Helen Glover MBE

First British woman to win an Olympic rowing gold

Helen Glover

British rowing champion and Olympian Helen Glover, was the first British woman to win an Olympic Champion title in the sport. Getting her gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, this Olympic speaker is renowned for crossing the line well ahead of the pack. As a speaker, she shares the skills essential to compete and succeed at an elite level. For audiences, such skills in peak performance and self-motivation can be easily transferred to the world of business.

As an Olympic speaker, Helen can draw upon the countless times she has achieved first place in some of the world’s most challenging rowing competitions. In 2009, she won the Bernard Churcher Trophy at the Henley Women’s Regatta in the senior single scull. Two years later, in the coxless pair, Helen won the World Rowing Cup in Munich, the World Rowing Cup in Lucerne and the World Rowing Championships at Lake Bled, Slovenia.

In 2012, Helen took the rowing world by storm, winning the World Rowing Cups in Belgrade, Lucerne and Munich as well as the coxless pair gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Building on this success, in 2013 the Olympic speaker won the coxless pair World Rowing Cups in Australia, London and Switzerland, as well as the Princess Grace Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta (in the quadruple scull) and the World Rowing Championships in South Korea, once more as part of a coxless pair.

The next couple of years saw Helen repeating her success over and over, winning no fewer than eight competitions in 2014 and seven in 2015. In 2016, Helen won gold at the 2016 Poznan World Rowing Cup, the 2016 Brandenburg an der Havel European Championships and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. At the top of her game, Helen is an expert in maintaining focus while under immense pressure.

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When featuring at events Helen is known to discuss such topics as:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Personal Development
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Peak Performance
  • Going for Gold

Over the course of her career Helen earned the following achievements:

  • 13 gold medals at the World Rowing Cup from 2011 to 2016
  • Three gold medals at the European Championships from 2014 to 2016
  • Three gold medals at the World Championships from 2013 to 2015
  • Gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games2016 Rio Olympic Games
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