The Legends Series

Elite Sports is Exhilarating - it is where Dreams become Reality, where Legends are Born. It is also an unforgiving mistress - where a single mistake can end a career and succumbing to Pressure can be fatal.


In our Legends Series, some of sport's Greatest Legends share their stories, the learnings, the insights into what makes Outstanding Leaders and Great Teams, what separates the Great from the Good, how to Manage Pressure and rise to your potential. A session from one of these Legends will change the perspective and potentially the lives of your People and your Clients.

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Sania Mirza

  • Winner of 6 Grand Slam Doubles titles
  • World #1 Doubles Player by WTA Rankings multiple times
  • Longest Women’s Doubles Winning Streak of 44 matches with Martina Hingis. (Next highest is 28)
  • First Indian Woman to win a Grand Slam
  • First Indian Woman to be World No. 1 in any sport
  • Sania talks about Achieving her Dreams and the lessons in Fighting Adversity that emerge from her career.
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Leander Paes
  • Winner of 18 Grand Slam Doubles titles
  • World #1 Doubles Player by ATP Rankings multiple times
  • Greatest Doubles Player in the History of the Davis Cup & Olympic Medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Team Player Extraordinaire - 148 Doubles partners in his 31-year career so far
  • Martina Navratilova calls him her best doubles partner ever
  • Leander's insights on Teamwork and Strategies for Success are truly special.
VVS Laxman
  • One of the most elegant and well loved and respected players in the history of world cricket.
  • Laxman's 281 runs at Calcutta against the world beating Australians was a knock that definitively changed the course of Indian cricket.
  • Team Player Extraordinaire - His ability to stand up against adversity and take his team to victory against insurmountable odds is legendary.
  • Laxman's insights on Teamwork, Resilience in the face of difficult situations, lessons in prevailing over the best in the world, make him a well respected and impactful speaker. 
Ravichandran Ashwin
  • A member of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian Cricket Team
  • Quickest in the 140-years History of Test Cricket to the milestone of 300 wickets
  • Cricket’s #1 Bowler in the World for several years
  • One of the world’s top exponents of the Art of Spin Bowling
  • Ashwin talks about the Mantras to Success and the keys to Bouncing Back from Failures.
David Gower
  • Considered one of the best left-handers in the world in ‘80s and ‘90s
  • Former England captain who was named in the England all time Greatest Test XI by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
  • Only player to achieve more than 100 consecutive innings without a duck
  • Inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Recipient of the OBE
  • With stories from his own captaincy experience, Gower talks about Leadership approaches that don't need to fit the norm and are yet impactful. 
Yip Pin Xiu
  • Para-Swimmer and Singapore's most decorated Olympian  
  • Winner of Three Olympic Gold Medals at the 2008 Beijing & 2016 Rio Paralympics
  • Three Times World Champion
  • World Record Holder
  • Singapore's youngest nominated Member of Parliament
  • Pin Xiu talks about Empathy, the importance of Equality, and reminds us that Everyone has a part to play.  
  • She shares insights on the Mindset of a champion, being a High Performer, and above all being at peace with yourself and striving to be the best that you can be.
Sally Pearson, OAM
  • Australian Multiple World Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist  
  • 2011 and 2017 World Champion in 100m Hurdles
  • 2012 Olympics Gold Medalist in 100m Hurdles
  • World Female Athlete of the Year 2012
  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
  • Sally talks about becoming a World Champion, about never giving up, building a winning culture, preparedness, goal setting and the power of a positive mindset. 
  • For all of us going through these very challenging times, Sally has an important and powerful message - 'If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up.'
Simon Taufel
  • Australian cricket umpire and former member of the ICC Elite umpires panel
  • Won a record five consecutive ICC umpire of the year awards between 2004 and 2008
  • Officiated in 74 test matches and 174 One Day Internationals between 1999 and 2012 including the 2011 World Cup Final
  • 50,000 screaming fans and a Billion opinions on each decision taken over almost two decades, makes Simon's insights on Managing Pressure, BounceBackability and High Performance norms, something each person in a business environment can benefit from.
Paddy Upton
  • Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership Coach of the Indian Cricket Team helping them become No. 1 team in the world and win the 2011 World Cup
  • Performance Director of South African Cricket Team (2011-2014) helping them reach No. 1 in the world
  • Started his career in the mid-1990’s as the Fitness Coach of the South African Cricket Team, the only such full time position at the time in international cricket
  • Paddy's knowledge of the Human Mind is exceptional, and in these challenging times, his insights on finding one's A-game, Leading teams differently, and moving from Surviving to Thriving, are game, and life-changing.
Manasi Joshi
  • Manasi is a the current World Para Badminton Champion.  
  • In 2011, on her way to work as a Software Engineer she had a road accident and lost a limb. 
  • Manasi used Badminton as a mode of rehabilitation and within a few years was a professional player. She then became the World Champion and is targeting the Tokyo Olympics for a Gold. 
  • Manasi is an advocate for rights of people with disability and an inspiration to women and the differently abled worldwide. 
  • She is the first Para Athlete to appear on the cover of Time Magazine and is on the Next Generation Leader list of TIME. 
  • Manasi is an inspirational and much sought after speaker who speaks eloquently about the challenges she overcame, and how one can achieve one's dream regardless of adversities, turning them into Opportunities.