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Stepping up to the Start Line

Stepping up to the Start Line

Inspirational and Business Speaker Phil Olley, has recently devised several new talks that are aimed at young adults and those working in the educational or healthcare management – Stepping up the Start Line and Self Leadership for Busy Professionals in Challenging Times. 

Stepping up to the Start Line:
Engagement, Inspiration, and Motivation for young adults

As a young adult, it can be bewildering, scary, and challenging when faced with an array of options and opportunities. What do you want to do?

Many people point to young adults being disengaged, lacking motivation, and not really cut out to contribute to society.

And yet, through his own experience, Phil Olley points to the key elements that will inspire any teenager, any youngster, and help them to become engaged with their future, and find a way of navigating the many options open to them.

In a rapidly changing world, young adults are increasingly coming under pressure to make significant choices based on exam results, with many external pressures. It’s no wonder they can find it a stressful time, and often feel their choices are limited or even too wide.

Phil talks about how anyone can carve out success and fulfilment and what really makes the big difference in achieving that success allowing people to reach their full potential.

This session is full of practical tips, tools, and ‘life-hacks’ that any young adult can implement immediately to become more focused, more confident about the future, and able to make the right choices for them to embark on their journey to a successful life.

What you will learn as a result of this session

  • How to get to the Start Line, regardless where you are coming from.
  • The number one key factor in any success

Self-Leadership for busy professionals in challenging times

When the going is tough… what can you do to keep your head above water, stay engaged, and perform brilliantly?

As the world gets faster, the challenges become greater, and the demands on individuals spiral ever upwards, great self- leadership is not an option. It’s essential.

In this entertaining, engaging, and creative session, Phil delivers a highly practical toolkit of immediately useable ideas and techniques to help you stay ‘on top of your game’ and maintain effectiveness in any challenging environment.

What you will learn as a result of this session

  • The heart, mind and soul of great leadership – the fundamental principle on which all leadership must stand or fall.
  • How to cultivate the Success Mindset in turbulent times and challenging circumstances.
  • The 5 essential elements of a ‘Self-Upgrade’.


Against the odds, Phil Olley undertook an exciting military career, and has since enjoyed success in sales, running his own business, and coaching. Surviving a “white tunnel” near death experience gives Phil’s sessions extra depth, clarity and perspective, making him a compelling speaker.

No stranger to the media, Phil writes extensively for business magazines, frequently contributes to BBC Radio, and has appeared on prime-time TV. He is an international author on goals, focus, and success, and is currently working on his fourth book. More info can be found on his webpage. 


“A fantastic success – a session that ended the day perfectly. It certainly stuck with the teams as the following day I witnessed them setting their own visions which were way above the targets we had set them!” – Jim Hughes, Pepsico

“Talk of the Town Olley! Brilliant session – funny, engaging, powerful, practical. Just fabulous – everyone loved your content, and YOU!” – Peter Thomson International

“What a great session! Thank you so much; all the team really enjoyed the afternoon and came away motivated and full of enthusiasm. You have something very special that you share with everyone!” – Jayne Cahill, European Regional Sales Director, SDI

“Very professional and original. The concepts are brilliant!” – Blevins Franks International

“A brilliant presentation. An exceptional insight, producing fast and fluent ideas in your incomparable style!” – Bob Marshall, The Life Insurance Association

“Phil’s charismatic and energetic delivery challenged us to raise our game and rounded the day off with a breakthrough act that lifted the roof!” – Tracey Wright, Commercial Manager, IOSH


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.