Jeremy Rolleston

Travels from: New South Wales

A dual winter Olympian who has achieved a in sport, business and life.

Categories: Business Speakers, Innovation, Leadership, Motivational Speakers, Olympians, Sports Heroes

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Dual winter Olympian Jeremy Rolleston has achieved a great deal in sport, business and life. He is a truly inspirational role model who’s will, determination and perseverance allows him to follow his dreams and excel against the odds.

Drawing on more than his fair share of ups and downs, he inspires others to be their best and achieve. Jeremy believes that representing your country is the greatest honour one can have. Jeremy was able to represent Australia in both bobsleigh and rugby. In his first full season at the helm, Jeremy piloted the two-man bobsleigh to the equal best finish in Australian bobsleigh history. Prior to this he won the 2006 Challenge Cup and competed in World Championships and World Cups as both a pilot and brakeman.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, Jeremy’s second Olympic dream was broken as he crashed out on the deadly track that claimed the life of another athlete only a week earlier.

As a rugby player, earlier in his sporting career, Jeremy played for the Australian Legends, the Australian Universities team, and the Australian B (Legends) sevens team. A heartbreaking injury in the Fiji Sevens tournament prevented him from representing Australia in the Hong Kong Sevens World Cup. Jeremy went on to play in Italy for Rovigo in the European Shield and Italian championships before bobsleigh came calling.

Away from sport, Jeremy is an intelligent and articulate man who won scholarships to school and university. Throughout his sporting pursuits, Jeremy was also able to forge a successful career in the corporate world. Although many saw him compete at the Olympics, few know that he left an investment banking job as an Executive Director of Goldman Sachs JB to train for his sporting dreams. Jeremy also founded and produced The Propeller Fashion Show, one of the largest fashion shows in Sydney.

Jeremy is a gifted speaker who can tailor a presentation for any audience or situation. Jeremy can speak on business and other topics such as: daring to dream, removing limitations, motivation dedication and commitment, goal setting, life balance, and leadership.

Speaker Topics

Dare to Dream: My Story
Let me share my story with you, the highs and lows. The successes and failures. The inspiration and the setbacks. Brushes with royalty. Rugby in Italy. Cool Runnings. The Olympic Games. Then let me share some life lessons for chasing your dreams without regret and living the life you dream.
Goal Setting: The Olympians Way
Understand the power of goal setting. Get clear on what you want. Set goals the Olympians way. Understand the secret-sauce that no-one tells you that makes all the difference! Plus see the actual goal setting of some Olympic champions.
Impossible is Nothing: Desire into Actions
How to go from a dream and talk, to action, to achieved. Once you know what you want, then what? How do you develop an unshakeable belief? How do you ignore that little voice in your head? How do you develop habits and effective daily patterns. Understand and use powerful tools and strategies used by Olympians to help make this happen. And understand the secret sauce no-one tells you that makes all the difference!
Technology disruption is real and the world is changing like never before. Whats changed for startups, investors and corporates? What is innovation? How do you create an innovation culture? What can established companies learn from startups? Learn about innovation from Jeremy who has been on both sides of the fence, as a VC and as an entrepreneur.
Leadership and Culture
Leadership is the answer and leadership is the problem. Understanding good leadership and putting it into practice. What I have learnt about leadership and culture through all my sporting days and business experiences packed together for you.


Jeremy came to speak at a function for our operational mangers. I had read about his achievements and expected him to be quite a motivating speaker however he delivered beyond my expectations. The feedback from all of the managers, without exception, was fantastic. They were inspired by his determination and focus and impressed with how Jeremy was able to link the lessons he learnt from his success in sport to success in business.

ING Australia

It was a privilege to have Jeremy speak. Jeremy is an engaging presenter who is able to inspire all walks of life. His message includes the perfect balance of real-life experiences and practical tools to help you succeed. The feedback was extremely positive.

Ivy College

Jeremy is an inspiring, passionate and motivating speaker who was able to communicate and relate his story and the framework of successful people in a simple, down to earth and easy to understand way. Despite many setbacks he was able to be successful through his clear and focused approach to goal setting, both short term and long term. He is a great example of what can be achieved through determination, hard work and going after your dreams. My team was able to use the strategies discussed in the presentation in our day to day business whilst at the same time being challenged to live our own lives to the full and follow our own dreams.

Next Financial Limited

Jeremy Rolleston - Leadership

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