Amy Williams is British former skeleton racer and 2010, Olympic gold medalist.
Since retiring from full-time sports, Amy has developed her media career and is now in high demand hosting and speaking for any number of high profile blue-chip organisations.
She also has a dedicated and loyal following on her keep fit from home exercise programmes. They’re also available for the corporate world.
After returning from Vancouver clutching what was to be the only British medal won at the Winter Olympics in 2010, Amy Williams became the first British solo champion for 30 years, and the first female winner for 58 years. However, injury cut short her quest to defend this title and Amy retired from Skeleton in May 2012.
Here Amy talks about the transition from Olympian to ‘civilian’
Following her sporting success, Amy has forged a successful career, in both the corporate and broadcast worlds. A regular guest presenter on BBC Ski Sunday, Amy headed to the Sochi Olympic Games 2014, as a Team GB mentor and BBC Presenter, providing critically acclaimed coverage from the Games on the BBC.
Upon her return, Amy was signed as the new female presenter for Channel 5’s primetime hit ‘The Gadget Show’, and joined the team in April 2014.
An inspiring and exciting story, Amy is in high demand by corporate clients and has undertaken a number of hosting and keynote responsibilities for a variety of blue-chip companies. In December 2014, Amy launched ‘The Skeleton Experience’, in partnership with Momentum Ski, a bespoke experience weekend in Igls, Austria. This provided participants with the opportunity to experience the Skeleton and Bobsleigh under her expert tutelage.
Amy vs James May on Top Gear
If you’re looking for celebrity guest speakers for your event, you need look no further. Amy can deliver an inspirational or motivational speech at a conference, or perform as an after-dinner speaker for corporate events. Either way, Amy can be suited both to the audience and your budget. She is a true Olympian who knows the pressure and expertise that is behind taking part in intense and unforgettable events. Amys’ speeches, both motivational and entertaining, will be sure to inspire your guests or clients.
In whatever walks of life, be it sport, business, education or charity Amy is extremely passionate about motivating and encouraging the young and old. She has given motivational speeches for Lloyds Bank and at several schools’ prize-giving days. She has opened several events and buildings such as Cardiff White-Water Rafting Centre and several school sports halls and her painted life-size lion (Medallion) was exhibited in Bath’s “Pride in the City” collection of public art.
Amys’ corporate speeches deliver inspiration and ambition by telling her own story. Highlighting what it takes to be the best in your field but is an emotive story of how she achieved Olympic Gold at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. Amy has delivered speeches surrounding ambition, inspiration, teamwork, motivation, dedication, preparation and what it takes to succeed with a core focus on integrating her success in the sporting field into business success.
Amy is fun, passionate, intelligent and captivating and has developed her own speaking style incorporating finesse and passion. An after-dinner speech by Amy can be tailored precisely to your requirements, to themes, topics and personalities well known to the audience. The material is intelligent, warm and worldly, but also taut and topical. Whatever your event, it will be a huge success.
Since her Olympic success in 2010, Amy is used to receiving awards, both international and at home in the UK and understands the important recognition that goes alongside receiving an award. Amy can present awards for various different schemes, from television awards to school sports awards. Nothing gives her greater pleasure then presenting an award to other successful winners.