Sally Gunnell

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Sally was an ideal choice to open our new state of the art physiotherapy gym. During our exclusive opening event she was professional, engaging and really down to earth which made everyone feel comfortable. We cater for people with sports related injuries and Sally gave an inspirational speech; in which she highlighted well from her own experiences about the necessity for a gym that provides physiotherapy services such as ours. We were overwhelmed by her willingness to chat to everyone and took an active interest in the service The Horder Centre can now provide.
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Sally Gunnell OBE is the greatest female athlete this country has ever produced and the only woman in history to have ever concurrently held all four major championship gold medals – Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European as well as the World record.

Sally Gunnell started out on the athletics circuit with Essex Ladies’ Club, initially as a  long jumper and pentathlete, before switching to the 400m hurdles, where she had her most famous successes.  Sally quickly established herself as force to be reckoned with in British athletics and in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games she achieved the one missing piece from her already impressive trophy cabinet; an Olympic Gold medal.

Following her retirement in 1997, Sally moved from the track to the television studio and, after a spell with BBC Sport commentating on their athletics coverage, she moved to prime time television.

Now  Sally is a popular, inspirational and motivational corporate speaker.  Approachable and down-to-earth, she not only tells her own incredible story but she works with businesses to help them get the very best out of their staff and show that with the right mindset, it is possible to achieve anything.

Sally’s standard presentation concentrates on her drive for success and how she adapted her training regime and life as a whole to ensure she would achieve her ultimate goal of Olympic Gold; the specific techniques she absorbed to ensure her body was finely tuned at exactly the right moment for the ultimate competition; the inevitable low points and how one can use mental power to overcome failure and use it to your advantage – these are the signs of a true winner.

Sally believes winning is 70% mental and 30% physical and offers insight into the strategies she employed to ensure she won and won again.  She relates all her experiences to the non-sporting world offering tips to improve everyday performance.  She also relates her experiences to her post competitive career and current goals.

Sally’s experience allows her to tailor her presentation to incorporate specific corporate messages. She has provided dedicated sessions on coaching and working with the team around you, work-life balance and maintaining excellence.  She can work closely to a brief bringing her competitive experience into a concise corporate message.  Her natural and relaxed demeanour also ensures she is an effective awards host.

Key Points:

  • Teamwork
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Motivation
  • Pressure at the Top
  • Goal Setting
  • Competition & Rivalry
  • The Power of Mental Visualisation
  • Changing to Ensure Success
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership (as women’s team captain)
  • Work/Life Balance.