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Warren Gatland is the 2013 British & Irish Lions coach and is one of the most well respected coaches in world rugby having led Wales to Grand Slams and Wasps to domestic success. He achieved great success as a player in New Zealand before making his name as a coach in the northern hemisphere. By the time of his retirement in 1995, Gatland held the record for career appearances for Waikato with 140.
"Warren has revolutionised the Welsh rugby team"
Warren launched his coaching career as player/coach for Taupiri in 1989. In 1996, he became coach to Connacht leading them to the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup in 1998. In 1998, he was appointed Ireland coach holding the post until 2001. He then joined the coaching staff at London Wasps who he helped steer them clear of the relegation zone and develop one of the meanest defences in Europe. In Europe, he won the Challenge Cup in 2003 and the Heineken Cup at Twickenham in 2004. He left the UK at the end of the 2004/2005 season to return to New Zealand, where he was installed as coach to the Waikato Air New Zealand Cup team. In 2009 he was again in action as forwards coach to the British & Irish Lions as they slipped to a thrilling 2-1 series defeat to South Africa. In 2010 Warren signed a new four-year deal with the Welsh Rugby Union - keeping him at the helm of the national side until the conclusion of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
What he offers you
Warren Gatland draws from his experiences as a professional rugby player and coach, inspiring and motivating audiences to achieve their goals. The importance of good teamwork and leadership both on and off the field is clear from his presentations and he assists people to incorporate these skills into their personal lives as well.
How he presents
Warren is an entertaining and practised speaker whose presentations are packed with great, forthright ideas aimed at motivating and achieving peak performance.
He presents in English.
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