3 x Olympian, Olympic 100m Bronze Medalist, World Record Holder, Lawyer, Speaker & Author

Obadele Thompson has a passion for helping high performers achieve sustainable world-class results. Throughout his life, he has faced and overcome personal and professional odds to become a world-class performer under pressure.

At 15 months old, Obadele finally learned to walk after his parents refused the doctors’ advice to break and brace his bowed-legs.


Hire Obadele to Speak

Obadele has served as a keynote and motivational speaker, facilitator, and panelist at schools, clubs, organizations, and events in the US, Europe, and the Caribbean.

He has spoken at the NCAA Student-Athlete Education Symposium and delivered keynote addresses at the official launch of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup (Barbados) and the 2017 Barbados National Sports Council Awards.

Obadele has also been a facilitator and panelist at sports conferences and personal and leadership development events, including at ESPN’s 101 Career Panel Seminar, the Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference, the University of the West Indies (Barbados), and to the West Indies Cricket Team.

Let Obadele’s motivating and content-rich messages encourage, challenge, and equip you with tools you can quickly integrate to improve your results, tap into your best, and reach your personal and professional goals.

As part of each speaking and workshop engagement, Obadele offers these other free services:

  • Pre-engagement discussion with the client about topics to be covered and event goals.
  • Customized speech (or workshop) content based on the client input.
  • Pre-event promotion, including a short video and social media promotion.
  • Post-event social media recap and promotion.
  • Post-event autographs and photos (depending on Obadele’s travel schedule).
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner with the client (depending on Obadele’s travel schedule).

Hire Obadele to speak, conduct a workshop, or participate in your live or virtual event.

past speaking engagements