Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Paralympic Legend Motivational and Inspirational Speaker


Your presentation on “Extraordinary Performance” was not only powerful but enabled us to close our conference on a high note- inspiring many of the delegates in the room. It also served as a great reminder of the outstanding success of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times. She is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation.

Now retired, Tanni was a consultant to 2012, a Laureus Sport for Good Trustee, a Transport for London board member and an International Inspiration Ambassador for UNICEF. In 2005 she was made ‘Dame’ Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE for her services to sport, while in 2010 she was elevated to the House of Lords as a “people’s peer”. With specialist interest in sport, disability, health and youth development she sits on the crossbenches, bringing a wealth of experience and authority to the House.

Tanni is the ultimate cross over between high performance sport and the high powered world of business and politics. She understands the parallels and has invaluable lessons from her varied career, be it perseverance, team work, adapting to change or breaking down barriers. A very strong communicator, she is brilliant at motivating and inspiring an audience, whether that is a small gathering of CEOs or a large room of employees.

In everything that Tanni does her lively personality and down to earth humour shines through. Only she could divulge behind the scenes stories from the Olympics and give an insight into the somewhat archaic goings on at the House of Lords!

Tanni is available for ambassadorial roles, motivational keynotes, after dinner speeches, conference linking and awards hosting. Areas covered include:

•    Achieving your goals
•    Overcoming adversity
•    Teamwork
•    Adapting to change
•    Society, community and the power of sport
•    Diversity
•    Women in Leadership