Professor Greg Whyte PhD FACSM is an Olympic Sport Scientist, Celebrity trainer and adviser and has coached TV's Dermot O’Leary during his preparation to dance for 24 hours for comic relief 2015, as well as 'Little Britain' star David Walliams and the BBC's Christine Bleakley on their cross channel swims back in 2006 and 2010, and guiding actor Eddie Izzard to run 42 marathons in 51 days. Greg has had a series of engaging and challenging roles over the last 18 months and uses these experiences and others during his speaking engagements which have his audiences hanging on every word.
"Greg was excellent. His ability to mix the sessions with appropriate humour, emotion and key messages was welcomed hugely by our audience. To quote some members of our audience Greg was ‘Spine tingling’. Greg was very approachable and stayed post session to answer delegate’s questions. Greg also responded to each tweet that he received from delegates at our event – certainly more that we could have asked for."
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Professor Greg Whyte has had an international sporting career of note, followed by a career in Sports Science at the highest elite level but he will be most remembered for his work with the 2015 'Comic Relief' challenge with Dermot O’Leary, as well as in previous years where he guided David Walliams and Christine Bleakley to their inspiring and unbelievable swims across the English Channel in 2006 and 2010 on behalf of 'Sport Relief', to date Greg has helped raise over £30million for 'Comic Relief'. He is also responsible for coaching actor and comedian Eddie Izzard on his amazing achievement of running 43 full marathons in 51 days. Greg is also the chair of UK Active and competed in the 2015 Marathon des Sables. In 2014 Professor Greg Whyte was awarded an OBE for his services to sport, sport science and charity, he was also voted as one of the top 10 science communicators in the UK. Greg is the preeminent authority on Exercise Physiology and Sports and Exercise Performance in the UK. An internationally recognised expert in the field, Greg had extensive professional experience assessing, treating and improving the performance on patients, sporting enthusiasts and athletes.
Greg is the preeminent authority on Exercise Physiology and Sports and Exercise performance in the UK. An internationally recognised expert in the field, Greg has extensive professional experience assessing, treating and improving the performance of patients, sporting enthusiasts and athletes ranging from cancer sufferers to celebrities attempting their first mountain summit to Gold medal seeking Olympians. Greg's sporting career saw him represent Great Britain as a Modern Pentathlete (combining the sports of Swimming, Shooting, Fencing, Equestrian and Running) from 1986 to 2000. His most notable achievements include representing Great Britain at the Olympiads of 1992 in Barcelona, Spain and 1996 in Atlanta, USA. His career also includes 10 World Championship appearances with a silver medal performance in 1984.
Greg Whyte is available for all types of public speaking and is popular, having been booked by more then 40 corporations in the last 18 months, to speak at both internal and external events covering subjects such as team-work, motivation, planning, strategy, goal setting and leadership.
Greg's Professional career includes posts / consultancy as follows:
Professor of Applied Sport & Excersise Science, John Moores University, Liverpool
Director of Science & Research, English Institute of Sport
Director of Research, British Olympic Medical Unit
British Olympic Association Performance Management Group
Commonwealth Games Advisory Panel
Consultancy into the Olympic Sports of:
Benetton and Renault Formula 1 teams
Liverpool FC & West Ham FC
Subaru Rally Team
Track & Field Athletes
"Greg took on the brief extremely well, and related his presentation to challenges we all face in both business and sporting environments. He was very well received. I received comments that his presentation was extremely interesting, and could be
related to on a personal level."
"Greg Whyte was superb and I am going to pitch him again!"
Production Bureau Ltd
"Thanks so much again for sorting Greg Whyte for us – he really was brilliant and the delegates absolutely loved him. He went beyond the call of duty by sitting with our group and having lunch with them, after he had spoken for the best part of an hour – it’s not something we asked him to do – it was just his good nature. He was very polite and came to say goodbye to me, just a very down to earth and nice guy! All round a great success (as is the man himself!) So thanks for such a good recommendation."
"Greg was excellent and very much fitted in with the theme of the day. We will be getting formal feedback from all attendees but all the ad hoc comments we have received so far have been very positive. Please pass on our thanks to Greg."
"How well did Greg meet your objectives? Very well. Tailored his presentation to focus on the team working aspect of and the importance of individual contributors to the overall team objective."