Dave has delivered successful and inspirational presentations to a variety of audiences. He gave up the security of a teaching career after 20 years of teaching in the Uk, France, Germany and New Zealand. He took the brave step to retrain as a Personal Trainer and to enter the world of self-employment. At the same time as establishing a successful business, he has continued to compete at International level and to undertake ever more arduous endurance races, at the same time raising thousands of pounds for charity. He has run from London to Rome and this year he will compete in Italy in a race of 30 ironman distance races in 30 days. Not only does Dave compete, but he aims for first place.
Dave can deliver an entertaining and motivational talk about the races/events below and he can also use his experiences as inspiration for personal development training in the work place. For example, he delivered his first presentation at CIS in Manchester, where the emphasis was on setting high targets in the appraisal process. He has spoken to such diverse groups as Rotary Clubs, Accountancy Firms and Recruitment agencies. After a presentation at Adele Carr Financial Recruitment, the feel-good factor in the room resulted in business leads being generated.
Dave’s next talk will be at Styles and Co , a Warrington based accountancy firm. Their motto is ‘Inspire and Prosper’. They believe that Dave’s ethos sits perfectly with this motto.
The talk can be structured around 7 events, 5 of which have already taken place and 2 of which are imminent. The events are
1. Deca triathlon in Monterrey, Mexico in 2008
2. Rematch !!! Deca triathlon in Monterrey, Mexico in 2010
3. Parkinson’s support run from London-Rome June/July 2011—- 1357 miles in 30 day
4. 10 x Ironman in Sicily October 2011
5. Sub 9 hour Ironman Distance attempt August 18th 2012
6. Sub 9 hour Ironman Distance attempt July 7th 2013.
7. 30 ( yes 30 !!!) x Ironman September 2013 Lake Garda in Italy
Linking the presentation together are a selection of beliefs and attitudes that can benefit life in terms of work, sport and relationships.
1. Getting out of comfort zones . If something scares you slightly or makes you feel uncomfortable, then that is a good reason to do it . Especially with sport, the hard training brings a tolerance of discomfort that leads to physical and psychological benefits. Dave acknowledges here his inspiration, Geoff Thompson and his book ‘The warrior’.
2. Not being scared or fearful of success and aiming for the stars. Ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things. ( Jane Tomlinson, Mark Inglis etc)
3. Victim or victor mentality. Dave talks of low self esteem and how our insecurities show themselves in what we eat , drink and in our relationships.
4. Giving of yourself. Positivity reflecting back. A life of real highs (and lows) is so much more rewarding than flatlining. The talk is not a glossy, sponsored presentation but straight from the heart.
Below is a selection of comments about Dave’s presentations.
I would also like to say how inspirational you are for the amazing things that you do and I really enjoyed your talk the other day
Great talk Dave I enjoyed hearing about your challenges. I felt inspired ,Thankyou . Rob