Richard Lee – Footballer. Entrepreneur. Author – Through creatively delivered talks focused on the art of achieving, Richard can help to unlock the leader in you.
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Having launched a host of successful business ventures both during and after his 15-year career as a professional footballer for Watford and Brentford, Richard Lee’s ever-expanding portfolio shows no signs of abating.
A master practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Richard’s philosophy is fuelled by kaizen; continual, never-ending improvement. An engaging individual with a thirst for personal development and a star-studded story to tell, he is committed to helping others fulfil their potential through creatively delivered talks focused on the art of achieving.
Following a First Class Honours Degree in Media and Journalism from Staffordshire University, Richard has authored two books concentrating on psychological challenges within football. He currently spearheads GK Icon and Tetra – a global goalkeeping and skills school supporting football’s next generation – and runs his own performance-driven football agency, Refuel Performance Management, boasting a growing roster of clients across English football’s four tiers and beyond.
More recently, Richard added to his business portfolio with the launch of The Goalkeepers’ Union, a subscription-based model acting as a one-stop shop for goalkeepers. Aside from hosting two goalkeeper-specific podcasts per week, the platform features blogs, training tips and host of useful tools for aspiring and current goalkeepers and goalkeeper coaches.
Elsewhere, notable media credits include a successful pitch on award-winning BBC show Dragons’ Den, match day punditry on Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday, a key focus FourFourTwo documentary, Goalkeeper: The Loneliest Job In Football and regular appearances on talkSPORT radio. He is also the current host of a daily sports breakfast show on Love Sport Radio. Oh, and he did once bag the big prize on Channel 4 daytime show, Come Dine With Me.
Always the voice of brutal honesty, Richard speaks candidly about his tumultuous time as a footballer in addition to the highs and lows experienced in his career thereafter. From crippling anxiety to the verge of bankruptcy, Richard’s anecdotes are engaging and thought-provoking.
With a wealth of experience in the fields of business, media and sport, Richard Lee can help to unlock the leader within you
“Thank you so much for coming to give a fantastic talk to our students yesterday about self-improvement and achieving goals! It was really inspirational.” Millom School
“Richard was brilliant; he pitched his speech perfectly to our audience of around 60 students. He was inspirational and engaging and included some great anecdotes. All in all, exactly what we wanted. Thanks Richard!” Student Recruitment Manager, Buckinghamshire New University
“Thank you Richard, who delivered an excellent “Make IT Happen” presentation for Fitzrovia – very engaging.” Fitzrovia
“Richard provided a fantastic talk that met the requirements for our event; he was very much at ease and knew his subject matter very well. He was engaging and confident and the audience, of SMEs undergoing growth and looking at innovation, gave extremely positive feedback. Richard’s session was uplifting and motivating and provided the clients with good knowledge and advice that they could put into practice.” Nottingham Trent University Business School
“Richard attended a celebration awards evening at The Douay Martyrs Catholic School in July 2016. He delivered an inspiring, engaging and thoughtful speech to students, parents and staff. Richard's presentation included information about his own personal experiences as well as beneficial advice for our students. The feedback from everyone that attended the evening was extremely positive and the Headteacher would be pleased to invite Richard to speak at future events. It was not only Richard's speech that was a success at the awards evening, it was the fact that Richard stayed behind afterwards to talk to students/parents, sign autographs and take pictures. In the lead up to and during the evening, Richard was a pleasure to deal with and his contribution was very memorable.” The Douay Martyrs Catholic School
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