Sally Gunnell OBE DL

Olympic Gold Medalist & Broadcaster

Sally Gunnell OBE is one of the most popular and successful female sportswomen of our times. She is the only woman ever to hold four titles concurrently - Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. Since retiring Sally now mixes motivational speaking with running corporate well-being programmes.

"Britain's First Lady of Sport"

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  • Sustaining Excellence - The 2013 Factor
  • The New Performance Peak - Reaching and Surpassing It
  • Dealing with Setbacks
  • Developing a Strong Mental Approach
  • Setting Goals for Success
  • Achievement
  • Sports and Business
  • Work / Life Balance


She presents in English.

How she presents

The UK's leading voice in bringing health and fitness to a wider audience. Sally's natural, easy-going style belies her relentless focus on achieving and sustaining excellence. Friendly, approachable and humble, she speaks candidly to her audiences, sharing her experiences and knowledge about getting the best from oneself.


  • Be Your Best: Pregnancy
  • Be Your Best: How Any One Can Became Fit, Healthy and Confident
  • Be Your Best: 8 Ways to Build Confidence, Lose Weight, Beat Stress and Get Fit
  • Running Tall (with Christopher Priest)

In Detail

Since her retirement from athletics in 1997 Sally has developed into one of the country's leading spokeswomen on the health and fitness industry. In 1999 she fronted Channel 4's athletics coverage and has since become an integral part of the BBC's broadcasting team. She remains one of the most personable and approachable 'superstars' who has not let her success change either her values or down to earth approach to life.


Sally effortlessly weaves the secrets of sporting achievement with the valuable components that underpin success in business. Her key themes hold resonance for senior decision-makers and junior staff alike.


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Annual Skills Conference

Sally Gunnell’s presentation was just amazing, really excellent. She showed her gold medal winning video which created a real buzz and everyone thought she was very accessible.

British University

Annual Lunch

Sally was excellent. So friendly and came across as very relaxed but with some great content.

Business Leaders Organisation

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