Steve Cunningham is a blind motivational speaker.
He provides a new perspective to any situation, inspiring real change in others through his belief, strength and character of determination.
The Early Years
Steve has always loved sports and fast cars, boats and planes. A budding footballer, he dreamed of the day that he would captain his beloved Aston Villa, and then England at the World Cup.
But his world soon grew cloudy and then disappeared. Confused and very lonely, Steve found himself totally, and irreversibly blind. He was 12 years old.
Offered the chance of selling matches on street corners, he took another path and has spent his life breaking every barrier that stood in his way.
A world junior sprinter, Steve went on to play for the England Blind Cricket team.
He trained with Aston Villa and then fulfilled his lifelong ambition by Captaining the English Blind Football team to the World Cup.
Steve then set himself an audacious challenge: to become the fastest blind man on the planet.
He powered to two world speed records on land and sea, then took to the air and found international media fame as the world’s first blind pilot.
Steve does have one handicap in life: golf… he plays off 14.
Those who know Steve would not define him by his disability but celebrate his vision, enthusiasm, aspirations and success.
Steve Cunningham – Motivational Speaker
As a keynote speaker, Steve Cunningham inspires & motivates businesses, organisations and the education sector both nationally and internationally with audiences of all ages.
His deeply-moving story takes audiences on his journey from despair to success.
His core message is that anyone can break barriers; that the path to true success is in your mind, and not your ability or environment.
Steve passes on to others, his knowledge of the qualities he has developed. So often people do not realise what their capabilities really are, or how far they can stretch themselves. They actually fear going past the comfort zone and finding out the limit of their own inner strength. Steve will change that defensive mindset into positive action.
He works also with leading sporting bodies, such as the ERU, the ECB, Wasps RFC, Leicester Tigers, The England Football and Cricket Teams, as well as many other Premiership and League Football Teams to inspire real change and teamwork.
Individuals, such as Sir Clive Woodward, David Beckham and the late Sir Bobby Robson have all offered their glowing testimony
A witty, humorous, entertaining and painfully-honest speaker, he makes people laugh and cry.
A genuine man, Steve Cunningham sees no disability in his total lack of sight but takes pride in sharing the true vision, which many sighted people fail to recognise.