As one of Britain’s greatest ever 400m athletes, Derek is able to bring a unique perspective to what it takes to set goals, overcome obstacles and succeed.
A career that brought gold medals at World, European and Commonwealth levels and also saw more than its fair share of bad luck and heartache, most famously during the Barcelona Olympics when his hamstring snapped during the semi finals.
Derek, a medal favorite, struggled to his feet and hobbled the remaining 250 metres in a scene that has become one of the most enduring in modern Olympic history.
Derek draws on his vast experiences as an international sportsman to provide a fascinating and inspirational platform for his motivational speeches. In telling his story, Derek takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but also explains the secrets of his success both as an individual and within a team.