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Arguably one of the greatest tennis players of all time, eight-time grand slam winner and Olympic gold medalist Andre speaks about philanthropy and the power to improve communities and the lives of others.

John was the first Brit to play at the top level of US basketball, once declining a $17m transfer fee. He’s now a respected cognitive psychologist and founder of a major community sport initiative in Manchester. John brings his research and competitive experience to bear on the management challenges: how do you improve resilience, reduce stress and turn managers into coaches? And how do you distinguish between effective and ineffective motivational tactics?

In an extraordinary show of endurance, Mark cycled around the world in 194 days, taking 81 days off the record. In 2015 he smashed the Cairo-to-Cape Town route by 17 days, ascending 190,000 feet during 439 hours in the saddle. His approach is straightforward: “Test your limits - but don’t allow the big picture to frighten you. Devise a series of manageable targets, develop consistent work output, and teach yourself to calculate and control the risks.””

Boris Becker is still the youngest ever Men’s Singles Champion at Wimbledon. He amassed 49 titles in all, including 6 Grand Slams. Boris shares his experiences as a World No.1, an entrepreneur and now as coach to Novak Djokovic. He explains why the Serbian star looks no further ahead than the next match.

A world-class golfer, he has represented Europe on two winning Ryder Cup teams and three World Cup teams, representing his native Denmark. Now the Chair of the European Tour, Thomas speaks about life on the pro circuit.

The former world super-middleweight champion is now both a Eurosport pundit and a hypnotherapist, helping young people back into work. After dinner he talks about coming face to face with a man who wants to render you unconscious. He also explains why he failed to hypnotise himself.

Following Ayrton Senna’s death at Imola, David was promoted from test driver to the race team – where he sat alongside Damon Hill. He enjoyed 13 Grand Prix wins over 15 seasons. Now a member of the pit lane commentary team, David talks first hand about how to succeed in a high performance and unremittingly high pressure environment. He also explains how F1 teams rely on the drivers, technicians, engineers and sponsors all working together.

Karen has kayaked through Alaska’s Inner Passage and cycled from Tibet to Nepal, in spite of paralysis from the chest down. After claiming silver in London she squeezed in (and filmed) an Iron Man contest as part of her build up to Rio, and then took gold in the Paralympics (despite losing a year’s training after being hit by a car). Karen shows how we can best understand ourselves and others by attempting challenges. The emotions they untap aren’t signs of weakness, they help us heal: “Listening to yourself and dealing with fear makes you stronger.”

Richard rode an extraordinary 1,699 winners, and became champion jockey three times. To the racing public, he is best known for his partnership with Desert Orchid. The pair won seven races, including the King George VI Chase.

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