Motivational Speaker

Motivational Speaker2019-04-15T20:21:33+00:00

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 also specialises in Mental Health focusing on mental wellbeing in the workplace, drawing from her own experiences of depression and her recent Mental Health First Aid training.

Speaker style
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.

Kelly 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.

Previous speaking topics:
• Motivation
• Mental health in the workplace
• Performance, resilience and overcoming adversity
• Inspiration and leadership
• Goal setting and high performing teams
• Health, wellbeing and nutrition
• Sports and peak performance
• Women’s empowerment

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Kelly did a fabulous job in delivering to the brief that she was set. She is so natural, and nice, that the messages she delivers (in her own style) really strike home and her frankness about her own personal journey added to this. The whole site was absolutely buzzing about Kelly’s visit. I have had dozens of emails and personal messages commenting on how wonderful Kelly’s presentation was, and her willingness to engage with people on site. There was one word that has popped up over and over again… Inspirational. The whole site feels privileged to have met Kelly and heard about her journey (and to have seen her medals!).


Having Dame Kelly at our event definitely added some magic and excitement. Everyone loved seeing her there and it was just brilliant that she ran with the children in the 2.5km, then again as part of the 10km. She spoke to so many people, had lots of photos taken and made a massive impact on the day. A huge thank you to Kelly for her support, it was just wonderful.

Shona Hughes - Global Brand Communications, GlaxoSmithKline

Dame Kelly Holmes spoke inspirationally about her journey to world class excellence. We got a personal and revealing insight into the self-disciplined, goal-orientated planning that underpinned her years of hard work. This was not a story of a single athlete but rather the leading person in a dedicated and professional team. Dame Kelly’s message resounded completely across all levels in our organisation and more importantly across many different nationalities.

Paul Fletcher - Senior Partner, Actis

Dame Kelly’s visit exceeded our expectations, she really did go above and beyond, not only talking to our Investors in Gold participants but then taking the time to speak individually to colleagues during her guided tour of the building. All of our colleagues really enjoyed sharing in the experience and it was echoed by all what a lovely and personable lady she is.

Neil Clyne - CEO, Cabot Credit Management Ltd

Dame Kelly Holmes is extremely inspirational and motivational. She should be commended for being such an approachable, down to earth and charming person who has achieved such extraordinary things. An excellent day and superb guests, especially Kelly who made many people’s day in 20CS.

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