Steve Peters – Keynote Speaker

Consultant Psychiatrist working in Elite Sport

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Specialist Subjects

  • Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind
  • Building Resilience: The Basis for Success
  • How to Turn Stress Into Action
  • Embracing Change to Create Opportunity
  • Creating High Performance
  • Leadership is all in the Mind: Insight for Effective Leaders
  • Addressing Health and Wellbeing


  • English


Professor Steve Peters is a medical doctor; he specialises in mental health and the functioning of the human mind. He has dedicated his working life to help people get the best out of themselves and to be in a good place.

Steve’s work past and present in the field of psychiatry and education includes: Clinical Director of Mental Health Services within the NHS at a district hospital, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Rampton, Senior Clinical Lecturer of Medicine and Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University. He has spent 20 years as an examination panel member at the Royal College of Psychiatry and has been an expert advisor to World Anti-doping Agency.

He has been a consultant to over 20 Olympic and national sporting teams including Liverpool FC, British Cycling, GB Taekwondo, England Rugby and England Football. Prof Peters works with CEOs, senior executives, teachers, students, hospital staff and patients. Steven Gerrard, Sir Chris Hoy, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Victoria Pendleton, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Lee Westwood, Jonathan Trott and Raheem Sterling are people that have all spoken publicly about how Prof Peters’ has helped them during their career.

Professor Peters is also a best-selling author, and his latest book ‘A Path through the Jungle’ was published in 2021. Steve has also authored 3 books including the bestselling self-help book of all time in the UK, The Chimp Paradox, which has sold over a million copies – as per Nielsen TCM Chart 2020. Other achievements include attending Downing Street for winning the senate award twice for his excellence in teaching.

For fun, Steve competes in track and field athletics and has held multiple World Masters Champion titles and world records over the 100, 200 and 400 metres.

Popular Talks by Steve Peters

Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind

This keynote is highly practical and engaging. Participants are introduced to The Chimp model and each individual will explore and identify their unique Chimp, Human and what they have stored in their Computers. It explores how this insight impacts our professional and personal lives, in particular around managing emotions. Participants will also learn skills and techniques for nurturing and managing their unique Chimp to optimise their mind.

This session will help delegates to:
– Understand the neuroscience underpinning the structure and functioning of the mind through The Chimp Model
– Gain insight into your own unique mind
– Understand how to develop emotional skills
– Apply emotional skills to managing your behaviours, thinking and emotions

Building Resilience: The Basis for Success

During this session, we explore the difference between being robust and being resilient. We demonstrate how to build a foundation of robustness and develop skills for becoming resilient. Participants will develop take-away plans during the session to apply to their personal and professional lives.

This session will help delegates to:
– Appreciate the difference between robustness and resilience
– Put in place the foundations of robustness
– Develop skills for becoming resilient

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