Professor Greg Whyte is a Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University but is better-known for his work on Comic Relief and Sport Relief. Since 2006, Greg has utilised his knowledge of sport science to help train David Walliams to swim the River Thames and the English Channel, aid Eddie Izzard in running 43 marathons in 51 days and worked with James Cracknell to run, cycle and swim to Africa. A fascinating conference and after-dinner speaker, Professor Greg Whyte is guaranteed to impress.
Before his work in academia, Greg was a Modern Pentathlete for Great Britain, representing his country at both the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996 as well as appearing in ten World Championships with his best finish earning him a silver medal. Leaving sport to focus on biomechanics, Greg conducted research into the mindset and training that top level sport requires and has never looked back, even writing a book on the topic in 2015, Achieve the Impossible.
Appointed an OBE for his services to sport, science and charity in 2014, Professor Greg Whyte’s presentations and speeches ordinarily talk of how to achieve the seemingly impossible. He notes that anything that isn’t impossible is merely improbable, thereby instantly changing the brain’s mindset for any challenge. His techniques have helped the likes of Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow climb Mount Kilimanjaro as well as aided John Bishop as he completed a ‘Week of Hell’; cycling, running and rowing from Paris to Trafalgar Square in just five days.
With insights that are guaranteed to impress delegates from the worlds of business and sport alike, Greg is an excellent conference speaker that can draw on his extensive experience to talk about success, having the right strategy, a clear vision and delivering to plan. A charismatic motivational speaker, Professor Greg Whyte has also served as Director of Science & Research at the English Institute of Sport and worked with Team GB and Team England alongside his position at Research Director at the British Olympic Association.
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