An eloquent sports speaker, Gunnell set the World Record for the 400m hurdles in 1993- still to this day her time is the British record. After life as a professional athlete had come to an end, Gunnell began to undertake a multitude of media and commercial commitments, notably becoming a regular presenter with BBC helping with their athletics and sports coverage.
Now, Sally, a working mother of three boys, uses her phenomenal athletics career (Olympic, Worlds, Europeans & Commonwealth titles concurrently, among many others) to inspire and empower others, from families to corporates, to achieve their goals. The synergy between sport and business has allowed Sally to get people to believe in their own ability and become the very best that they can be.
Sally achieves this via motivational keynote speaking and provides insights, tips and tools that listeners can take away and apply in order to make a real change to their life.
Sally also delivers wellbeing programmes to businesses that are adapted to run alongside the company’s key messaging, such as leadership, coaching, sustaining excellence, goal setting, or mind and motivation. Sally educates businesses, both large and small how to communicate that corporate message and inspires and equips them with the ideas, evidence and materials to help them develop and communicate a health and wellbeing programme.
Sally also supports a number of charities and good-causes and uses the tools learnt from her athletics career in her everyday life, to set goals and plan how to achieve them.
"I was thrilled when Sally was able to join us for our Prize Day. She was delightful, inspirational, down-to-earth and natural. A fine example to our students."
Julian Thomas Headmaster, Caterham School
"Sally, your talk has had a tremendous effect on the thousands of delegates who attended our conference. You have inspired them to persist until they win!"
International Business Systems
"I just wanted to say how good it was to meet Sally Gunnell on Wednesday at the Virgin Media conference. I have had so many people come up and say what an inspirational talk she gave and how much each person took away from it. I've also had at least a dozen people say they nearly burst into tears when they played the Olympic video! You can add another 211 happy customers to your total."
Graeme Oxby - Executive Director Mobile and Home Phones, Virgin Media.