Kelly Holmes - Dame, CBE
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Dame Kelly Holmes made history at the Athens Olympics by winning both the 1500m and 800m gold. She has been inspirational to many young athletes and continues tells her story with enthusiasm and modesty.

After winning the English Schools tournament, Kelly Holmes decided to pursue a career in the army. She only decided to return to the track after watching athletes on television who she had competed against in her schooldays.

A year later Kelly Holmes won a 1500m AAA race, followed by her first sub-two minute win in Oslo, and then victory in the Commonwealth Games. Her career nearly ended at the World Championships, when she limped off with an Achilles injury. She fought her way back to form in Sydney, recovered from illness in time to win in Manchester and then earned the nation's admiration with her remarkable achievement in Athens.

Kelly Holmes was awarded an MBE for services to the British Army, after serving as a Physical Training Instructor for nine years. Now Dame Kelly, she is Vice President of the Women's Sports Foundation, president of Commonwealth Games England and Ambassador for London 2012 and patron of several charities.

Dame Kelly has developed a completely new and unique style of presentations never seen before. They are tailored to the individual needs of the client, working with them to achieve their goals and objectives of strategy meetings, seminars and conferences.


When Dame Kelly Holmes made history at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens she achieved something that only 2 other women in the world have ever achieved and became the second British athlete to win 2 middle distance Gold Medals at the same Games in over 80 years.


Before this historic victory launched her into the public eye, Dame Kelly’s career had been one filled with injuries and disappointments, however her dedication and determination to achieve her lifelong dream saw her overcome all of this and realise her dream not once but twice.


Dame Kelly imparts key information from her life as a Physical Training Instructor in the British Army, her Athletics Career and her role as The National School Sport Champion. These presentations are equally effective at large team building sessions and sales conferences through to strategic retreats and change management sessions.


Her experiences make her an ideal speaker, she gives her audience invaluable information and keeps everybody entertained with her natural humour and charm.


Be prepared to be wowed by her enthusiasm and energy.


Dame Kelly is available for private speaking engagements, motivational speeches, corporate events, official launches openings and more…


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