Pete Reed

Pete Reed | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Pete Reed | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Triple Olympic Gold Medalist, Former World Champion And Resilience Master
London
Learn how to harness the power of resilience and get the best out of any situation with Pete Reed OBE, triple Olympic gold medalist, former world champion and master of determination.

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Overcoming Adversity And Building Resilience Against All Odds
The ability to bounce back after tough times is a skill we can all benefit from, and the good news is, it’s something we can be taught. Let our PepTalk experts share their stories of success after following life's challenges. Get the tools you need to bounce back and move on.
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Disability: A Personal Perspective
People often have the wrong perceptions around the subject of disability. Often it's because we don't understand the personal perspectives or insight from those with disabilities. Hear from our inspirational experts on how those incorrect perceptions are not the reality.
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Embracing Excellence: The 2024 Paris Olympics Journey
This speech explores the inspiring journeys of athletes preparing for the 2024 Paris Olympics. It focuses on their rigorous training, personal sacrifices, and the mental and physical resilience required to compete at the highest level, celebrating their dedication and the spirit of the Olympic Games.
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Pete Reed | Speaker Biography

With three consecutive gold medals in rowing at the Olympic Games, Pete's remarkable achievements began less than four years after he started the sport. Throughout his impressive 17-year rowing career, he also earned two Oxford Blues and is among the elite group of only 14 Team GB Olympians who have maintained their dominance in their sport for such a long period.

As a serving Royal Navy officer since 1999, Pete retired from rowing in 2018 to continue his public service at sea. However, in 2019, he faced a life-altering event when he suffered a spinal stroke that left him paralyzed below his chest. Undeterred by this setback, Pete utilized his military training and Olympic experience to navigate his changed circumstances and help others do the same.

Pete openly shares his unique perspective on overcoming adversity and trauma, emphasizing that resilience is not an innate quality but rather a skill that can be developed by anyone. If you are seeking to inspire your team and equip them with the necessary life skills to conquer even the most daunting challenges, Pete can provide you with invaluable insights and guidance.

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