Brian has had the opportunity over his 12 year rowing career to address many groups of all sizes, which has allowed him to compile a diverse resume of speaking experiences. He has spoken at large corporate events, small business functions, athlete summits, elementary and secondary schools and post-secondary institutions. The nature of these functions include keynote address, opening remarks, lecture/PowerPoint presentations, master of ceremonies, meet & greet, Q & A, live radio segments and live/taped nationally broadcasted interviews.
Since becoming an Olympic Champion, Brian has been able to expand his speaking experience and training, and is currently pursuing a career in motivational speaking. His story as a cancer survivor, along with the role he plays as coxswain of the best Men's Eight in the world, is unique. While he is not the hulking rower, he is responsible for motivating and leading these eight individuals to work as a cohesive unit, embodying key elements such as team work, perseverance, determination and drive. He is quickly remembered as the guy who was thrown into the water by his teammates after their Olympic victory.
Brian's story has evolved in the past two years, incorporating the ongoing challenge of balancing his personal and professional life. He had to not only take on a greater leadership role with his young crew, but also more responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the training centre. In addition, Brian was faced with the continuous demands of raising a young family.
Pursuing goals and reaching dreams are something that everyone can relate to but not everyone has the courage to follow through. Brian is someone who does not let barriers stand in his way and he is always pursuing the next challenge.
If you have a function coming up and are looking for an experienced speaker, Brian would like the opportunity to motivate and inspire everyone in your group by sharing his story.