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Winning Together – Book of the Month

Winning Together – Book of the Month

We have finally found ourselves a new office and nice to be able to put some of the books out on display. Our final book of the month for the year is Winning Together: An Olympic-Winning Approach to Building Better Teams by Helen Richardson Walsh and Kate Richardson Walsh. With Christmas in mind, we have also featured some links back to other books featured this year including books by Geoff Ramm, Will Greenwood, and John Volanthan

Winning Together: An Olympic-Winning Approach to Building Better Teams

In Winning Together, Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh, share powerful lessons from the Great Britain women’s hockey team’s journey to gold in Rio 2016. They show how to create a winning culture in any environment, in any industry, so that you and your teammates can thrive.

Drawing on their vast experience both in and out of sport, double Olympic medalists Helen and Kate, tell the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how a team from the lower rankings forced its way to the top. They bring you into their team huddle to reflect and work through exercises to help improve your performance. Using their individual and collective stories they demonstrate that successful teams are made up of people who are valued as human beings and supported to individually flourish.

This book is a guide for life written by two people that I respect and revere. Together, Kate and Helen are the ultimate team – supporting each other with honesty, thoughtfulness, consideration, and clarity. Now they are sharing the lessons they have learned for the benefit of all of us. I am so glad they have written this book and I am proud to know them.” –– Clare Balding

“Powerful … Essential reading for anyone that’s part of a team.” — Matthew Syed, bestselling author of REBEL IDEAS and YOU ARE AWESOME

About Helen Richardson Walsh

Helen Richardson Walsh speaker bookingHelen Richardson Walsh won a Gold Medal as part of the GB women’s hockey team at the 2016 Olympics and is a keynote motivational speaker and speaker on equality. Helen has competed in four Olympic Games and was the youngest ever woman to represent GB hockey at an Olympics in 2000.

The significance of her gold in 2016 was made all the more memorable as she was part of the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing for the same team. Her wife was GB captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, and they entered history when they stepped onto the podium.

Helen Richardson Walsh speaks about her success at the 2016 Olympic Games and how a combination of team values, behaviours, and tactics can create a winning culture ‘Be the Difference, Create History and Inspire the Future’ was their team mantra.

Helen has spoken at numbers events across the UK, and her speaking topics include –

  • Sustaining peak performance
  • Coming back from adversity
  • Inspiring a generation
  • Persistence
  • Diversity as a driver of peak performance
  • Psychology of a team – vision, values, and behaviours


Our October Book of the Month was “Children, Technology and Healthy Development” by leading speaker on cybertrauma Catherine Knibbs

Our September book of the Month was “World Class: How to Lead, Learn and Grow Like a Champion” by Rugby World Cup Winner Will Greenwood and Ben Fennell

Our August Book of the Month was “I’m Fine! Thoughts on Life, Addiction, Love and Health” by inspirational speaker and endurance athlete Enda O’Doherty.

Our July 2021 Book of the Month was “Thirteen Lessons that Saved Thirteen Lives: the Thai Cave Rescue” by Inspirational Speaker and one of the cave dives involved in the rescue, John Volanthen.

Our June 2021 book of the Month was “Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead it” by award-winning speaker Richard Gerver. 

Our May Speaker book of the Month was “The Fourth Bottom Line: Flourishing in the era of Compassionate Leadership by CEO of Cotswold Fayre and inspirational business speaker Paul Hargreaves 

Our April 2021 book of the month was “Celebrity Service Superstars: Memorable Experiences that will light up your business” by Customer (and Celebrity) Service and Marketing Speaker Geoff Ramm.

Our March 2021 Book of the Month was Stephen Harvill’s book “21 Secrets of Million-Dollar Sellers”

Our February Book of the Month was “The Art of Fairness: The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean” By futurist, historian, and inspirational speaker David Bodanis

Our January 2021 Speaker Book of the Month was “Easyjet Rising – How an Orange Airline Changed the Way we Fly” by Tony Anderson, speaker and former Sales & Marketing Director at Easyjet.


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.