Dame Kelly Holmes
Double Gold Olympic Champion, High Performance Expert and Mental Health Advocate
Olympic Champion Kelly is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers, having inspired and motivated audiences in the UK and around the world. Her enthusiastic and energetic speeches are rooted in her unique achievements as a double Olympic champion and are synonymous with focus, self-belief, drive, determination and success.
Kelly approaches her talks in a style that is eloquent and humorous. She is an effortless speaker who explains how the techniques she has learnt on the track can be applied to all areas of life. She draws on humble, encouraging and empowering stories from her early life, athletics career and career in the British Army. She provides practical advice and inspirational vision for achieving ambitions in both the professional and personal worlds, whether that be on the track, in the office or at home. In her talks, she encourages the philosophy of nothing is impossible.
Respected throughout the world as a role model and an inspiration, setting and still holding the British records in the 800m and 1000m, Kelly is an Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion that has achieved seven Gold, eight Silver and four Bronze medals throughout her career.
Holmes has inspired audiences worldwide. She draws on her experiences to share how one can overcome even the toughest hardships in business, and how to achieve sustainable success against all odds.
In addition to her work as an athlete, Kelly set up the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, a charity which helps guide disadvantaged young people, getting their lives back on track by using world class athletes to engage, enable and empower, attitudes they need to fulfill a positive life.