Talent and speaker management bureau Kruger Cowne and Conference News kicked off their first Breakfast Club partnership at Home House in London’s Portman Square, with Boris Becker delighting the invited audience with anecdotes from his distinguished tennis career.
Addressing the theme, ‘When your passion becomes your professsion’, Becker spoke at length about early career fame, having won a Wimbledon title at the age of 17 and then transitioning into celebrity punditry and coaching the world No.1 Novak Djokovic.
Becker was joined on stage by Dr Asha de Vos, the celebrated marine biologist and TED speaker, who enthralled the early morning audience with a passionate description of her career path in campaigning to protect the Blue Whale and popularising the topic of marine biology to a wider audience.
Both speakers appeared courtesy of the Kruger Cowne portfolio of celebrities.
Dr de Vos, who said she was one of just two marine biologists on her native island of Sri Lanka, said that by working to popularise an academic science she could reach out to wider audiences. “My advantage is that I’m different. People see themselves in me. I can leverage excitement.”
Becker stressed the need to be passionate about your profession if you wish to make a lasting career. “If you don’t love the game, you won’t be successful. We all like fame and fortune, but it’s all about being comfortable with what you do at the end of the day. I understand now, more than ever, how fortunate I was,” said the six-time major singles champion.
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