Motivational Speaker, Mentor & Commentator


The students he was involved with thought he was fantastic. He delivered a very engaging assembly to an entire year group including our Head Teacher and Senior leaders. His work with the SSLFS group was brilliant. His manner with the students was friendly, informative and enthusiastic. All our students took a piece of advice away with them to develop their sporting performance.
— Gordon Grier - Ponteland High School

Dear Craig,

Thank you for taking the time to come along to Newcastle and Northumberland Modern Pentathlon Summer Camp last Tuesday, 14th August 2012. The session, which was attended by a variety of athletes from Great Britain Senior Squad through to athletes moving into the sport from one of the five disciplines, was inspirational to say the least.

The session was key to the development of the athletes and was a topic of discussion for the remaining three days of the camp; in fact some are still having conversations with me about areas of success you highlighted during the session.

The session was pitched at the right level and contained the right balance of humour along with the serious aspects of being a successful athlete. The athletes were captivated throughout the session and the use of slides, video, life experiences and facilitated worksheets kept them involved rather than the athletes being lectured at by someone.

I feel to sum up the experience;

“the Keys to Success session delivered introduced to some pentathletes the necessary skills to be successful at a high level but highlighted the need to look at these at an early stage. For the more experienced athlete it highlighted where improvements could be made to increase their levels of success and allowed them to reflect on there current training methodology” Iain Aberdeen, coach to GB squad athletes

“What was great about Craig’s talk was his sincerity because by being so honest about his own pathway to success it showed me that my goals are achievable with the right tools“ Abigail Harvey, GB Senior Squad fencer.

I would certainly recommend your presentations to other coaches and organisations as I feel it was beneficial for all the participants and that everyone was able to take away something from it.

On a personal note having attended numerous presentations on broadly similar subjects this was by far the most entertaining and interactive one I have been fortunate to be involved with. I would also be happy to be contacted by anyone thinking about using you for motivating or inspiring athletes so feel free to pass my contact details on through your website etc.

Thank you very much for taking the time to inspire the next generation of young athletes as well as the more experienced competitive ones.
— Iain Aberdeen Head Coach - Newcastle and Northumberland Modern Pentathlon Club Director of Fencing and Modern Pentathlon - Newcastle University

“We invited Craig Heap to be our Special Guest of Honour at our Sports Awards event in November…and what a guest he was. It was clear from my first conversation with Craig that he is super enthusiastic about sport and the role of sport both in personal life and within local communities. Craig went way above and beyond what we asked him to do (which was to present awards and do a short speech) as he arrived early to meet and greet guests and stayed late so that award winners could have photos taken with him and his Commonwealth and Olympic medals.

The icing on the cake was Craig’s speech…truly inspirational and delivered with humility, passion, humour and poignancy. I have absolutely no reservation in recommending Craig to anyone who is looking for an inspirational speaker…. “
— Michael Hunt , Chief Executive – Hyndburn Leisure

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