Nigel Owens

Nigel Owens | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Nigel Owens | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Rugby Union Referee, Taboo Breaking LGBTQ+ Empowering And DEI Advocate
South Wales
Learn to navigate high-pressure decisions and foster inclusivity in leadership with Nigel Owens, speaker, esteemed rugby referee, and diversity advocate.
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Nigel Owens | Speaker Biography

Esteemed Welsh International Rugby Union Referee
Advocate for LGBTQ+ and Mental Health Issues
Television Personality and Host on S4C

Nigel is a highly esteemed Welsh international rugby union referee, renowned worldwide for his expertise in the sport. Since his first appearance on the pitch in 1987, he has been at the forefront of Rugby Union, serving as the main referee for numerous matches. Nigel is often regarded as a beacon of calm amidst the chaos of the game, consistently making accurate decisions under immense pressure. His remarkable performance under such circumstances has paved the way for an impressive career. Moreover, Nigel's extensive experience has equipped him with valuable skills that he now employs to coach corporate leaders in making crucial decisions when it truly matters. Nigel's influence extends beyond the realm of rugby and boardrooms. He is also recognized for his advocacy in LGBTQ+ and mental health issues, which is particularly noteworthy given the traditionally male-dominated nature of the sport. Nigel was among the first individuals in the history of rugby to openly come out as gay, making him a trailblazer in promoting inclusivity and diversity. In addition to his role as a referee and coach, Nigel is a well-known television personality. He co-hosts the S4C Welsh language chat shows, Jonathan and Bwrw'r Bar ("Hit the Bar"), and also hosts his own quiz program, Munud i Fynd ("A Minute to Go"). If you aspire to learn the art of making critical decisions when they truly matter or wish to foster a more diverse culture within your business, Nigel is the person to turn to. With his extensive experience and expertise, he will undoubtedly help you elevate your game.

Why Should You Book Nigel Owens?

Nigel brings a unique blend of high-pressure decision-making skills, honed on the rugby field, directly to your team or business, teaching you how to remain calm and decisive when it counts the most. His pioneering advocacy for LGBTQ+ and mental health issues in a traditionally conservative sport showcases his commitment to diversity and inclusion, making him an inspirational figure for fostering a more inclusive culture in any organization. With his engaging personality and experience as a television host, Nigel is not only informative but also an exceptionally captivating speaker who will leave a lasting impact on your audience.

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