motivational speaker & coach - Billy Schwer

Billy Schwer Foundation

Billy finds a great deal of fulfilment in positively contributing to the community and peoples’ lives and in April 2010 set up The Billy Schwer Foundation.

The aim of the foundation is to provide training, conferences, and workshops for the personal development of people of all ages to inspire and empower them to achieve their full potential.

The “Mental Boxing” program’s are designed to transform the lives of people who may be facing difficult circumstances, and covers a variety of service users, particularly those who are unemployed, homeless, those who may have low self esteem and lost direction. The Foundation is specifically targeting people who are socially disadvantaged and excluded.

Individuals will be able to explore their personal difficulties and with the tools they are taught, take responsibility for themselves. This in turn will create success strategies that will allow them to transform their lives, achieve what they aspire to and even broaden their horizons.  Enabling them to make a positive difference not only in their own individual lives but also in the community as a whole.


Billy Schwer knows all about triumphing over narrow odds. A world champion light welterweight boxer with a near-unprecedented knockout rate, he’s been to the pinnacle of his profession, the result of twenty years training compressed into twelve non-stop rounds of fighting. After that, he crashed and burned, before learning to pick up the pieces and build a new life for himself.

Now, Billy and his associates are offering a unique Mental Boxing training package based on the lessons he’s learned in the ring at world level.

In a fun, interactive 3 hour workshop Billy inspires young people to develop lifelong strategies for success and self-motivation.


To assist young people to develop their own successful strategies and methods of self-motivation. The workshop will be delivered as an interactive 3-hour session, designed for groups of young people aged between 11 to 16 years and 16 to 24 years (NEET).
Aim: To discover your own strategies to success

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session:-
•    Identify what things matter the most to you in your life
•    Describe the things you want to achieve in life and set a long term goal/s
•    List all of the things (barriers) that could stop you from getting to your goal
•    Identify which is the biggest barrier to your success
•    Be able to set at least 3 objectives to help you reach your overall goal
•    Suggest ways keep you on track and working towards your goal.

Session outline
The session is structured around the “Ring of Success” (adapted from DiClemente & Prochaska, Transtheoretical model).

Session outline
The session is structured around the “Ring of Success” (adapted from DiClemente & Prochaska, Transtheoretical model).

There are 5 stages within the “Ring of Success” with the 6th being Knock Out.

The session will work through the 6 stages and use it to look at how to achieve success and make the necessary changes.

What? – Round 1
This is the pre- contemplation stage, and activities will focus upon determining what is important in a young person’s life, what they are interested in and then taking it a step further and visualising the end product.

As round 1, it is deciding whether to firstly get into the ring, and the reasons to get in and fight. The boxing ring is a metaphor for life, unless you get into the ring in the first place you haven’t got a chance to succeed.

May be? – Round 2 & 3
May be? This is the stage where young people will recognise that in order to be successful they may need to make some changes but may feel resistant towards making changes.

Activities within this stage will focus upon what is stopping the young person from making the decision to stay in the ring and fight;
•    Low self esteem
•    Lack of support
•    Fear of the unknown
•    Fear of failure
•    Barriers to achievement

May be? Is the equivalent to rounds 2 & 3, they are in the ring and have managed to get so far, but throwing in the towel is still an easy solution when they face the punches (barriers).

Yeah, ok! Rounds 4 & 5
This stage focuses upon the action needed to move forward. The young person has made the decision to move towards achieving their goal and now is ready to take action.

Activities within this section relate to goal setting;
•    What goals are
•    How to set them
•    What makes a good goal

In terms of boxing, this stage is the equivalent to rounds 4 and 5. They have taken a few punches and made it so far, but now to stay in the match and go further they need a strategy, they need to take effective action.

Doing it! Rounds 6 – 9
This stage looks at the implementation of the goals set in the previous stage. How to move forward and act upon the plans made.

Activities or focus will be upon forming new habits, doing something differently to get a different response.

There will be discussions in this section relating to Billy Schwer’s previous experiences and how it is important to keep reviewing the goals and keeping focus.

In terms of boxing this stage is the equivalent to rounds 6-9, they are coasting through the fight, the earlier strategy is working. But this is also the most important phase to maintain concentration, as complacency can cost titles.

Still doing it!- The final rounds 9 – 12
Still doing it! Is about recognising how far the young person has travelled, and how they have got to this stage. It is about looking at what behaviours and changes have made them this successful and strategies to keep them focused on reaching the overall goal.

In terms of boxing this is the final push, the last phase of the fight, taking the punches and making it count. It is about learning from what has gone well in previous rounds.

To get to this point it takes:
•    Determination (Yeah, ok!/ Doing it! Stages)
•    Dedication (Still Doing it! Stage)
•    Desire (What?/ Maybe? Stages

To get this far takes dedication, activities will look at strategies to visualise success at this stage.

Knock out
This is the 6th stage, but can come at any time during the other 5 stages.

Knock out is inevitable, remembering the barriers identified in Maybe? There are many obstacles towards becoming a success. Activities in this stage will focus upon how you get up after a knock out, how a knock out will make you stronger if you learn from the lessons.

A knock out doesn’t mean you have to go straight back to the beginning in the “Ring of success” if you want it enough you can go back to the stage you were at when your knock out occurred.

Activities/ Resources
The session is to be interactive and engaging, with a variety of different activities and resources used throughout. Given the age/ ability group’s activities and resources will be differentiated to meet the needs of each group.

An assumption has been made when creating the resources that the basic skills levels of participants is of a high enough level to be able to access the material. (Entry Level 1)

If required, specialist resources can be created to meet the needs of those below this level.

The workshop will use the sport of boxing as a teaching aid; Billy Schwer share his life experiences episodically, giving relevant examples of what he had to do to become a World Champion. Specifically including managing “Knock-Outs” and defeats and what would have happened if he hadn’t picked himself up and learnt from those experiences

Workshop follow-up
A certificate of attendance can be issued to each young person at the end of the course, personally signed by Billy.

If required by the school, Billy has a series of communications to reinforce the teaching delivered during the workshop; these can be delivered by email to each pupil, or by way of a briefing pack to the school.

For further information call.
Amanda 07814 215 780
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