Martin Cross

Martin Cross - Motivational Speaker

Martin Cross is one of Britain’s most successful ever rowers. In a glittering international career spanning over 20 years, he won Olympic Gold & Bronze medals. Since then

Martin has combined a career in broadcasting, writing and education with his expertise and is a sought after inspirational speaker and motivational expert.


Martin’s work has been featured extensively on television. Most recently appearing in 2004 as the star of BBC TV’s reality TV show: ‘The Other Boat Race’. He has worked for BBC Grandstand, covering the three year build up to Steve Redgrave’s 5th Olympic Gold in Sydney. Working as BBC Radio 5 Live’s roving sports reporter, he covered Britain’s build up to the 2004 Olympics, interviewing personalities from Amir Khan to Matthew Pinsent and was part of 5 Live’s acclaimed commentary team during the Olympic regatta in Athens.

As a Trainer, Coach and Facilitator, Martin works in leadership development, team building, executive coaching & motivational presentations. He runs and creates challenging training programmes, specialising in building and developing relationships. Martin has worked in a broad range of companies both in private, public and voluntary sectors to secure personal and organisational change at all levels.

The broad range of Martin’s talents is apparent by the way he has built his skills while carrying out the demanding role of a Senior Manager in a leading independent school. Currently Martin is a regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper. Martin’s autobiography ‘Olympic Obsession’ was published to critical acclaim in 2001.

Since then Martin has worked with a range of clients such as Coca Cola Enterprises, Honda, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Department of Health and the Money Advice Trust.