Steve Peters keynote speaker
Steve Peters keynote speaker

Steve Peters

World renowned performance psychologist

Speaker Themes

  • The psychology of peak performance
  • The “Chimp Model” for mind management
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Controlling negative emotions
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

Travels from

Sheffield, UK


Professor Steve Peters is a world-renowned consultant psychiatrist specialising in elite sport, who has coached Olympic gold medallists such as Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

He specialises in mental health and the functioning of the human mind, and has dedicated his working life to helping people get the best out of themselves and to be in a good place.

His current and past involvements cover over twenty Olympic, Paralympic and non-Olympic Sports, including Sky ProCycling, British Cycling, Liverpool Football Club, England Football, England Rugby, World Championship Snooker, British Swimming and Great Britain Taekwondo.

His experience with elite athletes has provided him with unique insights into the workings of the human mind. As a speaker, Steve uses these insights to provide actionable guidance on effective leadership, overcoming obstacles and teamwork.

In his best-selling book, The Chimp Paradox (2012), Steve Peters explains the science of his mind-management method, and the practical steps we can all take to control our emotions and become the person we want to be.  

Steve began his career teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past twenty years including as Clinical Director of the Mental Health Services at Bassetlaw Trust, and culminating in his work at Rampton Secure Hospital.

Steve has been with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean.

To book Steve Peters as your keynote speaker, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk.


Steve Peters’ unique mind management method has been key to the success of some of the world’s leading athletes. His experience also makes him an ideal keynote speaker on peak performance, how to lead effectively and how to work as a team.

His talks contain a compelling blend of science, practical advice and real-world examples, with insights that translate brilliantly to the business world. He helps audiences understand how their minds work and how to control their emotions,  thereby giving them a competitive edge and improving their well being. 

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