Dr. Steve Ingham

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Dr. Steve Ingham: performance scientist, leader & best-selling author and keynote speaker on high-performance

Meet Steve

A specialist in creating champions

Dr Steve Ingham is steeped in high performance and has been integral to the development of Britain into an Olympic superpower. 

He has provided support to over 1,000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world’s greatest athletes, such as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent.  Steve has coached Kelly Sotherton’s running for heptathlon and to 4x400m Olympic medal winning success.

Olympic performance scientist

Steve has gained high performance insight working at the British Olympic Association from 1998 to 2004, where he was Senior Sports Physiologist and Sports Science Manager, and at the English Institute of Sport from 2004 to 2016 where he was Head of Physiology and latterly the Director of Science and Technical Development, leading a team of 250 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Science.

Steve has consulted with over 20 international federations, multiple professional sports, including Arsenal, Manchester City, The English FA, AFC Bournemouth (where he is currently supervising the return of a young player to full training after cancer).

Applying lessons from high performance

Steve is the Director of Supporting Champions and AthleteNow currently consults with numerous sports teams and institutions as well as inspiring and developing businesses and executive teams around the world (see who). Steve has spoken on numerous occasions for business schools, including Warwick Business School and Saïd Business School, Oxford University.

Steve Ingham

“It’s my aim to apply high performance ideas, concepts and practice to a wider world, to help you develop yourself, your teams and your achievements”

Leading keynote

The Teamwork Behind Olympic Medals


The London 2012 Olympic Games were a monumental achievement for sport in the UK with a record-breaking medal haul. Beating the medal haul of a home games is something that had never been done before, by any country in the world, in the history of the Olympics. But against all odds they achieved it, in a feat which caused the sporting and business world to sit up and take note.

Behind this headline the overall task of co-ordinating and achieving the science behind this unique and challenging task was led by Steve Ingham. 

In this entertaining, informative and inspirational speech Steve shares the never-before story of the demands on elite athletes, the focus on developing high-performance teams and how he and his team made the impossible happen.


High-Performance Teams: Lessons from Supporting Champions.


Leading the transformation of teams from good to record-setting excellence.

Key message

“What could be the smallest change that could make the biggest difference to your team?”

Best suited for

Business owners, CEOs, Team Leaders, Managers, Directors, Partners.

Your keynote speaker

A highly sought-after keynote speaker who specializes in high performance. With 30 years experience supporting the best athletes in the world, working in and leading teams to exceptional performance Steve has inspired countless audiences to reach their full potential.

“I’m currently delivering speeches to corporate, conference keynote and education, with clients including Discovery Channel, Google, Elastic, Ernst & Young, Sky Broadcasting, Astra Zeneca, Santander, Freshworks, Phillips, Kearney, Pfizer (to name a few) sharing the insights gained from spending the last 25 years applying science to the pursuit of high performance.”

Performance focused workshops

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High-Performance Teams

Where are your team at right now? What are the dynamics that are holding you back?

Take your team to the next level with a workshop or programme of ongoing support aimed at developing the dynamics and performance in your team, delivered by your leaders.


Performance Well-Being

There are untapped resources in you and your team. What would it feel like if you could increase your daytime working capacity?

Realise and embrace high-performance habits that enhance physical, emotional and mental performance.


Performing Under Pressure

It may surprise you to hear that most athletes have to learn how to perform under pressure, develop their mindsets and nurture resilience.

These concepts can be learned and when you realise how the best perform at their best, you'll see that you can do it too.

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I have supported a host of world-renowned organisations including Discovery Channel, Google, McLaren, BBC, Santander, Elastic, CapGemini, Legal and General, Freshworks and The Royal Ballet.

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