Eddie Edwards will be one of the speakers for Success Resources, present at this year’s National Achievers Congress, taking place from 22-23 October at the ExCeL in London.
The plasterer from Gloucester and his short jumps have caught the attention of the media again, only this time it’s without his trademark spectacles.
The biographical movie ‘Eddie the Eagle’, staring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, was released in UK this spring 2016 – seventeen years since the idea for the movie was first discussed. Although Eddie admits that the movie is only about 5% factually accurate, the essence of the story reflects his Olympian spirit.
Eddie’s only appearance as an Olympian was at the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he represented Britain in the ski jump event. He finished last, in both the 70 m and 90 m events. That’s the entire career of the best ski jumper Britain ever had. But in spite of finishing last he stole the hearts of the crowd.
The plasterer with gargantuan spectacles made the ’88 edition of the Winter Olympics an unforgettable sportsmanship event by simply trying his best. This is the reason why The Eagle that never soared as high as the others is an inspiration for many aspiring individuals.
This is why Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards has put his renowned career as a plasterer on a pause to become an inspirational speaker.
Eddie will be LIVE in ExCeL London at the National Achievers Congress on 22-23 October.
He will be sharing the stage with other speakers that can’t ski jump and are lousy plasterers.
The list of speakers includes Tony Robbins, considered the best life and business strategist in the world. One might conclude that, by comparison, Eddie is yet again the underdog. However, those who saw Eddie soar his short flight will know that the formerly-spectacled, goofy-laughing Olympian is bound to steal the show.