Ollie is an experienced motivational speaker and uses his own personal accounts to help influence others in to achieving their goals. He can deliver to a wide range of speaking engagements including corporate, keynote and after-dinner. Ollie is available for bookings. For enquires please contact us.
“I am fortunate enough to have coached Ollie at many levels from when he first emerged from the Newcastle Academy to making his debut for me with England 7’s; for whom he represented excellently for a number of years, culminating in World Player of the Year in 2009.
Ollie was not only a gifted rugby player, but possessed an extremely positive personality as well as being hugely committed and competitive in trying to maximise his potential. His work ethic on the pitch and around the training paddock was first class and his ability to absorb the highs and lows of international rugby very good. Ollie ensured the squad remained grounded and in perspective which was a clear positive trait he possessed.
We have since worked together in the media and on TV on a number of times over the last 4 years. Ollie continues to fizz with his effervescent personality mixed with his informed knowledge of the game, be it XV’s or 7’s, and ensured that we delivered quality punditry in a relaxed and enjoyable manner for the audience.”
– Mike Friday, Rugby coach
“We chose Ollie as the after dinner speaker at our International Sales & Marketing conference in Istanbul in May 2015. We needed someone to add an independent, thought-provoking perspective to support the overall theme of the conference – ‘Collaborate with purpose’. In light of his achievements, there was so much to pack in! He gained an enormous amount of respect from the room for his rugby achievements alone, but that was just his intro. He captivated us with his tales of sailing the seas during the Clipper Round the World Race, bringing a disparate bunch of individuals together and teaching them to live and work together for a common goal. His experience resonated with our international audience and the feedback we received for him was overwhelmingly positive.”
– Caroline Manning, Clear Channel
“There can be few former players who have adapted to life after rugby as well as Ollie Phillips. His unrivalled energy and enthusiasm for causes he believes in makes Ollie a wonderful ambassador for Wooden Spoon. Whether leading our record breaking Arctic Challenge expedition or delivering a motivational style speech in the City, Ollie adds real value to our work in supporting disadvantaged and disabled children and young people across the UK and Ireland. We are truly grateful to Ollie for his continued support.”
– Jai Purewal, Director of Rugby and Community Investment, Wooden Spoon
“Pro athlete, adventurer, and broadcaster – not to mention wearer of the finest haute couture fashion (well maybe not that!) Ollie Phillips has made a hugely significant contribution to Sky Sport’ coverage of Rugby Union. Put simply, Ollie is a superb studio guest and commentator – his work on the Sevens World Series and the Top 14 is delivered with an infectious enthusiasm mixed with a sharp analytical eye. He really does need to do something about that hair though!”
– Rupert Cox, Presenter