Steve Peters Speaker

Steve Peters

Optimum performance coach working with champion cyclists like Victoria Pendleton, Sir Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins

Steve Peters: Biography highlights

Professor Steve Peters MBBS MRCPsych BA PGCE MEd Dip is the author of The Chimp Paradox.

Known for:

Sports Personalities

Full biography of Steve Peters

About Steve Peters

He is the CEO of Chimp Management Limited and a consultant psychiatrist working in elite sport with organisations such as Liverpool Football Club, England Football and Sky ProCycling.


Peters’ career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past twenty years.

He has degrees in Mathematics,Medicine and a Masters Degree in Medical Education, with postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry.

He is a member of the Royal College and is on the question setting board for College Membership exams.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Author of The Chimp Paradox a highly influential book behind the success of many sports stars.
  • Works with individuals and business teams to create optimum performance through the management of negative emotions.
  • His work has given the edge to champion cyclists Victoria Pendleton, Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and now new double world champion Becky James.

Speaking Style

Professor Steve Peters is a charismatic and thought provoking speaker who offers a unique method for transforming thinking and optimising mental performance.

A Consultant Psychiatrist and University Senior Clinical Lecturer he offers senior managers in corporate industries the same ground-breaking mind management programme that has transformed several elite sports teams including British Cycling, England Rugby and World Championship Snooker.

The Chimp Paradox is a ground breaking mind model that lies at the heart of much of Peters’ work. It portrays the irrational, emotional side of your personality as a chimp and trains you how to control it. Crucially, it is not a book about sport and so despite the success Peters has had with celebrated cyclists and snooker players like Ronnie O’Sullivan, its lessons can be applied anywhere.

It enables business leaders to operate with greater control, focus and confidence and ultimately to perform better.

Victoria Pendleton calls Peters “the most important person in my career” and Sir Chris Hoy says, “Without Steve I don’t think I could have brought home triple gold from Beijing.”

Dubbed the ‘mechanic of the mind’ Steve Peters’ other activities include teaching at Sheffield University and working at Rampton High Security Hospital dealing with patients suffering from serious personality disorders.



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After Dinner Engagement

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Steve Peters - The Chimp Paradox
Steve Peters - The Chimp Paradox
Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind: Steve Peters at TEDxYouth@Manchester 2012
Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind: Steve Peters at TEDxYouth@Manchester 2012
Dr. Steve Peters - Carnegie Conversations
Dr. Steve Peters - Carnegie Conversations
Professor Steve Peters explains The Chimp Paradox
Professor Steve Peters explains The Chimp Paradox

Thank you Steve Peters for opening my eyes on how to approach my worries and fears and for simply being the world expert on common sense isnt it odd how extremely rare common sense is

Bradley Wiggins
Winner of Tour de France 2012

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