Clive Woodward

Former Head Coach of the 2003 World Cup Winning English Rugby Team

  • Knighted in 2004
  • Inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Earned 21 caps for England
  • Director of Sports at the British Olympic Association
  • Creator of TCUP (Thinking Correctly Under Pressure) method
  • Founder of Hive Learning


Discover Clive Woodward’s biography of published work below.

How to Win
How to Win

When Clive Woodward is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Talent Alone is Not Enough
The Power of Data & Technology: Whoever Wins In It Tends To Win
Tackling Change
Winning Culture
Relentless Learning

Sir Clive Woodward is recognised as a legend of Rugby Union, having enjoyed a successful national and international playing career before coaching England to historic success. His remarkable achievements include leading the England team to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, making them the only Northern Hemisphere side to do so. His innovative approach to coaching, incorporating technology and detailed performance analysis, set new standards in the sports world. Knighted in 2004 and inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2011, Woodward’s influence on the sport is unparalleled.

Prior to his illustrious coaching career, Clive made a name for himself as a talented player, starting with the Leicester Tigers and earning 21 caps for England. His transition from player to coach was marked by significant accomplishments, including two Six Nations wins and a Grand Slam in 2003. His tenure as Head Coach of the England national team not only brought success on the field but also showcased his ability to lead, strategise, and inspire his team to achieve their best. Clive’s commitment to excellence is evident in his role as Director of Sports at the British Olympic Association, where he led Team GB at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Beyond his coaching achievements, Clive has made a substantial impact as a leadership, motivation, and mental resilience keynote speaker. Drawing on over 40 years in the sports industry, his presentations are both entertaining and insightful, focusing on developing a winning mindset, continuous learning, and the strategic use of technology. His ability to convey complex ideas through engaging anecdotes from his extensive career makes him a sought-after speaker for top companies like Heineken, HSBC, and Sainsbury’s. Clive’s refined presenting skills and deep understanding of team dynamics and leadership make his talks highly effective and memorable.

In addition to his speaking engagements, Clive is an entrepreneur and thought leader. He created TCUP (Thinking Correctly Under Pressure) method and founded Hive Learning, a digital platform aimed at enhancing organisational learning and teamwork. He also serves as a Board Member of Aura Technology and has been honoured with an Honorary Doctor of Technology from his alma mater, Loughborough University. Whether through his roles in sports administration, his ventures in business, or his contributions to educational initiatives, Clive Woodward continues to inspire and lead by example, sharing his expertise and experience to help others achieve their own success.

Official Testimonials

Clive Woodward is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“The session went really well and Clive was great. Lots of positive feedback”

Adrian, Head of Internal Communications, Avanti West Coast

“Just wanted to pass on our thanks to Sir Woodward for speaking at our meeting on Friday. He was extremely engaging, and we’ve already had some fantastic feedback from the client and their teams; please pass on our thanks and best wishes.” –

 Harry, H4B Manchester

“The presentation from Sir Clive was very engaging and very much appreciated by our audience who were provided with some useful insights which they could take away and apply in their day to day lives. Sir Clive and Matt were a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the event, allowing us the opportunity to run through the platform with them on a couple of occasions. Sir Clive’s willingness to answer some additional questions post event was also very much appreciated as well as his engagement on social media pre-event.”


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