Garry is perhaps best known as the cox of the Searle brothers who, at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, inspired them to achieve what was a performance of a lifetime, and the medal ceremony that followed will be remembered as one of the most endearing moments of Olympic history.
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When Garry watched the Men’s Four, led by Steve Redgrave, emerge from the mist over Lake Casitas at the 1984 LA Olympic Games, taking Great Britain’s first Gold Medal in rowing since 1948, little did he know how that one moment would fundamentally change the course his life forever. It was a moment – which saw him eventually become Olympic and World Champion himself and ultimately to Wall Street and 14 years at one of the world’s most prestigious and revered financial institutions, Goldman Sachs.
Garry is perhaps best known as the cox of the Searle brothers who, at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, inspired them to achieve what was a performance of a lifetime, and the medal ceremony that followed will be remembered as one of the most endearing moments of Olympic history. This sporting moment did not define Garry and critically, the journey didn’t end there, it was merely one piece of an incredible jigsaw which included a career as a successful barrister. However Garry has not strayed too far from his sporting roots, he is currently BBC Sports lead rowing commentator. Tokyo 2020 will be his 6thOlympic Games The late, and highly revered, sports journalist and Olympic Champion, Chris Brasher, once said: “There cannot be any commentator in the world with more passion.”
While many have studied the interconnecting relationship of high performance sport and business, there are few who have successfully transcended both. Garry is one of those few.
From Golden Pond to Goldman Sachs, Garry has amassed a wealth of knowledge, leadership skills and experiences (of the good, the bad and the downright terrible – you will be both amazed and shocked), from building and leading diverse teams to understanding risk management and the importance of playing the long game. And throughout it all never compromising his principles.
Garry is passionate about sharing his secrets through a powerfully insightful presentation of what it takes to be successful and dealing with the myriad of issues we are constantly bombarded with in an ever evolving world. Here’s the kicker – it’s not rocket science, there is no scientifically proven study or formula, nor do you require a personality profiling test to implement it. And it is 100% guaranteed.
Meanwhile, the next stop on the timeline: The Ministry of Sound. Garry’s next challenge – working towards performing on stage at one of the world’s leading music venues, he just needs to find the right DJ name!
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