Chris is available for a variety of talks, workshops and lectures. If you would like to find out more, please contact:



Here is an insight into some of the subjects...




Current Talks



Better - "People get excited when they believe they can succeed, everyone can understand and measure 'better than here and now'. Best on the other hand is an aspirational destination that you can't be sure if you will reach, it also signifies an end point, nowhere else to go... I believe in better."


Self first - The only thing we can truly control is ourselves, everything else is varying degrees of influence.


Listening - The most important thing we can do is to take the time to truly understand before acting.


Team - Diversity in views, character and background are key to a team achieving its optimum outcome. Such entities are seldom harmonious but are worth the struggle!




Surviving Success - Recognising the challenges that even small successes bring and how to manage them.


Motivation - Through personal stories and experiences, understand the barriers we put in our own way and how to remove them.


High Performance teams - The essential ingredients, how to recognise and make the most of them.


Innovation Culture - Recognising the value of exploration and how to maximise your return.


Managing Risk - Recognising where the real risk lies, sometimes the real risk is in trying to avoid it!



Current talks

Talks / workshops that cover many of the above themes include:

Surviving Success.

A personal journey from the dole to high performance sport and business. Learning how to learn, dealing with fears and harnessing failure.


Greeks, Geeks, Triumphs and Turbulence.

The story of the secret squirrel club, the least secret organization in the world (page 1 Google) a high performing team who helped propel the GB Cyclists to unprecedented success in Beijing.


Chris Boardman Talking

Client Testimonials:

I would like to say a huge thank you from everyone at Mars for such an inspiring and thought provoking session today.
Sally Cox
European Management Team - Mars Chocolate
Over the years, I have heard many talks and Keynote speeches from many sportspeople. If I'm being honest, whilst they were invariably very enjoyable, none have made a difference to my life and to my business but Chris's story is nothing less than inspirational; he shares an ordinary story from an ordinary guy achieving extraordinary results - consistently achieving personal goals and leading a team to achieve team goals. And anyone can apply these 'ordinary' things to their business. I know because it's happening for us and for our clients.

If you get a chance to listen to Chris; be there.
Jack Rowlands
Director, PINNA Ltd
Chris proved a superb choice of keynote speaker at our seminar. We delivered on the brief in an engaging, inspirational and entertaining fashion which really helped us set the tone for the rest of the session.
Richard Hemming
Head of Marketing & Insight, Ebiquity
Excellent, very approachable, spent a long time talking with members of the audience and signing autographs.
Vicky Jackman
NE Worcester College Graduation Evening
Chris Boardman spoke before an audience of 300 at our event in November 2008. He was a true professional and worked hard to tailor his speech to suit the theme of the event and the audience on the day. The result was an engaging, insightful, and informative presentation that delighted the audience and delighted us as clients as his feedback scores were some of the highest we've ever seen!
Jenny Coburn
Events Marketing Team, ?What If! Innovation
Chris provided a very motivational session at our annual staff presentation and was not intimidated by speaking to over 350 people. The real differential to other external speakers we have used was the attention to detail - Chris spent some time analysing our business and understanding key issues which were then cleverly interwoven to his speech - something that our Managing Director fully appreciated to reinforce his key messages.
VNeil Fatharly
Chris was great to work with - he took the time to really get to grips with the brief and made sure his presentation not only met but exceeded the brief. We received great feedback from delegates who found Chris 'especially insightful and inspiring.
Toni Diggins