Public speaking

Jonathan Males draws on his rich experience at the highest levels of sport; he represented Australia at four World Canoeing Championships, coached Olympic medal winners on the Australian and British canoeing teams, and worked with athletes, coaches and team leaders over the last seven Olympic Games including Rio 2016. He was instrumental in UK Sport’s Mission programme, working directly with over twenty sports to guide the culture, expectations and investment behind Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic success.

As a conference speaker he has a remarkable impact, inspiring and challenging in equal measure. Weaving stories from his diverse experience together with an insightful understanding of his audience, he translates the lessons of Olympic performance to show how anyone can apply them into their business or personal lives. Jonathan leaves people with a profound and long-lasting experience, and practical insights that make a real difference.

Public speaking audiences in the UK and Australia  have included IT professionals and project managers, partners in law firms, engineers, house-builders, HR professionals, Chief Executives, business entrepreneurs, insurance sales managers, Olympic and junior sports coaches in organisations such as M&G Investments, Tarmac plc, Zurich Insurance, Care UK, Barratt Developments and UK Sport.

The 1% Difference and the ART of Performance

To an Olympian, 4th place is perhaps the worst place to finish. Tantalisingly close to the podium, but no medal to show for it. And the difference between 4th place and the podium is often less than 1%. The same applies in business – a small change in the right area can produce breakthrough results. But how do you know where to find the right 1% difference? Drawing on his experience in elite sport, Jonathan explains how the answer lies in The ART of Performance; how you Act, Relate and Think.

What people have said

“An excellent, engaging and inspirational speaker. It’s rare to have a speaker on a subject like this who you can actually believe!”

“Jonathan was first class; lively, fun, energised and focused”

“Jonathan connected so well with a very diverse audience, offering practical steps for how they can achieve excellence in their leadership performance”