On Hire to Speak at Schools

During my time as a professional golfer I have delivered motivational talks at over 200 of the top schools in the country (see testimonials below).  This year I have spoken at over 30 schools and been booked to speak at the following:  Eton, Wellington, Marlborough, Magdalen College, Charterhouse, Royal Gulidford Grammar, Notting Hill and Ealing High, d'Overbroeks, Kingswood, Tettenhall, Leicester Grammar, Loughborough, Trent, Kent College, Lord Wandsworth, Colston's, South Hampstead High.

The topics I cover in my talks include 
  • How to Overcome the Fear of Failure 
  •  The Importance of Preparation
  •  How to Perform Well in Exams and Interviews
  • The Importance of Hard Work

    Over a career spanning 30 years I have played alongside many of the best players in the world including major champions Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle and Bernard Langer.   My first hand experience of competing under pressure has given me a valuable insight into the requirements needed for success.
    • John has been Surrey PGA Captain
        •  National PGA Champion
          • Represented Europe in the PGA Matches against the USA
          • Awarded 'Shooting Star' as most Improved Player on European Tour 
          While the talks are generally about sport, the life lessons I learned are relevant to many situations faced by young people today - including how to say'no' and how to avoid taking unnecessary risks.

          • For more details either email John directly on Hoskison51@hotmail.com 
          • Fill in the Contact Box Below to ask any questions.
          • As an approximate figure talks costs from £300 excluding travel expenses


          My students, colleagues and I were moved beyond expectation by what John had to say.  His advice and inspiration on how to reach the top of any profession, the importance of hard work and determination and not giving up when things are not going your way were hugely valuable. John’s talk was meaningful, emotional and very powerful – I recommend him as one of the most valuable speakers that we have welcomed to our school.

          Kate Dodd - Head of Sixth Form - Badminton School

          John Hoskison delivers a powerful and moving message with passion and personal humility.   In the context of "life lessons" learned though the experience of professional sport he addresses key issues such as the necessity of good preparation, of "knowing the rules" and the importance of confidence and communication skills.  It was an extremely useful talk and we have already booked him for next year.

          Kate Cayley – Head of Boarding - Marlborough College

          John, thank you so much for your inspirational presentation to students and staff today.  As I hope you detected we were all entranced with your story and the manner and style of your delivery made your messages accessible and captivating.

          I thank you on behalf of the students who have had a remarkable experience listening to something that was both memorable and deeply inspirational.  In taking time to tell us your story you have given us a unique opportunity to learn.  I am sure it will be life changing for some – if not many.

          Ian MacKinnon - Headmaster  - Bristol Grammar

           John’s background as a successful professional sportsman gives him the opportunity to motivate and prepare young people for the challenges that lie ahead, and he does this by outlining the psychological need to be positive and dedicated' 

          Deputy Headmaster - John Lyon School

          John’s story told to over 400 sixth form pupils was delivered in an engaging, genuine and thought provoking style.  It is so relevant and appropriate for our youngsters to listen to.

          Dr A. R. John's- Head of Sixth Form - Bromsgrove School

          John spoke superbly for 40 minutes to a rapt audience.  His story made a considerable impact: I have not stopped receiving comments from students in the days since. 
          As one of his key messages is that preparation is always the key to success, it is no surprise that every detail of his performance is well honed. I would have no reservations at all in recommending John as a speaker and look forward to him returning to our school.

          Tim Borton - Head of Sixth Form - Bishop's Stortford School

          I would like to thank you for the inspiring and informative talk that you provided to our Sixth Form students. The opening phase of the talk clearly underlined some of the qualities required for success in achieving your life goals.

          Tim Hoyle - Deputy Head Pastoral -  Warwick School 
          'I just wanted to say a massive thank you for sharing your inspiring life experiences with us.  I am a competitive event rider and hearing you talk about your dedication to your sport and the hard work it has taken for you to succeed as a professional golfer has given me the confidence and incentive to keep working towards competing at the next level. 

          Your strength, determination and modesty can only be described as incredibly inspiring so thank you so much for your time'.

          Sixth Form Pupil at Badminton Girls School

          'Mr Hoskison's lecture 'My Life' was enlightening and inspiring. Several of our sixth form students have already asked me if John could return to Colfe's again before the end of the academic year. This is praise indeed and highlights John's ability to engage a large group of young people and hold their attention.
          Thank you so much for sharing your philosophy and story with us. I look forward to seeing you again next academic year.

           Craig Foxall – Colfe’s School - Head of Sixth Form Enlightenment

          John came to talk to 60 of our Lower Sixth form students. He has a clear and informative style of speaking and certainly has a strong message to get across. He spoke about his career in golf and how many of the skills needed as a professional sportsman are also applicable to the world of an A level student: determination, taking yourself out of the comfort zone at times and working hard to achieve your goals and aspirations.

          John made his own life experiences very relevant to the students and I know they had a profound effect on the students at my College.  It was a wonderful talk.

          Kate Palmer - Enrichment Co-ordinator, d'Overbroeck's College, Oxford