In 2005 Steve became paralysed when he fell from a balcony and broke his neck. Soon after, he was introduced to wheelchair rugby and in 2012 he captained Great Britain at the London Paralympic Games.

During the build up to the games, Steve was involved in a series of Channel 4 documentaries and the Paralympic campaign, SuperHumans.

Steve has consolidated his sporting credentials taking on hosting duties at Rio Paralympic Games 2016 (Channel 4), World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge (ITV4), Wimbledon, The London Marathon and the Invictus Games for BBC.

Steve has worked on BBC Breakfast, Springwatch (BBC1), Game Changers (Sky Sport 1), Escape to the Perfect Town (BBC1) and has become a regular correspondent for Countryfile and The One Show (BBC1). He recently embarked on 900 mile journey, alongside five other people with different physical disabilities, for the BBC1 series Without Limits: Vietnam. Most recently, Steve has featured as a presenter on BBC One’s Escape to the Country.    

Since retiring from elite sport, Steve has turned his focus to supporting others to be their best through sport, work and education. He works as a mentor and coach alongside wheelchair rugby and leading projects such as Sky Sports Living For Sport and Youth Games.

Steve Brown is available for motivational and after dinner speeches. He talks openly about his own journey of injury, recovery, life’s pressures and aiming for excellence. His aim is to challenge and motivate audiences in a positive and inspiring way.

Previous clients include Zurich, Allianz, Sky, Slater & Gordon, Sky, German Wings, WNS Global Services, PJ Care, NHS, BT, and Specsavers.


Twitter: @SteveBrownGBWR

I have just been at the District Conference and have listened to your talk – I am so pleased I had the opportunity to hear it. I found it truly inspirational and makes me want to share it with my children and grandchildren in the hope that they would find it a valuable life lesson.

Denise Williams, Attendee at the Rotary Beds, Bucks & Herts Annual Conference 2020/21

Steve, just emailing to say a massive THANK YOU for your absolutely amazing and inspiring talk this morning. You definitely had an impact on a lot of people today.

Golding Homes Virtual Staff Conference 2021

Steve, thanks so much for such an inspiring talk with the Adyen team earlier, they all loved it. What a fantastic speaker you are.

Ayden London Virtual Session 2020

Thank you very much for hosting and speaking at our conference. Your talk was extremely well received by all delegates and we are very grateful for your time in preparing, speaking and attending the conference.

Working Through Trauma Conference 2019, Hugh James Solicitors

I would like to personally thank Steve for his inspiring and insightful speech at our Global HR Summit last week in Munich. I am extremely grateful for the time and effort he took to share his experiences with our HR Community. His insights were highly valued, and we received nothing but hugely positive feedback on Steve’s presentation. We would also like to express our appreciation for the fact that he took the time to stay longer, allowing our participants to converse with him before and during the lunch break.

Allianz Global HR Summit 2019

Steve was absolutely amazing, the “first time ever” our members gave a standing ovation at the end of his talk. Absolutely everyone commented on how moving, entertaining and humorous he was. We would thoroughly recommend him for any future bookings. Thank you so much for your recommendation, not sure how “we/you” will be able to top this for next year, certainly going to be a challenge!

UK Housekeepers Association

Thank you for delivering an awesome Key Note speech for the Coloplast UK & Ireland teams. As you will have seen by now on LinkedIn, we were inspired, motivated and touched by your speech. Personally, I was in awe of how you were able to connect to the room and make it personal for each and everyone in the audience. So a massive thank you from the whole organization!

Coloplast National Sales Meeting 2019

Steve did a fantastic job hosting SCI Live, he was so natural and really understood what the day was about. The feedback collected from the audience was all very positive and my management in Coloplast were very impressed. He was just a genuinely nice great guy. We would very much like to work with Steve in the future.

SCI Live 2019

What an amazing morning we’ve had. I’m back in school now after a very inspirational – and emotional – presentation from Steve. He was so lovely. What an emotional roller-coaster of a life he’s had so far! Who knows what other amazing things he will achieve and learn about himself in years to come? I sincerely hope that you will pass on my best wishes and thanks to him on behalf of Kirklees Primary Heads.

Kirklees Primary Headteacher Conference

Steve was phenomenal. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. He’s such an inspirational speaker and stayed right on our conference theme. You could have heard a pin drop during his talk.

NAHL Group Ltd Conference 2019

Steve was absolutely awesome. We have had so many immensely positive messages of how his humility, his determination, resilience and achievements through some of the toughest blows anyone could be dealt has been a real eye opener and inspiration to so many of us. A very genuine thank you from us all. Thank you also to Steve for taking the time to speak to people after his speech. It added a lovely personal touch.

AHDB Dairy Leader Forum 2018

I just wanted to let you know that Steve was fantastic on Monday and we have had excellent feedback from our members about his talk. Some quotes: “The key note speaker was very inspirational” and “Steve was a brilliant speaker!” A large number listed his name as what they liked best about the conference.

KCIL Ltd Access All Areas Conference 2018

Absolutely fantastic speaker! I don’t think I have ever heard someone speak so openly and honestly about their life experiences and how it has shaped their future. A truly inspiring guy.

Stonewater Annual Conference 2018

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Steve. Everyone I speak to is all saying how inspirational he was. We have even had comments that he has been the best guest speaker they’ve seen here at our Awards. The students, parents and staff were literally queuing up to meet him. It was an honour, as always, to welcome him to Plumpton and we look forward to seeing him again soon. Thank you so much.

Plumpton College

Steve was fabulous as always. We very much enjoy working with him and he is a much loved friend of the Symposium. Our delegates were engaged and delighted by his story. A captured audience I would say.

The Wellbeing Symposium 2018

The most inspiring and motivational speech I have ever heard – I was crying at the end. Standing ovation was well deserved. I wish I could rate this higher than a 10/10!

Rainbow International Conference 2018

Steve was brilliant today, exactly what we were looking for! He was excellent, so engaging – would love to have him back again! He is the best speaker that we have ever had in here and really mapped his story around the messaging that we wanted to get across. People are still raving about him today, they thought he was excellent! He was warmly received and left a most lasting impression on all.

Paddy Power Own It Event

It was great to have Steve with us. He is an inspiring young man with an amazing personal story to tell. What I take away from his story is that many things become possible if you believe and have others to believe in you. Steve has been talking to our staff at several occasions and was always ranked highlight of the event. We look forward to continuing to work with him.

Clement B. Booth, Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE

Steve is a highly valued colleague at the Youth Sport Trust. He has worked on a number of programmes inspiring and motivating young people to fulfill their potential in sport and in life. He is a wonderful communicator with a great story to tell – a true inspiration.

Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, Youth Sport Trust

Steve has been a wonderful advocate for not only Sky Sports Living for Sport but Sport in general. He shares his incredible story in a humble but utterly compelling way. Over the 5 years I’ve known Steve I’ve seen young and old captivated and inspired. He is a true champion in every way and has made huge impact on the success of our initiative.

Jack Etherly, Sky Group

We were honoured to have Steve come and speak to a group of our senior management team from the UK at a recent away day. His story was not only inspirational and enlightening but showed what a determined character he is and that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. He talked through his experiences and the challenges he has had to overcome in his life and he nearly drew parallels into the world of business. His style is exactly how he is as a person, confident, warm, friendly, funny and very engaging. Everyone felt truly inspired and energised by his talk and I would highly recommend Steve as a speaker at any event. “One of the best motivational speakers I’ve ever heard”

Chris Lloyd - Senior Vice President WNS

Everybody loved Steve, his positivity and the way he presented his story.
We got only fantastic feedback and Steve is such a lovely person.

Allianz International Health Sales Conference

I am pleased to say that we [had a] successful meet up and all went splendidly. Please can you pass on my personal thanks to Steve for such a marvellous and inspirational presentation. He’s an amazing Guy!

Clive Clark- Rotary District 1090 Conference

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