designed to assist disengaged people from society to get back on track.
This role involved training up former Olympians and World Class Athletes to deliver inspirational talks and mentoring/coaching programmes. The role involved working with the most challenging of young people whilst coaching athletes to transition from sport to mentoring.
During the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Chris was selected to mentor and coach the next generation of Olympians on the ‘Ambition Programme’. This programme involved taking 350 potential Olympians to experience an Olympic games (London). Chris’s role was mentor the athletes to maximise the whole experience and to expand their personal development.
Here and now….Currently, Chris and his wife Erica, run their own Learn to swim business – ‘Swim Buddies’ which has seen the business (located in Darlington, UK) grow from 7 swimmers in their first week in September 2014 through to over 900 children swimming with Swim Buddies every week.
Chris’s coaching, speaking and mentoring is centred around personal development. Whether it’s in the water helping swimmers or on dry land in business and life, Chris believes that success is something you attract from the person you become.
Chris will add that ‘something special’ to your business event as he draws out the lessons learnt and the lessons to learn when performing in business and in sport as he shares anecdotal stories of his time as an Olympian and now as a business owner growing and building a business. Delivered with humility, his keynote address is designed to leave your audience inspired by the powerful insights into what it takes for teams to perform at the top of their own game.
Explore what sets world class performers, leaders, teams and organisations apart. Discover how to adapt the methods they use and understand what is serving you in your approach to business, sport and your own performance and what needs to change.
Chris works with individuals, teams and leaders, assisting them to explore how they can harness the very best of their performance in business. Through the face to face meetings with Chris, the web calls and the phone call conversations, Chris will guide you to uncover the very best solution to the challenges you face.
Assembly – ‘Dream big… start small’. Your children will be inspired to strive in all they do and to follow their dreams.
Themed Workshops – Following on from the assembly, Chris will deliver interactive workshops designed around the themes children will find interesting and relevant to their everyday challenges.