Adventurer & Motivational Speaker

Inspiring leaders to overcome fear and reach new levels of success.

Ollie shares his extraordinary life lessons and helps you believe anything is possible.

His boundless energy, infectious enthusiasm, determination and positive attitude helped him transition from a career as a world class professional rugby player to a business leader and motivator in the corporate world. When injury forced Ollie to leave the only career he had ever known or wanted, he faced his toughest challenge yet. Using the skills he honed on the rugby field, he channelled his focus into physical and mental endurance adventures, circumnavigating the globe, cycling across America , leading expeditions to the North Pole & Everest and more. Ollie has led teams all over the world and his four Guinness World Records are testament to his ability to deliver. 

Ollie now applies his experience to help you overcome adversity and achieve success, through a variety of high impact speeches and interactive sessions that inspire positive change.

  • Master your emotions 
  • Overcome challenges
  • Harness the power of positive behaviours
  • Build effective, sustainable practices

About Ollie Phillips

ABOUT OLLIE

  • 4 x Guinness World Record Holder
  • Ex-England Rugby Captain
  • Rugby 7’s World Player of the Year
  • Circumnavigator & world class sailor
  • Official Race Across America finisher
  • Head coach, Wales Women
  • Raised over £2.5m for charity
  • Executive MBA, Cambridge University
  • Entrepreneur
  • Respected business leader
  • 15 years of public speaking

Ollie Phillips will inspire your team to achieve world class performance.

Testimonies:

  • “INCREDIBLY MOTIVATING INSIGHT — OLLIE ENCOURAGED HIMSELF AND OTHERS THROUGH A RANGE OF CHALLENGES”
  • “HIS PERSONALITY CAPTIVATED THE AUDIENCE”
  • “INSPIRES A TEAM THINKING ABOUT MINDSET AND PERSONAL GROWTH”
  • “I RECOMMEND HIM TO ANY BUSINESS”

ABOUT OPTIMIST PERFORMANCE

Ollie Phillips founded Optimist Performance to deliver high impact values in team building, leadership and personal development. Through keynote speeches and inspirational training, Ollie helps individuals, teams and businesses break down barriers and build a high-performance culture and contagious optimism.

Here is how to start:

  • 1. Schedule your call with the link below.
  • 2. Book your first session.
  • 3. Show up and get inspired!

Ollie Phillips


Topics Covered

When he’s at corporate events, Ollie is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Rugby Speaker
  • Rugby Union
  • International Rugby
  • Domestic Rugby
  • Rugby 7’s
  • Six Nations
  • World Cup

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