When she defected
from Czechoslovakia to the US, Martina was set on becoming the top female
tennis player in the world. She achieved her goal, securing more tournament
titles than any man or woman in history. She had a 74-match winning streak,
took on her rival Chris Evert on 80 occasions and won a final Grand Slam at the
age of 49!
Martina believes true competitors aren’t put off by boundaries:
“Most of their pressures are self-imposed.”Biography By the time she
retired, Martina Navratilova had secured more tournament titles than any man or
woman in tennis history, winning at least one tour event for 21 consecutive
years. She picked up 9 Wimbledon singles titles and enjoyed two unrivalled
winning streaks: 74 singles matches and 109 in doubles alongside Pam Shriver. When she defected
from Czechoslovakia to the United States in 1975, Navratilova had one goal - to
be the best women's tennis player in the world. With legendary determination,
natural talent and hard work, Martina achieved her goal.
She still competes
on the Legends Tennis Tour and plays in exhibitions around the world, as well
as commentating for BT Sport and the BBC. Away from sport altogether she has
also become a successful author of thrillers, including Killer Instinct
co-written with Liz Nickles.
In addition to
presentations sharing her secrets on the key to being a champion, Martina is an
influential advocate for women's issues, children, animal welfare and the
Executive Longevity™ Specialist and Transformational Speaker
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.