British 400m and 4 x 400m relay runner Andrew Steele is an Olympic speaker who boasts fascinating family connections – his father is This Morning’s Dr Chris Steele on ITV, while his brother Matthew is a professional musician. Andrew himself is a multi-instrumentalist and has produced various albums and singles, including a number one hit in Botswana. As a testament to his range of skills, he is a hit in both the music industry and sporting world. When featuring as an event host, Andrew’s multi-faceted career makes him a highly recognisable face for audiences to enjoy. Completely confident performing on stage, he is a booking opportunity not to be missed.
A respected and popular athlete, Andrew’s main claim to fame is his debut performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he got to the 400m semi-final and came fourth in the 4 x 400m relay final. The story goes that he was just 0.6 seconds away from winning a medal, reflecting his determination and resilience. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, this Olympic speaker also came fourth in the 4 x 400m final. At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, Andrew came sixth in the relay and reached the quarter-final of the individual 400m. In the British Championships that same year in Manchester, he came first in the 400m final. This extensive experience of elite sport makes Andrew a popular speaker who can welcome his audience backstage into the Olympics with his anecdotes.
Andrew is truly inspirational when talking to young people about his experiences of being a winner and what it’s like to be just millimetres away from victory. Does coming fourth in a final represent a failure or does it represent an incredible achievement considering the hugely competitive world of track athletics? He explores this ideology to encourage guests to value their own achievements and fight the damaging effects of professionalism. For students who are stressed about their future or if you work in a stagnant workplace that needs a boost, a speaker like Andrew can introduce a new perspective.
To book Andrew Steele for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
Andrew featuring at a sports marketing event:
When featuring at events, Andrew is known to discuss the following topics:
- Living in the Limelight
- Business & Sport
- Overcoming Failure
- Valuing Your Achievements
Some of Andrew’s previous achievements include:
- Silver medal at the 2005 Erfurt European U23 Championships
- Bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games