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Marc Woods

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Former Paralympian Gold Medallist & Inspirational Speaker

Marc Woods is a former Paralympian gold medallist swimmer and an established and respected motivational speaker on leadership, teamwork, and communication.

During his 17 years of competition, he won a staggering 12 Paralympic medals from 5 Games, 4 of those medals being gold. Marc also won a further 21 medals from European and World Championships.

Marc was diagnosed with cancer at 17 and consequently had his left leg amputated below the knee. Not knowing how long he had left to live, he was determined to make the most of whatever time he did have.

Marc has gone out and done just that and became a member of Great Britain’s Paralympic Swimming Team, a multiple Gold Medallist, BBC commentator, and author. His distinctive, open style demonstrates his passion for life, translating into a moving and motivating experience for audiences.

His dream was to be the best that he could be and just 18 months after he finished his chemotherapy he was selected to represent Great Britain.

Now retired from international swimming Marc has embarked on a series of new challenges. Having already trekked in Nepal, Ecuador, and Peru (the Inca Trail) he has begun to develop his mountaineering skills. To date he has climbed the world’s highest volcano, Cotopaxi in Ecuador; Mont Pelvoux part of the Massif des Ecrins in France and 22,200ft Mera Peak in Nepal.

Marc Woods was also an ambassador for the London 2012 Olympics and a Trustee of Teenage Cancer Trust.

SPEAKING TOPICS

Path to Gold – is Marc’s keynote speech he has presented to companies all over the world. He works closely with his clients to ensure the emphasis of his speech complements the issues that are currently being faced in the workplace.

There are numerous learning points within the presentation including insights into:

• Motivation
• Teamwork
• Leadership
• Communication skills

The presentation follows him on his journey from ‘taking personal responsibility’ to ‘working within a small team’ through to ‘enthusing the broader support team.’

Topics

Communication
Leadership
Teamwork

Testimonials

We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.