Danny Crates – Keynote Speaker

Paralympic Gold Medalist and TV presenter

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Power to Perform
  • Unleash your inner athlete
  • Creating your High-Performance team
  • No Hurdle is impossible to overcome
  • 1404 Performance


  • English


After losing his right arm in a horrific accident at just 21 years old, Danny Crates was determined to overcome that huge hurdle in his life, focus on the future and regain his positive mental attitude. Danny’s resilience, drive and determination saw him back on the rugby field within 6 months and shortly after into Paralympic sports, quickly dominating – famously winning gold in the men’s 800 metres at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, a year which also saw him set a new world record.

It was the highlight of a glittering international career that saw Danny win every major title in the sport, including the World Championships, European Championships and Paralympic World Cup. 20 years on and Danny still holds the British 800m record. Drawing on his personal experiences and the insights gained from participating in elite sports and collaborating with businesses globally, Danny specialises in understanding the building blocks needed to create a high-performance culture and mindset within organisations. Danny conveys the importance of setting goals and, most importantly, the strategies to attain them.

Danny Crates’ presentations are built around his unique personal story and his powerful ‘5 pillars of performance’ a dynamic tool that can be seamlessly utilised by any business or organisation. He is also a sought-after event host, established leadership and performance coach, published author and TV presenter, and founder and owner of a high-performance consultancy, 1404 Performance.

Popular Talks by Danny Crates

The Power to Perform

Every individual possesses the capacity to excel in their chosen field; what’s needed is simply unlocking the code. In this presentation, Danny will delve into the traits of high-performance individuals and teams and demonstrate how you can integrate them into your daily life.

Unleash your inner athlete

In this impactful keynote, Danny shares his personal journey to success, highlighting the qualities exhibited by elite athletes. He will illustrate qualities such as drive, goal orientation, resilience, and a winning mindset are not exclusive to sports stars but are strengths accessible to all.  Danny will show how these qualities can be utilised to deliver your success.

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