Danny successfully takes all his experiences from 12years of international competition to the platform for personal appearances, conferences, motivational speaking, after-dinner speaking and event hosting. Drawing on his career, he is able to deliver messages that apply in equal measure to the world of sport and business. His specialist areas include:
Motivation. Danny speaks of the commitment needed to be a winner, how to set goals and how to achieve them.
Winning/Team Work. Danny uses a combination of personal experience and anecdotes to convey the will to win and working as part of a team. Danny understands only too well that an individual is only as good as the team behind them.
Managing Through Adversity and Change / Against the Odds
During his 12 year international athletics career, Danny found that sport, like life is never a simple journey, You often have to deviate from your chosen coarse, but Danny is able to show that it is the journey that makes us true champions.
Ever since loosing his arm in the car crash, Danny has strived to be more than a disabled sportsman. From the very start his ambition was to return to the rugby field, and continue playing for the same club as he had pre accident. As an athlete, Danny’s sole ambition and drive was to be seen as an athlete, not a disabled athlete. He trained along side his Olympic counterparts achieve his dream.
Recently retired from International competition the former T46 arm amputee, 2004 Paralympic Champion, European Champion, Paralympic World Cup winner and world record holder has some amazing achievements and an amazing story to share.
In his 38 years he has had more experiences than most people manage in a lifetime. Facing a promising rugby career, playing at both regional and county level, Danny suffered a horrific accident in 1994 whilst travelling and working in Australia, losing his right arm.
Since this huge set back, Danny managed to re-invent himself, Firstly as a fully qualified Scuba Diving Instructor, then as an Elite Athlete.
Danny will leave your delegates believing, anything is achievable, if you desire it enough
Danny is able to bring your event to life, by believing that the delegates are the stars of the show, this the key to creating the right atmosphere for your event
After Dinner Speaking.
Danny’s after dinner speeches are renowned for their amusing content and anecdotes
Danny talks openly and honestly about lessons learnt, and not is some cases!!! From his 12 years as an international athlete, from the world of rugby, and being simply, an Essex lad!
Audiences are left, entertained and most importantly motivated to achieve their dreams.
Speeches can also be tailored to incorporate key messages suited to your organisation
Sainsbury’s Corporate Services Away Day
Danny is an absolute gem. His professionalism and passion for sport shines through not only his presentation but also in conversations with his audience/attendees. I’ve been involved in sport at many levels and in many different environments and I must say that Danny is the most inspiring athlete I have met – he is a true gentleman and a great ambassador for Sport
Janine Beacher City & Guilds
“Danny was an inspiration to everyone at the conference. Out of 900 people, Danny got 98.9% score, which was the highest we have ever had.
Airwave conference (Celtic Manor)
3M Industrial & Transportation Business Conference
Danny’s speaking style is clear, direct and no-nonsense. His persona is loveable, cheeky, Essex lad. He demonstrates strong stage presence and is comfortable with the AV technology that assists in delivery. As is not always the case with guest speakers, he also listened to the brief given, asked insightful questions about our organisation and modified his delivery to touch on key conference messages. This weaving of delivery was done with skill and subtlety that only the conference organisers spotted as deliberate: it made sense to the audience helping making the event seamless. Following the conference he also managed to network, make 200 new friends and get a job offer!