From the lows of that 1996 missed penalty kick, to the highs of the 2018 World Cup, join Gareth Southgate as he shares his insights into attitude, ambition and leadership.
“The questions around us principally come down to character; the essential ability to withstand events that go against you.” — Gareth Southgate
There are few sports teams on the planet that face greater scrutiny and harsher pressure than an England Men’s football team during a World Cup. Despite these odds, Gareth Southgate’s 2018 team outperformed expectations and helped bring a nation together, producing one of the best performances at a tournament in decades.
At the heart of that success was Gareth’s inspirational leadership. Haunted by that 1996 missed penalty, Gareth has reforged himself as an icon of the modern football era: his waistcoat as iconic as his incisive strategic decisions, his compassion for players as respected as his humble reflections on positive masculinity and diversity.
Join Gareth as he explores Anything Is Possible, his new book telling the story of how he went from being a skinny, introverted teenager told he wouldn’t make it, to someone who played for, managed and succeeded with his country.
Gareth will share experiences and lessons from his career, and look at how focusing on your strengths and making the most of your opportunities, instead of focusing on your fears and worrying about what might go wrong, can help you accomplish your goals.
This event is held in partnership with Penguin Live: