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Dame Kelly Holmes  Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Double Olympic Gold Medalist


Dame Kelly Holmes secured her place in history by becoming the first British female athlete to win both the 800m and 1500m in the 2004 Olympic Games. 

Kelly's achievements on the track in 2004 set the pace for 27 high profile awards and accolades, among others were the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, European Athlete of the year, and the prestigious title of the Laureus World Sports Woman of the year and in the 2005 New Years Honours List Kelly received the ultimate honour of a Damehood .

Dame Kelly Holmes  Motivational and Inspirational Speaker 

Dame Kelly Holmes  Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Double Olympic Gold Medalist

Dame Kelly Holmes secured her place in history by becoming the first British female athlete to win both the 800m and 1500m in the 2004 Olympic Games. 

Kelly's achievements on the track in 2004 set the pace for 27 high profile awards and accolades, among others were the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, European Athlete of the year, and the prestigious title of the Laureus World Sports Woman of the year and in the 2005 New Years Honours List Kelly received the ultimate honour of a Damehood . 
Dame Kelly Holmes first established her working career as a member of the British Army in 1988. Reaching the Rank of Sergeant, Kelly decided to leave in 1997 to pursue a senior athletics career full time. Upon leaving, Kelly was awarded a member of the British Empire for her services to the British Army.

Since retiring in 2005, Dame Kelly Holmes has developed both her professional and personal career path. Founding On 'Camp' with Kelly in January 2004 which is a mentoring and education initiative for junior middle distance athlete 

In 2008 Dame Kelly Holmes founded her own charity called the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, to which she is the active Chair. The Trust provides support to elite performers as they develop a new career, whilst at the same time making the most of their skills and experience, mentoring young people through personal development programmes.

Dame Kelly Holmes is also an Ambassador and Patron to many UK charities as well as being a key member of the Ambassador team for the London 2012 Olympic bid. Her current roles also include being a member of the Commission for Women in Sport, and President of the Commonwealth Games England.

Dame Kelly Holmes chaired an Olympic Legacy Taskforce on behalf of David Cameron during which she suggested an initiative called the ‘School Olympics’ This would create and opportunity to revive competitive sport within schools as part of the London 2012 sporting legacy. The “School Olympics” has now been adopted as government policy.

Dame Kelly Holmes also runs her own business developing fitness initiatives, equipment and heath products.

Dame Kelly Holmes  imparts key information from her life as a Physical Training Instructor in the British Army, and on her outstanding Athletics Career. Her presentations are equally effective at large team building sessions and sales conferences through to strategic retreats and change management sessions. 

Dame Kelly Holmes can also lead practical and physical team building sessions.

SPEAKING TOPICS
Sport
Motivation
Teamwork
Awards Host
Women
After Dinner Speaker
Athletics
Olympics
Inspirational
Leadership

Dame Kelly Holmes Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

"Thank you  Dame Kelly Holmes " You really inspired and motivated the delegates to achieve their life goals, through an interactive and fun session. Your style made for a stunning presentation, which engaged the audience 100%. We really appreciated your honesty and openness and the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session.

Jane Underwood, Shell 

The feedback from the event was extremely positive with 100% of comments reflecting the session rating as excellent 5/5. 
I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Dame Kelly Holmes as a fantastic speaker!
Denise Brown-Sackey, Principal and Chief Executive 


It was an honour and a privilege to have Dame Kelly Holmes speak at our Annual staff conference. Her talk was as inspiring as it was moving and I know all the staff present were grateful to have her there. I'd like to offer my personal thanks to Kelly for her passion and enthusiasm which exemplify so well the attitude Newham College tries to encourage in its staff.
Newham College of Further Education


Cyril Wood, Managing Director of Panasonic UK was delighted to welcome Dame Kelly Holmes to Panasonics UK Headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire to appear as a surprise guest at the company's Annual Policy Meeting. Kelly arrived to a huge welcome from the Panasonic team which was then followed by an outstanding motivational speech by Kelly. All of the Panasonic team were inspired by Dame Kelly's experiences, words or wisdom and encouragement for the fiscal year ahead.
Cyril Wood, Managing Director of Panasonic UK

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