Olympic & Paralympic Speakers

Booking an Olympic & Paralympic Keynote Speaker: Inspiration Guaranteed!

Olympic & Paralympic speakers are known for sharing their experiences and insights on a variety of topics, including change, adversity, resilience, leadership, teamwork, mindset and much more..

With the Paris 2024 Games approaching, demand for Olympic & Paralympic speakers is expected to be high. Check out some of our excellent Olympic & Paralympic speakers below and make sure to book early to secure your speaker!

Martine Wright MBE , 7/7’s most injured survivor lost both legs in the Circle line bombing during the 2005 terrorist attacks on the London underground, yet she considers herself a lucky woman with a whole new life of opportunities. Martine Wright MBE  has since rebuilt her life, skydived, learned to fly,  become a wife, mother, captain of the British Paralympic Sitting volleyball team, Ambassador, Patron,  an inspirational and motivational speaker and much more.

Martine Wright MBE  has the ability to interact with a wide range of people and  is comfortable in any environment delivering keynote speeches for corporate markets, public sector events, health, charitable and education conferences to sporting awards evenings.

Ben Hunt-Davis MBE is an experienced performance coach, facilitator and keynote speaker. He is also a best-selling author having co-written “Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?”, the story of how the men’s eight crew that he was in won the Olympic Gold medal at the Sydney Olympics.
 

Ben is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world. Some of the great value of Ben is the ordinary guy achieving something extraordinary. The presence of a humble man on the stage that makes everyone at ease, and an Olympic story that everyone can relate to.

A promising footballer who went on to represent Team GB at the Paralympic Games, Alistair Patrick-Heselton’s story is one of perseverance and determination.

Since making his Team GB debut at the 2011 CPISRA Championships for England, Alistair became a shining star for his country, playing a crucial role in the lead-up to the 2012 BT Paralympic World Cup final. He led the fightback in the final against Brazil, pulling back England’s second goal in a courageous 4-2 defeat. Alistair now acts as a mentor and speaker for the next generation of footballers, working with the PFA, Premier League and regional FAs to guide and inspire children across the country.

Donna Fraser OBE is a 4x Olympian, Inspirational Speaker, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and Breast Cancer Now Ambassador. From the athletics track to the Boardroom, Donna Fraser OBE has over 20 years’ experience as international athlete, a successful businesswoman, breast cancer survivor and Woman of the Year 2022 from World Athletics.
 
Her journey within these spheres has inspired her to share her story which coupled with her warm and charismatic style captivate diverse audiences from a young aspiring athlete to a CEO who is driving for organisational success to ‘believe and achieve’.
2x Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball Player who has represented team GB, Advocate for Disability Awareness and Inclusion. Sophie’s sporting success includes Captaining the team to the greatest finish at a Paralympics to date, which was 4th, World Championship Silver Medallists and European Silver Medallist.
 

Sophie then went on to Captain the team for the next 4 years, contributing to the teams impressive rise reaching the semi finals of the Rio Paralympics, something that the team had never done before.

Jack will be sharing his own lived experience of poor mental health whilst striving to be one of the best athletes on the planet.
Jack Green is a double Olympian having represented Great Britain at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay events. Jack became a mental health ambassador for Mind and YoungMinds after being diagnosed with depression, bipolar tendencies and anxiety shortly after the 2012 Olympic Games. Jack has also worked with the House of Commons on the topic of mental health reform in elite sport.
Darren Harris is a double Paralympian and England’s most capped and most decorated blind footballer on a mission to help ordinary people do extraordinary things.

Having lost his sight after being diagnosed and treated for cancer of both eyes aged fifteen months, he won 157 caps and 10 World and European medals, making him England’s most decorated blind footballer.

Now, Darren Harris is known as a double Paralympian, author, speaker, coach, ambassador, Patron, honorary doctor, board member and much more.

Double Paralympic Gold Medallist, First disabled athlete to represent England in able-bodied, 5 time World Champion.

Coming from a world where one tiny mistake is the difference between winning and failing, Danielle’s experiences have given her a special insight into what it takes to deliver results and achieve challenging objectives. Using a head-heart approach, Danielle inspires and wraps solid strategies around it to raise people’s levels of thinking.

A natural communicator, as a speaker Danielle is articulate, approachable, open and friendly, and delivers big impact messages that look to take people from medal potential to World Class.

Motivational Speaker & Inspirational Speaker, personal coach and Olympic Gold Medal winner. Kriss Akabusi MBE’s story is one which epitomises the positive impact of mentorship and identifying potential.
Kriss Akabusi is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery’s 22 year old British Record. He began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4×400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4×400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991.
Annie Vernon is a two-time World Champion, Olympic silver medallist rower & award winning author. She is an award-winning author, having written Mind Games: Determination, Doubt and Lucky Socks. An Insider’s Guide to the Psychology of Elite Athletes, winner of the Outstanding Sports Writing Award at the British Sport Book Awards 2020.
Annie believes that learning happens best when applied to real-life scenarios, so her speeches are always heavily grounded in the client’s reality and the challenges they are facing. 
Cornelia Oosthuizen is an extraordinary human being with an incredible story of resilience, determination and positivity.

Cornelia was selected for the GB team in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, winning a bronze medal in her preferred sport of tennis. She also achieved the unthinkable feat of winning the gold medal in golf just four months after taking up the sport – a true case of accelerated learning, and application of a positive mindset. Cornelia’s story brings the audience through the lows of the traumas she has managed to the highs of her achievements, told in an honest reflection of her journey past and to what lies ahead.

Paralympic gold medallist and TV presenter Danny Crates is a highly sought after keynote speaker.

​Danny will demonstrate that it is the journey that makes us true champions, he speaks of the commitment needed to be a champion, how to set your own goals and most importantly how to achieve them. Danny conveys the importance of having a winning mindset both personally and in business.

This is all built around Danny’s unique story and his powerful ‘5 key elements to success’ – a dynamic tool that can be seamlessly utilised by any business or organisation.

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