Inspiration from Alex Gregory MBE

We were honoured to have Alex Gregory MBE give us a talk during our Kick Off Meeting at Wynyard Hall recently.

Alex Gregory MBE is one of the leading rowers in the world with 2 x Olympic Gold medals and 5 x World Championship titles to his name. Further to this, Alex was a member of a World first Arctic rowing expedition where he and an international crew of athletes undertook a new challenge – to row across the Arctic Ocean.

It took eight years of failure before Alex first became World Champion, but learning to adapt and make necessary decisions turned his disappointment around. It was these defeats that laid the foundations for Alex’s Olympic success and the ability to overcome any difficulties that he encountered on the way. He conveyed this to our team on an emotional journey through vivid and heart wrenching descriptions.

It was fascinating to hear about how he overcame so many hurdles, which can be easily translated into the many challenges companies and organisations face. And it also gave the Kick Off team some great motivation as we had many questions afterwards.