Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes

A legendary female British Olympian who really doesn’t need much of an introduction, Dame Kelly Holmes once set the British records in the 600m, 800m, and 1,000m – achievements that have only recently been surpassed.

She is an Olympic, World, Commonwealth, and European multi-medallist. After winning gold in the 800m and 1,500m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, she won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, European Athlete of the Year, World Athlete of the Year, and was honoured with a Damehood by the late Queen Elizabeth II.

During Pride Month in 2022, Kelly shared her “relief at coming out as gay”.

She is one of the most popular and sought-after speakers on the circuit, with speaking topics including athletics and mental health. Dame Kelly Holmes has motivated audiences across the world.

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“The talk exceeded our expectations, the energy, authenticity and inspiration Kelly gave our colleagues was brilliant and since the session finished only 30 minutes ago, we have been inundated with positive feedback and comments. A huge thank you for agreeing to be part of our employee wellbeing initiative.” – Megan, MDLZ


“Thank you Dame Kelly Holmes, you really inspired and motivated the delegates to achieve their life goals through an interactive and fun session. Your style made for a stunning presentation, which engaged the audience 100%. We really appreciated your honesty and openness and the opportunity to ask questions.” – Shell


“It was an honour and a privilege to have Dame Kelly Holmes speak at our annual staff conference. Her talk was as inspiring as it was moving and I know all the staff present were grateful to have her there. I’d like to offer my personal thanks to Kelly for her passion and enthusiasm which exemplify so well the attitude Newham College tries to encourage in its staff.” – Newham College of Further Education


“Dame Kelly truly went above and beyond for the hospice on Friday and we are extremely grateful. It was an absolute pleasure for our Fundraising Director to show Dame Kelly around the hospice prior to the event. The audience absolutely loved Dame Kelly’s interview with Dougie on stage and thought she really was a true inspiration. We truly hope Dame Kelly enjoyed being involved.” – Amanda, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.


“She was fantastic. Really engaging and spent so much time with everyone. It’s being really talked about across the company – people just loved her sessions and how engaging she was. Thank you!” – Duncan, Domestic and General.


“Kelly was fantastic. We enjoyed having her on stage and the audience were clearly engaged – she covered a wide variety of topics in a relatable way. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from attendees. The crowd were particularly interested in her charitable endeavours. She was both humble and inspiring.” – Indeed



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