Will Greenwood is not one to shy away from high pressure, highly competitive situations. Having started working life on London's City trading floor he went on to become the second highest try scorer in English rugby history and helped power England to victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He is widely regarded as one of England's greatest ever rugby players, as well as one of the sport's most engaging, intelligent and witty characters. Greenwood made his debut in for Harlequins, before progressing to Leicester and being handed his full England international debut. Once he established himself as an England regular under the tutelage of Clive Woodward the accolades swiftly followed. He was awarded man-of-the-match performances in England's Six Nations victories over Scotland, Wales and Italy. Selected for England's World Cup winning squad, Greenwood finished the tournament joint top try scorer with five to his name. In the culmination of an outstanding career, he finally threw off injury problems to run out for the British & Irish Lions in the tour of New Zealand. In total he toured 3 times with Lions. Throughout his 11 years at the top, Will was a dedicated professional combining a fantastic work ethic with a desire to continuously learn and improve his game. Despite injury setbacks and occasional moments of self doubt and personal tragedy his focus, determination and perseverance led him to the top of the national and international game. Off pitch his focus has remained undimmed. With a reputation as a bright, articulate and entertaining personality he was snapped up by Sky as a regular match day presenter and fronts the hugely popular 'School of Hard Knocks', giving at risk youngsters the chance to train, grow and shine through sport. Alongside this he pens a weekly opinion column for the Saturday Telegraph, is an ambassador for World Cup in England and is patron of the Child Bereavement Charity. A brilliantly funny after dinner speaker, Will can also shed light on the more serious lessons learnt from a career in elite sport. As a Durham Economics graduate and former City trader with HSBC he can speak eloquently, intelligently and with real insight about the synergies between high performance in sport and business. He brings with him knowledge and expertise on the following themes: Leadership: Vision, environment, removing obstructions; Trust/Team-ship: Unity, standards, spirit, culture; Attitude/Confidence: Greatness is achieved through the discipline of attention to detail; Responsibility: TCUP (Think Correctly Under Pressure); Believe: Remove luck; Change management: From Good to Great
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